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Mar 12, 2014

AMA Pro Riders And Teams Preview The 2014 Season-Opening Event At Daytona (Updated)


Shelina Moreda will be quite busy over the next several weeks competing not only in multiple disciplines and series but also both in and outside of the USA. In order to get warmed up for the high banks of Daytona, she is competing in the Steve Nace All-Star and the AMA Daytona Bike Week Hole Shot flat-track series that starts in Savannah GA and then heads south down to Volusia and Daytona Beach, FL. This will be her first time venturing out of local short tracks and competing in other flat track race styles. "My dad used to race flat track, so it's a big deal to me to be getting to follow in his footsteps and I think he's excited to see me trying out his style of racing too” said Shelina.

BMC Racing and Mitch Harvat are supporting Shelina when she races flat track in 2014 providing a Honda CR-F 450 and valuable set-up and guidance. After a rainout on Friday March 7th at Oglethorpe Speedway in Savannah GA, Shelina was able to get out in her first races on Saturday March 8th and finished up with a pair of 4th place finishes. Shelina stated “I have to thank Mitch Harvat and the BMC Racing team for all of their help as I venture into another motorcycle racing discipline. I’m looking forward to getting some more seat time over the next couple of days.”

After finishing on the dirt Shelina will head inside the high banks of Daytona International Speedway where she will race in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series on March 13 – 15th aboard her XR-1200. Chili Pepper Racing will be supporting Shelina for this round enabling her to again compete in the Daytona season opener where she will be looking to better her top 20 finishing position from last year.

Chris Richardson - Chili Pepper Racing team owner:

"Chili Pepper Racing is inclusive, cause driven and fun focused. Shelina is such a great spirit, it was a natural to welcome her to the team for the weekend. She brings a legion of followers that help widen the fan base for any racing organization she affiliates with, so we are over the moon we could help support her AMA Pro Road Racing effort."

Shelina Moreda – AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson #93:

“I’m exited to be with Chili Pepper Racing for this first round of the 2014 AMA Pro Racing season and to be able to help raise awareness for and VETMotorsports.”

After Daytona is completed, Shelina will head directly over to Qatar as she has been asked to compete for team QMMF again in the next round of the LARRS series, which is going to be run in conjunction with the MotoGP season opener weekend at Losail International Circuit.

Shelina Moreda would like to thank her sponsors:, BMC Racing, She’z Racing, GP Fabrication, AXO, Arai, Vance & Hines, Finish Line Fitness, G&B Motorsports, Go Pro, and Impact Safe-T-Armor.

More, from a press release issued by Cameron Gish's publicist:



Ambitious Rider Ready to Contest 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport National Championship

Shingle Springs, CA – Cameron Gish, a former Red Bull Rookies Cup competitor and 2013 AFM three-class champion, has secured the last sponsor needed to claim his ride with Team RoadRace Factory | Red Bull and make his dream of racing in this year’s AMA Pro Road Racing Series a reality.

In addition to sponsorship previously promised by Dr. David Benkle Optometry, Cameron has now received additional offers of support from Jeremy LaTrasse, Jon Block Group Sports, Motowheels, Cortech, Tagger Designs, Motion Pro, MC Tech, Z2 Track Days, CT Racing, and Munson Pump Services.

Having received the final sponsors he needs to take his racing career to the next level, Cameron is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2014 season. “I’m so excited to be able to take advantage of the opportunity that Danny Walker, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Team RoadRace Factory | Red Bull have blessed me with,” said Cameron. “I can’t thank all of my personal sponsors enough for stepping in to help make this happen for me, and I’m really looking forward to the season.”

About Team RoadRace Factory | Red Bull

In just two short seasons, Team RoadRace Factory | Red Bull has become a dominating team in the highly competitive and entertaining AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and SuperSport Series. Currently holding the No. 2 and No. 4 Daytona SportBike plates and the SuperSport National Championship, RoadRace Factory looks forward to its third season partnering with loyal sponsor Red Bull. To learn more, visit the team’s website at

About Cameron Gish

New talent Cameron Gish has been racing since 2005 with recent attention to the AFM 600 and 750 SuperBike and Production series and the AMA Pro SuperSport series. His goal for 2014 is to win the AMA Pro SuperSport National Championship on a RoadRace Factory | Red Bull YZF-R6 while promoting his sponsors’ interests in a professional manner via various media outlets and personal appearances. To learn more about Cameron, or becoming his sponsor, visit or contact him directly at (530) 748-7444 to request a copy of his resume and 2014 proposal.

More, from a press release issued by James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing:


Waukesha, Wisc. – James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing is ready for the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series season opener at Daytona International Speedway with a new sponsor and a continued relationship with the VETMotorsports program.

“I can’t wait to get back aboard my Harley XR1200 on the high banks of Daytona,” said rider and team co-owner Paul James. “It’s my 20th consecutive season of road racing, and I feel fortunate to participate in the AMA Pro Racing series in a class so close and competitive. And I’m excited to share the experience with our sponsors, supporters and especially with wounded veterans.”

