WARTHOG RACING INJURY UPDATE AND ROSTER ADDITIONS
January 15th, 2009
Newbury Park, CA. The 2009 AMA Monster Energy Supercross series took a hop, skip, and a jump from Anaheim, CA to Phoenix, AZ, for round two of the series. Lot's of things happened for the MDK/Warthog Racing Academy team in Phoenix; some good and some bad.
Let's start with the good. The team finalized a deal with Eric Sorby to compete in the rest of the series under the MDK/Warthog Racing Academy's canopy. Eric is a super kid and we are over the moon to have him. He has always contributed to Warthog Racing and now we have the chance to reciprocate his kindness. And did I mention Eric hauls arse?? Eric will be starting with us in Houston, and we expect an exciting season from him. He is surrounded by great people like Coy Gibbs, J-Bone, and David Evans, and they will all be helping Eric as a friend throughout the season. Upstanding guys, all of them!!
More good news!! Heath Voss, riding for Mastercraft, is the captain of the Warthog Nation. Heath took the week off and went to Germany for a 3-day Supercross event. Heath dominated the event and came home the King of Germany after winning a Toyota Truck and a boatload of prize money. The beautiful thing about this is that Heath is only 4 points behind in the race for Privateer of the Year – an honor he would like to win this year.
A bit of the bad news was that our budding superstar Tyler Bowers had a horrific crash that saw him down for several minutes in his heat race. The good news is that he is in much better shape than it appeared. Tyler has gone in for two MRIs this week and the doctors have said he will be 100% for A2. In case you didn't notice, Tyler was hauling arse in his heat – posting lap times that would have easily put him inside the top 10 in the main. Let's hope A2 is a great race for Tyler because within that 17-year old kid resides a future champion!!
This season would not be possible without our committed and actively engaged sponsor/partner group. For 2009, we have teamed up with the following entities: MDK Motorsports, MDK Speed, DeCal Works, Smooth Industries, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), P-LoK, MotoConcepts, Transworld Motocross, Vanquish MX, DT1 Air Filters, MXResultz.com, Devol Engineering, Liquid Performance, LongShot Racing, CP Pistons, VP Fuel, Dunlop, The Plumber Inc., MB2 Raceway, Edgile Consulting, MX Sports, MotionPro, Dana K Business Parks, The Whitaker Wellness Institute, Atlantic Promotions, NXTAgency, Relentless Media, MotoTees, RacerX Illustrated, Dirt Rider Magazine, MartialMoto, Honolulu Hills Raceway, L&M Racing, and Fire and Police MX.
With this fine group, anything is possible. And special thanks to Feld Motor Sports. Because of their full support, dozens of privateers get the opportunity to live their dreams.
Take care and we'll see you at the races!!