Kevin Schwantz, World Champion / COTA Motorcycle Racing Ambassador
1993 500cc world champion Kevin Schwantz and the Circuit of the Americas have ‘amicably’ settled their legal differences. As part of the arrangement Schwantz will serve as an official ambassador for COTA and work to promote the upcoming MotoGP event on April 11-13. As a COTA ambassador, Schwantz will serve as Grand Marshal for the MotoGP race and lead the parade laps following the grand prix qualifying sessions on Saturday. Additionally, COTA will work with Schwantz to raise money for the Simoncelli Foundation, which was established in memory of Marco Simoncelli.
Kyle Wyman, Millennium Technologies Racing
Wyman is off to a great start for 2014 after winning the first race in the XR1200 Series and placing 6th in the Daytona 200. He struggled with injuries the past few year but his persistence has paid off. In 2013 he finished 22nd in the Daytona SportBike class and 18th in the XR1200 class.
Rich Oliver, Owner – Rich Oliver’s Mystery School
The Mystery School has been around for a long time and Rich has trained riders from all walks of life. The California based program has a range of classes from one day to four day camps from beginner to pro and Rich stays very busy throughout the year.
Justin Bogle, 250SX East – GEICO Honda
As much of the attention was swirling around Adam Cianciarulo and his teammates for a good portion of the season, Justin was quietly putting in solid finishes and keeping his championship hopes alive. In Toronto he led from start to finish to secure his first career 250SX win. Last weekend in St Louis he finished just behind Martin Davalos in second place and sits only eight points behind him for the title. Two races remain in the series.
Tyler Bowers, Arenacross Champion – Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy AMSOIL Kawasaki
As the AMSOIL Arenacross series came to its final round in Salt Lake City, Tyler Bowers had a comfortable lead with only two main events between him and another title. In typical Tyler Bowers fashion he showed everyone why he’s the most dominant rider in the series by sweeping both main events and became one of three riders in history to win four consecutive championships.
Matt Hare, President – Middle Tennessee Dirt Riders Club
The MTDR is based in the Nashville, Tennessee area with monthly rides and have members from all over Middle Tennessee. Their biggest event is this coming weekend at the famous Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills. The three day trail ride offers some of the best offroad riding available in the state and attracts around 1,000 riders from all over the country.