Advance, North Carolina - Motorcycle industry celebrities and insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and stories.
Josh Strang, GNCC Racer - Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing
As the GNCC Racing Series heads into round three in North Carolina, Josh Strang is currently in 3rd place in the series. He picked up a podium with his 3rd at the opener in Florida and then a 4th at the Georgia round. Strang missed racing the GNCC Series in 2012 except for a couple rounds and raced the WORCS Series instead. In 2010 he won the GNCC Championship in the XC1 class, in 2009 he was 2nd overall and in 2011 he was 3rd overall.
Vince Friese, 250SX East Coast Supercross - Slaton/Tuf Racing
This season has been really good for Vince. He started Supercross on the West Coast riding a 450 to prepare himself for the 250SX East series where he sits fifth in points. His best result on the 250 this year was the last race in Toronto where he ended up fifth in the main event. Vince has managed to get a lot of T.V. time and attention with his solid performances and great starts this year. After a rare weekend off, the season resumes this Saturday in Houston.
John Anderson, Owner - Dubya USA
Dubya is a relatively new business however the principles of the company have been around a long time. John's wife and partner Kristen is the daughter of White Brothers owner/founder Tom White. They named their business Dubya as a play off the letter "W" found in the family name.
John himself worked for White Brothers for nearly twenty years and now Dubya is the number one source for quality wheel sets in America. They supply the top racers and freestylers in the world with products from Talon, Kite, Excel, D.I.D., Galfer, and, Brembo.
Josh Herrin, AMA Pro Superbike Racer - Monster Energy Yamaha
Herrin came away from the two opening rounds in Daytona, Florida in first place with his win on day one and second place finish on day two. He is followed closely by Martin Cardenas who finished opposite him on both days. The lead in points and win are an exciting start to Herrin's 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season despite the unfortunate mechanical issues suffered by his teammate Josh Hayes. 2012 was Herrin's rookie season and it was by all measures a solid year with a best finish of 2nd place and a 4th overall for the season.
Kenny Coolbeth, AMA Pro Flat Track Racer - Harley-Davidson and Chaplan Kawasaki
Coolbeth left Daytona with a 12th and 6th on days one and two of the event. He qualified his best ever for Daytona on day one with a 7th and his worst ever for Daytona with a 24th. His finishes were clearly not reflective of his qualifying. In 2011 Coolbeth finished in 9th overall in the Twins class and 5th overall in the Singles in the AMA Pro Flat Series. He won back-to-back titles from 2006 through 2008.
Mark Tilley, Associate Editor- Dirt Bike Magazine
Tilley has been a test rider for Dirt Bike Magazine for over fifteen years. During that time he also raced some Outdoor Nationals and Supercross before eventually competing in offroad at the Big Six G.P.
Series and the WORCS series. For five of those years he was Media Relations and Rider Support Manager at Dubach Racing. Currently he's Associate Editor at Dirt Bike Magazine where he's worked full time for the last year. He works with Tom Web, the Editor, where they spend their time doing photo shoots, bike tests, and manage to get their share of office time in too.
Crew at Pit Pass Moto
Scott Casber, Tony Wenck, Ed Kuhlenkamp, Jack DeLeon.