Fifth Annual Revive Your Ride! WIN BIG SPRING GIVEAWAY Starts April 15!

2 04 2014

Powersports Customers Can Win Nearly $30,000 in Cool Prizes

IRVINE, CA – April 2, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Revive Your Ride! WIN BIG SPRING GIVEAWAY is back for its fifth year. Scheduled to run from April 15 through June 15, the annual powersports promotion offers customers a chance to win one of 31 aftermarket prize packages and gift certificates – all together worth nearly $30,000.

“The Aftermarket Members of the Motorcycle Industry Council are once again happy to fund this dealership-traffic-driving promotion successfully being used by over one thousand retailers and counting,” said Cam Arnold, vice president aftermarket programs at the Motorcycle Industry Council. “Shops and dealers can really run with this and use it to get customers into their stores, and it costs absolutely nothing to participate. This year, the program is offering a lot of excellent prizes that any rider would be glad to win.”

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Lucky customers will ride away with a prize package of gear, parts, accessories, or gift certificates. This year’s Grand Prize is a $5,000 gift certificate, while 1st Place is a $2,500 gift certificate and 2nd Place is a $1,000 gift certificate. The product package giveaways include a Schuberth S2 helmet, a Tour Master jacket, a Brand 34 sweatshirt signed by Kevin Schwantz, Tucker Rocky gift certificates, a Klim Overland pants and jacket set, a Shoei helmet, a Kendon stand-up lift and much, much more.

MIC Aftermarket Members who contributed to the prize collection include: ACCEL, AIMExpo, Avon Tyres, Biker’s Choice, Butler Motorcycle Maps, Cycle World, Dairyland Cycle Insurance, D.I.D., Goodridge, Haynes Manuals, Helmet House, Kendon Stand-Up trailers, K&N Engineering, Klim, Memphis Shades, MotoQuest, National Cycle, Renthal, RK Racing, Saddlemen, Schuberth, Schwantz School, Scorpion, Shoei, Sunstar, Surtrack, Suzuki, Tucker Rocky, Van Leeuwen and Yuasa.

All of the prize packages can be seen at reviveyourride.org. To enter, customers simply visit a participating dealership or retailer, get a unique entry code, and enter online at reviveyourride.org. Questions about the promotion can be sent to RYR@mic.org.

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, business advisories and forecasts, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts and accessories, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at mic.org.

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AMA Pro Flat Track Stand-out Shayna Texter Moves to Grand National Championship with Latus Motors Racing and Joe Kopp

5 02 2014

Former Grand National Champion Joe Kopp to Ride in Select Rounds

GLADSTONE, OR – February 5, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Up-and-coming Pro Flat Track sensation Shayna Texter, the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles main event, is moving up to the Grand National Championship by piloting Latus Motors Racing’s Castrol Triumph.

2012 AMA Pro racing Head ShotsIn 2013, Texter posted two AMA Pro Singles main event victories (Sacramento, Indianapolis), swept the two Basic twins main events at Springfield, and finished fourth in the Pro Singles championship. In 2012, she won three AMA Pro Singles main events (Sacramento, Knoxville, Tucson) en route to finishing fifth in the championship. In 2011, Texter won the Pro Singles main event at Knoxville Raceway to become the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles main event.

“I always said that I would turn expert when the right time came with the right bike,” said Texter. “Testing the Triumph at the end of last season gave me great insight into how well the bike performs. That and the opportunity to work with someone like Joe Kopp made this an easy decision.”

Joe Kopp, former AMA Grand National Champion and 13th on the all-time Grand National win list, is Team Manager for the Latus Motors Racing Flat Track program. This year, along with his duties as team manager, Joe will join his protégé when he races at the Lima (Ohio) Half-Mile, the Virginia Mega Mile, and the season-ending Flat Track Finals at the L.A. County Fairplex.

“My main focus will be helping with Shayna’s effort,” said Kopp. “But I am looking forward to getting back in a race and having some fun dicing it up. It’s time to start training because I really want to run up front.”

Team owner George Latus feels that he has a pair of proven winners and is excited about his rider line-up for 2014.

