Jamie Hacking will return for his third consecutive season aboard a Kawasaki Ninja. The three-time AMA Champion will joining teammate Roger Hayden in the AMA Daytona Sportbike class. Hacking is preparing for the upcoming Daytona 200 race and recently threw down the fastest time in his class at the Fontana tire test. Hacking is no stranger to the Daytona 200, finishing third in the prestigious race during his rookie season.
www.jamiehacking.comChip Spalding, Team Manager – Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team
Chip is the team manager for the Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team based out of the KWS Motorsports shop. KWS Motorsports has been in business for 15 years and has been a professional race team for 10 years. In 2009, the KWS team will compete as The Factory Aprilia team with long time sponsor Millennium Technologies. Ben Thompson and Chaz Davies will race the RSV1000R Twin in the Daytona SportBike class.
www.kwsracing.comDoug Dubach, President – Dubach Racing Development
As a veteran of the sport, Doug is considered a pillar in the motocross community. He has had a very long and successful career where he found himself numerous times on the podium. He was instrumental in the development of the first Yamaha four stroke motocross bikes and now uses that knowledge to run Dubach Racing, one of the leaders in exhaust pipe design and manufacturing. Many people have thought of Doug and his company to be “Yamaha specific” but they actually are involved in several teams and riders that race with other brands.
www.dubachracing.comRandy Hawkins, Team Manager – Am Pro FMF Yamaha Team
Hawkins has seven AMA National Enduro Championships, 13 ISDE Gold Medals, and 72 AMA National victories. He currently manages the Am-Pro FMF Yamaha Team. His team won five national championships in off-road racing last year. This year they are back and getting ready to race in the GNCC, AMA Endurocross, AMA National Enduro and select AMA National Hare Scrambles Series. Team riders for 2009: Barry Hawk, Jason Raines, Thad Duvall, Joe Scherer, and Ryan Belue.
www.amproyamaha.comNico Izzi, Supercross Racer – Rockstar Makita Suzuki
Nico recently placed third at Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas, starting off the season on the podium. Izzi’s 2008 season was highlighted by consistency, with a number of podium finishes in both the Supercross series and Motocross series, Izzi’s consistently solid performances kept him near the top throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons. With a 3rd overall in Supercross and 5th overall in Motocross he achieved the goals he had set early in the season. By earning the AMA Rookie of the Year award, Izzi followed in the footsteps of teammate Ryan Dungey, who earned the same award in his rookie season.
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