This weekend marks the final stop for the 2014 AMA Pro Racing season, with the Celtic Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki team visiting their home track at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Every season more and more local family, friends, and fans make the trip to the track, and this weekend the Celtic HVMC Suzuki team are planning to put on another good show. Wyatt Farris is in third position in the SuperSport championship going into this final round with 144 points, with Corey Alexander just behind in fourth position with 141 points. The long break since the last round at Mid-Ohio has given the team and both riders plenty of time to prepare, and everyone has been working hard to be focused and ready.
Wyatt Farris rode his #19 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600 to a third place and a fifth place finish at Mid-Ohio, gaining valuable points in the championship, and managing to stay in contention for a strong finish to the season. Farris is eager to return to the saddle, and said “I’m looking forward to getting this weekend started here at NJMP. After Ohio I went home and worked on a few things that I have been struggling with, along with going out to track-days and testing with my crew chief (William Morton). The focus this weekend is to fight at the front and try to get my first win or even two! I have to thank the whole Celtic/HVMC crew for working their butts off for me and I plan on repaying them with result. Along with the team and our sponsors, I would like to thank my personal sponsors that have been behind me 110% throughout this year! Jon Block Group Sports, Above Category, Cortech, Shoei, CT Racing, Defy All Odds and Osmo Nutrition.” You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram or Twitter @wyattfarris19 or join him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattfarrisracing .
Corey Alexander had a difficult weekend at Mid-Ohio on his #5 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600, and knows he needs to put in a strong effort to match his early season results and score valuable points at NJMP. Alexander is optimistic and knows that the energy of the team and fans can often make a difference in the results. Corey thoughtfully stated “I have mixed emotions going into Jersey this weekend. I’m excited to be racing at home in front of the northeast fans and back on the bike after a time off. But I’m also still disappointed in the turn that the season has taken for us. Everyone at Celtic Racing has put in such a big effort just to get this program going, not being able to bring them back a championship is definitely a bummer. With that said, the only thing we can do is go out and try to dominate the weekend in front of the home crowd. Who knows! Crazy things happen in racing so don’t count us out completely. Thanks to all my personal sponsors and team sponsors alike!” Corey’s personal sponsors include MJRS Freeman, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Boxed Water Is Better, Defy All Odds Apparel, Oakley, Crossfit OSA, and Lapizta Watches.” Please follow Corey Alexander on twitter and Instagram via @corey5alexander , keep track of him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corey5alexander , and check out his webpage – www.corey23.com – as well.
Sponsors for the Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki team include: HVMC Racing, Suzuki, MJRS Freeman, Orient Express, Jon Block Group, Yoshimura R&D, Bazzaz, Gemini, K-Tech Suspension, Pitbull, Maxima Racing Oils, Galfer, Chicken Hawk, Motion Pro, Armour Bodies, Saddlemen, Star School, DesignStar3, Zero Gravity, Signs Ink, GB Racing, DID, and Vortex.
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 13 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Celtic Racing has seen consecutive championship seasons in AMA Pro Racing SuperSport from 2012 to 2013. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan’s talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. For more information regarding Celtic/HVMC Suzuki please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celticracing and follow @celticracing on twitter and Instagram – we appreciate all your support!
HUDSON VALLEY MOTORCYCLES
Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been serving New York’s Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and greater New England with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Sales, Parts, and Service since 1966. Established by Richard Alexander Sr, the dealership is a family run business with employees who have been part of the family for decades in some cases. With deep and long standing customer relationships around the region, Hudson Valley Motorcycles is known for outstanding customer service, in-depth product expertise, and the foremost service department for machines of all brands. Please visit www.hvmotorcycles.com, join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HVMotorcycles or follow them via @hvmotorcycles .
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing .