Advance, North Carolina (December 17, 2013) - Motorcycle industry racers, business owners and insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and stories.
Jeff Emig, Motocross – AMA Hall of Fame
Emig was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004 and for good reason. He won four major titles for Yamaha and Kawasaki and was a six-time member of the U.S. MXON Team in the 1990′s. He retired in 2000 but has stayed very involved in motocross. Today he’s part of the commentator team that calls the Monster Energy Supercross series and also the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. With the help of ODI Grips, Jeff introduced his own line of motorcycle grips in 2013.
Justin Brayton, 450 Supercross/Outdoor – Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team
Recently JB won the second night at the Geneva Supercross in Switzerland and he’ll take that momentum into the Monster Energy Supercross series that starts January 4th, 2014. The past year has been good to Brayton. He won the Gold Medal at the X Games held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, took a respectable eighth in the Monster Energy Supercross series, and eleventh in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. It’s been a big year as he also got married and signed with O’neal.
Tim Burleson, Road Racing Chaplain Tim Burleson, a Motor Racing Outreach Association representative serving many motorcycle communties, is Coordinator of Motorcycle Roadracing Ministries, in addition to serving as chaplain to AMA Proracing and the WERA National Series. Attending roughly 26 races over the course of each year, Tim often involves other MROA members to become involved at races that he cannot attend. Tim has have been chaplain for motorcycle racing since 2002, beginning with WERA, added AMA Pro in 2007, he has also worked with ASRA/CCS and Flat Track.
Jason Pridmore – Co-Owner, Jason Pridmore’s Star School
Chief instructor Jason Pridmore is the 1997 AMA 750 Supersport Champion, 2002 AMA Formula Extreme Champion, and the 2003 FIM World Endurance Champion. He is also the only American to ever stand on the podium of a World Supersport race. JP “retired” after the 2006 season with 21 AMA National wins including 17 Superstock class wins, (second only to Scott Russell), and countless podiums. STAR Motorcycle School’s team of experienced professional motorcycle instructors include co-owner Mark Gallardo, Jordan Motorsports Technical Manager and 1998 AMA 750 Supersport Champion Richie Alexander, 4-time AFM #1 plate David Stanton, industry insider Bill Syfan, veteran moto-journalist Andrew Trevitt, and many others.
Blake Wharton, 250 SX Rider – Geico Honda
GEICO Honda has signed former team member Blake Wharton to run the 250SX East division in the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. The news was announced after Geico rider Justin Bogle sustained an injury. Wharton rode for the GEICO Honda team from 2008 to 2011. Last year, Wharton finished third overall in the 250SX East championship standings, winning in Houston and finishing on the podium five times. Wharton will race the East regardless of Bogle’s healing timetable, which should give Wharton what he needs to make a championship run.
Colt Nichols, Arenacross- Team Babbitts Monster Energy AMSOIL Kawasaki Presented by Maxxis
This will be Colt’s first year as a pro in the AMSOIL Arenacross featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. He’s signed with the premier team and should have all the tools necessary to show what he’s capable of. Prior to turning pro he has a long list of amateur accomplishments including titles on 65′s, 85′s, B Classes, Schoolboy, 250 2-Stroke and A classes while racing the World Mini’s, Ponca City, Oak Hill, Freestone, Mini O’s, and Mammoth. His most recent title was the 250 Pro Class at Mammoth in 2013. He’s from Muskogee, Oklahoma and has trained with Robbie Reynard since he was 12 years old. He’s a graduate of the Team Green program and his Arenacross number will be 45.
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