Tolbert Taking a Break

NEWS June 27, 2012

Tolbert Taking a Break

Photo by Dave Hoenig

Press Release Issued on behalf of Kenny Tolbert Racing:

Decatur, TX (June 28, 2012) -  After a short winter project to build a new race team with new equipment, Kenny Tolbert and Brad Baker have decided to part ways due to lack of funds to race at a competitive level in the AMA Pro Grand National Series.

Tolbert has a long successful history in the GNC series and knows what it takes to be competitive, win races and championship titles. "We just got started late this year and can't seem to get caught up," said Tolbert. "Running a professional team takes a lot of time and funding and right now we are short on both."

Tolbert says he will be back, "Development on the bikes will continue while we search for sponsorship funding. When the time is right I will be back with a stable full of winning Kawasaki's."

Baker says, "Before the season started Kenny made it clear we needed funding to go racing. Like so many racing programs around the country we fell victim to not just not enough cash. I will pick up the pieces to continue racing this season in hopes of coming back to Kenny's program or find another team to join."

Look for Brad Baker, the 2011 Rookie of Year to show up at the Lima Ohio GNC with a new team. Don't be surprised if Kenny Tolbert doesn't show up at a few GNC events later in the season to test his bikes at the highest level of flat track racing as he prepares for a 2013 assault on the GNC Championship.


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