“Shayna has a lot of talent, a tremendous desire to win, and an incredible ability to communicate with her team,” said George Latus, owner of Latus Motors Racing. “Joe is still a very competitive guy and when he expressed interest in getting on the bike for a few rounds I told him that I thought it was a great idea and should be a lot of fun.”

Latus Motors Racing is sponsored by Castrol, Triumph, GE Capital, FreedomRoad Financial and Lucky Brand, as well as Werkes USA, Race Tech, BikeMaster, Cometic, ET, K&N, Saddlemen, Superlite, Mad Hatter painting, Matrix, Motion Pro, Pro Plates, StreetMaster, Wiseco and The Secrets of Speed.

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Saddlemen’s Brad Baker Takes GNC Combined Title at Pomona

15 10 2013

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – October 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – After a long season of hard work, tweaking and tuning, and traveling thousands of miles across the country, racers of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track season found themselves at the Fairplex in Pomona for the final race of the year. The final races in both the GNC and Pro Singles classes would pit several riders with championship hopes against one another, making for one of the most exciting nights of Flat Track racing in recent memory.

Saddlemen was out at the Pomona Half-Mile for the Flat Track finale

Saddlemen was out at the Pomona Half-Mile for the Flat Track finale

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Saddlemen rider Brad Baker entered the final round with an 11-point lead in the GNC Combined standings, and stretched that lead further after earning best qualifier honors and winning the 4-lap Dash for Cash race. With even more of a cushion heading into the main event, Baker put on a dominant performance and proved that he’s very comfortable at the Pomona half-mile.

Riders line up for the GNC Main Event

Riders line up for the GNC Main Event

After trading the lead back and forth for several laps, a red flag resulted in a staggered restart and a 10-lap fight to the finish. Baker laid down fast lap after fast lap and took the checkers by nearly a second. Even though he didn’t need to win at Pomona to take the GNC Combined title, Brad Baker finished his incredible 2013 season in dominant fashion. Brad added the 2013 Grand National Championship to his 2013 GNC Expert Singles title and will put don the #1 next year as he looks to defend his title.

The young Briar Bauman put on a terrific performance of his own at Pomona. Bauman finished 3rd and found himself on the GNC podium for the first time in his short career. Bauman finished a solid season in style as he only missed one main event and finished 11th in the standings.

Saddlemen rider Brad Baker finishes his season strong with a victory at Pomona.

Saddlemen rider Brad Baker finishes his season strong with a victory at Pomona.

Defending champ Jared Mees finished in fourth place at Pomona, and also finished in fourth in both the Expert Twins and GNC Combined standings. JD Beach rounded out the top-5 at the final race and despite only racing a partial season finished in the top-10 in both Twins and Combined.

Kenny Coolbeth Jr. put together an impressive season that saw ten top-10 finishes. He took the fifth spot in the Expert Twins and sixth in the Combined final standings. Fellow Saddlemen rider Henry Wiles was one of the highlights of the season with a record-setting performance at Peoria, and the two-time Singles champ finished sixth in Twins and fifth in Combined.

Baker became the 4th youngest GNC Champion in Flat Track history.

Baker became the 4th youngest GNC Champion in Flat Track history.

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Results – Pomona
1. B. Baker; 3. B. Bauman; 4. J. Mees; 5. JD Beach; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 8. R. Pearson; 9. B. Robinson; 10. J. Lewis; 11. K. Kolkman; 13. D. Crow; 14. M. Martin; 15. M. Weidman; 16. S. Halbert; 17. H. Wiles; 19. S. Bonsey

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Final Standings (Top-10)
2. B. Baker; 3. B. Robinson; 4. J. Mees; 5. K. Coolbeth Jr; 6. H. Wiles; 7. JD Beach; 9. S. Halbert; 10. J. Shoemaker

Saddlemen GNC Combined Final Standings (Top-10)
1. B. Baker; 3. B. Robinson; 4. J. Mees; 5. H. Wiles; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 8. JD Beach; 10. R. Pearson

Baker will don #1 next season as he attemps to defend his GNC Combined title.

