Murrieta, CA – Michael Sleeter and his KTM Factory Services/One Industries Team are proud to announce Tye Hames as the winner of the Rider for a Day contest at the opening round of the MX Sports AMA Motocross Series at Prairie City Raceway.
With over 70 entries to the competition, Tye Hames came out the winner. “We are excited to add Tye Hames as a member to our KTM Factory Services/One Industries Team for the opening round at Hangtown,” remarked Mike Sleeter. “We were looking for a rider who was capable of qualifying for an outdoor national and with our help could finish above his expectations.” In Hames case, his goal is to finish inside the top 20 in order to score national points at the first round of the season.
Hames received notice this morning of his new ride. “I am really excited to ride the KTM 450 SX-F. I was stoked when I found out about this competition because it gives a privateer like me a chance to ride on equipment that is far better than I can afford. I hope that my results at Hangtown will impress the crowd and hopefully help me to gain more exposure and potential sponsors.”
Hames, a Palmdale, Ca native, has been racing professionally for four years. He competed in the west coast Outdoor Motocross Nationals in 2009 and plans to race the entire circuit for 2010. “I think this is a great opportunity that KTM is giving to the privateer riders. I feel more than fortunate to have been selected for such an amazing opportunity,” remarked Hames.
As the winner of the contest, Hames gets to race a fully prepped KTM Factory Services 450 SX-F, his own mechanic and will be provided One Industries gear from head to toe, Von Zipper Goggles, Alpinestars boots and DVS shoes. His expenses for the weekend will be paid for by the team. He will truly be treated as a Factory rider for the weekend.
Fans can look for the orange #732 bike of Hames as the third member of the KTM Factory Services/One Industries Team. He will be joined by his teammates Sean Borkenhagen competing in the Lites class and Mike Sleeter competing in the 450 class aboard his KTM 250SX two-stroke race machine.
KTM Factory Services and One Industries would like to thank all applicants that applied for the competition and wish everyone a great racing season.