James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing will again be partnering with VETMotorsports to increase outreach to wounded combat veterans. The VETMotorsports mission is to honor and empower disabled combat veterans through active participation in motorsports with post 9-11 wounded combat veterans serving as embedded members of the team throughout the 2014 AMA Pro Racing season.

Joining James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing as a presenting sponsor in 2014 is N.E.W. Industries, which provides CNC production machined parts and weldments as well as complete secondary services to top O.E.M. manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad. Long time presenting sponsor Spectro Oils continues with the team and highlighted the relationship in their most recent product catalog

“We’ve always looked at racing as a way to showcase our decades of engine building expertise at Hoban Brothers and build on our partnerships in the industry," said team GM, tuner and co-owner John Dahmer. "It’s great competition, great fun, and for us – a great proving ground. We’re excited for the season to start.”

Travis Blasier, a former CCS and supermoto racer and the owner of Blasier Performance, will serve as crew chief for the team. Dan Koester and Ben Schmidt will provide at the track mechanical support.

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James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing is presented by N.E.W. Industries and Spectro Oils. Additional team sponsors include: Hoban Cycle, Darkhorse Crankworks, Kymco USA (official scooter), Arai,, Shorai, Motion Pro, Blasier Performance and Chickenhawk Racing.

To learn about or donate to VETMotorsports please visit them on the web at or follow them on Facebook at, Twitter @VETMotorsports or Pinterest

More, from a press release issued by Concepts Unlimited:

1-855-CZAIALAW.COM TO FIELD DONNY WRIGHT IN THE AMA PRO GOPRO DAYTONA SPORTBIKE RACE is pleased to announce that they will field racer Donny Wright in the upcoming AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike race March 13-15 at Daytona International Speedway.

“The Daytona AMA Pro GoPro Sportbike event is one of the most prestigious two-wheeled races in the country,” says well-known motorcycle injury attorney C.J. Czaia. “I have competed on the track, fielded teams and sponsored riders in AMA events, MOTO GP, CCS and the SunTrust MOTO GT Series. I have worked with Donny Wright for a number of years on various projects and am pleased have him carry the banner into battle at Daytona.

“I am definitely excited to be running under the name for this race,” says Wright. “Czaia is well versed in what it takes to win a race and his knowledge and experience will provide invaluable expertise.”

Born and raised in Sarasota, Fla, Wright has been competing for the past 15 years and has won numerous races and titles over the years. In addition to his riding skill, he also has an excellent reputation as a tuner and works with hosting track rides at Jennings GP in Jennings, Fla.

For the Daytona Sportbike race, Wright will be riding a Suzuki GSX-R600.Things are looking good,” says Wright. “The bike is excellent and we are definitely good to go.All we need is the Green Flag.

“Daytona has always been one of my favorite tracks,” says Czaia.“In fact, the minute I watched my first race at Daytona, I knew that racing was something I was definitely going to do.

“Motorcycle racing has taught me an incredible amount.” explains Czaia.It has helped me pursue my goals both in business and my personal life. In many ways, racing is a mirror of how I approach life.You have to take calculated risks and there are always ups and downs which is what life is all about. In order to succeed you have to be proud of who you are and of your heritage.You have to believe in yourself even if others don’t.You have to follow your heart and dreams or in many cases God’s calling and you have to never be afraid of failure.You have to just pick yourself up and start again.I have crashed a number of times at over 100 mph and I have never stopped getting back on my bike.It is the principle we all need to apply to life.

Our whole team is really looking forward to the races this weekend.We are definitely ready for an exciting battle.”

More, from a press release issued by Celtic/HVMC Suzuki:

Celtic/HVMC Suzuki Primed For SuperSport Season Opener At Daytona With Farris And Alexander

Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki begins the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season at Daytona International Speedway - The World Center of Racing - with a new team structure that fields two proven riders in the SuperSport class. 2013 AMA SuperSport East Champion Corey Alexander leads the effort this weekend with several successful prior visits to Daytona, including a Pole Position and second place finish in 2012, and a third place finish in 2013. Wyatt Farris returns to Daytona for his second visit aboard a SuperSport machine on the famed banking. Farris enjoyed an eleventh and fourteenth place finish in SuperSport in 2013, and everyone looks forward to improved results this year.

Richie Alexander, Celtic/HVMC Suzuki Team Manager has worked hard over the off-season to create a new organization. New team members along with new sponsors have helped to bring Celtic/HVMC Suzuki forward. Richie Alexander stated enthusiastically that "we are excited for the first race at Daytona, and we are really looking forward to getting the 2014 season underway. The Celtic team has an all new team structure for 2014 that brings talented folks together for our goal of winning races! With the support from MJRS Freeman Racing and Jon Block Group we are all hopeful that Wyatt and Corey will find great success in 2014!"

