Press Release –
“We are thrilled that Kawasaki is making a big push for the SuperQuad Pro 450 Championship,” said Rick Murphy, CEO of the WPSA, after Monster Energy Kawasaki announced that it would field a three racer team in the Pro class during the 2008 PowerSports ATV Championship Tour Series.
“Last season their KFX450R was relatively new to them so I would expect their equipment to be very competitive this season. I sense that everyone on their racing staff and all their racers are dedicated to winning in the upcoming season, so this is going to be one heck of an exciting chase for the championship.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Triple Threat in the Pro 450 Class will consist of returning team member Josh Creamer and the addition of veteran ATV racing Pro Keith Little and Pro Russell Shumaker to the Monster Energy Team Green Ranks.
“Last year, our factory team had a pretty good start and with the addition of Keith and Russell, I really think we have the full package of experience and young enthusiasm. This season has the potential to be very successful,” said Team Green Manager Reid Nordin.
As a part of the expansion in the WPSA series, Kawasaki has brought in a satellite team with the help of Hetrick Gabriel Racing. The team will feature Trent Kendal in the SuperQuad Pro 450 Class and Mark Kendall in the SuperQuad ProAm Class.
“We see the Kawasaki “Triple Threat Pros” commitment to the PowerSports ATV Championship Tour as a real badge of honor. We know this is an expensive endeavor for Kawasaki to commit these top Pro riders to our series, and we truly appreciate their faith in our organization” commented Kent Lungstrom, Vice President of PowerSports Entertainment.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki Triple Threat takes to the track at the opening round of the 2008 WPSA series on May 3rd and 4th at Oak Hill Raceway in Decatur, TX.