Ox Motorsports riders Mark Samuels, Colton Udall and Justin Jones scored the title of their dreams - thanks to unmatched determination, hard work, skilled riding, and the support of AHM Factory Services. The Ox Motorsports team put its Honda CRF450X on the top of Baja 1000 podium, and earned the SCORE Championship. Congrats team!
This annual test of rider and machine is a grueling 24-hour long marathon at Glen Helen Raceway, and AHM Factory Services is proud to have helped Colton Udall and his team earn the win!
AHM Factory Services Helps Ox Motorsports Racers Finish On Top in Baja
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (April 23, 2015) – Ox Motorsports racers entered the inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 race with the aim of a strong finish to set them up for a series championship. Colton Udall, team co-owner, rode the entire Baja race solo and crossed the finish line victorious. “One awesome moment in the race for me was when Justin Morgan (Ricky Brabec 1x co-rider) and I were racing just after La Paz and we battled back and forth and we both had the bikes wide open. It was a battle for the power of the dust. I’m happy that I’m here and I didn’t put the bike on the ground once,” said Udall after crossing the finish line on the team’s 5x Honda as first motorcycle overall. Mark Samuels, Ox Motorsports team co-owner, rode the team 3x Honda CRF450X to a second-place finish overall in the Open Pro M/C class.
To help prepare suspension on the Ox Motorsports Honda race bikes for Baja, AHM Factory Services partnered with Udall and Samuels before the race season. AHM’s Justin Lewis and Brandon Petersen also helped ready the Ox race machines for the San Felipe 250, where Udall and Samuels finished first and second, respectively, in the Moto Pro Unlimited class.
“Ox Motorsports came to us,” said AHM’s Lewis, “and we were happy to take on the task of helping return the SCORE 1x Plate to the Ox Motorsports team and Honda. We enjoy working with these dedicated racers who carry themselves in a professional manner on and off the race track.” AHM will do suspension and engine work for Ox Motorsports riders, including Udall, Samuels, Justin Jones and Ray Dal Soglio, for races including SCORE events, the Big 6 GP series, the National Hare ‘n Hound races, and other select events.
About AHM Factory Services
Established in 2013 by Brandon Petersen and Justin Lewis, AHM Factory Services delivers factory-quality off-road motorcycle service to all riders and racers looking to achieve a higher level of performance. AHM services include engine rebuilds and modification, suspension tuning and rebuilding, race preparation, wheel building and full race-bike builds.
About Ox Motorsports
Ox Motorsports is proud to receive sponsorship support from MSR riding apparel and hard parts, Scorpion Helmets, JMG/Michelin Tires, REDi, Coast Powder Coating, Pro Circuit Exhaust, AHM Suspension and Motors, Baja Bound Insurance, SPLIT Designs, The Enduro Shop, Hinson Clutch Components, Pro Taper HandleBars and Sprockets, IMS fuel tanks and footpegs, DID chains and wheels, Galfer Brakes, AME grips, UFO plastics, PCI Race Radios, RaceCo, Scotts Steering Stabilizers, F&L Racing Fuels, Moto Seats, BRP Triple Clamps, Works Connection, Viscomm Wraps.
Note: The Motocross Action (MXA) wrecking crew tested this AHM-tuned Honda CRF250, and featured the bike in the Feb. 2015 issue. The copy below is excerpted from that story.
By combining their expertise – Petersen is an engine builder and Lewis specializes in suspension – they created a one-stop shop for riders looking for performance. … Most start-ups fail within the first year due to a lack of focus, poor leadership, limited capital, bad timing or a faulty long-term strategy. AHM Factory Services overcame these obstacles with a three-pronged strategy.
- Go above and beyond customer expectations. Customer satisfaction and success go hand in hand.
- Offer specialized services that are unique in the marketplace. For example, AHM can hard-carbon-coat fork tubes and tumble transmissions.
- Petersen and Lewis have done well for themselves because they make work their lives. Burning the midnight oil and never resting until the job is done ensures unparalleled quality.
That’s where the AHM Factory Services Honda CRF250 comes into the picture.
How did the AHM Factory Services Honda CRF250 perform? We think the modifications were worth every penny – for a rider with pennies to spare. Every MXA test rider came off the track raving about the project bike. The overall impression can be summed up with a statement from one of our testers: “This is the way a CRF250 should be!”
Willing to try new things and learn in the process, the boys at AHM have figured out the secrets to making great engine and suspension modifications. The MXA wrecking crew was happy to get in on the ground floor by testing the AHM-tuned CRF250, because these guys are going places.