Benefactor Endows Wonder Warthog Racing Internship

Palm Desert, CA. Wonder Warthog Racing, in conjunction with Dana K., DeCal Works, and other sponsors, is announcing the creation of a new rider development program. This “Internship” will provide support for two deserving riders who would have been otherwise overlooked.

Dana Kellstrom, of Dana K. Business Parks, will fully fund the system for the 2007 Supercross season. Two team slots will be established – one each for the West and East Coast Supercross Lites series. This will be a unique program that will strive to provide more than an excellent racing platform. There will be an equal focus on helping the interns build life skills — skills that will be assets during and after they are finished racing. There will also be a structured system for graduation to the Supercross class as well as a “no holdback” policy.

“The Warthog guys have been doing great things for the sport for several years now. When they mentioned the concept of an internship position on one of the teams, it sparked my interest” said Dana. “I believe that there is a need to get young riders ready for everything that comes in life after they’ve hung up their boots. Our interns will have to work very hard to make it through our program, but it will be worth it. Everyone is going to win.” Dana K., as he is known, will be selecting the two riders from a large pool, including the amateurs, current AMA pros, and even the GPs and other international racing circuits.

Scott Kandel, Chief Altruistic Officer of Wonder Warthog Racing, is very excited about Dana K.’s contribution — money, knowledge of riders and racing, and most importantly, his proven ability to help people reach their potential. “This program will help us live up to our tag line — Dare to be Different”, said Scott. “Of course, we will continue to run our other Team Warthog programs that reward all the privateers, not just these two positions.”

The selection and acceptance process will be demanding, as the riders and their families must sign up for a rigorous activity-based system, similar to a boot camp. The program is structured to test and build the intern riders, both on and off the track.

The interns will be riding out of the Team SoCal Racing / P-LoK / Lucas Oil tent. Darrell Saldana, Team Manager, “We want to create the opportunity of a lifetime for these kids. Dana K. and Wonder Warthog Racing just seem to know how to think outside the box and make positive things happen.”

The selection process will begin immediately. Inquires about the program can be made to scott@wonderwarthogracing.com or dsaldana@srtusa2.com More information about the program can be found at WonderWarthogRacing.com

About Dana “K” Kellstrom:
A true rags to riches story, Dana K. started his career with less than $200 in his pocket — he turned that into the American Dream. An avid racing enthusiast along with his son Taylor, Dana has been supporting the sport in various ways for several years — from helping individual riders, privateer teams, and the Team Warthog Foundation privateer programs. Dana is a real estate mogul living in Valencia and Palm Desert, CA.

About Wonder Warthog Racing:
Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross. WWR is comprised of two distinct entities: the not for profit Team Warthog Foundation, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at supporting the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Enterprises (WWE), which focuses on merchandise and entertainment products based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character.

About DeCal Works:
DeCal Works has been the industry leader in preprinted backgrounds and custom graphics for fifteen years. Owned and run by Ron and Janeen Joynt, DeCal Works is focused on hhelping amateur and privateer riders through their extensive sponsorship programs. Please visit DeCalMX.com for all your graphic needs.

About Team SoCal Racing / P-LoK / Lucas Oil:
Team SoCal Racing / P-LoK / Lucas Oil is focused on providing their riders with the best platform to succeed while making optimal use of race team resources to maximize sponsorship value. In the 2006 Supercross season, every rider on the team performed at their career best level – Jiri Dostal, Clark Stiles, and Jake Marsack. The team is also supported by Yamaha/ Enzo / Interlakes Sport Center / Dubach Racing Development / Decal Works / Barnett Clutches & Cables / Shoei / Sidi Boots / Michelin / Polisport Plastics / SDG U.S.A./ Dragon Optical / Vortex / Tri-Star Racing / Pivot Works / Hot Rods / Hot Cams / Renthal/ Engine Ice / ProClean 1000 / K&N Filters/ Park Tools U.S.A. / ICW Stands / WWR / Synergy Racing Technologies / IMS Products / ProWheel Racing Components / Galfer Brakes U.S.A./ R.K.Chains / Kicker Car Audio / EVS/ CDG. To find out more about the Team and all of its sponsors visit PhxMX.com.