Oct 23, 2012
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Pit Pass Motorcycle Talk Show
Chris Fillmore, Tyler O'Hara, Eli Tomac, Chris Ridgeway, Bob DiFranco
Chris Fillmore, AMA Pro SuperBike - KTM HMC Racing
Fillmore completed his first full season on the KTM RC8 Superbike and finished just outside the top ten in 11th place overall. He put in a solid season despite missing three races due to a broken hand. His best finish of the season was a 4th in the final race weekend. During the season he scored eight top ten finishes. In 2011 he won the XR 1200 Championship racing for RMR/Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing. He also raced four races in AMA Pro SuperBike on the KTM and finished 21st overall. Fillmore started his professional racing career in Supermoto racing.
Tyler O'Hara, AMA Pro XR 1200 - The JCR Scrubblade Bartels Harley-Davidson Team
O'Hara was close to winning his first road racing championship at the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing season finale but a last minute unconscious reach out to Michael Barnes in the final stretch cost him. After a very strong season with four wins, O'Hara was penalized in the final race for his misjudgment and finished the 2012 season in 3rd overall. In 2011 he raced in both the AMA Pro Daytona class and the XR 1200 class. He finished 9th in the DSB class and 3rd in the XR class. O'Hara has a varied background having raced competitively in motocross, flat track, supermoto and road racing.
Bob DiFranco, Market Segment Manager - Wiseco Performance Products
Bob works in the V-Twin, Street bike, Snowmobile, and Marine segments at Wiseco. He's in charge of developing new products and manages the current product lines. He also works with certain key customers of Wiseco to develop customer branded products. As part of his position he has a great understanding of where the market is headed and trends that are developing within the motorcycle industry.
Eli Tomac, 250 Motocross/Supercross - GEICO Honda
2012 has been an incredible year for Eli Tomac. He won the Monster Energy Supercross West Coast Lites championship and then went on to finish third in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. This past weekend he had the opportunity to race a 450 at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas and he proved he's more than capable by winning one of the three main events. He finished third overall. Next year he will continue to race in the 250 class with GEICO Honda.
Chris Ridgeway, Amputee Motorcycle Racer - HERO Racing
HERO Racing is entered in the SCORE International Baja 1000 on November 14-17 with the first all-amputee team in the race's history. They are racing as a 100% non-profit fundraiser to bring a fortunate recipient a prosthetic leg. Chris is a former pro motocross racer that had an above knee amputation in 2002 due to an injury in 1995. Since then he's competed in the X Games where he won two gold medals and he won four gold medals in the Extremity Games.