Feb 4, 2003
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<BR>From a press release issued by Buell Motor Company:<BR><BR>WI MOTORSPORTS CHARITIES HONORS BUELL RACER BRYAN BEMISDERFER<BR><BR>MILWAUKEE, WIS. -- (February 4, 2003) Buell racer Bryan Bemisderfer was recently honored at the 12th Annual Wisconsin Motorsports Charities Recognition Dinner for his championship performance in the 2002 Formula USA Buell Lightning Series. He joined auto racers Scott Wimmer, Jimmy Vasser and John Haini, among others, who were also recognized for their accomplishments. <BR><BR>Bemisderfer won the 2002 Buell Lightning Series Championship aboard a Buell Lightning S1 race bike. He earned a podium finish at every race he entered throughout the season, which put him in the championship lead with two races to go. He then lost his primary sponsor and missed the next round, which put him in third place overall going into the final event at Daytona International Speedway. Bemisderfer earned the championship title with a strong second place finish in that race after series points leaders Michael Barnes and Clint Brotz did not finish. <BR><BR>"It was a tough season, but I worked hard and am thrilled it all paid off in the end. It is a great honor for me to be recognized by Wisconsin Motorsports Charities along with such racing legends and upcoming stars," said Bemisderfer. "And it's even more gratifying to know that this dinner benefits such a worthwhile cause." <BR><BR>The dinner benefited Ranch Community Services, which is a rehabilitation center for developmentally disabled adults who suffer the debilitating effects of mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, emotional or behavioral problems, autism and brain damage. More than 250 individuals are served by learning skills for their ability level. Ranch Community Services is located in Menomonee Falls, Wis.<BR><BR>Bemisderfer still lives in his hometown of Greencastle, Penn., where he grew up riding dirt bikes around the family farm with his brother and father. In 1986 at the age of 18, he competed in his first road race at nearby Summit Point, W.Va. He turned pro in 1990 and started racing Buell motorcycles in 1998. He plans to compete in the Formula USA Thunderbike Series in 2003 aboard his Buell S1 Lightning, sponsored by Harding Harley-Davidson in Corning, NY. The team also recently acquired a Buell Firebolt XB9R, which they plan to race-prep and enter this season.<BR><BR>To learn more about Buell Motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer today and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style, and performance only found aboard a Buell. Call 1-800-490-9635 for the Buell dealer nearest you. Or pull into ;