KICKER Climbs aboard Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Racing

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER Audio is proud to announce the signing of Team Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit®/Kawasaki® Racing for the AMA Supercross and Motocross 2008 seasons. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Racing, also known as Team Pro Circuit in their black, white, and lime green color scheme, is one of the most recognizable and competitive racing squads on the track.

Ryan Villopoto

The current Pro Circuit team, which competes in the Supercross and Motocross Lites divisions, consists of Austin Stroupe, Brett Metcalfe, Branden Jesseman, and Ryan Villopoto. Villopoto won the Supercross West Lites title last year, and then defended his Outdoor Nationals’ Lites championship as well. He was also named the AMA/SPEED Athlete-of-the-Year for his outstanding performances.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Racing joins Tim Ferry, Davi Millsaps, Jason Lawrence, Matt Lemoine, and Heath Voss, to name just a few, as riders sponsored by KICKER.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Racing is owned by Mitch Payton, the president and founder of Pro Circuit, a California-based company specializing in custom aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories. Pro Circuit has been backing motocross teams since early 1990 and was instrumental in changing the ways motocross teams continue to be financed today. KICKER racing teammates Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael flew Pro Circuit colors during their storied careers, and Pro Circuit claims 15 AMA Supercross and another seven AMA Motocross 125cc crowns since 1991.

In addition, team sponsor Monster Energy is a longtime marketing partner of KICKER, and in 2008 it’s also the title sponsor of AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. KICKER audio systems and SoundGate integration products, divisions of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc., are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized dealers worldwide, and also through selected Original Equipment Manufacturers. Consumers needing more information on KICKER, SoundGate, or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit brand websites at or

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