Morgan Hill, CA (August 11, 2003) - Shift sponsored, White-Brothers/Honda rider Paul "Pit Bull" Carpenter secured his 2nd straight AMA Western 4-Stroke Championship by going 1-1 at Round 9 in Lakewood, CO.Carpenter has an impressive winning streak going and has shown great consistency in his championship drive. Paul has won 10 straight motos and the last 5 overalls!"This Championship feels really great...I've trained and practiced very hard for this and just focused on being consistent and it all came together. I'm ready for the next challenge...move on to the 2004 AMA Supercross and National Series for next year!"Look for Carpenter to defend his 2002 AMA Eastern 4-Stroke Championship this fall. Paul will also be racing at the Binghamton and Steel City rounds of the Nationals in the upcoming weeks.