Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Team Evolve Moto and Shea Racing merge for stronger team

Johnny Lewis will compete as a DNA Energy Drink rider; while Thomas
Bordelon, Mike Ingle and Tim Shea will also represent AxiomTV and DRD;
Merged race program to debut at round two of XTRM/AMA Supermoto Championship

HOUSTON (August 4, 2008) – It all began at the opening round of the XTRM Networks AMA Supermoto Championship near Seattle, Wash. when Johnny Lewis and Tim Shea both realized that their racing programs could be much stronger and more efficient when put together. After thorough discussions in July, Team Evolve Moto/AxiomTV has merged into Team DNA Energy Drink/Shea Racing to create one of the most powerful and well-represented independent teams on the circuit, Team DNA Energy Drink/AxiomTV/Shea Racing.

“This has been a big learning year for me taking on an all-new program and it wouldn’t have been possible without my sponsors’ support,” said Lewis. “After seeing Team DNA Energy Drink/Shea Racing at the opening round, I thought about how my program could make them a much stronger team, and that with their three riders and a large race transporter, the association would provide much more exposure to my team sponsors. I am excited about our new team and to show what we can do together at round two in Connecticut.”

Two major changes to Lewis’ program are that he will now wear Fly Racing gear to match the other team riders and will run the DNA Energy Drink colors. The Shea Racing team includes athletes Thomas Bordelon, Mike Ingle and Tim Shea. The significant changes to Shea Racing, besides housing another rider, is that AxiomTV, DRD, NSS Footwear, and many other sponsors have been brought on board.

Tim Shea, owner of Shea Racing, added, “Bringing Johnny’s program into our fold makes logical sense. He will provide further exposure for our sponsors as a top five rider, and in turn we will have a four-rider team and an outfitted transporter that will benefit Lewis’ current sponsors. It will be valuable for our sponsors to have two riders in the Lites Class with Johnny and Thomas. Also a big bonus is that Johnny’s schedule is much more flexible than mine or Mike’s. Johnny and Thomas can take our truck to Michigan after Connecticut and then on to Wisconsin, while Mike and I will fly back to work between the Connecticut and Wisconsin AMA rounds.”

Scott Kramer, Lewis’ mechanic who started in June, will continue to wrench primarily for Lewis. The team’s web site at www.evolvemoto.com will be updated in the next few weeks to reflect the changes.

You can check out Team DNA Energy Drink/AxiomTV/Shea Racing at round two of the XTRM/AMA Supermoto Championship this Saturday, August 9 for Doug Henry’s New England Supermoto Grand Prix at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Conn. Enter the team’s monthly drawing at www.evolvemoto.com with your chance to win an action sports package and be eligible for the season-ending grand prize of a DNA Energy Drink pit bike.

About Team DNA Energy Drink/AxiomTV/Shea Racing
Team DNA Energy Drink/AxiomTV/Shea Racing is a motorcycle race team dedicated to building a championship-winning formula and setting new standards for independent teams with an extensive marketing program. Athletes Johnny Lewis and Thomas Bordelon compete in the Lites Class while Mike Ingle and Tim Shea are in the Unlimited Class of the XTRM/AMA Supermoto Championship. The team is made possible by DNA Energy Drink, AxiomTV, Dubach Racing Development (DRD), Fly Racing, NSS Footwear, Shoei (Johnny Lewis), Utopia (Johnny Lewis), Ogio, Gaerne, RG3, ProTaper, Beringer Brake Systems (Johnny Lewis), Silkolene (Johnny Lewis), Twin Air, Acerbis, Ride Engineering, Wiseco, Maxima Racing Lubricants, Kicker, Pro Moto Billet/Fastway, Vortex Sprockets, Pit Posse, Out Law Racing, East Coast Wheels, Motostrano, Fluidyne PowerSports, PowerBar, Moto Option Clothing, ASV Inventions, Scott Power Sports (Johnny Lewis), Victory Circle Graphix, Regina Chains, Motion Pro, Universal Engineering, Supermoto Pro, Engine Ice, V.I.O., Dunlop, JM Racing, Access Media Lab, Park Tools USA, VPE Racing (Johnny Lewis), Pro Graphicsinstall.com, Pro Clean 1000, Bonehead Graphics, and Fitness Anywhere, Visit us at www.evolvemoto.com to participate in our monthly fan giveaway and receive AxiomTV movie download discounts.

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