On the Pegs - January 2023 On the Pegs - Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2023 | Page 34

Making his return to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team , California ’ s Dalton Shirey will join teammate Walton in the NGPC series for the upcoming season . The 2022 National Hare and Hound Champion will also look to retain the # 1 plate in the series and keep his FX 450 on top of the podium in 2023 .
Colton Haaker is excited to show the capabilities of the new models in the
US Hard Enduro series and will also be gunning for his sixth EnduroCross series title in 2023 . Colton will be riding his FX 350 in the EnduroCross series and a TE 300i in the US Hard Enduro series .
Last but not least , Ryder LeBlond is the youngest and newest member to the team . The Pennsylvania native will be competing in the U . S . Hard Enduro and EnduroCross series alongside Haaker for 2023 . Determined to showcase his speed and skill atop the podium at all the races he enters , LeBlond will be riding an FX 350 in the EnduroCross series and a TE 300i in the US Hard Enduro series .
“ I ’ m very excited to be walking into 2023 healthy and with a really good base in the off-season . I ’ m super excited to pick up a new series for this next year with West Hare Scrambles , going back to the old roots of what I grew up doing , while keeping the NGPC as the second series and jumping on a new re-vamped bike for the new season . I ’ m very excited to put that new R & D to work and start getting some wins and championships with those bikes . I ’ m feeling excited for the season and ready to kick it off !”