Newbury Park, CA. MDK/Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) had a successful night on a dry track that contrasted sharply with Daytona’s mudfest.
Timed qualifying saw a much better track this weekend. In the Lites Class, MDK/WWR’s Ryan Mills set the fastest qualifying time of the team. It was good to see Mills healthy after a bad crash last weekend.
New MDK/WWR team rider Augie Leiber was less than a second off Mills pace followed by MDK Speed Equipment’s Tyson Hadsell right behind him. All three riders made the night show with ease.
Serious MX/Full Throttle/WWR’s Mike McDade was looking to have a breakthrough weekend, but a cased triple hard in practice ended his night short with a bruised chest. TJ Tiffany just missed making the night show. He’s riding better every weekend and is very close to qualifying.
Colt Humphrey was chosen over more than 200 applicants to ride injured Jase Lewis’ MDK Speed-Equipment’s Honda CRF250. With 2 weeks off in the schedule, expect Colt to become very comfortable on the new bike come Dallas.
In the Supercross class everyone made the night show that signed up.
MDK Speed-Equipment/WWR’s Manu Rivas lead the team in the first heat with MDK/WWR’s Captain Heath Voss (sponsored by the Air Force and Mastercraft) qualifying directly into the main event.
Also new to the MDK/WWR team is Supercross veteran Joe Oehlhof. Oehlhof is back racing the 450 class and has qualified for tons of main events! Look for him to come out swinging in Dallas.
The hard luck stories of the night went to MDK/WWR’s Jiri Dostal and Chris Gosselaar. Dostal has finished 10th in 6 Supercross class heat races this year, just missing a direct shot to the main event. Gosselaar had a qualifying position in sight up until a fall in the last corner ended his night. Both are riding really well but need a little luck in the next upcoming rounds.
Of the 11 MDK/WWR riders pitted out of the DeCal Works Hog Haven, 9 made the evening program. The Ride Smooth Award, presented by Smooth Industries, went to Ryan Mills as the top Lites finisher. In the Supercross class Heath Voss finished a respectable 14th in the main. Manu Rivas ran as high as 10th before a get off late in the main ending him up in 20th.
Catch the MDK/WWR team in Toronto, Canada on March 22nd and remember to support your favorite privateer by purchasing a 2008 Team Warthog t-shirt from Smooth Industries at: www.SmoothIndustries.com/clothing.asp
About MDK Motorsports and MDK Speed Equipment:
MDK Motorsports, LLC and MDK Speed Equipment, LLC are privately held companies and part of the MDK brand family of motocross related products and services. With 30 years of experience in Aerospace Engineering and a passion for high performance 4-stroke motocross bikes, MDK Speed Equipment delivers technology and products that have not been previously available to the general public.
AS 9003 aerospace manufacturing protocols are used, along with countless hours of dyno, flow bench, and track testing to enable MDK SE to provide products and services that deliver great performance and durability. MDK Motorsports and MDK Speed Equipment are located in San Jose, California. For more information go to www.MDKMoto.com or www.MDKSpeed.com
About Smooth Industries:
Smooth Industries LLC is the leader in Officially Licensed Motocross apparel and accessories using images and the likeness of the sports biggest names including Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Kevin Windham, Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki, Rockstar Makita Suzuki and more. It is our goal to provide quality motocross themed products for fans of all ages, giving them fresh and innovative designs to express their passion for not only their favorite riders and teams but the sport itself in hopes of continuing to aid in the overall growth of the sport of motocross. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmoothIndustries.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 Synergy Racing Technologies:
Synergy Racing Technologies is a group of sponsors and individuals whose mission is to: conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at supporting the Privateers thus helping to progress the sport we love. SRT 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: Wonder Warthog Racing, MDK, The Air Force, P-LoK, NoFear, MotocrossGiant.com, Cytomax, Mastercraft, DeCal Works, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, DRD, Smooth Industries, ASV Inventions/Universal, Vortex, Edgile, MXResults.com , Dana K Business Parks, MB2 Raceway, Beckermoto, ThePlumberInc.com , AXO, RXR Protect, Advanced Performance Accessories, Motionpro, Ride Engineering, O’Neal, PowerStart Laptimers, United Martial Arts, Pivot Works/Hotcams, East Coast Wheels, Ferodo, Twin Air, and MB1. Special thanks to LiveNation for supporting our vision. Each of these great companies shares a common belief — supporting programs aimed at helping to progress the sport we love. Synergy Racing Technologies welcomes you to “Support those that support the Sport!”