Aug 20, 2013
© 2013, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Pit Pass Radio
Kevin Schwantz, Owner Schwantz School
The former MotoGP Champion was on the podium once again at the 2013 Coca Cola Zero Suzuka 8-Hour World Endurance Championship. His team placed third and included Yukio Kagayama and Noriyuki Haga. Most recently he held his very popular Kevin Schwantz School at Indy Motorspeedway, which was his second and only other school for 2013. His 2014 school schedule will come out in December.
Marcus Mcbain, Road Race Team Owner
Mcbain built his knowledge of road racing through his 18 years of racing CMRA, WERA, and AMA. During his racing career he won a couple of WERA National events. The riders he has worked with include Dane Westby, Ty Howard and Cory Burleson. He is currently working with Danny Kelsey who is riding a GSXR1000. RPS was formed in 2003 and has provided leading edge suspension solutions for its customers and sponsored riders as well as an array of training, mechanical, and professional services.
Chris Kruzel, Owner – Drippin Wet
Chris started as an Am/Pro motocross racer, as he puts it “Someone who rides like an amateur but spends like a pro”. After it got too expensive he took a break and later found road racing. He started out doing graphic work and painting helmets for racers until that morphed into creating decals and doing graphic work. Anyone who is familiar with AMA Pro racing has seen amazing Kruzel’s decal work on top riders’ bikes like Josh Herrin, Dane Westby, Huntley Nash and the Graves Motorsports bikes.
Ryan Sipes, 450 Pro Motocross – Rockstar Energy Racing
Ryan Sipes started the 2013 Supercross season very well in the 250SX class. However, he was involved in a crash at Anaheim 2 and suffered a hand injury that required multiple surgeries. He raced the last 3 rounds racing himself back into shape and finished 14th overall. In the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series he’s racing the 450 filling in for his injured teammate Davi Millsaps. This past Saturday at the brand new venue at Miller Motorsports Park, Ryan went 7-26 for 13th overall. He was married in June and is not signed to a team yet for 2014.
Grant Baylor, GNCC XC2 Racer
Grant was the 2011 GNCC 250A Champion and also boasts 2011 GNCC Top Overall Amateur honors. In 2012 he raced the 250A and won the championship with the Amateur Top Honors once more. In 2013 he is leading the points in the XC2 Pro Lites with mostly podium finishes and 3 wins. This weekend he will be competing at the Big Sky XC in Montana against the top offroad racers all across the country. Grant is only 16 years old.
Robbie Reynard, Owner – Reynard Raceway
Robbie was one of the greatest amateur racers of all time before turning pro in 1993 racing for Factory Kawasaki. His pro racing accomplishments include winning his pro debut and then going on to win the prestigious AMA’s Rookie of the Year award. He was the youngest rider to win an Outdoor National and an Arenacross Championship. He also was the 1998 World Supercross Champion as well as many other accomplishments along the way. Today he operates Reynard Raceway in Wellston, OK where he grooms young riders to reach their full potential in motocross. You can find Robbie at many of the amateur nationals with his students and he even competes at some of them. He raced Loretta Lynn’s this year and won the Vet 35+ class against a stacked field including Tim Ferry.
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