See the complete 2012 FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis rider lineup here – News Release
Josh Strang - KTM 450 XC. WORCS Pro, Endurocross, XGames Enduro X and Limited GNCC. “Josh is a great addition to the team” says team owner Mike Hurlbert. “We are all very excited to have Josh on our team and look forward to working with Josh to win races and championships”. Strang has decided to take a run at the WORCS series, Endurocross, XGames Enduro X and limited GNCC events. “It will be a new challenge” says Josh Strang. The team and sponsors helped put a great support package together for the 2012 race season”. “This team has produced a lot of race wins and championships in every division they have competed in”.
Kacy Martinez – KTM 250 XC F. WORCS Women Pro, Endurocross, XGames Enduro X. Three-time WORCS Pro Woman Champion Kacy Martinez returns to contest for her 4th WORCS Women’s Championship. “I had so much fun last year,” stated Kacy, “I sent team-owner Mike Hurlbert a message right after the final round last year that I couldn’t wait for next season to start again.” “We are so proud of Kacy,” says Hurlbert. “She works hard, she trains and does all of the off track and on track work to be a champion.”
Ivan Ramirez - KTM 450 XC F. WORCS Pro 2, XGames Enduro X, Baja. Ivan won the Mexico National Enduro Lites Championship in 2011 as well as the Pro 2 WORCS rounds at Lake Havasu and Phoenix, Arizona. He also finished 3rd in the Baja 500. Ivan’s performance earned him a sharing position in 2012. Factory FMF/KTM will use Ivan for the Baja 500 and 1000. FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis will have him under the canopy for select WORCS Pro 2 events. “Ivan is a great rider with a really super fun family,” claimed Hurlbert. “He will be a podium contender at every event.”
Travis Coy – KTM 350 XC F. WORCS Pro 2, Endurocross. Several podiums in the WORCS Pro 2 events and 3rd in the 2011 championship earned Travis Coy full support for 2012. “Travis has worked really hard,” says Hurlbert. “He trains with Rodney and Lori Smith, as does Kacy Martinez and Josh Strang. Travis, Kacy and Josh will be spending a lot of time together training and riding in 2012 and I am confident Travis will contend for the Pro 2 WORCS Championship.” Says Hurlbert.
Bobby Prochnau – KTM 300 XC. XGames Enduro X, Endurocross. Bobby has won 2 Canadian National Enduro Championships. He is always a top 10 Endurocross contender and in 2011 Bobby finished 3rd in the Tennessee Knockout Extreme Off Road race. “Bobby will be a podium contender at Endurocross.” Says Hurlbert. “Working as a logger, Bobby brings logs home from work or takes his bike to logging camp for practice. I call him the David Knight of Canada”. Says Hurlbert.
Scott Christensen - Long time team manager for FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis, Scott will take care of building and maintaining Josh Strang’s bikes. Scott took care of all the team’s KTM’s for former riders David Kamo, Kyle Summers and has been instrumental in taking care of all team riders and sponsors.
Megan Blackburn – Megan has been enlisted as “Team Publicist” and will help handle press, media, sponsor exposure, social media and promotions for the team and sponsors.
Thank you to all our great sponsors and supporters.
All KTM Dealers.
DP Brakes www.dp-brakes.com
DT1 Filters www.dt1filters.com
Fluidyne Radiators www.fluidynepowersports.com
GPR Steering Dampeners www.gprstablizer.com
Maas Bros. Powder Coating www.maasbrosinc.com
Matrix Racing Products www.matrixracingproducts.com
Motion Pro www.motionpro.com
PG Grafx www.ridepg.com
RB Components www.rbcomponents.com
Ritchey Racer www.ritcheyracer.com
T.M. Designworks www.tmdesignworks.com
Vertex, Hot Cams, Hot Rods, Cylinder Works, Pivot Works www.pivotworks.com
Zip Ty Racing www.ziptyracing.com
Sponsorship Inquires are welcome. Please contact Mike Hurlbert.
FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis
461 E. Pole Rd.
Lynden, WA 98264
Megan Blackburn – Team Publicist
About RPM Racing Team: Mike and Sharie Hurlbert started RPM Racing Team in 1980. It began as a Dirt Track Stock Car Racing team and grew into a NASCAR Craftsman Truck race team in 1994. In 1996 Mike retired from Nascar Truck racing. After a few years managing and working for NASCAR race teams Mike had started riding dirt bikes again. In 1999 Sharie and Mike were discussing long term future options and they decided to put their efforts into a motorcycle Off Road race team that would develop into a NASCAR type race team over the long term future. The team focuses on WORCS, Endurocross and GNCC series events. We have put together many sponsors and supporters over the years and we couldn’t do it without them. Thank you so much to all the great promoters, riders, sponsors, media, fans, friends and family. We sincerely hope you will watch us go and grow. Racing is our life. “Success is our only option.”