Wonder Warthog Racing: The Low Down on High Point

Team Warthog, the non-profit privateer support program being managed by Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR), continues to make the motocross world a better place. The second week, after securing primary sponsorship for the NPG National MX series from ¿Supercross: The Movie¿ (www.tagentertainment.com) and The Road 2 Recovery Foundation (www.road2recovery.com), Team Warthog began to do that voodoo that you do (or at least the privateers) really like ¿ we started to cut checks for our Team Warthog privateers (or Moto Pirates as some have debated).  Team Warthog Year-to-date direct payouts to the noble privateers now exceeds $64,000.

Team Warthog¿s MOST IMPROVED PRIVATEER PROGRAM (MIPP) rewards the privateer in each class who has the best week-to-week improvement in overall finishing positions, including the 125cc men, 250cc men, and the strong yet positively supple women of the WMA.  Payouts began at Hangtown for the women and at High Point for the men.  Details of the program are outlined at the end of this release as well as on the www.wonderwarthogracing.com website.

So which pirate stole away with the Team Warthog booty??  Well, in the Road2Recovey 125cc class there was no winner, as no Team Warthog riders met the major eligibility requirement ¿ You must improve your finish from the previous week and not get lapped by the leader more than twice.  This appears to be hard to do so we are rolling the award over to Southwick, with the winner now receiving $1,000!!!  In the running for this enhanced award are Steve Lamson, Sean Collier, Eric Nye, and Jeremy Chaussee.  Please, please boys, somebody win the 125cc MIPP at Southwick, OK??  Before the money burns a hole in our pockets and we spend it on sex, drugs, and rock and roll.  Hehehehehe.

The ¿Supercross: The Movie¿ 250cc class had our first testosterone filled MIPP winner, but only by a butt hair.  Doug DeHaan (www.dougdehaan.com), our good privateer friend to the north and previous SX Privateer of the Week, improved from 17th overall to 17th overall.  Whatchu Talking ’bout Willis?  Well Doug won his award on a tie-breaker ruling.  Having gone 18th/15th at Hangtown and 19th/14th at High Point, the judges gave it to him based on his better moto finish at High Point.  Please don¿t make the Team Warthog Politburo opine on such matter; just improve at least one place ahead of your previous finish.  It sounds a lot cooler!!!   In the running for the next award are Eric Kowalik, Ryan Clark, Michael Sigmund, Barry Carsten, and Doug DeHaan.

As expected, the racing at High Point turned into a good, ol¿ fashioned arse kicking.  All derrieres were kicked by RC, benefactor to Team Warthog, and Bubba, the sometimes ESPN spokesman for our fine privateer program.  They laid the hammer down and now everybody¿s talking about perfect seasons again!!

In Team Warthog-related auction news, jersey race of the century concluded last week.  Kirk the Auction Dude got creative and ran a RC, Bubba, and Chad Reed jersey all at the same time.  That contest brought in over $3,500 for all three jerseys.  RC jersey alone shattered all existing records with a price of $1,676!!!

Look for the mini des Nations auction this week when we put RC one-of-a-kind Hangtown jersey up against a full set of Stefen Everts gear, graciously donate by the European king himself through our friends Doc Wob (Smith Goggles and Moto Magazine) and Matt Allard of Moto Magazine.  Euros are so cool and they make damn good beer!!  Everts vs. RC ¿ Who will win the eBaauction death match??  Only the Shadow knows . . . 

And guess what showed up for the privateers, courtesy of Jörg Domanowski of www.realmx.com??  Ben Townley¿s gear from last week¿s GP sweep, you know — the good and sweaty stuff.  Two hard and victorious motos for this jersey and it is certainly the best of the best.  Townley right now is the only hope left on this planet to challenge Bubba on a 125.  Pray to your favorite deity that we see this show down at the 2004 MXdN. 

Next up is the raffle for Bob Hannah¿s last Yamaha, graciously donated by the Primm MX Collection — opening to the public 5/5/05 in Las Vegas, Nevada — (www.primmmxcollection) to Team Warthog privateers.  High Point was the first National event to host the raffle with an all-volunteer army and they did great!!  Steve Jewell (Lumpy790 on MotoTalk) was the point person, also known as the ¿fearless leader¿.  Lumpy often looks death in the face and laughs, not just regular laughs but full-on belly laughs.  Lumpy¿s right hand man was Buel Sears (nmx36s on MotoTalk), who also did a lot for the raffle.  By the end of the weekend his name had been officially changed to Sir Do A Lot.  Despite minor logistical problems, Team Warthog collected just about $750 from the raffle.  The volunteers were on fire!!!! And we¿re not talking about a Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial either!!!

