Team San Manuel Yamaha – Presented by Red Bull - is excited to announce that it’s 2011 racing effort will be led by returning Team rider and multi-time Supercross Champion James Stewart, along with AMA MX Series 2009 450 Class “Rookie of the Year” Kyle Regal. After a disappointingly short season in 2010, Stewart has been intensely focused on his return to the track this Saturday, January 8th, at Anaheim Angel’s Stadium, in pursuit of his third Supercross Championship Title. “I’m super excited to get back to racing this weekend. I’ve been anticipating my return for months.” As for Stewart’s new teammate, Kyle Regal, one of the most promising and talented new riders in Supercross, this Saturday marks the beginning of his first full year competing in the 450 Class of the Series. His track record to date and the intense training program he’s endured to prepare for the premier class competition have Kyle and his Team excitedly optimistic for the weekend. “Kyle has incredible talent on the race track and has been putting in the laps needed to be ready for Saturday. I am entirely confident in his ability to finish high among the best in the sport this season” said manager Larry Brooks.
With regards to the overall Team San Manuel program for 2011, Brooks said “We are very fortunate to have the best riders and sponsors in the sport and are looking forward to chasing the Championship this year.”
About Team San Manuel
Formed in 2006, Team San Manuel is a unique partnership between the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and L&M Racing, LLC, with the sole purpose of reaching out to Native and non-Native communities and sharing with them the value of perseverance and dedication. Building a winning team comprised of top-notch talent and community service, Team San Manuel honors the Serrano belief of caring for our community. (www.sanmanuelracing.com)
About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, California. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self -government. Despite challenges and hardships, the San Manuel tribal community has continued to progressively maintain and enhance its unique form of government — focusing all efforts on providing a better quality of life for its citizens. Through economic diversification, both on and off the reservation, the tribe has been forward thinking in its efforts to build infrastructure, maintain civil services and promote social, economic, educational and governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment and continues to pursue opportunities for future generations.
About L & M Racing
L&M Racing was formed in 2006 by Owner/Team Manager Larry Brooks and partner Mike Kranyak. Operating as Team San Manuel Yamaha, the team has garnered two Supercross Championship titles in the last three race seasons. For the 2011 race season, two-time Supercross Champion James Stewart anchors Team San Manuel as he seeks his next Championship and is joined by 2009 AMA MX National 450 Class Rookie of the Year Kyle Regal. In 2009, Team San Manuel’s James Stewart won his second Supercross Championship, his first coming in 2007, and second for L&M Racing’s independent effort. In 2008, Team San Manuel Yamaha, consisted of 2004 Supercross Champion Chad Reed and former West Coast Lites Champion Nathan Ramsey -- the newly-formed endeavor garnered its first championship title that season. Led by Larry Brooks, the driving force behind the Jeremy McGrath / Chaparral Racing team’s three-year championship reign in Supercross, Brooks’ then race effort yielded the first and only indie team to ever win an AMA Supercross Series Championship. L&M Racing is headquartered within an 8,000 square foot, state-of-the-art race facility in Southern California and is one of the most successful independently owned and operated teams in professional Supercross racing today.