Published on March 7th, 2011 | by Joe0
Lonestar Racing’s Morehead Motorsports/ Media Allstars “Amateur Powerhouse” Team ready for 2011 ATV MX Season
March 1, 2011 (Atlanta, GA): The Lonestar Racing/ Morehead Motorsports/ Media Allstars “Amateur Powerhouse” Team proves that it’s ready and itching to dominate the 2011 ATV MX Season. “We’ve been working hard this off-season to ensure that we’re at our best throughout the amateur ranks. We’ve locked in some of the best sponsors, and riders, and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to dominate.” Despite the roughest economy our sport has endured, the team has landed support from nearly twenty-five aftermarket sponsors, as well as some non-Industry sponsors. “It’s really flattering that companies trust us enough to do a good job that they’re helping despite their limited budgets. I guess it’s a testament to our ability to do “more with less” than anyone else out there.” Despite the economy, the 2011 version of the team is the biggest yet, with 20 ATV MX riders, three UTV/ SxS racers, and a newly added ATV Freestyle branch. The MX team will contest all 11 rounds of the ATV MX Nationals, which kicked off last weekend in Georgia, and will criss-cross the country before ending August 16th at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
Flying the team flag will be Multi-time National Champion, Team Manager and Racer Chase Cunningham, 2010 Production C & 4 Stroke Class Champion Dylan Tremellan, Jake McGraw, Ryan Wheeler, Dale Batson, Calen McGinty, Austin McGraw, Kyle Schonert, Nacy Stone, Clayton Chinn, Mario DiAngelo, Mark Batson, Bailey Howard, Logan Howard (limited schedule), Matthew Holly, Josh Holly, Nick Lepkoske, Brandon Benlien, Cody Kimberlin, Dan Hoisington, & Alex Kersey. “This is probably the most stacked team we’ve had since 2007. I busted my butt recruiting, and I think my efforts will pay off.” Says Team Manager Chase Cunningham. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the roster, or overall feel we’ve got this year. This is a long season, and without good chemistry [on the team] it can seem twice as long. We’ve got four sets of brothers on the team (The McGraws, Holleys, Howards, and Batsons), which has to be some sort of record. Chase picked not only fast riders, but great kids with great families, and that’ll make it a fun year.” Stated Team Owner/ Sponsor Coordinator Jorge Cuartas. In addition to the fully supported Amateur roster, the team will be offering support to Sean Taylor & Zach Harris in the Pro Am ranks.
Sponsor-wise, obviously Lonestar Racing is once again leading the charge for the team, along with Maxxis Tires, Maxima Lubricants, G4 Graphics, Rath Racing, One Industries, MotoXperts, Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki City, Uni Filters, SixSixOne, Tag Metals, Sunline Sprockets, Fox Shox, Powermadd, Oury Grips, Maier Mfg., Precision racing products, Smith Optics, Idol Speed (holeshot devices), Outerwears, & Quadtech
“We’ve got a good thing going, there’s not a single sponsor whose products we feel are sub-par, it’s all top shelf, and all products that we prefer to use. I guess it’s what happens when the Team Management actually races as well.”
“Round One showed that we’re ready, we were in the fight all weekend long, and I think our presence was undeniable. The funny thing, is we didn’t even have our pit set up, or the entire team in attendance, the early start to the season, and close proximity to the Indy Dealer show, combined to keep us from being 100% ready pit-wise, We’re going to shock the Industry with our set up at Round Two.”
The Team’s bikes not only looked great, but they ripped monster holeshots thanks to the Moto X-Perts motors they’re running this season. Handling-wise, Lonestar’s new DC Pro Component line worked flawlessly.
Round One Results At a Glance:
(2) Overall Wins: Jake McGraw (4 Stroke A, Open A)
(7) Moto Wins
(9) Overall Podiums
(16) Moto Podiums
The Media Allstars have a few things in the works from outside the Industry, but aren’t quite ready to announce them.