Taylor Robert, Pro Offroad – Factory FMF/KTM
As a former WORCS Champion and the 2013 ISDE Top American, Robert is the newest rider on the Factory FMF./ KTM squad. He recently signed a three-year contract and plans to compete in the EnduroCross series, Baja, and ISDE. This year he finished fifth in points in the EnduroCross series and won the Gold Medal in EnduroX at the X Games in Munich, Germany. He only raced three rounds in the WORCS series but led every lap of those three.
RJ Hampshire, Amateur Motocross – Geico Honda
RJ recently finished up an incredible week at the Mini O’s in Florida where he won five titles. Two in the Supercross portion (250 A and 450 Pro Sport) and three in the motocross portion (250 A, 250 Pro Sport, 450 Pro Sport). He was coming off another overall at the Monster Energy Cup Amateur All-Stars. Last year he won a B class championship at the Mini O’s. RJ has been training with Tim Ferry in Florida.
Tyler Porter, Website Owner/Operator – www.fightfordirttrack.com
From the dusty fields of Salem Kentucky on the top of the purple seat of a Yamaha RT100, Tyler Porter was just a kid who saw Jeremy McGrath’s photo in a magazine and wanted to be a racer. It’s been a long, strange and fun ride which now has him traveling the world selling motorcycle windshields for Memphis Shades. Since 2008, his website has been keeping the world informed about what’s going on inside the world of dirt track on a weekly basis. In his spare time, he spends a lot of money chasing the dream of qualifying for an AMA Pro main event, but he’s typically nowhere close.
James Rispoli, British SuperBike – Team Traction Control
Prodigy’s Keith Flint is set for a new gig in 2014 as he debuts his Team Traction Control in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship with American young gun James Rispoli. Flint, who has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, has a huge passion for racing, competing himself at club level. Rispoli has posting some impressive results in the AMA Pro Series posting consecutive championships in the AMA Pro SuperSport class. This past year he finished 7th overall in the Daytona SportBike class this past season racing for Jordan Motorsports Celtic Racing.
Palmer Kling, WERA Racer
WERA racer and 2013 Champion, Kling showed true determination coming back from a broken arm to win the Formula F3 Championship on his HiQo Solutions/Augusta Speed Shop Moriwaki MD-250. Kling is from Martinez, Georgia and has aspirations to race MotoGP. He currently competes in the WERA National Series on an SV650 and Moriwaki MD-250.
Michael Walshaw, Owner – BritKit LLC
A relatively recent import to the US, Englishman, Michael Walshaw, cut his bike industry teeth writing live race reports for the official British Superbike Championship website, alongside bike test articles for various OEM’s customer magazines. After segueing into the management team representing various British and World Championship Superbike teams, TT squads and Britain’s top MotoGP riders of the day, he somehow gravitated towards the apparel & accessory sector. Working his way up to the position of European Marketing Director for motorcycle gear manufacturing and retail giant, Hein Gericke, he proceeded to help establish UK distribution for another quality German brand, Held. He is on a mission to become the premier importer of premium quality British motorcycle gear.