Pit Pass: VARTA Powersports Batteries Sponsors Jagged X Racing Team

VARTA AGM powersports batteries has announced its co-sponsorship with the Jagged X Racing Team for the 2014 racing season. Jagged X Racing will be participating in five UTV competitions with the SCORE World Desert Championship series and six off-road races in the Best in the Desert series.


“We are excited to team up with VARTA powersports batteries. We are here to win races and need to have the most reliable battery available on the market,” said Bill Schueler, Jagged X Racing team owner. “The VARTA powersports battery is winning all the vibration, performance and torture tests we have thrown at it while racing in the desert.”


“We are proud and excited to be associated with this championship winning UTV racing team, and looking forward to a winning season,” said Doreen Lucht, VARTA powersports product manager. 


Suzuki MotoGP Team Tests in Texas

The Suzuki GSX-R has always been about race-bred performance for the street. With its recent test at the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, Suzuki reinforced that message by showcasing 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 sportbikes alongside Suzuki GSX-R race bikes 

that compete on national and international circuits.


Following round two of the MotoGP race series held at COTA, April 13, Suzuki held a track test for the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team and its GSX-R1000 fleet competing in the AMA Pro Superbike series, as well as the Suzuki MotoGP racing team as it develops its all-new race bike for the elite international series. Built around an inline four-cylinder powerplant, like that in the Suzuki GSX-R, the new MotoGP race machine will help Suzuki promote its proven “Own The Racetrack” message worldwide.


The entire Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team – including racers Martin Cardenas, Roger Hayden, and Chris Clark – attended this test to ride their GSX-R1000s equipped for AMA Pro Superbike competition. Also on the track were Suzuki MotoGP test riders Randy DePuniet, Nobuatsu Aoki, and Austin resident and special guest test rider Kevin Schwantz.


Schwantz is preparing to compete in July’s Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race in Japan, riding for the Yoshimura Legends team along with racer Satoshi Tsujimoto, former Japanese Superbike Champion.

The Suzuki MotoGP bike is scheduled to enter the 2015 race schedule. 


Sign-Up for AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series

Racers can pre-register now for all rounds of the AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series, presented by Cernic’s Racing. The seven-round series includes rounds in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana. 


“It’s exciting to watch the vintage motocross series grow and improve," said AMA Motocross Operational Coordinator Alex Hunter. "Not only is online registration up and running, but we have Cernic’s Racing on board as a series sponsor, and several new venues are on the 2014 calendar." 

Jeff Cernic, owner of Cernic’s Racing in Johnstown, Pa., is not only sponsoring the series, but he’s also a vintage racing enthusiast, with more than 100 vintage motorcycles of his own. 


"It makes sense for Cernic’s Racing to be involved with the AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series with our long history of involvement in motocross," Cernic said.  


New rounds for 2014 include Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Ill.; Russell Creek MX in Greensburg, Ky.; and Mammoth East in Paoli Peaks, Ind. 


Rules, schedule updates, class requirements and online entry links can be found at: americanmotorcyclist.com/ vintagenationals.aspx. 

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