Rockstar Energy/H&H Team Rider Tops Unlimited Class at the XTRM/AMA Supermoto Series at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington
Podium pic.jpgMonroe, Washington – July 5, 2008 – Rockstar Energy/Hart & Huntington team rider Steve Drew won the opening round in Monroe, Wa.
The Rockstar Energy/H&H team has started off the AMA Supermoto 2008 season strong. The team consists of Steve Drew, Travis Marks and Doni Wanat competing in the Unlimited class and Tony Hart competing in the 250 lite class. Carey Hart and Doni Wanat will also ride selected rounds of the 450 Premier Supermoto class.
"The whole weekend we were riding great. We knew that we had a shot at the podium and a potential win after the promoters practice on Saturday, with fast lap times posted by our riders" stated Kenny Watson, the team manager. With the potential, the team was more than ready for the opening round.
Steve Drew, lived up to the time posted in practice and promptly won his heat race and the main event, leading all laps except one, which was lead by Travis Marks, the teams other Unlimited rider contending for the title this year. Steve's performance netted the teams first win in the series and he is now consider to be one of the top candidates to win the championship. Travis Marks was poised to make it a double podium for the team until a flat tire took him out of contention. Doni Wanat finished the main event in seventh after struggling with equipment difficulties all weekend.
In the 450 Premier class Doni Wanat represented the team with an 11th place finish in a rain shortened main event. Tony Hart started strong in the 250 class by posting fast times in the qualifier but a first lap incident with another rider crashing in front of Hart ended his evening early.
As part of the weekend racing, the next day brought out the local racers and the pros for a promoter race event. Steve Drew and Doni Wanat promptly finished first and second in the Open Pro and Doni Wanat won the 450 race. One of the team’s mechanics, Chad Gieb, won his first ever Supermoto race in one of the amateur classes.
The Rockstar Energy/H&H team will be competing next at X Games on August 1 - 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The XTRM/AMA Supermoto Series continues at the New England Supermoto Classic in Hartford, Connecticut on August 9, 2008.
The team would like to thank sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., LeoVince, JST Racing, Motostrano, Honda, Carter Powersports, Sunline, Fox Racing, DVS, All Sport Dynamics, Clock Work Enterprises, K&N Filters, Pro Honda, Mac Tools, Rooke Customs, SDG, One Industries, Merge Racing, Weekend Warrior, Pro Wheel, OGIO, MXIDsystems.com, ACERBIS, Dunlop, Hinson, QTM, Works Connection, MotionPro
About Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company: Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company is the tattoo shop founded by freestyle motocross legend Carey Hart. The first Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company Shop opened in 2004 in the Palms Casino is Las Vegas, making it the first tattoo shop located in a casino. The tattoo shop has since grown to include its own line of tattoo-inspired clothing. In addition to the Las Vegas shop, Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company is expanding with shops open in Waikiki, Hawaii, and Orlando, Florida. For more information, please visit www.hartandhuntingtontattoo.com.