Sherco USA announced its support of Utah-based DC Racing and its three-rider lineup in the 250 Pro class of Mason Ottersberg, Jack Anderson, Robby Schott and amateur rider Cayden Chidester. The team will have a primary focus on the AMA West Hare Scrambles (WHS) series, where Ottersberg is the defending 250 Pro class champion. The team will be competing on the Sherco SEF 250 Factory four-stroke platform.
“I was excited when Dallas (Chidester) approached us about the opportunity to go racing with them,” said Sherco USA President Ron Sallman. “Dallas and all of the DC Racing team are professional and will be great ambassadors for the Sherco brand. Likewise, we are happy to provide them with a premium product to help them in the title defense of their No. 1 plate with Mason. Jack and Robby are also podium guys who will be pushing for a championship as well. I am thankful for the information and development that DC Racing is able to provide not only Sherco USA but ultimately the factory. We are seeing a big growth curve out West, as we have onboarded many new dealers in markets where DC Racing will be racing, which will help bolster those relationships,” concluded Sallman.
“DC Racing is super excited to partner with the Sherco USA brand for West Coast-style racing,” said DC Racing Team Owner Dallas Chidester. “The 250 Factory bikes are awesome machines, and the team is excited to put them on the box. I’d like to give a special thanks to Ron Sallman and Bryan Kraham for believing in us and aligning our brands together to reach the long-term goals we are both setting forth to let everyone know of these awesome bikes. Testing has gone very well, and we were surprised at how fast we were able to adapt to the bikes to start the season; we are set to go racing and will be ready to defend the No. 1 plate. We have a solid team with solid sponsors to help us achieve great success in the 2023 season. Let’s go racing!”
Mason Ottersberg is the defending West Hare Scrambles Pro 250 class champion and is the most experienced rider in the DC Racing lineup. He has also been instrumental in the development of the WHS race bike and will continue to develop the bike for other racing disciplines.
“I am looking forward to spending the season on the DC Racing Sherco SEF 250,” said Ottersberg. “I have been putting in a ton of testing over the last two months, and I’m quite shocked at how much I liked this bike coming off my previous brand. I can honestly say the fun factor is back with this motorcycle, and my lap times certainly don’t lie either. I feel confident that we can back up my title again this season.”
This will be the first year that Robby Schott will have a primary focus on West Hare Scrambles. He is a podium contender from Round 1 due to his experience and past results as a part-time WHS participant, having finished as high as second. He has also finished on the podium in National Hare and Hound series. He finished seventh in the Pro 250 class last year, despite his season being cut short in Round 5 due to a hand injury.
“I’m really excited for the upcoming season and to be part of DC Racing Sherco!” exclaimed Schott. “I’ll be navigating the 2023 Sherco SEF 250 Factory bike. I’m feeling comfortable, confident and have excelled in my riding aboard the bike. The combination of the stability and consistent handling of the Sherco, along with my confidence and much-needed strength training, will put this bike on top. I’m truly looking forward to working with the Sherco brand, DC Racing and all the other great sponsors that have committed to our 2023 season. Let’s do this! Thank you to everyone involved.”
2022 was Anderson’s first year in the 250 Pro class with a focus on WHS. He steadily improved results from round to round and ended up finishing 10th in class. With a full year under his belt, he and the team are looking forward to continued improvement this year.
“I am very excited about this opportunity and for what this year will bring,” said Anderson. “The Sherco platform is one of the best, and I have been putting in the work to continue to improve. I am so glad to be with the best of the best in DC Racing Sherco.”
“DC Racing is proud to be a part of the Sherco family and its winning ways,” said DC Racing Team Manager Scott Perkins. “The SEF 250 is a great bike and the testing this off-season has proven that. We feel confident we will be successful on the West Coast in defending our WHS AMA title. We look forward to promoting the brand in the USA and providing valuable feedback to make the bike even better than it has already proven itself to be. Thank you to Ron Sallman and Bryan Kraham for believing in us and giving us this opportunity. Let’s go racing!”