Shorai LFX™ Batteries to be official battery of choice for the ” Ring of Fire Expedition” in Indonesia.
Shorai’s exclusive distributor of Shorai in Indonesia, Dunia Moge Motorcycle Parts has just signed a deal with the Ring of Fire Expedition Team in Indonesia. All of the expedition team bikes will be equipped with Shorai’s advanced lithium battery. The Expedition will cross the rivers and mountains of Indonesia, highlighting the sights and people. The expedition will span over 6000 miles and last over 3 months. The expedition chose Shorai after extensive testing of the batteries in the harshest of situations.
Andrew Las Marias, General Manager of PT Ring of Fire Indonesia said that the expedition team Rofa uses advanced communication devices such as satellite technology to navigate, and devices that provide critical support need a durable battery.
“We only use quality products that have been tested for durability and reliability in the vehicles” he explained.
The entire expedition will be filmed and will air on Metro TV, Indonesia’s largest television network. Expect to see the episodes hit the airwaves in early fall.
The Shorai sponsored Cornergrass/Husaberg Team is having a great start to their racing season. Below is the latest release provided by the team. The entire Cornergrass team is equipped with Shorai LFX Batteries.
Wardlow AB: Victoria Hett of Vernon, BC, ventured to Odessa Washington where she challenged the ladies class in an event of over 1500 riders. The Desert 100 began in 1969 and has grown into an event of over 3000 people.
After some testing to adjust her Valley Motosports Husaberg TE 250 to the faster speeds of the desert, Victoria gated in the top 10 out of nearly 800 riders on the line. After working her way through the pack, her luck nearly took a turn for the worse, high siding off of a hidden rock in the silt. After regaining her composure, Victoria pushed herself back into a comfortable pace and took the victory in the Ladies Class. Taking the win by over six half minutes, this victory was redemption after running in 1st place last year and running out of gas less than 10 miles from the finish!
This is Victoria’s third podium in three events and her first win of the season. Her efforts would not be possible without the support of these sponsors: Husaberg Canada, Valley Moto Sports, Gamma Sales, Husaberg Canada, Valley Moto Sports, Gamma Sales, FLY Racing, Dragon Goggles, Emperor Racing, Atlas Brace Technologies, ProMoto Billet, FMF, Warp 9, Dunlop Tires, TM DesignWorks, SIDI, USWE Sports, Shorai Batteries, Matrix Concepts, RynoPower Sports Supplements, Fasst Company, Motorex, Advanced Pavement Technologies, HiTech Bracing, PG Graphics, Riders Edge Suspension, Rekluse Canada, and Twin Air.
Victoria’s next event will be the PNWMA’s Big Kahuna VI in Kamloops BC, April 21, 2013.
(Scottsdale, AZ) – March 28, 2013 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), set a new 1000 cc class record with a personal best top speed of 212 mph during her first appearance at the Texas Mile race March 22-24 in Beeville Texas. Thompson’s record run also earned her BMW S 1000 RR Superbike entry into the prestigious “Texas Mile 200 MPH Club.”
“What an excellent way to start 2013 for all the great sponsors who made our BMW a real track terror. During the winter months, we really got the bike dialed-in with new HP Race Parts, new riding gear, MS Production race parts and even a new paint scheme from Orlando Autobody. After arriving in Texas, we only needed gear changes to adapt to changing weather conditions. Now we just need some additional funding to race a full season,” stated Thompson.
Texas Mile attendance has grown rapidly since 2003, with participants from around the world competing on one of the world’s most challenging 1-mile track. “My hats off to the Texas Mile staff and Christian Motorcycle Association volunteers who put on a well-managed event. I’d also like to thank my dedicated crew, we can’t wait to return in October for the next Texas Mile competition,” said Thompson.
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed and 1000 cc Class Record with two 212 mph runs during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is a member of the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and the Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club.
Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company, CTEK Battery Chargers, TROON Enterprises, Metro Auto Auction, La-Man Corporation, BMW Motorrad USA – HP Race Parts, Vision Wheel, MS Production North America, Orlando Autobody, Schuberth Head Protection Technology, Go AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Worldwide Bearings, Stand-Up Photos, Hyperpro Suspension Technology and Shorai Battery.
It is almost time for the green flag to drop in Daytona, for the Pro Superbike class.
We are all excited to see the start of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Road Racing Series. We know the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team, armed with Martin Cardenas and Chris Clark will give us a great season of racing. Today Cardenas has qualified in 4th position, and Clark in 7th. Good Luck!
A short video of Cardenas on the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season:
The latest update from the Team Faith Arenacross team, and their race to the podium. There are only a handful of races left in the series, and Team Faith has a great chance to take the championship. Below is the latest post race report from the team manager Brian O’Rourke:
We had anther pretty good weekend in Wichita despite the blizzard that had the potential to keep us from even showing up! On Thursday when Brian O’ left Nashville for Wichita, the route he was going to take quickly was infected by SNOW! Thanks to some quick thinking and research we were able to avoid the nasty weather by taking an alternate route that only added 3 hours to the trip.
Kelly Smith started us out on the weekend by preaching a great message on forgiveness to all the athletes and crews at the mandatory Riders Meeting.
As we were a bit short-handed this weekend, Jeff’s dad Dan Gibson was recruited to take care of Jeff’s needs for the weekend and Brian O’ switched over to tending to Kelly Smith. We also had our ole buddy Chad Goodwin volunteering to help so we had things pretty much covered and ready to go for the weekend.
Again, this was a single-night round with all the points available for the Championship obtainable in this one night of racing.
After Larry Dean and Brian O’ did worship and the Message at the Team Faith Devotional Dinner, we were all ready to race!
Both Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson were in Heat #2 together which was a very stacked Heat! Kelly finished 2nd and Gibby finished 4th to advance directly to the Mains.
In Main #1 Kelly got wadded up hard and DNF’d while Jeff finished 3rd. Then the entire field was inverted and for once it favored us! In Main#2 Kelly grabbed the Holyshot and led wire to wire for the victory! Gibby put in a great ride again this weekend and finished 4th for another 2nd Overall!
With 6 Main Events left to score points in We are still VERY MUCH in the hunt for the Championship. Jeff is riding super smooth and consistent and we are only 2 points out of the lead in 2nd place. Kelly still has some fire left in him despite some setbacks here recently and he is ready for an Overall win which could put him right back in the thick of things! STAY TUNED!!!
2013 AMSOIL Arenacross
Points Standings RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Printed: 02/23/13 10:07 pm
Pos. # Name (wins) Points
1. 1 Tyler Bowers (17) 58 2. 2 Jeff Gibson (2) 56 (Team Faith)
3. 4 Zach Ames (1) 55
4. 16 Michael Mcdade (4) 48 5. 5 Kelly Smith (1) 40 (Team Faith)
6. 7 Willy Browning (1) 39
7. 6 Nathan Skaggs 37
8. 17 Daniel Blair 34
9. 14 Dave Ginolfi 33
10. 726 Gared Steinke 31
Times are tentative and subject to change.
Date Time City Airing Channel
3/3 3:30PM ET Kansas City, MO Original SPEED
3/5 4:00AM ET Kansas City, MO Repeat SPEED
3/5 1:00PM ET Wichita, KS Repeat SPEED
3/5 2:00PM ET Kansas City, MO Repeat SPEED
3/17 1:00PM ET Denver, CO Original SPEED
The Team Faith/FLY Racing/Pilot Flying J/Pirelli Tires KTM is sponsored by:
Team Faith, FLY Racing, Western Power Sports, Pilot/Flying J’s, Pirelli Tires, KTM, DZ Graphics, Silkolene Lubricants, Wiseco Performance Products, ENZO Suspension, Sunstar Sprockets and Chains, RAD MFG., Shorai Batteries, Liquid Performance, K&N Air Filters, Cycra Plastic, FMF Racing, Renegade Racing Fuels, JetLift, Dragon Optics, Tubliss, Hammerhead Designs, EBC Brakes and GUTS Racing.
