Cory Graffunder, Endurocross Racer – Husqvarna
Cory is just back from the Munich X Games where he placed 7th in the Endurocross event. At the first round of the U.S. Endurocross Series he finished 7th and stands 5th overall in the series standings. He picked up a third place podium finish at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Graffunder also recently raced the Prairie Dogs MC Last Dog Standing at Glenn Helen Raceway and extreme off-road event where he placed 2nd.
Chris Bach, GNCC XC1- Carolina KTM/Ride PG
This has been a solid year for Bach as he sits third in points in the premier class at the Grand National Cross Country series. He’s on a privateer effort with help from some sponsors. He hasn’t had a week off since April 6 but still racing every weekend to keep the income rolling in. The GNCC is now in summer break and will resume September 8 at Unadilla.
Jeremy Shoning, Owner – Rocky Mountain SingleTrack
The Rocky Mountain Singletrack trail ride starts and finishes each day (July 20-21) at the Tomichi Creek Trading Post in Sargents, Colorado and follows Blue Ribbon legal singletrack trails through the Heart of the Rocky Mountains. Its a busy year for Jeremy as he’s also qualified to represent Team USA at this year’s International Six Days Enduro in Sardegna, Italy.
Cameron Beaubier, Daytona SportBike Racer – Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha
Cameron Beaubier, winner of this year’s Daytona 200 and current points leader in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship, is coming off his second-consecutive perfect-points weekend at Barber Motorsports Park aboard his #6 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6. He’ll be looking to carry the momentum from Birmingham, Alabama, into Lexington, Ohio, to earn the pole at Mid-Ohio, plus get the double win. Last year at Mid-Ohio, Cameron got on the podium with a 3rd-place finish in DSB Race 1, and then he came back even stronger to get the win and also lead the most laps in Race 2.
Benny Carlson, XR1200 Racer – Suburban Motors/H-D/Bell Helmets
Benny is in 5th overall in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 class. He has raced two races this season with a 2nd place at Road America and a 4th at Barber Motorsports, he missed one round. In 2012 he raced in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series, posting nine Top 10s in 10 starts. Earned three podiums, including a runner-up result in Race 1 at Indy. Raced for Suburban Harley-Davidson.
Jesse Ghiorzi – Media & Communications, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
This weekend the AMA Superbike Series heads to Lexington, Ohio for the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend Presented by Dunlop at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The racing this season has been some of the best ever and Mid-Ohio promises to bring in the show adding fireworks and Monster Energy freestyle motocross to the event. July is motorcycle month at Mid-Ohio with the AMA event, a huge Vintage race event and six track day events.