WMR and Motorsport Fox Kawasaki to Support Costa Rica at MXdNThursday, July 12, 2007 | 6:14 AM
LAKE WORTH, FL. (July 10, 2007) - WMR Competition Performance, Lake Worth, Florida has joined with Motorsport Fox Kawasaki Jupiter, Florida and the Moto Club Costa Rica to provide Team Costa Rica with full race bikes and team support for this years Motocross de Nations to be held September 22nd and 23rd in Budds Creek, Maryland.
The decision to build a race team for Costa Rica with WMR Competition Performance and Motorsport Fox was an easy one to come to. WMR has years of experience working with top riders from Latin America, such as Martin DaValos from Ecuador and Oscar Diaz from Costa Rica. In January talks began between Bob Brewster of WMR and Chuck Akin and German Naranjo of the Moto Club Costa Rica (MCCR). Plans quickly came together as it became clear that the team would be a perfect fit for everyone involved. Costa Rica has a great motocross program with some very fast riders and was looking for a race shop in the states to build race bikes and provide support for the Motocross De Nations. WMR has been building race bikes for top amateur racers for many years and was looking for an opportunity to begin focusing more on the professional ranks. Motorsport Fox Kawasaki as Florida’s newest Kawasaki dealership was looking for an opportunity to build their motocross support program. Everything came together early this month and work has already begun to get ready for test sessions in August and the race in September.
Motorsport Fox Kawasaki is Florida’s newest Kawasaki dealership located in Jupiter, Florida. They will be providing new Kawasaki KX250F’s and KX450F’s for the team. Owner Craig Fox and his son Rob will be helping with team logistics and as rider mechanics. Craig’s brother, Lyndon will be handling the team’s photography duties. Lyndon has been an action sports photographer for many years, his work can be seen in many motocross publications and most recently on Speed Channels The Motocross Files. Craig Fox has been an avid motocross competitor and fan since the 1970’s. “Everyone at MotorSport Fox Kawasaki is excited to be supporting Team Costa Rica at the Motocross de Nations. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved with Costa Rica and this event especially since it is being held in the United States this year. ” Craig Fox pres. MotorSport Fox Kawasaki.
WMR Competition Performance is a full service motocross race shop located in south Florida. They have been building race motors and modifying suspension since the early 1990’s for many of today’s top riders. WMR has worked with current professionals, Matt Goerke, Shaun Skinner, Bryan Johnson, Dave Ginolfi and Martin DaValos, just to name a few. Owners Bob and Joe Brewster along with head technician Kurt Reickel, will be handling the bike building duties, Joe is a machinist by trade and designs and manufactures many of WMR’s performance products in house. They will be building complete race bikes from the ground up for the team, and providing race support. “The new Kawasaki’s are a great platform to build from, the bikes are awesome right out of the crate, but we have quite a few tricks to make them even better, You can be sure the motors and suspension will get extra attention. Costa Rica has a very active motocross program turning out riders such as Ernesto Fonseca, the people of Costa Rica love motocross as much as we do. The riders all train very hard and there is no question they will be ready come race day, it’s our job to provide the best race equipment possible” Bob Brewster pres. WMR Competition Performance.
For more information about WMR Competition Performance or Team Costa Rica, you can call toll free at 866-WMR-RACE or reach us on the web at www.WMR1.com.
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