Baker will don #1 next season as he attempts to defend his GNC Combined title.

AMA Pro J&P Pro Singles
The Pro Singles class was another source of exciting racing Saturday as Saddlemen rider Ryan Wells entered the final round within reach of the 2013 Championship. Just five points behind the leader, Wells needed to do well at Pomona and also get a little help. Wells did his part by finishing in second place but didn’t quite get the help he needed, missing out on the title by a single point. Wells’ amazing season saw a perfect record of top-10 finishes, including three podium appearances.

Rookie rider Bronson Bauman finished fifth at Pomona, and though he missed the first two races due to not being eligible to race at age 15, Bauman made the most of his partial season and finished eighth in class.

Defending Pro Singles champion Stephen Vanderkuur got off to a bumpy start this season but finished strong with three podium finishes. A ninth place finish at Pomona was enough to keep him in third in the standings at season’s end.

Fan favorite Shayna Texter also had her share of early-season trouble but bounced back with a pair of mid-season wins. Her four podium finishes and a seventh place on the Pomona Half-Mile gave her a career-best fourth place Pro Singles finish.

Saddlemen's Ryan Wells finished one point shy of the Pro Singles title after an impressive season.

Saddlemen’s Ryan Wells finished one point shy of the Pro Singles title after an impressive season.

Saddlemen Pro Singles Results – Pomona
2. R. Wells; 5. B. Bauman; 6. D. Colindres; 7. S. Texter; 9. S. Vanderkuur; 15. A. Scaggs; 17. J. Monaco

Saddlemen Pro Singles Final Standings (Top-10)
2. R. Wells; 3. S. Vanderkuur; 4. S. Texter; 7. D. Colindres; 8. B. Bauman

Saddlemen is immensely proud of all of its riders for their hard work and dedication through this 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track season and looks forward to more racing success in 2014. Learn more about Saddlemen seats at www.saddlemen.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

Saddlemen has been making high performance seats for racing for over 20 years. During that time some of the world’s fastest racers have fitted their motorcycles with Saddlemen seats, including land speed attempters, flat track racers and road racers. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

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Saddlemen’s Robinson and Texter Sweep Springfield Mile Doubleheader

5 09 2013

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – September 5, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Springfield Mile is always one of the highlights of the AMA Pro Flat Track season, and the 2013 doubleheader was no exception as Saddlemen riders Brandon Robinson and Shayna Texter put together a pair of sweeps this Labor Day Weekend.

Brandon Robinson meant all business at the Springfield Mike doubleheader (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Brandon Robinson meant all business at the Springfield Mike doubleheader (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

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The excitement in the Expert Twins class has been thrilling this season, with five different riders claiming victories in just seven races. Saddlemen rider Brad Baker got off to a hot start, taking the Expert Singles title earlier this year and leading the Expert Twins until a bike breakdown at Colonial Downs. Rising up in his place is fellow Saddlemen rider Brandon Robinson, who put in two impressive performances this weekend to sweep the doubleheader.

Robinson had a few rocky turnouts in the middle of the season but has rebounded with refreshed confidence in recent races. His back-to-back wins at Springfield pushed Robinson from third to second in the standings, just 5 points back from the leader with just two rounds remaining.

Saddlemen supported rider JD Beach has been enjoying the long AMA Pro Road Racing breaks by putting in some impressive Flat Track rides of his own. Beach’s pair of third place finishes moved him into seventh in the Expert Twins standings despite only having raced five of the seven events.

JD Beach (left) joined Robinson (center) on both podiums (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

JD Beach (left) joined Robinson (center) on both podiums (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. had a solid weekend with a sixth place finish on Saturday and followed it up with fourth place on Sunday. Coolbeth, Jr. joins Robinson and Baker in the Expert Twins top-5. Brad Baker finished fifth in both races, proving he can bounce back from disappointment at Colonial Downs with two good races at Springfield. Baker dropped to third in the Expert Twins standings but holds onto a ten point lead in the Combined standings.

Jared Mees missed the top-5 both days, but nevertheless enjoyed a momentous occasion as he married fellow AMA Pro Flat Track racer Nichole Cheza Sunday before the races.

