In the evening, dealers celebrated “A Night of Firsts” dinner hosted by Coombs. The night celebrated many important firsts for the KTM brand. While the majority of the awards were given to riders for their racing accomplishments and being the first to win in a discipline of racing, one award was given at the conclusion of the event to John Penton, who was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation. Penton is the pioneer credited with being the "first to believe in KTM in the United States."
The show wrapped up with dealers getting some throttle time — alongside KTM's star racers — aboard the the 2013 models at Prairie City OHV Park, home of the legendary Hangtown Motocross National.
“There was a lot of excitement around this year’s dealer show and we couldn’t have asked for a better event,” Burleson said. “We had much to celebrate this year in both unit sales and racing success and it was nice to share those moments with our dealers.”
Posted by Dennis Johnson