Advance, North Carolina (August 8, 2012) - Top talent and industry insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and race stories.
Ryan Sipes, 250 Motocross/Supercross- Star Valli Yamaha
At 27 years old Ryan is considered a veteran in the 250 class. After a breakout year in 2011 he suffered a hand and shoulder injury that forced him to miss a round in the 2012 West Coast Supercross Lites class. He ended up 7th overall and set his sights on Outdoors. He opted to ride in the 450 class in the Outdoors and then switched back to the 250 class at Washougal. With little time back on the 250 he finished and impressive 8-8 for 9th overall. Now he prepares for the series to fire back up at Southwick this coming weekend.
Destry Abbot, Pro Offroad Racer- Monster Energy Kawasaki
“Dusty Rabbit” has been a Kawasaki rider for more than 14 years. To his credit he has 5 AMA National Hare & Hound championships and many other accomplishments as well. This past week he competed at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National with impressive finishes. In the 40+ class and went 4th, 2nd, and 3rd in the three moto format to finish 3rd overall.
In the 35+ class he went 3rd, 4th, 5th, for 5th overall.
Mike Sauer, Product Development – Cometic Gasket
Mike has been with Cometic for seven years and his role has evolved with in the company. He started out in phone sales and has been involved in Rider Support, Tech, Engineering, and Cylinder Service just to name a few. Cometic has been around for over twenty years and one of the premier gasket suppliers to the power sports industry. They also have ties with NASCAR, NHRA, and many other forms of racing.
Taylor Knapp, AMA Pro SuperBike – Toyota Trucks, KNL Supply, Riders Discount
Despite racing only a partial season in 2012 Kanpp has achieved some impressive finishes in the SuperBike class. His best finish so far was the most recent race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where he placed 7th. Prior to Laguna he scored a pair of 8th place finishes at Mid-Ohio. He is currently testing on a CRT bike at Autobahn as a backup rider for the Indianapolis MotoGP.
Chris Ulrich, AMA Pro SuperBike – M4 Suzuki
Ulrich is currently 11th overall in the AMA Pro Superbike class, his best finish this season has been 10thplace. In 2011 he suffered serious injuries and had to sit out the season. In 2010 he finished 8th overall in the SuperBike class. In addition to racing the AMA Pro SuperBike series he is also the racing editor at Roadracing World.
Doug Dubach, Owner/Racer – Dubach Racing Development (DR.D)
As if Doug’s career wasn’t impressive enough, he just added two more titles to his name. He just finished up a long week at Loretta Lynn’s for the AMA Amateur Nationals and won the 40+ and 45+ titles. Even though Doug is super busy running his business and coaching his kids’ soccer teams he still finds time to get out and ride. He can be found pounding laps at the Southern California tracks almost every week and his results at the ranch this week proved he still has a lot of speed.
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