Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Quick update from Shawn and Tyler:
Shawn rode his Daytona Sportbike spec Buell 1125R this past Sunday at the Autoclub speedway to get some seat time and testing before this weekends upcoming AMA race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.
“We’ve have had some incredibly bad luck in the first two rounds of AMA Superbike competition, but we feel the mechanical issues are behind us now. The Crotchrocket.TV EBR1190 should be well suited for the tight and technical Infineon racetrack. The EBR1190 Superbike was still being prepped, but just turning laps on the Buel 1125R was a great warmup for Infineon. We collected some data and learned a bit about the performance of Dunlop AMA spec slicks.”
Also racing this weekend at Infineon will be Tyler Linders (#48) who races under the Team Rotobox/NEXX flag. This will be his first professional debut. So everyone attending please give him a pat on the back for this huge accomplishment. Tyler doesn’t have that much experience at Infineon, but if his 2011 record is any indication of his potential in the Supersport class, he will be the one to watch. Tyler will race on Sunday May 6th at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.
“I was out at Auto Club Speedway testing my NEXX/Rotobox Yamaha R6 to get ready for my AMA Pro Motorcycle Superstore SuperSport debut. The bike felt great and I got used to the Dunlop tires, which I haven’t had much time on. I am ready to take on the challenge of the technical track, Infineon, and the challenge of my first Pro race. I am very excited and I can’t wait to get out on track.”
a few pics from testing this past weekend:
James Gang Racing
Also ,if you are in the pits visit with Brice
from the James Gang / Hoban Brothers racing team! They are racing in the XR1200 series and are collecting points for the XR Showdown
, which is supported by Vance & Hines and the Harley-Davidso
n Motor Company. Shorai will also be doing contingency payouts for competitors running our lithium motorcycle batteries
Shorai sponsors many small teams and individual riders all over the world. For more information about sponsorship
, please contact Shawn Higbee
. Shorai Inc., located in Sunnyvale, CA, is a distributor of lithium iron based motorcycle batteries
. Further information regarding the company can be found at www.shoraipower.com
So who will be there this weekend? It should be a great weekend in Sonoma, have a glass of wine and watch some of the fastest riders around. See you at the races.
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Friday, 6 April 2012
Shorai’s own Shawn Higbee picks up a new sponsor.
NEXX Helmets sponsors Shawn Higbee for 2012 AMA Road Racing
Sunnyvale, Calif. (April 3, 2012) – NEXX USA and long-time, well-decorated racer Shawn Higbee will be supported by NEXX Helmets for the 2012 AMA Road Racing Series after a productive weekend testing his NEXX XR1.R helmet at Daytona. Racing the newly invented EBR 1190RS, Shawn Higbee of Higbee-Racing.com backed by CrotchRocket.TV & Shorai Power, Shawn will venture back into the ranks of American Superbike and compete amongst the best in the nation!
Unfortunately with mechanical problems Higbee was not able to start in the National Guard Superbike races; however, with his Buell 1125R starting in 28th position Higbee was able to finish 17th overall in the historic Daytona 200.
“I’m very pleased to be wearing a helmet as innovative as NEXX. The NEXX XR1.R is so light, offers a wider viewport, and has a uniquely advanced shell design.” says Higbee.
NEXX USA will be in the process of designing his very own replica helmet mid-season and be available to the general public as it becomes available. Nerijus Puida, CEO of NEXX USA says, “We are very excited to have such a talented model of a racer and look forward to the developmental wisdom he can provide us. We look forward to increasing the number of AMA Pro National Racers on-board our growing team.”
“We want the best, both in knowledge and in results from our racers so we can continue to grow and innovate radical improvements to helmet safety. We encourage all AMA Pro Racers to look into our helmets and our contingency awards for the 2012 season.” Director of Operations, Stephen Lim
Original press release: Copyright 2012, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
Friday, 30 March 2012
March 7th, 2012. Sunnyvale, CA. Shorai Inc. is proud to announce a sponsorship and contingency plan in support of AMA Pro Road Racing for the 2012 season. Shorai will provide contingency money to the top seven finishers for all 11 of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 events, totaling $7150 for the season, to racers utilizing Shorai LFX lithium Powersports batteries. The company will also offer rider support programs as part of ongoing sponsorship efforts. Interested racers may contact Shorai directly.
“We are very excited about entering a contingency program with the AMA Pro Racing Series”, states Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing for Shorai. “As the world’s leading, lithium Powersports battery, we are excited to offer the myriad of product benefits, including dramatic weight savings, faster starting, lower self discharge rates and lack of sulfation to this exciting racing series.” “We are quite certain that many racers will appreciate Shorai’s class leading technology, and we are proud to support the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. “
About Shorai: Shorai Inc. is the leading lithium based Powersports battery manufacturer in the world. The company is based in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information about the sponsorship program see the details at www.shoraipower.com/sponsorship , or email Shawn Higbee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. ###