Pit Pass Radio: Mike Alessi, Paul Gross And More - Dirt Rider Magazine

Advance, North Carolina (December 23, 2008) - Top talent and industry insiders from the motorcycle industry 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 39 countries around the world.7 pm to 9 pm Central - Motorcycle Radio streaming individual interviews from www.pitpassradio.com, or download the program from our archives to your ipod or mp3 player anytime. The archive is posted 15 minutes after we finish the live show and available at your convenience.Kerry Harris, President and CEO, Akuma Helmets
Kerry was a Navy pilot and, while stationed in Japan, invented the Integrated Power System (I.P.S.) used in Akuma Motorcycle Helmets. The I.P.S. is a foundation from which just about any and all electronic features can be powered directly from the helmet itself. Electronics such as bluetooth, heads-up displays, bike to bike communications, etc. Akuma is known for its cutting edge innovations such as its Gemini Tint On Demand visors utilizing liquid crystal, Aegis visors, and G-series visors which is a culmination of a partnership with Gator Customs. Kerry joins us to tell us more about this innovative company.
www.akumahelmets.comDr, Patrick Cohn, Sports and Race Psychology Authority, Peak Performance Sports
Dr. Cohn is an expert in mental training for racers and the psychology of racing. He offers driver mental training programs for racers and teams to increase concentration, composure, confidence, and teamwork. His goal is to boost the mental horsepower of your team using mental game coaching to give your team the mental advantage. Dr. Patrick J. Cohn is founder of Peak Performance Sports of Orlando, Florida where he developed the RacePsych programs. He teaches his race psychology programs to racers in all motor sports including Motocross, NASCAR, CART, Formula 3000, and Champ Car Series to identify and develop the mindset needed to achieve peak performance.
www.racingpsychology.comPaul Gross, Founder of MX for Children
Paul is a dad, software executive, and novice motocrosser. He starting riding motocross after crashing his car during a performance driving school lesson and decided he needed a safer sport to pursue for his mid-life crisis. He founded MX for Children to give back to childrens' hospitals across the country because he appreciated the impact that his local children's hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, had made on saving his son's life. He is currently the CEO of Seattle based startup called Sampa and active board member in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network that he co-founded to help improve treatments and outcome for the condition his son has from the trauma of his birth.
www.mxforchildren.orgMike Alessi, Team Makita Suzuki Racing, 450 class
Mike's 2008 Outdoor season came to a sudden stop half-way through the season when he had a very scary and painful crash. It looked like Mike would be sitting out the rest of the season so he decided to just focus on the 2009 Supercross season. In doing so Mike suffered another injury when he came up short on a jump section at the Suzuki test track. After a 9 hour surgery on his leg he was sent home to recover. Now he's back on the bike preparing for the indoor season that is just around the corner. We welcome back #800 to the program and will find out how he is doing.
www.alessiracing.comLarry Hughes, Parts Unlimited District Manager, Houston
Parts Unlimited's Larry Hughes has a passion for motocross events. During the week Larry can be found at motorcycle dealerships in the Houston area, and on most weekends he spends his time supporting his son and daughters motocross racing efforts, while helping to promote the sport of motocross. The Parts Unlimited AMA Allstars Amateur National and WMA Cup will be hosted at Freestone County Raceway in Wortham Texas Dec. 31st-Jan 3rd. Larry will discuss this event and Parts Unlimited's involvement.
www.freestonemx.comCrew at Pit Pass Radio
Scott Casber, Tony Wenck, Tony Tice, Jack DeLeon and Ed Kuhlenkamp.Pit Pass Moto Weekly is a syndicated motorcycle talk show heard across the U.S. on radio stations and around the world via the internet at www.pitpassradio.com. The show airs every Tuesday from 5-7 pm Pacific, 6-8 pm Mountain, 7-9 pm Central, and 8-10 pm Eastern at www.pitpassradio.com. Companies interested in advertising on the show or marketing partnerships can contact Ed Kuhlenkamp at (336) 293-9103, or click on contact in the menu and make sure to list advertising in the email.Interested in the Pit Pass community visit us - www.myspace.com/pitpassradioIf you have any questions you can call in Tuesday nights from 7 - 9 pm Central, toll free 866-333-5966, or 515-284-5966.