Quick update from Shawn and Tyler:
Shawn rode his Daytona Sportbike spec Buell 1125R this past Sunday at the Autoclub speedway to get some seat time and testing before this weekends upcoming AMA race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.
“We’ve have had some incredibly bad luck in the first two rounds of AMA Superbike competition, but we feel the mechanical issues are behind us now. The Crotchrocket.TV EBR1190 should be well suited for the tight and technical Infineon racetrack. The EBR1190 Superbike was still being prepped, but just turning laps on the Buel 1125R was a great warmup for Infineon. We collected some data and learned a bit about the performance of Dunlop AMA spec slicks.”
Also racing this weekend at Infineon will be Tyler Linders (#48) who races under the Team Rotobox/NEXX flag. This will be his first professional debut. So everyone attending please give him a pat on the back for this huge accomplishment. Tyler doesn’t have that much experience at Infineon, but if his 2011 record is any indication of his potential in the Supersport class, he will be the one to watch. Tyler will race on Sunday May 6th at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.
“I was out at Auto Club Speedway testing my NEXX/Rotobox Yamaha R6 to get ready for my AMA Pro Motorcycle Superstore SuperSport debut. The bike felt great and I got used to the Dunlop tires, which I haven’t had much time on. I am ready to take on the challenge of the technical track, Infineon, and the challenge of my first Pro race. I am very excited and I can’t wait to get out on track.”
a few pics from testing this past weekend:
James Gang Racing
Also ,if you are in the pits visit with Brice and Paul from the James Gang / Hoban Brothers racing team! They are racing in the XR1200 series and are collecting points for the XR Showdown, which is supported by Vance & Hines and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Shorai will also be doing contingency payouts for competitors running our lithium motorcycle batteries.
Shorai sponsors many small teams and individual riders all over the world. For more information about sponsorship, please contact Shawn Higbee. Shorai Inc., located in Sunnyvale, CA, is a distributor of lithium iron based motorcycle batteries. Further information regarding the company can be found at www.shoraipower.com
So who will be there this weekend? It should be a great weekend in Sonoma, have a glass of wine and watch some of the fastest riders around. See you at the races.