Eric Bostrom & JD Beach Prep for Daytona
Friday, March 4, 2011
One of the bigger off-season moves in AMA Pro Racing was the full-time return of Eric Bostrom
. The 34-year-old shook off the rust last year in limited action aboard a Suzuki, but looks to contest the 2011 American SuperBike series
. The return of Bostrom and Kawasaki is good news for the AMA road racing
(seems like a long time since we’ve typed that sentence… feels good!).
Eric Bostrom is back in AMA Pro Racing, competing in American SuperBike and the Daytona 200 opener.
Bostrom will also campaign the prestigious Daytona 200 next Saturday, alongside up-and-comer JD Beach. The duo will race the 200 aboard ZX-6R
prepped by Attack Performance guru Richard Stanboli, who’s got a pair of D200 wins under his belt during his Attack Kawasaki days thanks to riders Steve Rapp (2007) and Chaz Davies (2008). The Kawi effort has an extra special connection for the MCUSA office, as one of those Kawasaki supersports was once the very test unit that proved victorious in our 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout
. Toss a win on there Eric or JD, and it makes us look extra smart. And while we’re on the subject of Kawasaki Daytona 200 wins, Mr. Rapp just punched his MCUSA timecard turning laps in our still ongoing Superbike Smackdown.
Back to Bostrom and Beach, the two represent a contrast in age for certain. There’s Bostrom, the wise elder with almost two decades of race-winning professional experience. Beach is a 19-year-old coming up through the ranks with a pair of solid seasons in AMA SuperSport under his belt. Both share a common racing pedigree, however, cutting their teeth in the American tradition of dirt track.
Learn more about the AMA Ninja duo in this YouTube video courtesy of Kawasaki
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