This Arenacross season is shaping into what could be the most competitive in many years. There will be several riders that have a good chance of winning a main event and the most consistent will become champion. Chad Johnson is exactly that when it comes to racing Arenacross. He has proven himself to be patient and has what it takes to win Championships in Arenacross. This year he comes back with the number one plate and will have his hands full to defend it. We welcome back the “Champ” to the program to talk about this Arenacross season that starts January 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
www.teambabbitts.comNick Wey, Boost Mobile Yamaha of Troy, Supercross Racer
This year Nick joins the “Fifth Dragon” team alongside Jason Lawrence. While these two riders seem to be the opposite it will be interesting to see how they mesh as teammates. Nick has been a member of this team before – way back in 2001 on a 125 two-stroke. After the 2008 season, Nick found himself without a ride and even purchased a CRF 450 at a dealership. We will talk about how this relationship with YOT came about and see how he’s feeling about his SX season that starts this weekend in Anaheim.
www.yamahaoftroy.comKenny Watson, Team Manager of Hart Huntington, Supercross team
For over two decades Kenny has contributed to not only his resume but the industry in various roles such as team technician, team mechanic, team manager and even more. Kenny has accompanied action sport superstars such as snowboarding star Shaun Palmer, BMX freestylist Dave Mirra, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, surf champion Sunny Garcia, freestyle motocross entrepreneur Carey Hart, and was even Supercross sensation Tyler Evan’s right-hand man. But his biggest success was having been the mechanic and manager for one of the most successful privateer motocross race teams in history – MotoXXX Racing. From media, travel, scouting, bike work, sponsorship and exposure Kenny Watson has done it all and has been successful along the way.
www.hartandhuntington.comKenny Coolbeth JR, National Dirt Track Champion, Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle
Kenny received the 1994 AMA Flat Track Rookie of the Year award and his career has only improved since then. He has earned 21 AMA national event wins so far in his career. Since 2000, he has earned a top 10 finish every season. In 2006, Coolbeth earned three AMA Flat Track GNC Twins victories en route to earning his first series championship. It was also the first AMA Flat Track championship for the Harley-Davidson factory team in nine years. He now has three consecutive championships under his belt after finishing first in 2007 and 2008.
www.kennycoolbeth.comJason DiSalvo, Superbike Racer
Coming off of a third place finish in the AMA Superbike class in 2008, Jason is currently looking to secure a ride for 2009. He was recently testing with the M4 Suzuki team on the GSXR 600 with Dunlop 2009-spec tires at Jennings GP in Florida. In 2008, Jason rode for the factory Yamaha team. He has been riding motorcycles and racing for practically all of his life. In 2006 he finished third in the Daytona 200. He has won numerous road races throughout his career. Jason joins to discuss his plans for 2009.
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