CARLSBAD, Calif., (March 9, 2007) — Monster Energy will be well represented on the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Racing Series, aka “The GNCCs, this summer as off-road race legend Fred Andrews and his team of hungry young motorcycle racing stars-in-the-making will contest the world’s largest off-road racing series through out the spring, summer and fall.
Andrews, who hails from Salem, Ohio, is a former overall GNCC champion (’93) and two-time national AMA National Hare Scrambles Champion (’01-’02). On an abbreviated farewell tour, similar to that of Monster Energy-backed Ricky Carmichael in supercross, Andrews decided to put together a team of younger riders to contest both the XC-1 (450) and XC-2 (250) GNCC classes this season.
“The main purpose of this of the Monster Energy FAR (Fred Andrews Racing) Pro Circuit Kawasaki Off-Road Team is go give back to the sport what I’ve learned from it over the years and to help these young guys become champions, said Andrews. “I’ll be racing some special events, but my main thing is to run the team this year.
The Monster Energy FAR Pro Circuit Kawasaki Off-Road Team consists of
the following racers:
Bike No. Name Hometown
12 Jesse Robinson Connley Springs, N.C.
16 Scott Watkins Leetonia, Ohio
15 Cole Calkins East Sparta, Ohio
151 PA Allen Charlotte, Tenn.
“This year’s team is already off to a great start, said Andrews of his team’s performance at the Bike Week opener in Florida. “Cole made the podium in the XC-2 class and each of the rest of the guys made the top ten overall, even though none of them are sand specialists. Note: Robinson finished 8th overall in the XC-1 class, while Allen and Watkins finished in 6th and 9th, respectively, in the XC-2 class at the Can-Am GNCC Parts Unlimited Triton opener in Vero Beach, Fla.
Next up for the Monster Energy FAR Pro Circuit Kawasaki Off-Road is this weekend’s (March 10-11) running of the Maxxis “General in Washington, Ga., round two of the 2007 Can-Am GNCCs.
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