Celtic/HVMC Suzuki Primed For SuperSport Season Opener At Daytona With Farris And Alexander
NEWS March 12, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Celtic Racing:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 12, 2014) - Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki begins the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season at Daytona International Speedway - The World Center of Racing - with a new team structure that fields two proven riders in the SuperSport class. 2013 AMA SuperSport East Champion Corey Alexander leads the effort this weekend with several successful prior visits to Daytona, including a Pole Position and second place finish in 2012, and a third place finish in 2013. Wyatt Farris returns to Daytona for his second visit aboard a SuperSport machine on the famed banking. Farris enjoyed an eleventh and fourteenth place finish in SuperSport in 2013, and everyone looks forward to improved results this year.
Richie Alexander, Celtic/HVMC Suzuki Team Manager has worked hard over the off-season to create a new organization. New team members along with new sponsors have helped to bring Celtic/HVMC Suzuki forward. Richie Alexander stated enthusiastically that "we are excited for the first race at Daytona, and we are really looking forward to getting the 2014 season underway. The Celtic team has an all new team structure for 2014 that brings talented folks together for our goal of winning races! With the support from MJRS Freeman Racing and Jon Block Group we are all hopeful that Wyatt and Corey will find great success in 2014!"
2013 AMA SuperSport East Champion Corey Alexander has enjoyed good results at Daytona over the past several seasons, and with the limited 2014 schedule, he knows the pressure to perform is immediate. Corey explains that "after a long off season I'm thrilled to return to Daytona - one of my favorite tracks. I think my Celtic/HVMC Suzuki is the strongest machine I've had yet. We have a really great group of guys working just as hard as I am to get another number 1 plate this season! The grid is looking pretty stacked for SuperSport so I expect there will be some extremely tight racing this week. I'd like to thank all the team sponsors and my personal sponsors who have helped us to look good and run strong. Special thanks to MJRS Freeman Racing, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Oakley, Defy All Odds Apparel, Boxed Water Is Better, and Crossfit OSA. Follow me on my various social media outlets for day to day action! Instagram & Twitter: @corey5alexander Facebook: fb.me/corey5alexander .
Wyatt Farris is adapting quickly to the new team and motorcycle he will be racing for 2014 with Celtic/HVMC Suzuki. Wyatt has ridden at Daytona previously, and this experience will help make the adjustment to the new team and the Suzuki GSX-R 600 easier. Farris is eager to get back in the saddle and get some laps on the track. Wyatt shares the passion of the team and said "I'm stoked to get the season started at Daytona this weekend! The whole Celtic/HVMC Suzuki crew have been working hard to make sure my equipment is ready to go. I can't thank all of our team sponsors enough, along with my personal sponsors that are making this season possible!" His personal sponsors include Jon Block Group, Cortech, Shoei, Above Category, and CT Racing. You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram @wyatt_farris and twitter @wyattfarris9 or join him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattfarrisracing .
Sponsor for the 2014 Celtic/HVMC 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, Vortex, and Defy All Odds Apparel.
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.
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