And what can you say about Keith Williams (DJKC on MotoTalk)??  He¿s proud to be from carny stock through and through and used his considerable skills to move raffle tickets.  The privateers would have been proud.  Last we heard he ran off with the two-headed fat lady.  We wish him all the happiness in the world.  Oh and did we mention that DJKC has volunteered to be the ¿Fearless Leader¿ of the raffle at FIVE more events.  This barker is committed to the privateers, for sure!!

NOW IT¿S YOUR TURN — You can make a difference in the future of the sport by becoming involved in the Team Warthog revolution, starting with one lousy raffle ticket.  Look for the Primm MX Collection/Team Warthog raffle booth at a National event near you or online at www.wonderwarthogracing.com/raffle.htm!!!

What about the Team Warthog volunteers, besides the raffle rascals??  Well, they just about collapsed from exhaustion — Remember this is a not-for-profit so don¿t think you¿re gonna score with Workers Compensation.

Kirk Boeker, the king of all that is auctions, has been bringing in the bacon for the programs.  Turning all those bitchin¿ contributions to the program into cash is hard work but Kirk is more than up to the challenge.  He has us more than on track to hit our annualized target of $100k from auction proceeds alone.  Kirk, may you dance with 72 black-eyed virgins in the afterlife!!

Brad Zimmerman, the Famous Amos of MX website development, spent considerable time with Diabolical Duo sorting out the Wonder Warthog Racing website.  The home page looks really cool now, probably the coolest on the Internet.  Check it out at www.wonderwarthogracing.com.  And thanks Brad, may your eternal rewards last forever.

Then you have one of our newest volunteers, who isn¿t cool at all.  In fact, he¿s so uncool they call him Zerocool on MotoTalk.  His real name is Chuck Harkey but you can call him Zerocool too!!  Zerocool is now the official Hannah Bike Raffle Dick-tater.  He¿s calling the shots and asking the questions from now on.  Think of Zerocool as the Steve Whitelock of the raffle.  If Zerocool so much as screws up one time, we¿ll have his head on a platter and feed his entrails to the Swedes.  Good luck, Chuck!!!

Did you know Wonder Warthog Racing has a ¿Wonder Warthog Racing Hour¿ on PitPass Radio (www.pitpassradio.com)??  Well, we do, every Tuesday night from 8:06 pm to 9:00pm CT.  And WWR also gets whacked with DMXS (www.dmsxradio.com) every Wed, from 8:15pm to 8:35pm CT.  Come listen, NOW!!!

WWR expresses its gratitude to their charter primary sponsors, Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant (www.engineice.cc), Allsport Dynamics (www.allsportdynamics.com), OGIO (www.ogio.com), Clear Channel Entertainment (www.sxgp.com), ¿Supercross: The Movie¿ (www.tagentertainment.com), The Road 2 Recovery (www.road2recovery.com), Primm MX Collection (www.primmmxcollection.com), Mike Yost (www.celticcomp.com) , and the many enthusiast level sponsors and other contributors who’ve stepped up to support our efforts.

The staff of WWR is extremely grateful to their friends at the National Promoters Group, Clear Channel Entertainment and AMA Pro Racing for their acceptance and help in integrating WWR’s ideas and programs!! You guys are down with the hog, for sure (or is that up with the hog?? No matter)

Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross.   WWR is comprised of two distinct entities: Team Warthog, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Apparel, which will sell casual clothes to the mass market based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character, with a portion of the revenues earmarked for Team Warthog funding.

For more information go to www.wonderwarthogracing.com, or e-mail them at:     

scott@wonderwarthogracing.com
steve@wonderwarthogracing.com

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MOST IMPROVED PRIVATEER PROGRAM (MIPP) DETAILS

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • All riders must meet the following requirements to be eligible for Team Warthog privateer cash awards:

           *Pleasenote that the criteria defining a ¿privateer¿ has changed*

    • If a rider meets any three of the five criteria listed below, he or she is NOT eligible for cash awards:
      • Rider pits out of a Semi tractor/trailer
      • Rider¿s entry fees are paid by a third party
      • Rider receives a base or event- based salary (not including performance bonuses)
      • Rider uses a salaried mechanic
      • Rider flies to and from non-local races

NOTE ¿ Above items paid for directly by the rider or his family are excluded.

  • Rider must display the Flying Warthog sticker conspicuously on the front fender.  Either on top towool too!!  Zerocool is now the official Hannah Bike Raffle Dick-tater.  He¿s calling the shots and asking the questions from now on.  Think of Zerocool as the Steve Whitelock of the raffle.  If Zerocool so much as screws up one time, we¿ll have his head on a platter and feed his entrails to the Swedes.  Good luck, Chuck!!!