Longtime Saddlemen racers Jared Mees and Nichole Cheza were married prior to Sunday's race. (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Longtime Saddlemen racers Jared Mees and Nichole Cheza were married prior to Sunday’s race. (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Jake Shoemaker, who finished second in the Pro Singles class in 2012, has made the most of his first season in the big leagues. Shoemaker locked up the Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Award this weekend with two solid finishes.

Saddlemen GNC Results – Springfield Mile I – August 31, 2013
1. B. Robinson; 3. JD Beach; 5. B. Baker; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 7. J. Mees; 8. J. Shoemaker; 9. H. Wiles; 11. Briar Bauman; 12. D. Lawrence; 14. M. Martin; 16. R. Pearson; 17. S. Bonsey; 18. J. Lewis

Saddlemen GNC Results – Springfield Mile II – September 1, 2013
1. B. Robinson; 3. JD Beach; 4. K. Coolbeth Jr; 5. B. Baker; 6. J. Mees; 8. D. Lawrence; 9. H. Wiles; 12. S. Bonsey; 13. N. Cheza; 14. D. Crow; 15. J. Shoemaker; 16. M. Martin; 18. J. Lewis

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Standings – Top-10
2. B. Robinson; 3. B. Baker; 4. J. Mees; 5. K. Coolbeth Jr; 6. H. Wiles; 7. JD Beach; 9. J. Shoemaker; 10. S. Halbert

Saddlemen GNC Combined Standings – Top-10
1. B. Baker; 3. B. Robinson; 4. H. Wiles; 5. J. Mees; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 9. JD Beach; 10. S. Bonsey

Shayna Texter dominated the Pro Basic Twins races this weekend (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Shayna Texter dominated the Pro Basic Twins races this weekend (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

AMA Pro Basic Twins
The Springfield Mile played host to the inaugural AMA Pro Basic Twins class this Labor Day Weekend, and Saddlemen’s Shayna Texter took the opportunity to prove that she belongs in the conversation of elite Flat Track talent. Texter won on Saturday by more than 11 seconds, while fellow Saddlemen riders Cody Johncox and Eric Stump followed in third and fifth, respectively.

Texter followed up the incredible performance with another dominant effort, this time winning Sunday’s race by more than five seconds. Johncox improved to second place on Sunday, while Ryan Wells and Eric Stump enjoyed top-10 finishes.

Though she didn’t earn any points towards her 2013 Pro Singles campaign, Texter is still in fourth in the standings. With two races left to go, she will make a final push in an effort to challenge for the title.

Texter was joined on the podium by Cody Johncox (right) both days (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Texter was joined on the podium by Cody Johncox (right) both days (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Saddlemen Pro Basic Twins Results – Springfield Mile I – August 31, 2013
1. S. Texter; 3. C. Johncox; 5. E. Stump; 12. Bronson Bauman

Saddlemen Pro Basic Twins Results – Springfield Mile II – September 1, 2013
1. S. Texter; 2. C. Johncox; 6. R. Wells; 7. E. Stump

Saddlemen and the AMA Pro Flat Track have a bit of a break with the Round 12 Santa Rosa Mile coming September 29th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Learn more about Saddlemen Seats and Luggage at www.saddlemen.com. Get the latest product and racing updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Saddlemen has been making high performance seats for racing for over 20 years. During that time some of the world’s fastest racers have fitted their motorcycles with Saddlemen seats, including land speed attempters, flat track racers and road racers. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

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Saddlemen Seats and Luggage at Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration

28 08 2013

 

  • Saddlemen is celebrating the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary in the Milwaukee, WI area this weekend.
  • Saddlemen will be set up with Drag Specialties at Hal’s Harley-Davidson and Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson August 28 – September 1.
  • Saddlemen will have product specialists on hand at both dealers with a full line of seats and luggage for Harley-Davidson applications.

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – August 28, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Saddlemen is headed out to Milwaukee, WI this week for the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration, taking place August 28 – September 1 at Hal’s Harley-Davidson and Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson.

