American Beta has reached an agreement with Purvines Racing to race Betas for the 2013 season. The agreement will help establish Beta as a major contender in the Hare and Hound and other desert racing events. Purvines Racing will field a 10-rider team aboard three different Beta RR models including the 450 and 498 RR 4 strokes as well as the all new 250 RR 2 stroke.
Current number 3 and 4 Pro riders in the AMA National Hare and Hound series Justin Morrow and Nick Burson will be campaigning on the Beta 498 RR while number 1 Vet racer Dan Caparelli will be on the 450 RR. Other team members include TJ Hannifin, Ryan Smith, Axel Pearson, Jeremy Purvines, Curtis Bradley, Jesse Canepa, and Todd Abrotowski.
“We are very excited to have Ron Purvines and his team representing Beta Motorcycles in the Hare and Hounds, Best in the Desert and the other desert racing venues. We feel Purvines has a well established team structure that has proven to be a contender in many championships. We will be there to offer the team as much support as possible to show that our bikes are very capable of winning in harsh off road conditions,” American Beta Marketing Manager Tim Pilg explains.
American Beta will be providing the team with some Factory support as well as some cross-over sponsorship through their current team supporters. Beta will also use Purvines feedback to further develop their bikes for the American market. For 2013 Beta offers a total of twenty-four models including eight off road, three Dual Sport, three Supermoto, and ten Trials bikes.
Team owner Ron Purvines explains, “Purvines Racing is excited to be a part of the Beta family. We’re going into our third season with an amazing partnership. We’ve worked hard to build our team and reputation in the off-road racing industry and believe that Beta is equally committed as we are to the sport. After 35 years of racing and 2 years of being a team owner it is a pleasure to be associated with a company that has the same integrity and dedication to racing that I have.”