Monster Energy Kawasaki ATV racing team poised for success
With two seasons of racing under its belt on the Kawasaki KFX450R, the Monster Energy Kawasaki ATV Racing Team is looking to have its best season yet in 2009.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki ATV Racing team returns to the competitive AMA ATV National Motocross Series with a two-man team looking for the Kawasaki’s first-series win. Returning for his third year, Josh Creamer has been a key component to improving the Kawasaki race machine. Last year he earned four podium finishes, including one moto win aboard the KFX450R.
New to the team in 2009 is Chad Wienen, the 2008 AMA Pro ATV Open winner and an AMA ATV race winner. Wienen healed from injury during the 2008 season and came back to dominate the last several races in the series while racing for Suzuki, including the ATV Open win at Steel City Raceway. Wienen’s drive to constantly improve and see results fits perfect within the Kawasaki racing philosophy.
“Chad and Josh are great friends on and off the track and have always pushed each other to higher levels of performance,” says Team Green manager Reid Nordin. “I can only see that increasing now that they are teammates. Chad possesses great finesse on the track and knows how to race from a strategic standpoint. Josh knows how to push the limits of the KFX450R and has a never-quit attitude. The two are shaping up to be a great fit for the 2009 season.”
Along with competing in the AMA ATV National Motocross Series, Kawasaki will be backing its commitment in other ATV series’, particularly in the WORCS and New England ATV Series’ (NEATV).
The DATS Racings team will be back for its third season in the WORCS ATV Series. The team already has one championship in the ProAm class and is looking to add to that in 2009. In the NEATV, Joe Haavisto brought Kawasaki two championships in 2008 in the Pro and Pro-Am classes and is looking to make it back to back championships in 2009.
Team Sponsors: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Monster Energy, Fox Racing Shox, ITP Tires, Pro Circuit, Walsh Racecraft, Parts Unlimited, DWT, Maxima Oil, RK/Excel, DG, Renthal, Quad Tech, Moose Racing, N-Style, Shoei Helmets, Smith Optics, VP Racing Fuel, Hinson Racing, Axcalibur, Gaerne USA, NGK Spark Plugs, Inc., Boyesen, Braking, Fuel Customs, Streamline, GRP.