Advance, North Carolina (September 11, 2012) - Top talent and industry insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and stories.
Austin Politelli, Outdoor Motocross Racer – Politelli Racing
Politelli was having a great race at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park running in the top five in the 450 class until he had a complication with his fuel boiling. He finished the weekend with a 29th and 17th for a 21st overall. Politelli won the 250 class German Championships (Prince of Dortmund) in 2011 and 2012, he came in 2nd in the 250 class in the Monster Energy Cup last year, he placed 3rd in the Canadian Outdoor Championships and is a five-time winner of the Mini-Moto Championships. He is racing as a privateer on a 450 and looking for his chance to secure a spot with a top team.
Sarah Whitmore, Motocross Racer
Sarah Whitmore is a 28 year old female motocross racer from Cheboygan, Michigan and is a multi-time Loretta Lynn’s National Champion (’98, ’99, ’03, ’05). Since then she’s had a successful professional racing career, placing as high as 3rd overall in the 2008 AMA/WMA Nationals, and showing her diversity in all forms of off-road racing. In the past few years, she has competed in the WORCS series, Endurocross, X-Games, the Grand National Cross Country Series, OMA’s, National Enduros, and National Trials. Most recently, Sarah was honored by having been selected to represent the United States at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Germany.
Cory Texter, AMA Pro Flat Track Racer- Defy All Odds Clothing
Cory is #65 in the AMA Grand National Dirt Track series. He has been racing full time since 2004 and has seen success since turning pro in 2008. This year he started an apparel company called Defy All Odds Apparel and they sponsor PJ Jacobson, James Rispoli, JD Beach, Jake Johnson, and his sister Shayna Texter; who just won her second consecutive Knoxville National last weekend. He named the apparel company after his late father who truly “defied all odds” all throughout his life.
Huntley Nash, AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike – LTD Racing
Nash had a rough weekend crashing out of race two on Sunday early in the race after getting a strong start. His results for the weekend were 14th on Saturday and 25th on Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park. His best finish so far this season was a 7th. In 2011 Nash stepped up to race a full season in the Daytona SportBike class in AMA Pro Racing.
Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Dirt Track Racer – Harley-Davidson, Screaming Eagle Harley-Davidson
Coolbeth had a great weekend in Knoxville, Iowa winning the GNC expert twins race by more than a half-second. Aside from the win in Knoxville, this season has not been a great one for Coolbeth Jr. due to a broken leg that has kept him from racing. He is currently 8th in the Expert Twins standings, 10th in the Expert Singles standings and 9th in the GNC combined standings.
Tim Burleson, Minister – MRO
Tim Burleson, a Motor Racing Outreach Association representative serving many motorcycle communities, is Coordinator of Motorcycle Road Racing Ministries, in addition to serving as chaplain to AMA Pro Racing and the WERA National Series. Burleson attends roughly 26 races over the course of each year. He has been a motorcycle racing chaplain for over 10 years. Burleson is preparing for a food drive that will happen at the final AMA Pro Racing event at NOLA Motorsports Park, October 5 – 7.
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