Warthog Racing Injury and Roster Updates

  • Eric Sorby
  • Tyler Bowers
  • Heath Voss
Newbury Park - The 2009 AMA Monster Energy Supercross series took a hop, skip, and a jump from Anaheim, CA to Phoenix, AZ, for round two of the series.  Lot’s of things happened for the MDK/Warthog Racing Academy team in Phoenix; some good and some bad.

Let’s start with the good.  The team finalized a deal with Eric Sorby to compete in the rest of the series under the MDK/Warthog Racing Academy’s canopy.  Eric is a super kid and we are over the moon to have him.  He has always contributed to Warthog Racing and now we have the chance to reciprocate his kindness.  And did I mention Eric hauls arse??  Eric will be starting with us in Houston, and we expect an exciting season from him.  He is surrounded by great people like Coy Gibbs, J-Bone, and David Evans, and they will all be helping Eric as a friend throughout the season.  Upstanding guys, all of them!!

More good news!!  Heath Voss, riding for Mastercraft, is the captain of the Warthog Nation.  Heath took the week off and went to Germany for a 3-day Supercross event.  Heath dominated the event and came home the King of Germany after winning a Toyota Truck and a boatload of prize money.  The beautiful thing about this is that Heath is only 4 points behind in the race for Privateer of the Year – an honor he would like to win this year.

A bit of the bad news was that our budding superstar Tyler Bowers had a horrific crash that saw him down for several minutes in his heat race.  The good news is that he is in much better shape than it appeared. Tyler has gone in for two MRIs this week and the doctors have said he will be 100% for A2.  In case you didn’t notice, Tyler was hauling arse in his heat – posting lap times that would have easily put him inside the top 10 in the main.  Let’s hope A2 is a great race for Tyler because within that 17-year old kid resides a future champion!! 

This season would not be possible without our committed and actively engaged sponsor/partner group.  For 2009, we have teamed up with the following entities: MDK Motorsports, MDK Speed, DeCal Works, Smooth Industries, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), P-LoK, MotoConcepts, Transworld Motocross, Vanquish MX, DT1 Air Filters, MXResultz.com, Devol Engineering, Liquid Performance, LongShot Racing, CP Pistons, VP Fuel, Dunlop, The Plumber Inc., MB2 Raceway, Edgile Consulting, MX Sports, MotionPro, Dana K Business Parks, The Whitaker Wellness Institute, Atlantic Promotions, NXTAgency, Relentless Media, MotoTees, RacerX Illustrated, Dirt Rider Magazine, MartialMoto, Honolulu Hills Raceway, L&M Racing, and Fire and Police MX.

With this fine group, anything is possible.  And special thanks to Feld Motor Sports.  Because of their full support, dozens of privateers get the opportunity to live their dreams.

Take care and we’ll see you at the races!!


About MDK Motorsports and MDK Speed Equipment:

MDK Motorsports, LLC and MDK Speed Equipment, LLC are privately held companies and part of the MDK brand family of motocross related products and services. With 30 years of experience in Aerospace Engineering and a passion for high performance 4-stroke motocross bikes, MDK Speed Equipment delivers technology and products that have not been previously available to the general public.

AS 9003 aerospace manufacturing protocols are used, along with countless hours of dyno, flow bench, and track testing to enable MDK SE to provide products and services that deliver great performance and durability.  MDK Motorsports and MDK Speed Equipment are located in San Jose, California. For more information go to www.MDKMoto.com or www.MDKSpeed.com

About MotoConcepts:

MotoConcepts is a Pacific Northwest Manufacturer of innovative and unique Motorsports accessories designed for the professional and recreational rider.  MotoConcepts is proud to partner with top motocross companies like MDK Speed, Warthog Racing, Smooth Industries, and DeCal Works to help support the MCRMX team.  For more information visit www.MotoConcepts.com

About Smooth Industries: 

Smooth Industries LLC is the leader in Officially Licensed Motocross apparel and accessories using images and the likeness of the sports biggest names including Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Kevin Windham, Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki, Rockstar Makita Suzuki and more. It is our goal to provide quality motocross themed products for fans of all ages, giving them fresh and innovative designs to express their passion for not only their favorite riders and teams but the sport itself in hopes of continuing to aid in the overall growth of the sport of motocross. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmoothIndustries.com

About Warthog Racing:

Warthog Racing (WR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross.  WR is comprised of two distinct entities: the not for profit Warthog Racing Academy, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at supporting the privateers; and  Warthog Enterprises (WE), which focuses on merchandise and entertainment products. The WR website is at www.WarthogRacing.com

About Synergy Racing Technologies:

Synergy Racing Technologies is a group of sponsors and individuals whose mission is to: conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at supporting the Privateers thus helping to progress the sport we love. SRT is focused on providing their riders with the best platform to succeed while making optimal use of race team resources to maximize sponsorship value.