Entries are closed and the United States Grand Prix Racers Union (USGPRU) officials have finalized the list of 25 riders competing in the REV'IT sponsored Moriwaki MD250H Powered by Honda double-header races during the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, August 27 to 29. These young up-and-coming riders will have the opportunity to demonstrate their talents in front of an international audience while competing at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway on their Moriwaki MD250Hs, which feature a Moriwaki aluminum chassis incorporating a Honda-built single-cylinder four-stroke engine sourced from the CRF250X.
As a points-paying round of the 2010 USGPRU schedule, the competition will be fierce as defending USGPRU 2009 Moriwaki MD250H powered by Honda series champion Garrett Gerloff will square off against 2008 champion Jake Lewis, along with 2010 series points leaders Peter Lenz, Stefano Mesa, Nick McFadden, Max Flinders and Lex Hartl. The field includes many of the best 12 to 16-year-old road racers from 16 different states in the U.S., as well as Canada and Bermuda.
Name Hometown Bike Number
Max Flinders Slidell, LA 888
Garrett Gerloff Trussville, AL 1
Grayson Gerloff Trussville, AL 310
Jake Lewis Princeton, KY 85
Tyler Linders Mission Viejo, CA 148
Ryan Matter Rancho Cucamonga, CA 22
Kaleb De Keyrel White Bear Lake, MN 251
Andre Ochs Fallbrook, CA 46
Peter Lenz Vancouver, WA 45
Xavier Zayat Flushing, NY 24
Austin Medrano Mustang, OK 32
Alex Wisdom High Ridge, MO 77
Nick McFadden Owensboro, KY 195
Lex Hartl Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 47
Bruce Degrilla Warwick, Bermuda 18
Cody Sousa-Saints Warwick, Bermuda 21
Ben Truslow Aliso Viejo, CA 28
Nick Hansen Cedarburg, WI 97
Ben Young Thornbury, Ontario 136
Brandon Altmeyer Cedar Park, TX 291
Ian Tetrick Sutton, WV 191
Cassidy Heiser York, PA 67
Joe Roberts Glendale, CA 27
Jasper Hankey Gardners, PA 429
Stefano Mesa Boca Raton, FL 137
The REV'IT sponsored Moriwaki MD250H Powered by Honda class kicks off the on-track activity at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Friday, August 27 with practice starting at noon. Two rounds of qualifying will begin at 4:25pm on Friday afternoon. The first of the two 12-lap races is scheduled for 4:30pm on Saturday, with Sunday's race set for 10:20am, followed by the World Championship 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP races.
In addition to the action at the track, several of the young competitors will gain more valuable experience by participating in promotional activities surrounding the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Thursday, August 26th, including a group that will join the MotoGP series stars during their visit to downtown Indianapolis. Another group will visit local schools with their racebikes and riding gear to discuss motorcycle safety.
Founded in 2002, USGPRU is the officially recognized 125 Grand Prix National ChampionshipÂ® and 250 Grand Prix National ChampionshipÂ® series, including the popular Moriwaki MD250H Powered by Honda spec-bike youth class and the exciting new Moto3 class. The USGPRU provides a unique opportunity for riders by providing extended-length grand prix racing with timed qualifying and superb contingency and sponsor support. The race and practice format is designed to prepare riders for the experience of two-wheel racing at the highest levels.
For more information on USGPRU, visit www.usgpru.net.
More, from a press release issued by Rob Linders:
Tyler Linders to race In USGPRU Moriwaki MD250H Challenge at Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Fourteen year old Tyler Linders is very excited to race at the upcoming Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. Tyler will debut a patriotic paint job and leathers for this race.
"This field will be very competitive and I'm hoping to put it on the box by the end of the weekend", said Tyler.
Tyler will also have the opportunity to go downtown with some MotoGP stars on Thursday and would love to meet as many people as possible. Tyler will also be signing pictures pictures downtown and at the races.
Tyler proudly represents and would like to thank Motul Lubricants, Mid Cites Honda, Galfer, Next Moto Champion, PSR, Cycle Gear, Impact Armor, and Safer Moto.