For more info on Team Faith, please visit www.teamfaith.com
CHINO, CA – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing announced today that they have entered into a promising new partnership with Shorai, the leading lithium-based powersports battery manufacturer in the United States. Heading into the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season, the championship-winning Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes will be equipped with batteries provided by Shorai.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Martin Cardenas
“Yoshimura Suzuki is very excited about our new partnership with Shorai,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Race Director Don Sakakura. “At Yoshimura Suzuki, we use only the highest-quality products and technology on our Superbikes. This comes from countless hours of development, testing and racing around the world. Shorai’s products and attitude reflect Yoshimura’s own dedication to providing high-performance, championship-winning products. We look forward to a very successful relationship.”
Yoshimura Suzuki has a long and triumphant history in road racing, having dominated the sport for more than 50 years. The respected team has captured the last 10 out of 14 AMA Superbike titles, as well AMA Supersport, AMA Superstock and AMA Formula Xtreme championships. In the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will field two riders in the premier AMA Pro Superbike class.
“We are extremely excited about taking Shorai to new heights in partnership with Yoshimura,” said Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing for Shorai. “Yoshimura is the preeminent aftermarket performance parts manufacturer and race team in the United States, and we look forward to working with their team to take our company to the next level. We are thrilled to have been selected by Don and his team at Yoshimura as their official battery provider.”
About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.
About American Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) founded The Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information visit www.suzukicycles.com.
About Shorai: Shorai is the world’s leading producer of Prismatic cell, lithium Iron Phosphate Powersports batteries. The company is located in Sunnyvale, CA. Further information can be found on the company website, www.shoraipower.com. For further information, please contact Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing at 408 720 8821.
Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki, Parts Unlimited, Motorex, Dunlop, Shorai, Renthal, BMC Air Filter, RK Racing Chain, Enjoy Manufacturing and Chicken Hawk Racing
Congratulations to Team Faith one of the newest teams we are sponsoring for the 2013 season. Below is their latest race report.
From Brian O’Rourke the team President:
Team Faith had a better night of racing on Saturday night in Worcester Massachusetts on the AMA Amsoil Arenacross series when it was LIVE on SPEED! Both Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson had good heat races finishing second and third respectively. Both guys then qualified for the head to head bracket racing, which is new this season. In the first bracket they had to race each other! Gibby came out on top and went all the way to the finals with defending AX Champ Tyler Bowers. In the 2 lap sprint Gibby got the win and was also awarded one point towards the Overall and the Championship. In the Main Event #1, Gibby rode hard and strong to finish fourth and Kelly finished fifth. Unfortunately with the new format on Arenacross, the entire field was inverted for the Main Event #2 putting both guys on the back row for the start. Gibby came back to get an eighth place finish. Kelly had a harder time finishing 14th. Gibby finished fourth overall and Kelly finished 11th overall for the night. In the championship points Jeff Gibson sits 6th and Kelly Smith is tied for 8th.
Ministry was VERY strong for the opening round of AX as we had the honor of partnering with a great band called Jones Unleashed. They not only did worship for us as a team in our rig whenever we had a moment, but they also lead worship both nights for Team faith devotionals and even got the opportunity to play for the Track Party in front of thousands of fans!
I’m really proud of all our guys this season including newbie Jeff Gibson and his Dad Dan Gibson who will be overseeing Jeff’s bike for us as well. We have a strong team – mentally, physically and spiritually!
Valerie Thompson will be making an appearance at the upcoming Long Beach IMS show, and we are real excited to have her stop by the Shorai stand and sign autographs for her fans. Below is the official announcement Valerie put out earlier today.