    Did you know Wonder Warthog Racing has a ¿Wonder Warthog Racing Hour¿ on PitPass Radio (www.pitpassradio.com)??  Well, we do, every Tuesday night from 8:06 pm to 9:00pm CT.  And WWR also gets whacked with DMXS (www.dmsxradio.com) every Wed, from 8:15pm to 8:35pm CT.  Come listen, NOW!!!

    WWR expresses its gratitude to their charter primary sponsors, Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant (www.engineice.cc), Allsport Dynamics (www.allsportdynamics.com), OGIO (www.ogio.com), Clear Channel Entertainment (www.sxgp.com), ¿Supercross: The Movie¿ (www.tagentertainment.com), The Road 2 Recovery (www.road2recovery.com), Primm MX Collection (www.primmmxcollection.com), Mike Yost (www.celticcomp.com) , and the many enthusiast level sponsors and other contributors who’ve stepped up to support our efforts.

    The staff of WWR is extremely grateful to their friends at the National Promoters Group, Clear Channel Entertainment and AMA Pro Racing for their acceptance and help in integrating WWR’s ideas and programs!! You guys are down with the hog, for sure (or is that up with the hog?? No matter)

    Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross.   WWR is comprised of two distinct entities: Team Warthog, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Apparel, which will sell casual clothes to the mass market based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character, with a portion of the revenues earmarked for Team Warthog funding.

    For more information go to www.wonderwarthogracing.com, or e-mail them at:     

    scott@wonderwarthogracing.com
    steve@wonderwarthogracing.com

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    MOST IMPROVED PRIVATEER PROGRAM (MIPP) DETAILS

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • All riders must meet the following requirements to be eligible for Team Warthog privateer cash awards:

               *Pleasenote that the criteria defining a ¿privateer¿ has changed*

      • If a rider meets any three of the five criteria listed below, he or she is NOT eligible for cash awards:
        • Rider pits out of a Semi tractor/trailer
        • Rider¿s entry fees are paid by a third party
        • Rider receives a base or event- based salary (not including performance bonuses)
        • Rider uses a salaried mechanic
        • Rider flies to and from non-local races

    NOTE ¿ Above items paid for directly by the rider or his family are excluded.

    • Rider must display the Flying Warthog sticker conspicuously on the front fender.  Either on top towards the front or underneath towards the back (best placement for action photography).  If possible, the Warthog should be placed flying at a 45% angle, to symbolize the ascent of the noble privateer.
    • Rider must race and make the main gate in the same class in two consecutive NPG national events with the following restrictions ¿ The rider must not DNS, DNF, or be lapped more than once in any of the motos.

    To Win:                  

    • There will be a winner in both the 125cc and 250cc classes every week, beginning in week two.
    • The winner will be determined as follows: 
      • The qualified Team Warthog rider who most significantly betters his overall finish from the previous week, based on the number of places, will win.  For example, if a rider finishes 35th overall one week and 22nd overall the next, he will win if 13 places is the best improvement in that class
      • Ties will be broken based on the highest placed overall finish
    • Winners will receive a check for $500 from Wonder Warthog Racing
    • The same rider can win multiple times; however, his best overall finish establishes the benchmark from which subsequent finishes are measured.  Using the previous example, the rider must improve from 22nd overall.

    We would also hope to get the winning riders on the Wonder Warthog Segments of PitPass Radio and DMXS on Tues and Wed evenings, from 6:00 ¿ 6:45 PM PST and provide a brief rider profile for our website.

    How you can contact us: www.wonderwarthogracing.com or Wonder Warthog Racing, P.O. Box 775, Fullerton, CA 92836

    towards the front or underneath towards the back (best placement for action photography).  If possible, the Warthog should be placed flying at a 45% angle, to symbolize the ascent of the noble privateer.

  • Rider must race and make the main gate in the same class in two consecutive NPG national events with the following restrictions ¿ The rider must not DNS, DNF, or be lapped more than once in any of the motos.

To Win:                  

  • There will be a winner in both the 125cc and 250cc classes every week, beginning in week two.
  • The winner will be determined as follows: 
    • The qualified Team Warthog rider who most significantly betters his overall finish from the previous week, based on the number of places, will win.  For example, if a rider finishes 35th overall one week and 22nd overall the next, he will win if 13 places is the best improvement in that class
    • Ties will be broken based on the highest placed overall finish
  • Winners will receive a check for $500 from Wonder Warthog Racing
  • The same rider can win multiple times; however, his best overall finish establishes the benchmark from which subsequent finishes are measured.  Using the previous example, the rider must improve from 22nd overall.

We would also hope to get the winning riders on the Wonder Warthog Segments of PitPass Radio and DMXS on Tues and Wed evenings, from 6:00 ¿ 6:45 PM PST and provide a brief rider profile for our website.

How you can contact us: www.wonderwarthogracing.com or Wonder Warthog Racing, P.O. Box 775, Fullerton, CA 92836