Ricky Johnson – Red Bull: Ricky Johnson has won more motocross and supercross races than almost any other rider on the planet, ever, including 61 AMA national wins, seven of which were national championships. An inductee of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Johnson retired from motorcycle racing in 1991 after a career-ending broken wrist; however, he was far from done. Johnson quickly transitioned to four-wheel racing, competing in SCORE off-road desert events, including victories in the Baja 1000 in both 1997 and 2003. In 2008, Johnson joined the Barlow Motorsports/ Team Red Bull off-road team and competes mostly in the TORC Pro-2 Truck division. With such a diverse racing background, look for Johnson to be pushing his SuperLite truck to its limit in the SuperLite Invitational.Johnny Greaves – Monster Energy: Beginning at the age of 12 in motocross, Johnny Greaves has won races and championships in every level of competition. At 23, he switched to four wheels and soon earned success while buggy racing in SCORE off-road desert and SODA short-course off-road series (the precursor to Championship Off Road Racing – CORR). Johnny Greaves now has a total of 51 CORR Series race victories since 1998 and leads the way in that category, giving him the title of the "winningest driver in off-road short-course racing". He has won 15 times over the last two seasons – seven wins more than anyone else, including his next closest rival who has eight victories over the same two seasons. He was named the 2006 Driver of the Year.
Jeremy McGrath – Monster Energy: Seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath got a taste for four-wheel off-road racing action in 2009’s Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series, and likes what he’s experienced so far. He is often referred to as "Showtime" or "The King," meaning the King of Supercross. Jeremy now lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Kim and daughters Rhowan and Bergen. Still competitive in Supercross, he is racing off-road trucks in the Pro 2WD division of the TORC Series and occasionally tries his hand at Stock Car racing.Carl Renezeder – Lucas Oil: If wins in off-road short-course racing are the measure, then Carl Renezeder is looking like the man to beat in the inaugural SuperLite Invitational. The owner of 88 career short-course victories (12 in Lucas Oil Off Road Series; 65 in CORR, 10 in WSORR; 1 in RJORGP) and the seven-time National Champion (LOORRS U4 – 2009; LOORRS U2 – 2009; CORR Pro-4 – 2003, 2007, 2008; CORR Pro-2 – 2005 & 2006), Renezeder knows what it takes to win and will be looking to extend his dominance to the SuperLite class at Octane Fest.
Brian Deegan – Rockstar Energy/Metal Mulisha: Turning pro at age 17, Brian Deegan rode his way onto a supercross team. In 1997 at the LA Coliseum, Brian Deegan won the 125cc main and in true rebel fashion, ghost rode his bike across the finish line. This was the beginning of what we know today as Freestyle Motocross. Deegan founded a group called the Metal Mulisha and despite numerous broken bones and almost dying three separate times, went on to win 10 X Games medals. Currently Deegan is determined and focused on progressing his career from two-wheels to four-wheels, having formed the Rockstar/Metal Mulisha/Lucas Oil team which has already made it onto the podium twice in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series. With his aggressive style and hunger to make a name for himself in short-course racing, don’t expect Deegan to hold back at all in the inaugural SuperLite Invitational.Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg – Rockstar Energy/Metal Mulisha: Another legend from the freestyle motocross world with podiums at all of the most important freestyle motocross events, Twitch made his first appearance in short-course off-road racing in the SuperLite division in December 2009. Twitch and his Rockstar/Metal Mulisha SuperLite truck #88 were up against a seasoned SuperLite field trying for a $20,000 purse, with $10,000 going to the top spot. Twitch qualified sixth on Saturday, which put him in the Pole starting position for Sunday’s race. In his first race ever, Twitch held his ground and was in the top three for most of the race. Unfortunately some mechanical issues ended his race, but he was pumped and will definitely be battling hard at the SuperLite Invitational.Roger Norman – Norman Motorsports: A champion desert racer from a true motorsports racing family, Roger Norman founded Norman Motorsports in 2008 to facilitate his quest to race in the unlimited class in the Score Desert Racing Series. In the first year they won the Primm 300 and Baja 1000 overall, also finishing second in the Score points championship. In 2009 they had podium finishes throughout the year and finished second overall in the legendary Baja 1000. Wrapping up the 2009 season with back-to-back second place finishes in the Score Trophy Truck points championship. The first quarter of 2010 is looking bright for Norman Motorsports. At the Las Vegas Mint 400 the team qualified number one, started from the pole position and led the 61 unlimited competitors from start to finish. With his experience in the desert racing, Norman should feel right at home in the unpredictable world of short-course SuperLite racing.About Speed Technologies: A horsepower-charged shot of adrenaline, Speed Technologies ignited onto the global arena as a professionally executed motorsports machine in 2006.In its brief yet highly storied history of accomplishments and associations, Speed Technologies has proclaimed its prowess with fledgling achievement in the world of motorsports and as a viable business initiative.