Two Brothers KLX Mini Supermoto - News - Dirt Rider

The Gig: Two Brothers Racing is very pleased to announce that they will be hosting an exhibition Mini Supermoto race held in conjunction with round one of the inaugural AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California the weekend of the World Superbike Race, July 11-13, 2003. The race will be promoted and officiated by Two Brothers Racing.The Bikes: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. will furnish 15 box stock, 2003 Kawasaki KLX110 motorcycles. Two Brothers Racing will prepare these minis so as to be specially configured for motard style competition. These preparations include TBR performance exhaust systems, TAG Metals mini handlebar kits and special graphics kits from Megla Designs. "The bikes will look and sound cool," says Craig Erion of Two Brothers Racing, "and with three speed semi automatic transmissions they'll be easy and fun to ride.The Track, designed by Don Canet. Don is considered to be the father of Motard style racing in the U.S.. The minis will be raced on the same Supermoto track as the big bikes and will consist of 30% dirt, one table top jump and an 800' straight away, which will provide lots of drafting and passing opportunities for the minis. The Kawasaki KLX110s will be more than up to the challenge. The Racers: The riders will be chosen from the top field of motorcycle celebrities, former professional racers and press figures. The field is already shaping up to provide some real competition. Racers already committed include; Mitch Boehm of Motorcyclist Magazine, Paul Carruthers and Blake Conner of Cycle News, Brian Catterson of Cycle World Magazine, Scott Hoffman of Dirt Rider Magazine, Clement Salvadori of Rider Magazine, Peter Jones and Bill Syfan of Motorcycle Street & Strip, Kent Kunitsugu of Sportrider Magazine, Sarah Schilke (a.k.a. Super Sarah) of American Motorcyclist Magazine and Steve Atlas of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology. Cameron Gray of Race Promotion Management, the event promoter, and Andy Leisner, VP of AMA Pro Racing will be instrumental in the further selection of riders.Andrew Trevitt of Sportrider Magazine will serve as Chief Scrutineer (tech inspector). Course control and scoring will be handled by Two Brothers Racing staff. The races will consist of one eight-lap heat race to be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning and then the final 10-lap main event will be held at 3:40 p.m. the same day. The heat race finishing order will establish the main event starting grid and the racers' age will set the heat race starting grid (expect to see Clement Salvadori on the pole for that!). Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers of the final main event.The Goodness: All net proceeds from the event will be contributed directly to the Clayton Memorial Foundation, while 100% of the raffle ticket sales will be directly contributed. The Clayton Memorial Foundation helps motorcycle racers who have sustained life changing injuries while competing in sanctioned events, sanctioned by bona fide sanctioning bodies like the AMA. Says Judy Klinger of the Clayton Memorial Foundation; "All indications show that the new Supermoto Series will be exciting for the fans, riders, and industry sponsors. I'm sure that the mini bike exhibition will be just as exciting."Financial benefits for the Clayton Memorial Foundation will be arrived at by the sales of raffle tickets for the winning motorcycle. Raffle tickets are currently on sale via the Two Brothers Racing web site and sell for $5.00 each. Tickets will also be sold at the TBR display trackside. There is an anticipated sale of 2,500 tickets, netting $12,500. There will also be a packaged deal of a ticket and a souvenir cap for $15.00. Net proceeds from the 'packaged' cap and ticket sale could easily reach another $25,000. Or more. The drawing will be held Sunday afternoon during the lunch break and the winner need not be present. "It is not unrealistic to project anywhere from $25,000 to $75,000 going directly to the Foundation, and just from this one event." says Craig Erion of Two Brothers Racing. "We're very excited to be a part the Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca and to offer some real financial assistance to the Clayton Memorial Foundation."The benefits to the event organizers, sponsors and fans are the goodwill and recognition that comes from promoting a worthy cause. And a chance for enthusiasts to see their favorite motorcycle personalities go at it on equally powered and equally setup machines is something unprecedented in the motorcycle industry. This will be a fun event in a benevolent atmosphere at one of the world's top racing venues.For more information contact Craig Erion at Two Brothers Racing, phone: 714-550-6070 or