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Team Dunlop Riders Dominate AMA Winter National Olympics

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Buffalo, N.Y.--Riders for Team Dunlop turned in remarkable performances at the 2007 AMA Winter National Olympics at Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, Florida, November 19-24.

Leading the way was Suzuki’s Eli Tomac, who collected five overall wins: Supercross 85 (14-15) Stk and Super Mini (14-15); and in Motocross, 85 (14-15) Stk, 85 (14-15) Mod and Super Mini (14-15). Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo notched two overall wins, both in Motocross: 85 (7-11) Stk and 85 (7-11) Mod. In addition to the seven overall wins, Team Dunlop riders amassed 12 podium finishes and 23 top-10 finishes.

AMA Winter National Olympics – Supercross Overall (Alphabetically)
Blake Baggett (Kawasaki) – 2nd 125 (12-15) Mod, 7th 125 B Mod, 8th Yth 4 Stroke (14-16)
• Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki) – 1st 85 (7-11) Stk, 1st 85 (7-11) Mod       
• Jacob Hayes (Kawasaki) - 4th 85 (12-13) Mod
• Brandon Mays (Honda) - 3rd 125 (12-15) Mod, 4th 125 (12-15) Stk
• Carter Stephenson (Cobra) - 6th 51 PW STOCK (7-8)
Eli Tomac (Suzuki) – 1st 85 (14-15) Stk, 1st Super Mini (14-15), 6th 85 (14-15) Mod

AMA Winter National Olympics – Motocross Overall (Alphabetically)
Blake Baggett (Kawasaki) – 2nd 125 (12-15) Mod, 3rd 125 B Mod, 5th Yth 4 Stroke (14-16)
• Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki) – 4th 85 (7-11) Mod
• Jacob Hayes (Kawasaki) - 6th Super Mini (12-15), 6th 85 (12-13) Mod
• Brandon Mays (Honda) - 3rd 125 (12-15) Stk
• Carter Stephenson (Cobra) - 9th 51 PW Stock (7-8)
Eli Tomac (Suzuki) – 1st 85 (14-15) Stk, 1st 85 (14-15) Mod, 1st Super Mini (12-15)  

“Dunlop congratulates the Team Dunlop riders who competed at the Mini Os,” said Dunlop Vice President Mike Buckley. “These youngsters and their families work very hard and travel thousands of miles to get to this level of amateur competition and we salute each of them for their outstanding effort.”

Dunlop has been the official tire of the Mini Olympics for over 20 years and this year constructed “Big Knobby”, a huge motocross tire, just behind the starting gate to symbolize the successful launching point for numerous young motocrossers. Dunlop also sponsored an electronic bulletin board this year so that competitors, their families and support personnel could keep up with all of the racing action.

Dunlop is actively scouting for members of the 2008 Team Dunlop squad. Team Dunlop provides tire support and preferred service at select amateur races and Dunlop promotes and advertises Team Dunlop in national media and on the Dunlop website. Dunlop also contributes to an educational savings fund for Team Dunlop riders to underscore the importance of staying focused on schoolwork. Seventeen youngsters made the Team Dunlop squad in 2007. Selections for 2008 will be based upon 2007 amateur national results, results from Loretta Lynn’s and the 2007 final amateur power rankings. Factored into that will be rider attitude, professionalism and regional impact. 

About Dunlop Tires
Dunlop Tires is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com.

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