Honda of Houston Suspends Amateur Support ProgramThursday, February 23, 2012 | 2:50 PM
Due to changes in the amateur support programs provided by manufacturers, Honda of Houston Racing, the amateur motocross support subsidiary of Honda of Houston, Houston’s exclusive Powerhouse Dealership, is suspending its amateur motocross trackside support program. The program which began in 1997 has supported amateur motocross across the country providing riders both young and old everything from technical services, parts support and bike transport. “We’ve been part of the careers of some of the sports premier riders and we are grateful for that experience,” says Race Team Manager Shaun Martin.
Today’s pro supercross and motocross fields see a number of riders that have participated in HHR’s program. Riders such as Josh Grant, Will Hahn, Tommy Hahn, Jake Weimer, Lance Vincent, Chris Plouffe, Jessica Patterson, and many more have all benefitted from the guidance and support provided by the HHR crew. “It is with great regret we are forced to make this decision, but the current economic state prevents the manufacturers from continuing the support we have been so successful with,” says Honda of Houston President Dave Martin. Martin goes on to say “Honda of Houston Racing would like to thank the many sponsors over the years that have helped the team achieve its goals and hopes the HHR program has contributed in some small way to the success and well being of amateur motocross racing and the customers of American Honda.”
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