Paul Carpenter competed in the United States last year but makes his return to Canada after winning the 2007 CMRC Motocross Nationals Championship. "I thoroughly enjoy riding in Canada," explained Carpenter. "Everyone in Canada, from the other riders, to the promoters, and to the fans, are just awesome. It is so much fun to rider up in Canada and I'm really glad to be back. There's a lot of competition up here this year, though. It is going to be very tough to get that championship back, but we've really been working hard since the Supercross season ended. It will be a great fight but I think we'll be up there at the end of the season."
Bobby Kiniry is new to the team this year and showed everyone how much speed he has from the Supercross season. Although this is Kiniry's first time racing in the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals he knows what it takes to win. "I'm really excited about getting started this weekend," said Kiniry. "I didn't have the best of luck in the Supercross season so it's nice to start fresh with a new season. This is going to be an exciting season for myself and the fans since there are so many guys that can win."
Jack Carpenter is another new addition to the team and will be moving up to the MX1 class after riding in the Supercross Lites class in the U.S. "Canada will be a new experience for me," commented Jack on his first venture into the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals. "I know I have a lot to learn but I've been preparing a lot with my teammates. The team has been working hard and I think we have the best equipment out there. I can't wait for that gate to drop so we can get to racing and give the fans a good show."
Heidi Cooke will be making her return to the Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki team as the Women's class competitor. Like Paul, she won the title in 2007 and scored second overall last year. "I'm really hoping to regain that number one plate this year," said Cooke. "Last year was a little disappointing but we are ready this year. I have really focused on my training and preparation this year. We spent some time down in California to do some testing with the team so we are ready to go. It will certainly be another tough year but I hope to be on top of the podium at the end of the season."
The new team website at www.cernicskawasaki.com just launched and will be updated on a regular basis. We've partnered with the Loop'd Network to give fans better access to the team with our new Loop'd community. To celebrate the new Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki community on the Loop'd Network we will be giving out prizes to select fans that join our community.
"Cernics Kawasaki has a phenomenal program and is a top contender for the Canadian Nationals this summer," said Scott Tilton, CEO of Loop'd. "We were excited to partner with such a great team to launch a social community for their fans to get exclusive weekly updates and interact with the riders throughout the summer during their quest for national titles."
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