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Saddlemen product specialists will be on location at Hal’s Harley-Davidson in New Berlin, WI during the festivities. Stop by the Drag Specialties rig to take a look at some Saddlemen seats and luggage and learn how you can make your Harley more comfortable and more stylish. Get more information including directions and full schedule at www.halshd.com/–110th.

Saddlemen product specialists will also be with Drag Specialties at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville, WI from Wednesday through Sunday, with a full lineup of seats and luggage for Harley-Davidson models. For directions and more information including Suburban Harley’s full event schedule, visit www.suburbanharley.com.

Check out http://110.harley-davidson.com/en_US/events/milwaukee2013 for more general information on the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration. Stop by www.saddlemen.com to find out more about their selection of seats and luggage for Harley-Davidson models, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

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Since 1987 Saddlemen has been dedicated to offering high-quality aftermarket seats, luggage and accessories for all types of motorcycles. Designed for increased comfort and style, all Saddlemen products are built with industry-leading technology and premium materials. Saddlemen’s vast line puts American craftsmanship on any type of bike – Harley, cruiser, touring, sport, dual sport, off-road, ATVs and snowmobiles. Whether you explore the open road, tackle some unexplored terrain or commute to work, Saddlemen’s quality products will help you get where you want to go.

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Saddlemen’s Jared Mees Leads Podium Sweeps at Colonial Downs Mile

28 08 2013

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – August 28, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Just a week removed from the Indy Mile, Saddlemen riders found themselves in New Kent, VA for the inaugural Colonial Downs Mile. The 9th round of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track season, 1.25-mile track played host to a pair of Saddlemen podium sweeps as Jared Mees won the GNC Expert Twins race and Cody Johncox took Pro Singles top honors.

Jared Mees won his first race of the season at the Colonial Mile (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Jared Mees won his first race of the season at the Colonial Mile (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

AMA Pro GNC Expert Twins
It looked like business as usual throughout the first half of the Colonial Downs Mile as Saddlemen rider Brad Baker ran out in front with the GNC Expert Twins class leader. That is until the eighth lap when the leader was forced to throw in the towel with a bike malfunction and Baker dropped out of the race. The path to the checkers was suddenly opened for Saddlemen’s Jared Mees and Henry Wiles, but after 18 laps it was Jared Mees that crossed the line aboard his Saddlemen-equipped Harley-Davidson. Wiles followed in second place while fellow Saddlemen rider Brandon Robinson completed the podium sweep.

It was just the first victory of the season and fourth podium for the defending champ, who has jumped up into third in the Expert Twins standings and fourth in the Combined standings. Wiles continued his top-10 streak with his third podium of the season and sits in fourth in Expert Twins and second in GNC Combined. Brandon Robinson is in fifth place on both leader boards after back-to-back podium finishes, and Brad Baker still holds a sizeable lead in the GNC Combined standings despite only recording one point in Virginia.

H. Wilies (left), J. Mess (center), B. Robinson (right) (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

H. Wilies (left), J. Mess (center), B. Robinson (right) (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Results – Colonial Downs
1. J. Mees; 2. H. Wiles; 3. B. Robinson; 4. Briar Bauman; 5. K. Coolbeth Jr; 6. JD Beach; 8. J. Lewis; 9. J. Shoemaker; 10. M. Weidman; 11. S. Bonsey; 15. R. Pearson; 16. M. Martin; 18. N. Cheza; 19. B. Baker

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Standings – Top-10
2. B. Baker; 3. J. Mees; 4. H. Wiles; 5. B. Robinson; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 8. S. Halbert; 9. J. Shoemaker; 10. R. Pearson

Saddlemen GNC Combined Standings – Top-10
1. B. Baker; 2. H. Wiles; 4. J. Mees; 5. B. Robinson; 7. K. Coolbeth Jr; 9. R. Pearson; 10. S. Bonsey

Cody Johncox won his first race of the season at Colonial Downs (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Cody Johncox won his first race of the season at Colonial Downs (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

AMA Pro J&P Pro Singles
The Colonial Downs Pro Singles race was one for ages as Saddlemen riders Cody Johncox, Shayna Texter and Stephen Vanderkuur battled it out in one of the closest finishes in AMA Flat Track history. Johncox started from the second position but it was Vanderkuur that took the early lead in the 10-lap race, while Texter sliced through the traffic from the second row up to the lead pack. Johncox took the lead on the seventh lap and managed to hold off charges by Texter and Vanderkuur, crossing the line just .008-second ahead of Texter. Vanderkuur finished third just .053-second behind Texter as the top-5 riders finished within a half second of the winner.

