Chad Reed and Kevin Schwantz on Pit Pass Radio.
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Kevin Schwantz, Former World Champion and Owner – Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School
Kevin was recently in New Zealand racing a Ken Macintosh built 1962 Manx Norton, which he raced in the Classic Motorcycle Festival at Pukekohe. According to Kevin the bike was an absolute rocket and faster than anything in its class. He was able to break the lap record for the class by 8/10ths of a second. Kevin has been busy with the location move for his Schwantz School to Barber Motorsports Park and the start of another road racing season for his riders. In his career, Schwantz amassed 25 Grand Prix wins, 21 lap records, 29 pole positions and the 1993 World Championship. www.schwantzschool.com
Danny Eslick, Road Racer – Bruce Rossmeyers Daytona RMR Buell Team
Danny started riding dirt track when he was four. He started racing dirt track when he was five and road racing on a 125 in 2003. In 2005, he turned Pro and rode for Valvoline on a 600, and then for Attack Suzuki, followed by KWS and Matshisuma (he also filled in for Ben Spies on the Yoshimura bike in 2006 for two rounds). He stayed with Matshisuma until the end of the 2008 season and now has found his home with Bruce Rossmeyer’s RMR Buell Team. Danny hails from Broken Arrow, a small, country town in Oklahoma. In his free time, Danny still enjoys getting into dirt track, shooting guns and cycling. www.richiemorrisracing.com
Johnny Lewis, AMA Pro Flat Track Racer – AxiomTV/Scott Powersports/DRD
This season Johnny is making his return to full-time dirt track racing in the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship Singles events. This is his fourth year as a pro, three of which he concentrated on Supermoto. Johnny is the youngest rider to ever win in the AMA Pro Supermoto Unlimited Class. He is a five-time AMA Sports Dirt Track Champion, holds 55 regional dirt track championships, and is a former AMA Sports Athlete of the Year. In 2009, he is competing with support from family-friendly entertainment company AxiomTV, Pennsylvania dealership Scott Powersports and Dubach Racing Development (DRD). www.johnnylewis.net
Chad Reed, Supercross Racer – Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team
Chad Reed is coming off a big win this past weekend at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. He is currently tied for first place in the Monster Energy Supercross Series. Chad has put in some amazing rides this year and is gaining more fans every race. His switch to Suzuki this season appears to be going really well for him. No stranger to Championships, the Australian Chad Reed is not only the two-time and defending AMA Supercross Champion, he is also a former FIM World Champion, AMA Supercross Lites Champion, an Australian Supercross Champion and a World Motocross Grand Prix winner. www.chadreedracing.com
Ed Moreland, Government Relations – AMA
The AMA is the world’s largest motorcycle membership organization with over 300,000 individual dues-paying members. AMA represents riders before lawmaking bodies at the local, state, national and international levels. Ed also serves as Vice President of the Commission for Mobility, Transport, Road Safety and Public Policy of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Additionally, Ed serves on the Federal Highway Administration’s newly formed Motorcycle Advisory Committee and the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Motorcycles Mopeds. Ed has been an avid motorcycle rider for over 25 years and has been with the association for eleven years. www.ama-cycle.org
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