Top SoCal born & bred racer will ride Pro Circuit/Kawasaki for ¿05 SX/MX seasons
CARLSBAD, Calif., (Dec. 10, 2004) ¿ Crown Management announced today that fan-favorite SX/MX racer Sean Hamblin has signed a deal to race for Monster Energy Drink, running Kawasaki bikes built by Pro Circuit’s Mitch Payton for the ¿05 AMA Supercross and Outdoor National seasons, effective immediately.
In addition to his title sponsor, Monster Energy Drink, Hamblin will also enjoy a number of outside-the-industry sponsors, including Scion of El Cajon, DNA, Lost Clothing Co. and Fleetwood.
A resident of Sun City, CA, Hamblin burst into the national motocross spotlight back in 2002, coming from relative obscurity to score a top ten finish in the ¿02 AMA Outdoor National Series (8th). Since then, Hamblin has continued to be one of the more consistently fast riders on the circuit, earning himself a factory ride for the past two seasons.
For the ’05 season, Crown Management hooked Hamblin up with engine/exhaust guru Mitch Payton (Pro Circuit) and the Team Green bikes of Kawasaki to assist the 250cc class rider in chasing his dream ¿ winning the AMA Supercross & National crowns.
¿I had my share of set backs this past year, with injuries and all, and feel that¿s all behind me now and I have my best racing years to look forward to,¿ said Hamblin, who just turned 22 years old in Sept. ¿I¿m excited, as any rider would be, to be aligned with Mitch Payton and Kawasaki. Both Pro Circuit and Kawasaki have proven track records with success and I will work hard and make it my goal to add to the winning legacy of both companies.¿
In addition to Pro Circuit and Kawasaki, Hamblin will be running the following products: Alloy, Six Six One, Shoei, Spy, ONE, Tag Metals, Dunlop, Pro X, Works Connection, UFO, Twin Air, Hinson, Maxima, VP, V-Force, Sunline ARC, Motion Pro, Braking, Excel and RK.
¿When Sean became available, Crown Management was excited with the opportunity to go to bat for such a talented rider,¿ said Scott Sepkovic, President of Crown Management. ¿We¿ve put together an excellent package for Sean, with proven sponsors that deliver the best product available. Sean¿s now free to do what he does best ¿ and that¿s race dirt bikes with the best in the world.¿