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1st Impressions Racing to Discipline Cose, Ott on Husqvarnas in 2023

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 11, 2023) – 1st Impressions Racing is proud to announce its plans to discipline Chad Cose and James Ott on Husqvarna FC 450 bikes within the Components Limitless AFT Singles introduced by KICKER class for the 2023 Progressive American Flat Observe season.

The staff has additionally signed two-time Mission Manufacturing Twins champion Cory Texter to supervise the revamped program because the Staff Supervisor, whereas Paul Ott will function Crew Chief and Ashley Kruppenbacker as Lead Mechanic.

Cose is a veteran rider who has been profitable races on the skilled stage for everything of his profession, most lately as a member of 1st Impressions Racing in final yr’s Components Limitless AFT Singles Predominant Occasion on the Cedar Lake Brief Observe. Cose, who completed because the Mission Manufacturing Twins runner-up to Texter in 2021, is motivated to be a constant power on the entrance of the sphere in 2023.

Ott enters his first season on the staff with appreciable expertise driving Austrian-based bikes. He concluded the 2022 season ranked contained in the Components Limitless AFT Singles championship prime ten on the energy of a pair of top-five finishes.


Eric Hoyt – Staff Proprietor 1st Impressions Racing

“We’ve got had some success to date within the Progressive American Flat Observe sequence, however for 2023 we’re making enormous modifications to this system. Hiring Cory has been an unimaginable addition. Not solely in a administration function, however “CTex” is such an incredible rider coach and mentor that he’ll get the boys in top-notch form in the course of the low season. Bringing again Chad was key and properly deserved contemplating his accomplishments and getting us our first win final yr in Wisconsin. And I’ve been watching James for a couple of years now, and he’s an underrated, quick rider with a brilliant future. The addition of Paul Ott has been a sport changer along with his set-up data of the bikes and constructing the bikes. And our mechanic Ashley Kruppenbacker crushes it within the store in the course of the week and on the observe. It’s been a whole lot of enjoyable prepping for the yr and I’d put our staff up in opposition to any on the market within the sequence.”

Cory Texter – Staff Supervisor

“I’m excited to nonetheless be concerned with the sequence for 2023 because the Staff Supervisor for 1st Impressions Racing. Eric has been nice to work with and is admittedly placing a whole lot of belief in me to raise his program to be able to run up entrance with the factory-supported groups. It’s going to be a studying yr, however I’m assured in each Chad and James because the riders. I’m excited to start out working with them this offseason. With their skills, the sky’s the restrict. I’m additionally grateful that I used to be in a position to deliver Paul Ott onto the staff. He was essential to the success I had as a rider these final couple of seasons and is extraordinarily underrated with regards to his means to arrange a bike. Our lead mechanic Ashley Kruppenbacker is a tough employee and has been a pleasure to work. It’ll be a enjoyable season and I’m assured we’ll shake up the outcomes often all year long.”

Chad Cose – #49

“I’m desperate to signal once more with 1st Impression Racing for the 2023 season. Having the ability to get the staff a win reveals now we have the potential to run up entrance. I’m excited concerning the swap to Husqvarna bikes. It’ll be a cool dynamic having one other California man like James as a teammate and Paul as our crew chief. Bringing in CTex was an enormous addition to this system. Cory and I’ve been buds a very long time and having him there to work with me in the course of the offseason and be in our nook all yr will likely be priceless. It’s going to be a grind, however we will likely be able to go.”

James Ott – #19

“I’m tremendous stoked going into 2023. Previously, my dad and I’ve all the time pieced collectively what we might on a restricted finances. Being on a staff like 1st Impressions is a tremendous alternative. They’re dedicated to profitable. It’ll be cool having a teammate in Chad this yr and somebody like Cory to become involved along with his data and expertise as properly. I’m able to get the season began.”

Paul Ott – Crew Chief

“I’m tremendous excited for the chance to mechanic bikes for James and Chad on the first Impressions Husqvarna staff in 2023. I’m equally excited to proceed working with Cory on this new capability in addition to Ashley Kruppenbacker and all the staff. I need to give a particular because of Eric Hoyt for permitting us all to have the artistic freedom to construct what is actually turning into a ground-up Husqvarna FC 450 effort. I look ahead to the challenges the 2023 AFT season will deliver and know that our staff has the instruments it takes to emerge efficiently.”

Ashley Kruppenbacker – Lead Mechanic

“Subsequent yr goes to be superior with the modifications Eric is bringing to the staff. Switching to the FC 450 and bringing in a second rider in James Ott alongside our present rider Chad Cose goes to make our staff a contender subsequent yr. It’s equally thrilling to have Cory Texter concerned as properly. We’ve got a whole lot of work to do that offseason, however I’m excited to spin the wrenches.”



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