Advance, North Carolina - Top talent and industry insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and stories.
Jeremy Martin, 250SX East - Star Racing Yamaha
Born into a racing family with both his father and older brother acclaimed racers, Jeremy came into his own in the first half of 2012, dominating everything in the amateur ranks before suffering a shoulder injury just before the Loretta Lynn's amateur national championship. He had a great race at a very rough Daytona SX in front of a record breaking number of fans. Martin finished 3rd in the 250SX Main Event and currently sits in 5th overall after missing the opening round in Arlington.
Grant Langston, TV Commentator on Speed - AMSOIL Arenacross
Grant is a former FIM World Champion as well as an AMA Outdoor Motocross and AMA Supercross Champion. Today he's the on-air TV commentator and host of the live coverage of the AMSOIL Arenacross Series on Speed.
Paul Thede, Owner - RaceTech
He is the owner and chief engineer of Race Tech Inc, He has been spreading his knowledge and experience of motorcycle suspension with other professionals and enthusiasts for the last 35 years. Paul Graduated Summa Cum Laude from CaliforniaPolytechnicUniversity with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He opened Race Tech in 1984 turning his passion into a career and has created the largest motorcycle suspension modification company in the world. Paul Thede is also the Fastest Man in the World on an Electric Motorcycle and the first to go over 200 mph on an electric powered motorcycle.
Paul James, Director of Consumer Events - Harley Davidson Motor Company
2013 is the 110th year anniversary and the activities have been in full force in Daytona with concerts, celebrities and demo rides planned for 2013 Bike Week. Paul James is also in Daytona to race in the AMA Pro Vance and Hines XR 1200 class. Last year he finished 12th in points with two top-ten finishes. Paul is celebrating his own anniversary with this being his 15th year at Harley Davidson.
Mikey Martin, AMA Pro Flat Track - Bonneville Performance Triumph
Mikey Martin may be new to the Grand National Circuit, but he's anything but inexperienced. Encouraged by his grandfather - a California Triumph dealer - and his father from the young age of six years old - he's had one impressive flat track career for someone his age. In 2011 he won the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Championship. He made six starts at the Grand National level in 2012 with a best finish of 9th at Cal Expo.
Shelina Moreda, #93 AMA Pro Roadracing and TTXGP ePower
This season Shelina will be racing with Spyke's Harley Davidson in the AMA Pro Harley Davidson Vance & Hines series. She's excited to get back on a Harley for the first time since she made history as the first female ever to race a motorcycle at Indy in 2011. She's a relatively newer racer, she only started going to the track 4 years ago and started racing then, her goal was to compete professionally and she competed in her first pro race immediately following the completion of her Novice year as a racer in 2010. She's been working hard and getting faster, dropping times rapidly at every track she's been to.
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Crew at Pit Pass Moto
Scott Casber, Tony Wenck, Ed Kuhlenkamp, Jack DeLeon.