Greensboro, North Carolina (November 12, 2007) - The Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team made it happen in Albany, NY. Tyler Bright, the rookie member of the team, won the Arenacross Main event and Jim Neese, the team owner, finished third overall in the second event of the series. Neese won the holeshot award, but Bright passed him in the whoops section and never looked back.
Tyler Bright also won his Heat race and Jim Neese was third in his Heat race. Tyler also raced the Arenacross Lites class, where he finished seventh overall.
It was in Albany last year where Jim Neese turned things around from a disappointing opening weekend in Des Moines, to podium in the Arenacross class and the Arenacross Lites class - taking third in the Arenacross class and second in the Arenacross Lites class.
In the current Toyota Arenacross point standings, Neese is in fourth place overall with 46 points, just three points out of second place. Bright is in thirteenth overall with 25 points. Tyler Bright is in second place overall in the Arenacross Lites East class with 14 points.
"This is a great way to start off the season with both of us on the podium. I am very excited for Tyler, he is riding extremely well and showing tremendous potential," said Neese.
Jim added, "This is only my second year running the team and everything is coming together perfectly. Our sponsors are all showing solid support for the team and the results demonstrate everyone's commitment to the program. My goal this season is to develop our Arenacross team and race select Supercross races. Ultimately, I plan to run a Supercross team out of North Carolina, in addition to the Arenacross team."
"This weekend could not have gone any better for me. I am pumped to win a race against so many talented riders; the competition in Arenacross this year is stacked. I feel great about riding with the Carolina Xpress and Jim Neese. The team is professionally run and we all enjoy working together," added Tyler Bright.
The next race is November 16 - 18 in Reno, Nevada at the Live Stock Center.
About the Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team
The Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team is a professional motocross race team based in North Carolina. The team is a Suzuki factory support team and races in the Toyota Arenacross Series and the Victory Sports MEGA and ULTRA Series. Team sponsors include: Foremost Insurance, Kenda Tires, Moose Racing, Kawasaki Suzuki of Durham, Total Control, Scorpion Helmets, Big Gun Exhausts, Extremeion Carbon Raptor, Vision Graphics, Pazzaz, Pro-Wheel, Crower Power, Smith, CV4 Products.
Racing for the team are Jim Neese and Tyler Bright, two national caliber riders. In addition to racing and running the team, Jim Neese also owns Jim Neese Rider Development System, a school for motocross racers aiming to tap their potential (www.jimneese.com).
About Foremost Insurance
Foremost Insurance is located in Grand Rapids, MI and provides specialized insurance programs for mobile homes, motor homes, travel trailers, landlord properties, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, boats and collectible autos. For more information on Foremost products, visit www.foremost.com, or visit www.ForemostOutdoors.com.