2011 AMA Flat Track
Weirbach Racing announces the return sponsorship/support of three young racers, 20 year old Canadian rider Mike LaBelle and 17-year-old California rider Mikey Martin will compete for the AMA Pro Singles Champinship in 2011.
In 2010 LaBelle finished fifth in overall points and ended the season with a win on the Prescott, Arizona mile.
Martin had some impressive finishes in his first year as a Pro Singles rider including a third place finish on the Springfield TT and a very close 2nd to teammate LaBelle in Prescott.
Mikey finished the year sixth in overall points. New to the team this year is national number 45 Jesse Janisch from Hartford, Wisconsin. Jesse will compete in the expert Grand National Series riding CRF 450 Hondas and a Suzuki SV-650.
Dick Weirbach (Team Owner) says: "I am pleased to have these three fine young men to add to the list of names that have been part of Weirbach Racing."
"I know they have the talent to carry on the winning traditions of past riders, and conduct themselves in a way our sponsors will be proud to be associated with them, on and off the race track."
"Our goal for 2011 is to win the Pro Singles title and develop the SV into a strong competive machine on the miles and half miles."
Ted Weirbach (Dick’s son) says: "Keeping the team intact gives us an advantage on focus going into the 2011 Pro Singles season. Watching the development of Mike and Mikey over the 2010 season and the competition between them only raises the level of excitement around the team going into next year."
"The full time addition of Jesse Janisch #45 in the expert GNC class, brings solid experience and leadership to the team and is a great fit and welcomed addition. "
Mike LaBelle says: "I’m really excited to be returning as one of Weirbach Racings riders in 2011! Mikey Martin and I battled hard last year in the Pro Singles class and I believe that both of us have things we will help each other with to make one strong team!"
"In 2011 I am going to push hard for that number 1 plate but to do so I am going to have to work even harder this year in the off season. I am going to start with a meal plan and workout schedule, followed by some indoor races in the U.S!!!! If I work hard enough you will be seeing a lot more of me on the podium in 2011."
Mickey Martin says: "I want to thank Dick and Ted for the honor to continue being part of Weirbach Racing for 2011. We learned where my strengths and weaknesses are and plan on building from where we left off."
"I feel much more confident on miles and I expect that you will see me on the podium more often in 2011. My goal for 2011 is the number 1 plate, so everyday I will be on a bike of some sort, whether it’s Super Moto, Motocross, Dirt Track or just trail riding."
Jesse Janisch says: "I’m very excited to be joining up to make a three rider team for the 2011 season with Weirbach Racing. The SV has made big strides though out the end of the year and I’m looking forward to the challenge to start fighting for main events and getting some good finishes."
"Daytona will come fast and our new Honda 450s will be ready for battle. I cannot thank Dick, Ted and all the teams sponsors for giving me this great opportunity."
The AMA Flat Track team is preparing motorcycles for the season over the winter months aimed at a successful 2011 season.
They are always interested in new sponsors to be part of this growing team. The teams first outing of the new season will be this weekend at the Du Quoin, IL. indoor short track.
About Weirbach Racing
Weirbach Racing is run and owned by Dick Weirbach, a veteran of the flattrack scene for better than 35 years and his son Ted. Dick himself ran as a novice in the late 60′s and even owned a Bultaco motorcycle shop for eight years. He is currently retired and started sponsoring riders under his own program in 2000. In 2009, the inaugural year of the AMA Pro Singles Championship Weirbach Racing’s James "the Rocket" Rispoli took second place overall setting a high water-mark. The names of riders that have had the pleasure to work with Dick & Ted are notables such as Henry Wiles, Robbie Pearson, Sammy Halbert, Aaron King, Davy Durelle and more. Check their web site for more information weirbachracing.com.