Brandon Robinson Gears Up for Promising 2014 Season with USC Racing and James Hart Racing
NEWS January 8, 2014
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Oxford, PA (01/07/2014) – Coming off a career best season in 2013, Brandon Robinson returns to the AMA Pro Flat Track series with a similar but slightly different program for 2014. Robinson will be on Kawasaki 650’s and Kawasaki 450’s again next season tuned by James Hart with support from USC Racing, Hot-Shot Motorworks and James Stevens Racing.
Last season Robinson turned many heads as he finished 3rd in series points and claimed three victories during the season. His wins came at the prestigious events Daytona Short Track and back-to-back Springfield Miles in the fall. He scored additional podiums at the Sacramento Mile, Colonial Downs Mile, and the Indy Mile. Robinson looks to improve on his success from 2013 and keep the momentum going into 2014 will a solid team built around him this off-season.
“Excited would be an understatement. The 2013 season was amazing and I can’t thank my sponsors and team enough for helping me accomplish so much and getting one step closer to my dream of being Grand National Champion, “ said Robinson. “We have been really busy during the off-season getting the bikes ready for 2014. I didn’t think we could improve on what we learned last year, but I was wrong and I can’t wait to get these USC Kawasaki’s on the race track and compete again.”
The efforts will be strongly backed by USC Racing. USC Racing is owned and operated by Gerry Booher, a former Grand National racer. USC Racing has been a fixture on the Grand National Flat Track scene since 1969. USC has sponsored legends such as Ricky Graham, Terry Poovey, Bryan Bigelow and Kevin Varnes in past seasons.
James Hart Racing will return as Brandon’s mechanic for the 2014 season. James Hart Racing is owned by James Hart who has been involved in GNC Racing since 1988. Hart is a former GNC racer who carried National #81 and was very successful throughout his career. James will also assisted by his father Roy Hart who was a very competitive racer in his own right. With James and Roy combined together they are very knowledgeable in race bike setup and reading the racetrack conditions to make necessary changes for a winning performance. Notable riders James has wrenched for in the past include Johnny Murphree, A.J. Eslick, Robbie Pearson, J.D. Beach, and Brandon Robinson.
Hot-Shot Motorworks is a key component to the a promising 2014 season. The company is owned by Dan Thompson and is an engine design and development company that has designed many products for Hi-Performance Street and Racing motorcycle engines throughout their 40 years of existence. Dan Thompson has built and tuned for many notable racers throughout the AMA GNC Series since 1977. After leaving the GNC Series in 1996 to concentrate on other engine development programs, Dan has decided to return to the GNC scene for the 2014 season to build a Kawasaki engine program for USC Racing, James Hart Racing and James Stevens Racing. Hot-Shot Motorworks has already designed many performance products for the Kawasaki engine that has allowed significant gains in engine performance from the team’s successful 2013 season.
James Stevens Racing has been a strong supporter and sponsor of USC Racing, James Hart Racing and Hot-Shot Motorworks for many years and will again be involved with support for the 2014 GNC Series. James has had helped many notable riders over the years including Jeffrey Carver, Kevin Atherton, Tripp Nobles, David Estok, Michael Barnes and Robbie Pearson to name a few.
The AMA Pro Flat Track season kicks off March 13th and March 14th in Daytona Beach, FL. Robinson and his team will also compete in the AMA All-Star Series during bike week at Ogelthorpe Speedway in Savannah, GA on March 7th and Volusia Speedway in Barberville, FL on March 9th.
Brandon Robinson 2014 Sponsors: USC Kawasaki, James Hart Racing, Hot-Shot Motorworks, James Stevens Racing, R&D Machine, Arai, ATI Physical Therapy, Penske Racing Shocks, AXO, Go Pro, Saddlemen, Pro Plates, Motion Pro, Royal Publishing, VC Graphix, DAO, PMP Sprockets, Spectro Oils, Wiseco Pistons, Cometic Gaskets, Lectron Carburetors, Evans Coolant, G2 Ergonomics, Works Connection, K&N, Impact Armor, Hartman Photography, Jim Chapman, Tom Scibek, Joe Reynolds, John Y, TJB, Mom & Dad.