From a press release issued by Michael Beck: Michael Beck completes deals for 2008 Michael Beck will be contesting in the AMA Supersport Championship for 2008 aboard his Graves Motorsport prepped and built Yamaha R6s. Also backing Becks program for 08: Simi Valley Cycles, Premiere Home Entertainment, Dunlop Tires, Sportire Services, Shoei Helmets, AGVSports, Puma Boots, OFD Racing, Driven Performance Products, Bravo Condoms, Motul Oils, Dynojet, Galfer Brakes, GP Tech, L&L Motorports, VP Fuels and MC Pro Design. More, from a press release issued by American Honda: American Honda and the Pro Honda brand are pleased to support 4x National mini road racing champion Peter Lenz for the 2008 season. Ten-year-old Peter’s first Honda was also his first MiniGP bike, a Honda NSR50R. He has won a slew of races on that same NSR since. American Honda has provided Honda Pro Oils and a support budget to help keep Lenz’s new bikes running smoothly throughout the year. Lenz will be running a CRF150R powered RS125GP, a CR85 powered RS125GP, and a NSR50R. American Honda’s Rick Mitchell, stated, “The Pro Honda brand is excited to begin a relationship with Peter Lenz and his racing program. We hope this is just the start of a mutually rewarding long-term relationship with Peter”. Peter who is a scant 4’5″ and 70lbs is using the 2008 season to further hone his race craft in MiniGPs while running full-size GP chassis equipment. Peter is already looking towards 2009 when he will be old enough to participate in the USGPRU aboard a Honda powered Moriwaki Engineering MD250H. Peter’s season kicks off March 17-18 with the SMRRC. More information on Peter can be found on his site at http://www.PeterLenz.com. To learn more about how Pro Honda oils can protect your ride head over to http://powersports.honda.com More, from a press release issued by Zero 7 Design Concepts: Zero 7 Design Concepts to Sponsor Walt Sipp, AMA Superbike Championship Racer and ASRA Licensed Road Racer. Mentor, OH Zero 7 Design Concepts, a division of Leroy-Thompson, today announced its sponsorship of Walt Sipp, AMA Superbike Championship racer and ASRA licensed road racer. Scott Webster, Owner of Leroy-Thompson and Zero 7 Design Concepts, commented: “Having worked with Walt on several projects, it was a natural progression to support him in his racing career. I admire his drive and determination.” Walt has been involved in some form of racing his entire life, beginning with cars and drag bikes. He began his road racing career in 1999 after attending Learning Curves Roadracing School. He also attended the Kevin Schwantz School. He finished second in his very first race and has been hooked ever since. Be sure to watch Walt compete in the 67th edition of the most prestigious motorcycle race in America, the Daytona 200. The race takes place at Daytona International Speedway on March 8th during Daytona Bike Week. The race will also be aired on The Speed Channel. Check your local listings. Zero 7 Design Concepts, located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, is an in-house graphic design and print facility equipped with the latest design software, full color printer and vinyl plotter. In addition to general print work, Zero 7 specializes in large format color banners, vehicle and trailer wraps and unique logo and graphic design. Leroy-Thompson specializes in handcrafted motorcycles and custom parts, and has been featured in the book The Art of the Bobber, in numerous motorcycle industry magazines and was featured on an episode of “Biker Build-Off” on The Learning Channel in 2007. Visit Zero 7 Design Concepts and Leroy-Thompson on the web at www.zero7designconcepts.com and www.leroythompsonchoppers.com or call 440-266-1635.
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