Newbury Park, CA. The MDK/Lucas Oil/Yamaha and the 2007 Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) programs kept the streak alive by placing riders in the main at every event. This week, at Reliant Stadium, three (3) riders made the Lites main.
O’Neal sponsored Chris Blose, Ryan Grantom, and Vernon McKiddie marched into the main with strong rides in the heat races and the LCQ. Both Grantom and McKiddie are Texas boys and they excelled in their home state. Blose came back strong in the LCQ after crashing hard in his heat.
After an uncharacteristically bad start in the LCQ, Adam Chatfield almost rode himself into position on his lightning fast MDK Speed Yamaha but came up short, winning the Asterisk Medic Card instead.
Several other team members came close to making the main. Jacob Saylor, Ramon Guzman, Charles Castloo, and Antonio Balbi were all within striking distance, but their luck didn’t hold out. Either an untimely crash or a last minute loss of position ended their night.
Key sponsor Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) delivered again, as two outstanding mechanic interns from their schools were hired by team riders Ramon Guzman and Bryan White.
“Main events are coming easier to the team now, said Scott Kandel, Chief Altruistic Officer of WWR. “The overall program is solidifying and everyone is going out to do their job. Who knows, we might put six (6) riders in the main next week.
The team has now placed six (6) different riders in a total of thirteen (13) main events.
All eleven riders qualified for the night program. The qualified rider roster this week included Antonio Balbi, Chris Blose, Ted Campbell, Charles Castloo, Adam Chatfield, Ryan Grantom, Ramon Guzman, Clay Higgins, Vernon McKiddie, Jacob Saylor, and Bryan White.
The next stop on the 2007 Hog Haven Tour will be Saturday, February 17th at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Hog Haven apparel can be purchased at the LiveNation merchandise trailer in the pits or at www.smoothindustries.com. All WWR proceeds go towards funding their privateer support programs. Drop in to visit the entire team at www.WonderWarthogRacing.com
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. The WWR website is at www.WonderWarthogRacing.com
About MDK/Lucas Oil/Yamaha — Synergy Racing Technologies:
Synergy Racing Technologies is focused on providing their riders with the best platform to succeed while making optimal use of race team resources to maximize sponsorship value. Synergy Racing Technologies would like to acknowledge the continued support of its partners: MDK, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Motor Corp., O’Neal, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Dana K Business Parks, DeCal Works, Wonder Warthog Racing, DRD, P-LoK, Enzo, MyMotoSpace.com, Barnett, Vortex, Rollon Throttles, LockJaw, MB2 Raceway, RXR Protection Generator, Michelin, Tri-Star, Beckermoto, Pivot Works, Hot Cams, CP Pistons, Engine Ice, Proclean 1000, SIDI, RPM Science, Pro Wheel, Volition Clothing Co., CheapHousePayments.com, ThePlumberInc.com, Smooth Industries, K&N Filters, EBC Brakes, ICW, RK Chains, Cycra, Park Tools, SDG, Mechanix Wear, EVS, Hammerhead Designs, ASV Inventions, Boyesen, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Ryan Hughes, and Pat at United Martial Arts. Special thanks to LiveNation. Each of these great companies sharres a common belief — supporting programs aimed at helping to progress the sport we love. Synergy Racing Technologies welcomes you to “Support those that support our sport.”