Godfather Privateer RacingWednesday, December 14, 2011 | 9:25 AM
AMA Supercross Privateer Program, Godfather Privateer Racing, Looking For Sponsors
For the past 10 years, AMA privateer race program general manager, Gus Decker, has been helping professional supercross and motocross riders fulfill on their dreams of pursuing a career in professional AMA racing. Gus is well respected in the “pits” and because of his unrelenting passion to “take care of his family of racers”, he has fondly been nicknamed the Godfather of Privateer racing.
Gus and his privateer support team will again be set up in the pits at Anaheim 1 and through each stop of the 2012 AMA Supercross season. The program is changing their name however from Team Gus, to Godfather Privateer Racing to fall in line with how Gus runs his program.
The Godfather Privateer Racing brings a unique approach to support, with a 100ft. long behemoth that is designed to support up to 20 riders at a time. Gus will be taking several riders and their equipment to each round of the series. Furthermore, any privateer in need of support at the races is welcomed to set up under the giant tent, and will be provided with drinks and food and will have use of the team mechanic if they do not already have their own. Any rider in need of transportation to and from the races can ride along in the team motorhome to help save on travel expenses.
For the 2012 SX as well as at each of the 12 stops for the National Outdoor series, Gus is looking to work with corporate sponsors that would like to work with this fantastic grass-roots program and see this is as a chance to give back to the sport by supporting the core riders that will do anything to get to the races. Godfather Privateer Racing will be set up at all 17 SX and 12 MX stops, and interacting with moto-enthusiasts & fans all year long.
Bell Helmets national sales manager, Matt Schumann, had this to say about the program; “We sponsor many riders at the top level of the sport, but Bell also knows that being involved with privateer programs like Godfather Privateer Racing, helps keep our brand and products connected with the core of dirt bike racing.
For more information on joining the Godfather Privateer Racing effort, be sure to contact Gus Decker at 209-747-2011. There is still plenty of sponsorship space available on the team rig, inside and on the tent, 100’awning (10ft x 20ft x 80 on top of the tent), so for any company interested in supporting these up and coming privateers, please contact Pride Marketing Group’s Mike Lyons at 760-224-8477.
A special thanks goes to Motocross Direct.com, Bell Helmets, Motoconcepts, AutoFlex Systems, Inc., Baker Roofing, Husker Off Road, DT1 Air Filters, ODI grips, Vacaville Auto Body, and Blazin Wheels Ministries & Racing for already stepping in for support.
Preliminary List of riders for the 2012 SX series:
1. Scotty Wennerstrom, #501 Suzuki 450
2. Austin Alberts #212 Kawasaki 450
3. Gared Steinki #726 Kawasaki 250
4. Brandon Gillespie #423 Suzuki 250
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