The victory was just the second of Johncox’s young career and first of 2013, and came just one week after a third place podium finish at the Indy Mile. The second place finish wass the fourth podium placement of the season for Texter and propelled her from sixth in the standings to fourth. Vanderkuur earned his third podium of the season and is in third in the standings. Ryan Wells is still in second place, just five points back from the leader. Wells and Dominic Colindres are the only two riders to record points in every event this year.

Johncox (#96B) led a Saddlemen podiun sweep of the Pro Singles class along with Shayna Texter and Stephen Vanderkuur (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Johncox (#96B) led a Saddlemen podiun sweep of the Pro Singles class along with Shayna Texter and Stephen Vanderkuur (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Saddlemen Pro Singles Results – Colonial Downs
1. C. Johncox; 2. S. Texter; 3. S. Vanderkuur; 6. R. Wells; 9. Bronson Bauman; 11. D. Colindres

Saddlemen Pro Singles Standings – Top-10
2. R. Wells; 3. S. Vanderkuur; 4. S. Texter; 7. D. Colindres; 8. B. Bauman

The 10th and 11th rounds are slated for August 31-September 1 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds as the Springfield Mile was rescheduled into a double-header. Visit www.saddlemen.com to learn more about seats, luggage and accessories, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest product and racing updates.

Saddlemen has been making high performance seats for racing for over 20 years. During that time some of the world’s fastest racers have fitted their motorcycles with Saddlemen seats, including land speed attempters, flat track racers and road racers. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

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Ron Benfield Partners with Acorn Woods Communications

21 08 2013

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – August 21, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Acorn Woods Communications is proud to welcome industry marketing expert Ron Benfield to its management team. AWC is a boutique advertising and marketing agency specializing in providing public relations, advertising, social media, web and marketing services to the powersports industry. Ron will be joining the Huntington Beach team as a full partner in the agency.

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Ron Benfield brings over 20 years of experience in the motorsports industry, with expertise in sales and marketing. Benfield’s background in OE and aftermarket sales, brand awareness, business management, distribution and dealer relationships will bring additional services and support to its powersports clients.

“I am very excited to be part of such a great agency at Acorn Woods Communications,” Benfield said. “To have the opportunity to partner with Owen and the team is one of the highlights of my career. I look forward to bringing my vision of a vibrant motorsports industry to our valued business partners.”

Ron comes to AWC from Saddlemen where he spent several years as the Director of Sales and Marketing. There he expanded the business with new company branding and energized its distribution network. Prior to his position at Saddlemen, Ron gained OE experience in motorsports working with brands such as Mitsubishi and Hyundai before joining American Suzuki as Accessory Manager for Motorcycle and Marine Divisions.

“We are really lucky to have Ron joining our group,” said Owen Provence, President of AWC. “His history in the industry, background in sales and marketing, and passion for the sport will perfectly complement our services, and will allow us to help our clients reach new heights.”

Currently, AWC clients include LeoVince USA, Galfer USA, Saddlemen, All American Rider, PSR Performance Products, GBC Motorsports and Dubya. AWC is committed to helping businesses achieve their goals while spreading the passion of motorsports to industry members and consumers alike. For more information, visit www.acorn-woods.com.

About Acorn Woods Communications

With over twenty years of experience in communications, advertising, and marketing, Acorn Woods provides a level of expertise that gives our clients a unique blend of creativity plus know-how. Our clients are competitive within their marketplace and passionate about being the best. Our focus is simple: to understand each client’s company voice and goals, then provide strategy and planning that will help them succeed.

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