Newbury Park, CA. The MDK/Lucas Oil/Yamaha and the 2007 Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) programs kept the streak alive by placing riders in the main at every event. This week, at Reliant Stadium, three (3) riders made the Lites main.
O’Neal sponsored Chris Blose, Ryan Grantom, and Vernon McKiddie marched into the main with strong rides in the heat races and the LCQ. Both Grantom and McKiddie are Texas boys and they excelled in their home state. Blose came back strong in the LCQ after crashing hard in his heat.
After an uncharacteristically bad start in the LCQ, Adam Chatfield almost rode himself into position on his lightning fast MDK Speed Yamaha but came up short, winning the Asterisk Medic Card instead.
Several other team members came close to making the main. Jacob Saylor, Ramon Guzman, Charles Castloo, and Antonio Balbi were all within striking distance, but their luck didn’t hold out. Either an untimely crash or a last minute loss of position ended their night.
Key sponsor Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) delivered again, as two outstanding mechanic interns from their schools were hired by team riders Ramon Guzman and Bryan White.
“Main events are coming easier to the team now”, said Scott Kandel, Chief Altruistic Officer of WWR. “The overall program is solidifying and everyone is going out to do their job. Who knows, we might put six (6) riders in the main next week.” The team has now placed six (6) different riders in a total of thirteen (13) main events.
All eleven riders qualified for the night program. The qualified rider roster this week included Antonio Balbi, Chris Blose, Ted Campbell, Charles Castloo, Adam Chatfield, Ryan Grantom, Ramon Guzman, Clay Higgins, Vernon McKiddie, Jacob Saylor, and Bryan White.
The next stop on the 2007 Hog Haven Tour will be Saturday, February 17th at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Hog Haven apparel can be purchased at the LiveNation merchandise trailer in the pits or at www.smoothindustries.com. All WWR proceeds go towards funding their privateer support programs. Drop in to visit the entire team at www.WonderWarthogRacing.com