May 8, 2012
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Tyler O'Hara, Doug Dubach, Dave Sulecki, Ryan Dungey, Josh Strang
Tyler O'Hara, XR1200 Racer - Bartels Harley-Davidson
O'Hara is currently leading the points in the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 class. This past weekend he raced at Infineon Raceway, his home track, and pulled off a second place finish. The exciting XR1200 series has had three different winners in the three races so far this season. O'Hara has been racing since he was four-years-old in a variety of motorcycle disciplines. He has won titles in motocross, flat track and supermoto and won the XR1200 Race 1 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway in 2011.
Doug Dubach, President - Dubach Racing Development
Since retiring from a long and successful professional motocross racing career, Doug stays busy with DRD in developing exhaust and performance parts for off-road and ATV machines. Dubach Racing has become one of the leaders in exhaust pipe design and manufacturing and Doug can be found at the local Southern California tracks every week testing his latest designs. Recently DRD released a engine relocation kit for the YZ450 to change the way the bike handles.
Dave Sulecki, Market Segment Manager Off-Road / ATV - Wiseco Performance Products
Dave is a longtime Wiseco employee, who came to the company in 1988. Having worked from the engineering side of the business for twenty years, he was responsible for design and directing piston concepts to manufacturing. Now on the commercial side, Dave works with everything from new product technology and development, sales, marketing, and promotion, to helping direct support activity with racers, teams, and events.
Ryan Dungey, Motocross/ Supercross, Red Bull KTM
At only 23 years old Ryan has won every title in the sport of motocross. Last year he signed with the Red Bull KTM team for 2012 and he entered another year in the premier class on a new bike that was unproven at a championship level on U.S. soil. Early on it was clear that KTM had a winning program as Dungey scored a main event win and took over the points lead for a brief time. A broken collar bone prevented him from seeing the Supercross Championship through, however, he did return to racing to score a total of four main event wins before setting his sights on the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as the title favorite.
Josh Strang, EnduroCross and WORCS Racer - FMF KTM RPM Racing Team Maxxis
The former GNCC Champion tried his hand at Endurocross this past weekend in Las Vegas. This was Strang's first major race since his doctors cleared him the second time from his leg injury sustained at the last round of the GNCC in 2011. Strang got his feet wet this weekend and picked up some valuable knowledge regarding what it is going to take to be competitive in the series. Earlier in the year Strang did race a couple of WORC's races before doctors decided that his leg needed more time to heal properly. He is currently 12th in the series after racing only three of the five rounds.