Erik Buell on Pit Pass Radio
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Motorcycle designer Erik Buell
headlines the list of guests on tonight's episode of Pit Pass Radio. Since the demise of his namesake company late last year, Buell
has continued to support his dream of the great American Sportbike with Erik Buell Racing - not to metion indulge in his other passion, music, with the release of an album. A still important figure in American motorcycling, Buell always has something interesting to say and an enthusiasm for motorcycles. Certainly worth checking out.
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Erik Buell poses with his original racebike, the RW750.
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Erik Buell, Owner/Founder - Buell Motorcycles, Erik Buell Racing
Erik Buell is one of the top names in American motorcycling. His lifetime commitment to motorcycling resulted in the formation of Buell Motorcycles and Erik Buell Racing. After years of engineering unique motorcycle concepts and bikes, the company released the 1125RR, a true superbike. In 2009, Danny Eslick won the Daytona Sportbike Championship on a Geico/Bruce Rossmeyer Buell. Recently, Buell's partner Harley-Davidson closed the doors on Buell Motorcycles. Erik worked a lifetime to make his dream real and achieved things that were unimaginable. He is an inspiration to all motorcycle enthusiasts and riders. He is also a musician.
Chris Clark, AMA Pro Superbike Racer - Pat Clark Motorsports
Chris began his racing career early by competing in junior dragster and go-karting events and won a national championship and two club championships. He moved on to road racing in 2006 at age 14. In 2007, he won a combined total of eight novice championships. He was presented with the AMA Sports Road Race Horizon Award, which recognizes the amateur competitor with the best prospects for a successful professional career. He also earned National #1 plates in Expert Unlimited Grand Prix and Expert Unlimited Superbike at the WERA Grand National Championships. He is currently in ninth overall in the Superbike series.
Paul Livingston, Owner and Founder - Spider Grips
Paul himself is a multi-time record setter at the Bonneville Salt Flats and sponsors several riders in many different classes and types of motorcycle racing. He came from the bicycle industry and decided to create a company in the motorcycle industry because of his passion for racing. Spider Grips produces innovative vibration dampening handlebar grips that are designed to reduce fatigue and arm pump. They offer grips specially designed for offroad, motocross, atv, road and motard, and snowmobile applications.
Brett Metcalfe, AMA Pro Motocross Racer (450 class) - Geico Powersports Honda
Brett is having a strong season so far in the Lucas Oil Outdoor Championships. He finished in 5th overall at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan with moto results of M1 - 5th, M2 - 4th. At the halfway point he is in 3rd place overall in the series. The Australian native started racing in the U.S. in 2003 and has raced for teams like Yamaha of Troy and Pro Circuit Kawasaki. He finished 3rd in the MX Lites class in 2009 and in 2008 he finished 4th in SX Lites and 3rd in Mx Lites.
Ben Evans, AMA Pro Motocross Racer (450 class) - TiLUBE Brown Motorsports
Ben is racing his first full year in the Lucas Oil Outdoors Series in the 450 class with the TiLube Brown Motorsports team. His season best finish was at Red Bud where he took 12th overall with his M1 finish of 13th and M2 finish of 16th. He raced two rounds of the 2010 SX Lites West Series finishing in the top twenty at both races. The Boise, Idaho native is just starting to build his name in professional motocross and promises to be one of the young riders to keep an eye on.
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