The following information has been released by SuperTrapp:
SuperTrapp Industries, manufacturer of the preferred exhaust in dirt track racing, announces the continued name and title sponsorship of dirt track racer Mike Hacker. New for the 2005 season is a partnership between Hacker and tuner Carl Patrick, acclaimed builder of XR750 engines for flat track racers like Joe Kopp, Doug Chandler and Nicky Hayden.
“This year was a rebuilding year for me,” said Hacker, who finished seventh in the points chase. “I felt better and better as the year went on and gained more confidence with each race. My main goal for 2005 is just to win races – take it one race at a time and let the rest of it fall into place.”
Supertrapp Race Coordinator Ted Bradley is excited about this signing and what it means for the 2005 season. “Mike showed the industry his hunger and dedication in 2002 at DuQuoin. He has been gaining momentum ever since. With the expertise of Carl Patrick, Mike’s talent and the planned improvements to our racing systems, he has an excellent chance to win a championship in 2005.”
Carl Patrick, who’s tuned for three No. 1 plates, chose to work with Hacker because of his “will to win. Mike has a lot of experience, trains hard and races each race to win. I’m looking forward to making great things happen this year.”
Patrick, along with team members Kenny Mohler and Dennis Town, will build four new bikes for Hacker for the 2005 season with the support of Lombardi’s Harley Davidson of Staten Island, New York and Schott Harley Davidson of Louiston, Maine. One of Hacker’s new bikes will include the engine from the bike Joe Kopp rode to No. 1 in 2001. Clayton Oliver, who has tuned for Hacker in the past, will also lend his expertise to the team.