Cabazon, CA - November 7, 2007 - Many of the biggest names in racing including freestyle hero Mike Metzger and champion roadracer Ben Bostrom have accepted Troy Lee's personal invitation to compete in his "Supermoto Mayhem at the Morongo" AMA season doubleheader finale on Nov 10th and 11th at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa off the 10 freeway between Riverside and Palm Springs.
Metzger is a freestyle motocross movement icon, founding member of the Metal Mulisha, and Xgames medalist. His already enormous celebrity reached untold heights, literally, with the world record backflip he performed over the Caesar's Palace fountain before a worldwide TV and online audience in 2006. Freestyle stunts aside, Metzger frequently reminds competitors and fans alike that he's every inch a racer when he lines up for motocross, supercross, roadracing or supermoto events. 'The Godfather' has also dipped his toes into the world of trophy truck and stockcar racing. As his own website aptly claims, "He will continue to push the limits of man and machine."
Metzger is listed among a group of past champion and celebrity riders joining in Mayhem's special invitational "Supermoto A-Go-Go" team race. Included on the list are roadracer Jake Zemke who will ride with promoter Troy Lee.
"In addition to the AMA national championship races, I'm hosting the 'Supermoto A-Go-Go' team race that everybody should love," said promoter Lee. "Riders from every racing genre will populate our starting gate and none of these guys wants to settle for second place. Believe me, this is an event you will not want to miss!"
Also included on the Supermoto A-Go-Go roster are former AMA motocross champ Steve Lamson who will share a KTM race bike with 4-time and reigning world downhill mountain bike champion Brian Lopes. Expectations are high that celebrity entries will continue to grow right up until race time. Count on Metzger, Zemke, Lee, Lamson and Lopes to pull out all the stops for this exhibition team event.
Equally exciting for riders is the 1.3-mile long track that they'll compete on throughout the weekend. The track, Lee insists, will be "Very fast and very challenging."
"Our Morongo supermoto track has something special for every rider," said the promoter/racer/artist. "The long, fast 100-mile-per-hour straightaways will afford plenty of passing opportunities and the dirt section is gonna force riders to make sure their MX chops are in good shape. Another very cool feature is the original Morongo casino portico that will have the racers disappearing for a second BEHIND that massive fountain! Imagine what it'll be like when the pack goes flying up and through the overpass. Awesome!"
When a chance to ride "Supermoto Mayhem at the Morongo" became available Ben Bostrom jumped at the opportunity. His plans have him competing both Saturday and Sunday aboard a Graves prepped Yamaha 450YZF supermoto machine. Half of the famous 'Boz Bros' empire he shares with brother Eric, Ben is recognized as one of the most colorful personalities in the motorcycle racing world. He holds national titles in both AMA dirt-track and AMA roadracing and his past forays into supermoto racing have resulted in a 2004 AMA national title and Xgames 'Supermoto X' gold medal.
"I haven't ridden Supermoto since '04," said Bostrom. "That's too long: three years. So it's time to jump back on one."
When the AMA pros leave the line on Saturday morning Nov. 10, look for this talented Northern Californian to show why he's a multi-sport national racing champ.
Troy Lee's "Supermoto Mayhem at the Morongo" is Southern California's last major motorcycle event of the year and a must-attend for all race fans. The final round of the 2007 AMA Pro Supermoto series will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2007, with the championship final occurring the next day on Sunday, November 11th. Preceding the weekend pro doubleheader, a promoter practice will kick things off on Thursday, November 8th, with a complete amateur race day on Friday, November 9th. Further details about the event, including plenty of photos and video, can be found at www.supermotomayhem.com.