Pingree Will Return to Action at Morongo AMA Finale
Cabazon, CA - October 30, 2007 - Despite the fact that he's nursing two broken wrists, David Pingree is determined not to sit idly by and let a national championship title slip from his grasp. After he and Brandon Currie took either first or second through the first six rounds of the 2007 AMA Supermoto Lites series (with "Ping" leading the duel 4-2), the journalist/racer was the odds-on favorite to win the crown; that is, till he bageled in Redmond with his wrist injury.
But now, with an expected "OK-to-race" from his doctor, Pingree has announced his intention to race every heat of Troy Lee's "Supermoto Mayhem at the Morongo" on Nov. 10th and 11th.
"The long break in the series has given me time to heal. My plan is to go out and race for this championship," said Troy Lee Designs team rider Pingree. "I was in great shape before my crash, although Currie was right there with me in every race. But I don't see why I can't pick it right back up where I left off. Plus my team is bringing in a hot-shot Aussie rider to help our cause. He's a coal miner by trade, believe it or not, but he's fast as hell on a supermoto bike."
Ticket prices are more than reasonable for a full weekend of racing by the world's fastest racers such as David Pingree. 3-day weekend passes are just $40 for adults, $10 for kids (4-14). Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance online at www.troyleedesigns.com or at authorized Troy Lee Designs retailers (your favorite motorcycle shop is probably a TLD dealer).
Troy Lee's "Supermoto Mayhem at the Morongo" is Southern California's last major motorcycle event of the year and a must-attend for all race fans. The final round of the 2007 AMA Pro Supermoto series will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2007, with the championship final occurring the next day on Sunday, November 11th. Preceding the weekend pro doubleheader, a promoter practice will kick things off on Thursday, November 8th, with a complete amateur race day on Friday, November 9th. Further details about the event, including plenty of photos and video, can be found at www.supermotomayhem.com.
Pingree photo: Wes Rowe.