David Vuillemin Looks To Clinch Privateer Challenge

April 26, 2007 1:03pm

AURORA, Ill. (April 26, 2007) – With three rounds remaining on the 2006-07 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP schedule, Honda’s David Vuillemin, of Murrieta, Calif., holds a 39-point lead over Honda-mounted Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, in the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge.

The top finishing privateer will be awarded a new 2007 Weekend Warrior Supercross Edition trailer courtesy of Giant RV and $25,000 from US Smokeless Tobacco Company. The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company will award $15,000 and $10,000 to the second and third place finishers respectively in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP.

“The privateers are the backbone of supercross and the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge is one way of recognizing their efforts,” said Jody Deal, brand manager, USSTC. “They line-up each week against factory riders and give it their all. We hope that through this award we can bring the privateer a little recognition.”

Voss holds a slim three-point lead over Kawasaki’s Paul Carpenter, of Ithaca, N.Y., for the runner-up position. Last year Honda-backed Nick Wey, of DeWitt, picked up top finishing privateer honors. Honda’s Ryan Clark, of Waddell, Ariz., was second, while Kawasaki’s Jeff Gibson, of Blacklick, Ohio, was third.

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com.  For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.