EFA announces the signing of Jimmy Albertson and Phil Nicoletti to their program. EFA is most notably known for being the training force behind rookie sensation Trey Canard. Jimmy has recently spent time working with Greg DiRenzo and Trey Canard back in Texas and Southern California, Phil has just recently started his new program and both are excited about the 2008 season.
"We are excited to sign these two racers and help them get to the next level. This year was an exciting year for us at EFA with Trey Canard. Coming out in his rookie season and winning the East Coast SX Lites was awesome for us and Trey! Jimmy and Trey have basically grown up together, he has always been a super fast kid, so speed isn't a problem, now our goal is to make him super fast and consistent from start to finish on the big bikes. Phil and I a from the East Coast, I've seen and heard about him for a while and now it’s time to see what this kid from NY can do. So far things are looking real good, he is willing to do the things we are asking and work hard, results are on the horizon!” – according to Greg DiRenzo, owner of EFA.
Unfortunately Jimmy had a pretty good crash last week and broke his collarbone, but he is healing up and should be back in a few short weeks. Phil is coming off an ACL injury that happened during SX, and hopes to be as close to 100% as quickly as possible. Trey, Jimmy and Phil will be training and riding together throughout the entire outdoor season, so it will be a great summer and this should be an interesting year, these two along with Trey will be pushing each other all summer. Before Jimmy's injury he kept getting faster and faster each day, turning some great lap times and doing this consistently for long motos. Phil is ready to get going again and get serious and show what he can do.
"This is an exciting time for EFA. We've got some great riders, and they have great sponsor behind them, 2008 is going to continue to be a great year, look for the 702 and the 178 bikes running strong and up front with the 48 soon!”