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Dirt and Trail Magazine 2021

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Vermont Sales gets

Vermont Sales gets behind local motorcycle racing in a big way Veteran Moto Cross and Off-road champions invest back in the sport… Two Springbok Motocross legends who have achieved the ultimate successes over the years and are still racing today are giving their services back to the sport they love. Springbok and Multiple MX champions Ryan Hunt, Director of Vermont Sales/Tork Craft and his International teammate Tony Riddell are running and part sponsoring the RTR (Ride Train and Race Team). The program is designed for junior rider’s competing in, Motocross/Off-road events country wide. The current events are the Inland, Regional and National Series. Any junior riders can join the team for a monthly fee, if they are riding and competing in the 50, 65 and 85cc classes. The team package includes 3 training session a week, free pit/gazebo at all the tracks, bike washing, race shirts, discounts on parts and some of the motorcycle brands. Plus having their training coach at the race meetings. The Junior riders are awarded trophy’s for their wins in the series and RTR have their own top rider awards. Riders complete on their own MX/Off-road motorcycles on their brand of choice. Being part of RTR has added benefits from the brands that support them like Tork Craft. “We currently have 25 riders across the 3 junior classes, who compete in the GXCC Off-road 8-part series, and the Inland, Regional and National Motocross events who run a series of 8 events a year,” said Tony Riddell. “We have seen tremendous improvements with the team riders with some riders competing in the top ten amongst factory riders, there is also a great vibe with the kids being part of a race team. There is a great mix of riders in the team male, female, all races and across all classes and skill levels. Ryan and I are looking at growing the team, and team benefits,” said Riddell The team riders race at all the popular tracks Terra Topia, Smoking Pistons, Dirt Bronco and Rhino Park plus the national and regional MX tracks around the country. “The support that Tony and the RTR team provides gives young riders and parents the assistance needed to enter events and participate confidently. We at Tork Craft see RTR as the right tool for the job when it comes to training, and seeing the younger generations improve, have fun learning race craft while giving a firm foundation to go forward in the sport and life”, said Hunt. And then, on top of that with their Tork Craft brand they sponsor and support the successful Lowveld Enduro Series. As if that wasn’t enough, Vermont Sales with their brands Tork Craft and WORX add their support and sponsorship to the Franchise Co C.I.T Off Road Team. The Vermont Group adds yet another support package to the list of sponsorships this year with their partnership to the colourful Franchise Co C.I.T Off Road Team. “This partnership with the Franchise Co C.I.T Off Road Team is ideal and perfect for our brands,” said Ryan Hunt, “The team has a great mix of riders, covering all the classes, with experienced team managers. Worx and Tork Craft are leading brands, and they align with the dedicated team and exciting GXCC Racing series,” said Hunt. The team has done exceptionally well this year winning regular podiums over the last 3 events across all the classes. The Franchise Co C.I.T Off Road Team riders have 30 riders who compete in the GXCC (Gauteng Xcross Country Club) inland series. To learn more about the team and its services go to Instagram @ridetrainrace also follow them on Facebook or Instagram Thinking of joining? Tony would love to take your call 0794421651 or if you prefer to write tonyriddell4@gmail.com or Ryan Hunt ryanhunt@ vermontsales.co.za mobile 083 252 9805

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