May 25, 2012
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MEET THE MEEN MOTORSPORTS TEAM
Team owner Ameen Sajjadi runs MEEN Motorsports from a small shop in Santa Clara, CA. This is Ameen's third year competing in AMA Pro Road Racing, and three young, talented riders"”Travis Ohge and Nadr Riad who race in the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport championship, and Bobby Fong who races in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike championship, join him.
In 2010, Bobby Fong had a breakout year with three podium appearances, including his first win at VIR. Despite his success, Bobby spent 2011 without a ride. He continued to train and work hard, though, and joined the MEEN Motorsports team for 2012. Bobby currently sits 7th in the Championship with a handful of top ten finishes, and he could land on the podium again at any time.
Also new to the Meen Motorsports team this year is rider Nadr Riad. Nadr began racing in the AMA Pro series in 2010, first in the Daytona SportBike class, and then in SuperSport under his own effort.
Eighteen-year-old Travis Ohge is competing for the second year on the MEEN Motorsports team. He currently sits 4th in SuperSport West.
This small team lacks a title sponsor, so each time they take to the track, it's a David versus Goliath scenario, where the team races to beat as many riders from larger, factory-supported teams as possible. And, so far this season, they've been able to outride many of the riders who come to the races with the support of semi trucks. For now, this is enough to keep the team motivated.