AURORA, Ill., (Oct. 27, 2006) – The Blair brothers – Vincent & Daniel – have banded together again, and along with pal Casey Hinson, will contest the 2006/07 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series under the team name “Eternal Industries.”
In addition to their top shelf MX skills, the Blair’s band “The Main Event” will also be performing live at select arenas and clubs in the cities the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series visits. Daniel (vocals) and Vincent (guitar) formed the band and have even offered up their musical talent as part of the opening ceremonies at this year’s events.
“We’re delivering the entire package to the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series this year,” said Daniel Blair, who’s also acting as the team manager. “We’ll pull off the opening ceremonies, boot up and give ‘er heck in the qualifiers and main, then pack up and hit the after parties to jam some more!”
Daniel Blair’s (#125) race resume is as impressive as any on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series tour. A former ESPN2 “Rider of the Week” at the ’04 St. Louis round of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, Daniel, 24, has qualified for more than 30 AMA Supercross Lites and AMA Supercross main events in his career. His first time racing an entire Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, Daniel has tallied numerous heat race wins and top five main event finishes at arenacross races in the past. As an amateur, Daniel won three AMA National titles and he’s the first rider in AMA Pro Racing history to qualify for both a 125cc and 250cc main event in the same night aboard a four-stroke motorcycle.
Joining Daniel Blair will be his longtime riding companion, younger brother Vincent (19). Contesting the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series in 2004 and ’05, Vincent will look to be an instant threat to podium on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series tour. Having qualified for a number of supercross main events, Vincent also won three amateur AMA National titles. Keep an eye on his No. 157 bike.
The final member of the Eternal Industries team is #104 Casey Hinson. The 17-year-old just completed his first year of racing arenacross on the national level and is looking to move up to the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series and use it as a springboard to the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
Lending support to the Eternal Industries team will be Suzuki (all three will be aboard RMZ450s), AXO, Bills Pipes, Renthal, HJC, OGIO, Utopia, AiRide Suspension, Pirelli, Sunline, ARC, EVS, DT1, ICW Bike Stands, El Segundo, Stockton Recycling, CRA, and Rub It Enterprises - which has designed the team look.
For more information on the Eternal Industries team, check out www.eternalindustries.com. And for more information – including booking - regarding “The Main Event,” check out the band at www.myspace.com/rockthemainevent.