5-Time Land Speed Motorcycle Record Holder Valerie Thompson to Appear at Long Beach International Motorcycle Show December 7-9
Valerie Thompson to appear at Long Beach IMS as guest of BMW Motorrad USA and Shorai Battery for Photo & Autograph Sessions
(Long Beach, CA) – December 3, 2012 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will display her record setting BMW S 1000 RR race bike and host autograph sessions at the BMW Motorrad USA booth at the upcoming International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach December 7-9. She will also make appearances at the Shorai Battery display in the Market Place area of the show.
Thompson set 3 new land speed records this year with her Martech Services Company sponsored BMW S 1000 RR. She also became a charter member of the “Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club” after running a top speed of 209.5 mph at the event in June. Thompson holds three land speed records in East Coast Timing Associations (ECTA) events and two records at the Bonneville Salt Flats BUB Speed Trials.
Based on Thompson’s successful racing results, BMW Motorrad USA will partner with VTR for the 2013 racing season through the BMW Motorrad HP Race Parts program. “Over the past few days, Mark Ledesma at GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale has been installing new BMW Motorrad HP Race Parts to my DoubleR. We can’t wait to dyno the bike with the new equipment. I’m looking forward to promoting the HP Race Parts program, my first choice when it comes to performance enhancing equipment for my race bike. I’m confident we’ll see a dramatic performance improvement,” said Thompson.
Valerie Thompson Background
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team. She has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & National Hot Rod Association drag racing series.
Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company – maker of quality air breathing systems, CTEK Battery Chargers, La-Man Corporation, TROON Enterprises, Stay Fast Custom Clothing Company, BMW Motorrad HP Race Parts, GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Metro Auto Auction, JEGS, Vortex Racing, Worldwide Bearings, Stand Up Photos, Hyperpro Performance Suspension Products, and Shorai Battery.
International Motorcycle Show (IMS) Background
The International Motorcycle Show is one America’s largest motorcycle trade shows series connecting consumers, dealers, retailers, custom builders, OEM’s, and motorcycle parts/accessories suppliers. The event is organized by Advanstar, the largest producer of trade shows and conventions for the powersports industry worldwide, including the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo and the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®. It also publishes the leading trade magazines Dealernews, which covers all aspects of motorcycle and powersports retailing.
Wardlow, AB: This past weekend was the final weekend of the AMA Geico EnduroCross series in Las Vegas. Ben Rego has had a stellar year, winning the Canadian Enduro E3 Championship, riding the X Games and finishing 3rd overall in the Canadian Off Road Championships. It was obvious that the snow bound, Kitimatt BC resident wanted to ride his Husaberg TE 300 after not riding for 2 months.
Ben’s Friday night qualifiers went well as he won both Open Amateur and Pro qualifier. Both races gave Ben the chance to get rid of his cob webs.
Saturday, Ben continued to push hard after a poor start in the Open Amateur main, passing into the lead by the end of the first lap. During his second lap, Ben posted the fastest lap of the heat by 2 seconds. On the last corner of the last lap, disaster struck when Ben was forced to an unfamiliar line by lappers and he became stuck in the rocks. In an panicked effort to push his bike out and maintain his lead, Ben accidently launched his bike into the air! He quickly recovered, collecting his bike and crossing the finish line in second place just seconds behind the winner.
Immediately following his Open Am main, Ben went straight to the start line for Pro qualifying, which did not go well for him so quickly after last race.
Also, competing in the Night race, Ben raced without a headlight in the darkened arena to finish 6th.
Ben is proud to be supported by: Husaberg Canada, A&E Racing, Dunlop, FMF, Omega Transport, FLY, Dragon, Shorai Lithium Batteries, UFA, SIDI, Warp 9, PG Graphics, ProMoto Billet, ProAction Suspension West, Kermaxx, T.M. DesignWorks, Motonation, Gamma Sales, Royal Distributing and ViSalus.
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