BIG SKY – Lone Peak Racing recently announced early commitments by the AM/PRO and Raines Racing Yamaha teams for the 2012 KENDA Big Sky XC, to be held Aug 25-26.
Both teams focus on the Grand National Cross Country Series and American Motorcycle Association National Enduro Series, so the trip to Big Sky will be a change of pace.
“I made the trip out to Montana last year and had a great time on and off the race trail, said professional rider Jason Raines. “The new 10k pro purse combined with the amazing location made it too good to pass up. It wasn’t hard to talk the rest of the Yamaha guys into coming along with me.”
AM/PRO’s Paul Whibley is currently tied for first place in the GNCC XC1 Pro points standings and is first in the OMA Pro MC standings. His teammate, Jordan Ashburn is in sixth place in the GNCC XC1 Pro standings and eigth in the AMA National Enduro championship standings. Raines Racing’s Brad Bakken is sitting in seventh place in the AMA National Enduro series and fifth place in the GNCC XC2 Pro class.
Other top professional racers planning to attend the ‘12 KENDA Big Sky XC include Husquavarna’s Cory Graffunder and Kyle Redmond, Factory Beta’s Cody Webb and Max Gerston, Kawasaki’s Destry Abbot, Johnny Campbell Racing Honda’s David Kamo, and ’11 race champion Rory Sullivan.