Drummonds, TN – Moto Innovations has partnered with EBR Performance and Team Sakai Racing to debut a new race team for the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series. Moto Innovations, EBR Performance, Team Sakai Racing bring together more than 75 years of industry knowledge and expertise, along with a core commitment to the sport and a true drive for competition.
Moto Innovations is known for the Ankle-Saver® Foot Peg, an innovative product designed around the athlete’s safety. The newest of the three partners, Moto Innovations has experienced growth in the industry over the past year and is positioned to continue to expand within all areas of off road biking. “After traveling with our riders to the East Coast rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, we were certain that continuing this path of competition was right for us,” says Tom Crain of Moto Innovations. “We are excited to partner with EBR and Team Sakai, both who bring with them many years of experience.”
EBR Performance is known as the ULTIMATE MOTOCROSS RACE SHOP in the Central United States. With numerous championships under their belt, along with a long list of top five national finishes, EBR brings this race team unmatched trackside support. Established in 1997, EBR has a long history of expertise in motocross engine and suspension modifications. Owner Josh Rogers is excited to support the race team as they strive for top finishes in the 2011 season.
Team Sakai Racing’s motto is “helping the young guns achieve their goals” and Mike Burgess lives this motto with his support of up and coming athletes. The Burgess family has been a name in the industry since the 1960’s. “I see this opportunity as a long term commitment for Team Sakai Racing,” said Burgess. “Our plan is to focus our efforts with Moto Innovations and EBR Performance to give these athletes the best opportunity to succeed.”
Riding for Moto Innovations, EBR Performance, Team Sakai Racing for the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series will be Lance Vincent #245 (Youngsville, LA) and Johnny Moore #140 (Madison, MS). Vincent joins the team following a stellar Supercross season. With the support of Kilbarger Racing, Rich and the crew at Rockwell, Shaun Hall at High Desert Services and HHR’s (Honda of Houston Racing) Naveen, Shaun, Dave and team, Vincent finished the East Coast series in 8th overall, and grabbed an 7th place finish in the main and another 7th place finish in the East/West Shootout in Vegas on May 7th. Moore traveled with Moto Innovations with additional support from long time sponsor, Got Gear Motosports, throughout the East Coast rounds of SX, and has shown tremendous growth throughout the season. He finished the season with a main event showing in Vegas, and is prepared for an exciting season of outdoor racing.
To hear from the riders themselves, tune in to MX Talk Radio (www.mxtalkradio) on Tuesday, May 10th (10 pm EST), where they will sit down with Steve Flanders and the MX Talk Radio crew to chat about the team and upcoming plans.