Les Smith on Pit Pass Radio

December 27, 2011 4:05pm
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Kevin Schwantz, GP World Champion and Owner of the Kevin Schwantz Schools
Schwantz recently announced that participants in his school can now use their own bikes when they attend his schools in 2012. He also announced that he will be returning to Road Atlanta as he starts his 12th year of the Schwantz School. The calendar starts April 16 - 17 at Road Atlanta. He will also be holding a school at Indy Motor Speedway on August 20 - 21 and if the facility is finished he will be wrapping up the schools at the newly built Circuit of the Americas.

Sammy Halbert, Dirt Track Racer - Sammy Halbert Racing
Halbert turned Pro in 2004 and won the AMA Pro Sport Hot-Shoe National Championship. In 2006, he won the AMA Ricky Graham Rookie of the year award. In 2007 he rode for team Memphis Shades/Yamaha and won his first Grand National race in his home state at the Castle Rock, Washington TT. In 2008 he started his own racing team and finished 5th place in the GNC Twins Championship and in 2009 he won the overall Grand National Championship. For 2011 he finished first in the GNC Expert Singles class with three wins and third in the Expert Twins class with one win. His combined results put him in third overall in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance GNC Championship.

Daniel Sandstedt, VP Sales- JT Racing
JT Racing USA, one of the most innovative and legendary motocross gear companies of the '70s, '80s and '90s, is back for 2011 with an exciting new line of high-end and uniquely advanced riding gear. Nearly two years in the making, the re-launch of JT Racing USA and the debut of the 2011 Collection represent a major moto-industry achievement. For 2012 JT Racing has signed a deal with Moto Concepts Racing which includes Mike and Jeff Alessi.

Les Smith, SX and MX Lites Racer - Ohlins USA
In November Öhlins announced the signing of Les Smith to Team Öhlins USA, for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil AMA Motocross series. Smith will be competing in the Lites class on a Honda CRF250. A 21-year-old native of York, South Carolina, Smith is a three-time amateur champion at Loretta Lynn's and will now be racing on the Öhlins gold and running number 46, under the leadership of Team Öhlins USA manger, Grant Langston.

Jason Raines, Pro Offroad Racer - Raines Riding University
Jason is a long time professional offroad racer that has achieved many accomplishments. To his credit he has several AMA National Hare Scramble Series championships along with three ISDE Gold Medals, an ISDE Silver Medal, and over 35 National Wins in multiple pro off-road racing series. He operates the Raines Riding University on the East coast teaching the fundamentals of off-road racing including; physical training, mental training, bike set-up, diet, and motorcycle technique.

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