2013 AMA SuperSport East Champion Corey Alexander has enjoyed good results at Daytona over the past several seasons, and with the limited 2014 schedule, he knows the pressure to perform is immediate. Corey explains that "after a long off season I'm thrilled to return to Daytona - one of my favorite tracks. I think my Celtic/HVMC Suzuki is the strongest machine I've had yet. We have a really great group of guys working just as hard as I am to get another number 1 plate this season! The grid is looking pretty stacked for SuperSport so I expect there will be some extremely tight racing this week. I'd like to thank all the team sponsors and my personal sponsors who have helped us to look good and run strong. Special thanks to MJRS Freeman Racing, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Oakley, Defy All Odds Apparel, Boxed Water Is Better, and Crossfit OSA. Follow me on my various social media outlets for day to day action! Instagram & Twitter: @corey5alexander Facebook: .

Wyatt Farris is adapting quickly to the new team and motorcycle he will be racing for 2014 with Celtic/HVMC Suzuki. Wyatt has ridden at Daytona previously, and this experience will help make the adjustment to the new team and the Suzuki GSX-R 600 easier. Farris is eager to get back in the saddle and get some laps on the track. Wyatt shares the passion of the team and said "I'm stoked to get the season started at Daytona this weekend! The whole Celtic/HVMC Suzuki crew have been working hard to make sure my equipment is ready to go. I can't thank all of our team sponsors enough, along with my personal sponsors that are making this season possible!" His personal sponsors include Jon Block Group, Cortech, Shoei, Above Category, and CT Racing. You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram @wyatt_farris and twitter @wyattfarris9 or join him on Facebook at .

Sponsor for the 2014 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki team include: HVMC Racing, Suzuki, MJRS Freeman, Orient Express, Jon Block Group, Yoshimura R&D, Bazzaz, Gemini, K-Tech Suspension, Pitbull, Maxima Racing Oils, Galfer, Chicken Hawk, Motion Pro, Armour Bodies, Saddlemen, Star School, DesignStar3, Zero Gravity, Signs Ink, GB Racing, DID, Vortex, and Defy All Odds Apparel.


Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 13 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Celtic Racing has seen consecutive championship seasons in AMA Pro Racing SuperSport from 2012 to 2013. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. For more information regarding Celtic/HVMC Suzuki please join us on Facebook at and follow @celticracing on twitter and Instagram - we appreciate all your support!


Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been serving New York's Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and greater New England with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Sales, Parts, and Service since 1966. Established by Richard Alexander Sr, the dealership is a family run business with employees who have been part of the family for decades in some cases. With deep and long standing customer relationships around the region, Hudson Valley Motorcycles is known for outstanding customer service, in-depth product expertise, and the foremost service department for machines of all brands. Please visit, join them on Facebook at or follow them via @hvmotorcycles .


Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit or join them on Facebook at .

More, from a press release issued by Shaun Summers' publicist:

D & D Cycles Triumph has added a third rider and major sponsor to their Triumph supported race team. Shaun Summers, a veteran racer from West Sacramento, California has signed on to ride alongside team leader Steve Rapp in the Daytona Sport Bike class and Supersport rider Miles Thornton.

“It seems like I have been working on promotions more than riding lately, but I was so excited to finally get back on a bike and honored to have a seat next to one of the very best riders in the nation, Steve Rapp. We were just at Barber for two days and the D & D Cycles Triumph was amazing. I am just working on set up and getting laps since I haven’t been on a bike for almost eight months” said Summers

Shaun also brings to the team an exciting new partnership with TapouT, the leading clothing and accessory line of the Mixed Martial Arts world. Shaun was enthusiastic saying, “TapouT sees fans of AMA road racing as they view their fans in the MMA world, enthusiastic and loyal. I met Dan “Punkass” Caldwell, one of the Tapout founders, a couple of years ago and we have finally put together a deal that will benefit the D & D race team, AMA Pro Racing, TapouT and Triumph motorcycles”. Both Dan and Shaun see TapouT and Triumph motorcycles as companies that feature a winning philosophy and a never give up attitude. “TapouT and Mixed Martial Arts fighting enjoy a fan base that numbers in the millions worldwide and it has been Shaun’s vision to bring those two matching demographics together. We are really excited to get our feet wet in AMA Pro Racing” says Caldwell.

Shaun is also the creative consultant behind the newest line of safety equipment from Speed and Strength called “TapouT Moto” which features new helmet designs, gloves, armored hoodie’s and personal clothing line.

Shaun would like to thank his personal sponsor’s; TapouT, Speed & Strength, Galfer Brakes, Virus Action Sports Wear, Alpinestars, Rockwell Watches, Sport Bike Night, Two Brothers Racing, Freegun, RokForm, Bell Helmets, Elk Grove Muay Thai, Dion Device, EK Chains, Phiten USA, Troy Lee Designs, Sip Moscato and Brent Harling BHR Management.

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