Kamloops, BC (Feb. 28, 2008) Leading Edge Kawasaki of Kamloops, British Columbia announces the formation of a race team to contest all 9 rounds of the newly formed, unified CMRC MX2 Championship.
Says Leading Edge Kawasaki owner, Jason Hughes, "With the new coast to coast format of the MX2 class this year, I felt I either needed to step up my program and contest the entire series or not race at all. Luckily, Kawasaki Canada stepped up huge and we had some great sponsors like Parts Canada and Monster Energy come on board that allowed us to create this new, improved team. We went out and bought a Semi Rig, got some great people involved and I think we've got some real contenders for the championship."
For 2008, the team will consist of Teddy Maier, Brock Hoyer and Nick Evennou, all aboard KX250F's with Pro Circuit engines and RG3 suspension.
Williams Lake, BC's Brock Hoyer is the loan returning member to the team. In 2007, Hoyer finished 8th overall in the MX2 West series and also contested the Nex-Trax Arenacross series and finished 3rd in both the Lites and Open classes.
Fort Dodge, Iowa's Teddy Maier is making his return to racing in Canada for 2008. With multiple podiums and a runner up finish in the MX2 West Championship in 2006, Maier is definitely a strong contender for the 2008 title. He's currently contesting the AMA arenacross series and has 3 wins so far this season.
The latest addition to the Leading Edge team is Davidsonville, Maryland's Nick Evennou. After winning his first MX2 national last season at Moncton, NB, Evennou is excited about the prospects of racing the new 9 round series. In his third season of racing in Canada, the 21 year old is working hard to build on last year and earn his first title.
A huge thanks to all of the team's sponsors that have allowed Leading Edge Kawasaki to compete for 2008: Leading Edge Motorsports, Kawasaki Canada, Parts Canada, Thor, Monster Energy, Rock Construction and Mining, Kyocera/Gold Business Machines, Pirelli, Pro Circuit, RG3 Suspension, Kamloops Embroidery, Alpinestars, Fountain Tire, Print Werx, James Western Star and Excel Wheels.