Greensboro, North Carolina (February 4, 2008) - The Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team pulled off a podium in every race this weekend in the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. Tyler Bright was on the podium three out of four races and won the AX Lites class on Saturday night. The only race that Tyler was not on the podium was the race he pull out of due to a flat tire. Jim Neese came in third place on Friday night. Jim was riding with an injury he sustained last weekend.
AX- Jim Neese 3rd place, Tyler Bright 16th place (flat tire)
AX Lites - Tyler Bright 2nd place
AX - Tyler Bright 3rd place, Jim Neese 6th place
AX Lites - Tyler Bright 1st place
In the current Toyota Arenacross point standings, Neese is in eighth place overall with 199 points. Bright is in eleventh overall with 162 points. Bright still leads the Arenacross Lites East class with 136 points.
"We had a much better weekend of racing. It was good to see the Foremost Insurance Suzuki's on the podium every race. I was still dealing with an injured elbow. I was able to get past the pain on Friday night better than Saturday night. We are looking forward to more weekends like this one," said Neese.
"I felt solid this weekend. I have been racing with stock exhaust so far this season. This weekend I ran all the races with my LeoVince exhaust and the Suzuki ran great. The flat tire on Friday was unfortunate, but what can you do. I know I have the speed to be on the podium consistently and look forward to putting in strong finishes for the remainder of the season," added Bright.
The team's next race is February 15 - 16 in Pikeville, Kentucky at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information visit www.arenacross.com.
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 - Foremost Insurance, Kenda Tires, Moose Racing, Kawasaki Suzuki of Durham, Total Control, Scorpion Helmets, LeoVince Exhaust, Extremeion Carbon Raptor, Vision Graphics, Pazzaz, Pro-Wheel, Boyesen, Crower Power, Smith, SDG, 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, Michigan 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.
About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 23rd year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles , California , Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company's website at www.livenation.com.