Advance, North Carolina (June 12, 2012) - Top talent and industry insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and race stories. Get your weekly motorcycle news live from Pit Pass Moto Weekly. Pit Pass Moto Weekly is now heard in over 50 countries around the world 5 pm to 7 pm Pacific, 8 – 10 pm Eastern.
Nico Izzi, 450 Motocross- Star Valli Yamaha
This past weekend Nico put in solid rides finishing 8-10 for 9th overall at High Point. He’s currently 7th in points in the 450 class after four rounds. Prior to this year Nico had been a professional AMA 250 rider since 2007 and had a mixed bag of results. His best seasons were 2008-2009 finishing 3rd in the Supercross Lites East both years and 5th in Outdoors in 2008. As an amateur he won over 100 titles and many believe he is finally moving closer to reaching his potential as a pro after his impressive start to this year’s Outdoor season on the 450.
Vincent Nuzzololli, Pro Hillclimb Racer
Nuzzuololli started hill climb racing in 1998 and turned pro in 2010. He is racing in the AMA Pro Unlimited class and the Xtreme class with his best results coming in the Unlimited class where he placed 2nd at the White Rose Motorcycle Club event and 3rd at the Bushkill Valley Motorcycle Club event. He is currently 3rd overall in the Unlimited class and 10th in the Xtreme class.
Henry Lonski, President – Lonski and Associates
Lonski’s career, beginning as a Salesman, Store Manager, Vice President of Bombardier Recreational Products, President of Bombardier Marine, President of Auction123/eBay Motors, and a variety of senior executive positions within emerging companies has allowed him to develop a solid and unique skill set. Lonski’s successful qualifying experience has been time tested and field proven, significantly affecting sales and market share as shown in documented results. Lonski has mastered every discipline within Sales, Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising, Administration, Product Development, Operations, Market Research, Strategic Planning & Implementation, and Sales Management.
JD Beach, Daytona SportBike – Red Bull/Road Race Factory Team
A former Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Champion (and the 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport East champ), JD began the 2011 season with the Cycle World/Attack Performance Kawasaki team while stepping up to the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike class. JD’s coming off a mixed season from last year racing a SuperBike for the first time in the AMA Pro SuperBike class. JD is coming off his best weekend so far at Road America with a 3rd place. In his spare time he race’s his USC/James Hart backed Dirt Track bikes in the AMA Pro Expert and Steve Nace All Star Series.
Hayden Gillim, SuperSport Racer - Red Bull/Road Race Factory Team
Hayden won the prestigious AMA Sports Horizon Award in 2010 and also competed in both the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. He is now a competitive racer in both AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles.
Tim Calhoun, U.S. Brand Manager – Leo Vince USA
Leo Vince continues to grow its market share in the U.S. under the leadership of Tim Calhoun. Leo Vince manufactures high-performance exhaust systems for all types of motorcycles and scooters. The company has also expanded its product line to include carbon fiber parts and electronic systems for motorcycles. Leo Vince is major supporter of motorcycle racing and sponsors teams like the Red Bull/Road Race Factory.
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