Kailub Russell, 2013 GNCC Champion – FMF KTM Team
After a stressful final race, full of drama, Kailub Russell came through on top and won the 2013 GNCC X1 Championship. Russell scored seven wins in 2013 and came in second in all the other events except for Round 5. He battled all season long was with his teammate Charle Mullins. In 2012 he also came close to winning the GNCC XC1 Championship finishing in second, had it not been for a terrible crash at the opening round in Florida he might be celebrating his second championship.
Anthony Rodriguez, 250 SX East Coast – MYPLASH/Metal Mulisha/Star Racing Yamaha
A-Rod moved to the U.S. from Venezuela to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pro motocross racer. He resides at Millsaps Training Facility in Georgia and is scheduled to race the East Coast 250 Supercross series this season for the MYPLASH/Metal Mulisha/Star Racing Yamaha squad. Prior to joining the Pro Ranks here in the U.S., Anthony’s career highlights include eight Venezuelan titles, twelve USA amateur titles including a Loretta Lynn’s Championship title last year, and he raced for Venezuela at the Motocross Of Nations in 2012. He is the son of Hector Rodriguez the GP Racer and successful trials rider and track owner of Venezuela.
Phil Maiorano, CEO/Founder – Motofinder App
MotoFinder will launch in January of 2014. It’s an app that will be a free download to riders/users that will enable them to locate tracks and bike/part shops in their local area using the location services within their cell phone on the iPhone and Android platforms. It will also have race schedules for each track as well as push notifications to find out about cancelled races. The same push notifications apply for bike/part shops special and events.
Kenny Coolbeth, Flat Track Racer – Zanotti Racing
Kenny Coolbeth joins forces with Zanotti Racing to go after the 2014 Grand National Championship. Dave Atherton will build the motors and provide lead mechanic duties at the track. Kenny will be riding XR750’s from the Zanotti Racing collection & CRF450’s with support from Chaplin Honda. The 3 time GNC Champion is healthy and mentally focused on a fresh start for the 2014 season. The Twins will be tuned out of the Atherton Racing shop in Michigan and the Singles will be tuned by Zanotti Racing in California
Tim Pilg, American Beta
Beta motorcycles have always been connected with the history and evolution of life on two wheels. The company was founded in Florence in 1904 under the name “Società Giuseppe Bianchi”, for building handmade bicycles. At the end of the 1940s, with the changes that had taken place in Italian society and the development of motorized transport, the company switched to motorcycle production. Fast forward to 2013 and Beta motorcycles are winning off road races and Endurocross events. Their racers include Cody Webb, Cory Buttrick and the Purvines race team.
Dee Martinmaas – Reno KTM
Reno KTM is an old fashioned family- owned dirt bike shop with a huge following. As a full line dealership, they stock an incredible amount of parts and service riders from all over the state and beyond. The dealership was founded in 1980 and they sell KTM, Husaberg, and Husqvarna. They became a KTM dealer in 1984 and are one of the oldest KTM dealers in the U.S. and the number one service center in the Western Region. Dee’s main focus at the dealership is creating a community center for motorcyclists. They provide a lot of community services, riding clubs, and believe in supporting rider-owned businesses.