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Brett Metcalfe – 450 Outdoors, Rockstar Makita Suzuki
“Metty” came to the U.S. in 2003 to contest the Supercross Lites East class as well as Outdoors on a Red Bull KTM. Fast forward to 2010 and his jump to the 450 class in the Outdoor Nationals. Kicking off his first season in the premier class with a bang, he finished 2nd in points behind Ryan Dungey. Rockstar Makita Suzuki quickly snatched him up and he’s had another great season in 2011. This past weekend at Washougal he landed on the podium with a 3rd overall and sits 4th in the championship points.
Taylor Robert – Off-road racer, Monster Energy Kawasaki
Last year Taylor rode for Valli Motorsports Yamaha racing the WORCS series and won the first round of the series but unfortunately tore his ACL at the same time. This year he got picked up by Monster Energy Kawasaki to race WORCS and Endurocross. Coming up this weekend he will be racing the Endurocross race at X Games, the first time for the X Games event
Chip Spalding – Ballistic Performance Components
Ballistic Performance Components LLC is a joint venture between the principles of KWS Motorsports (www.kwsmotorsports.com) and Millennium Technologies (www.mt-llc.com). The new EVO 2 battery is the sum of over 16 months of building, testing, and developing batteries for our own race bikes and feed back from our customers. The EVO 2 uses custom made proprietary cells, cases, and connectors that are made specifically for the purpose of starting motorcycles. This is a purpose built product designed and engineered by an American company with over 20 years of racing and manufacturing experience.
Ben Bostrom – Superbike Racer, Jordan Motorsports
Bostrom was out at Laguna this weekend doing double duty racing in the Superbike class and racing as a Wildcard entry in the MotoGP event. His MotoGP race did not go as planned as he ran off the track in turn one and retired from the field in last place. AMA Superbike went much better for Ben as he finished in 5th place on his Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki and is only a couple points away from moving into 5th overall in the Superbike Series, he currently in 6th place. Ben holds championship titles in AMA Superbike, AMA Supersport and an X Games Gold Medal in Supermoto. www.benbostrom.com
Kevin Schwantz – Owner, Schwantz Schools
Just back from the Red Bull Grand Prix and AMA Superbike races, Kevin is preparing for his very popular Schwantz School at Indy Motorspeedway August 20 and 21. Prior to the Red Bull weekend he was over in Europe for a 140km bicycle race. When he is not teaching students, racing bicycles or coaching pro riders he is working on getting the Circuit of the Americas track approved in Austin, Texas. Kevin was the 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion.
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