Westby Racing Announces
Team Sponsors And Partners For 2017
Tulsa, OK - April 26, 2017 – With the 2017 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship now under way after Round 1 at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX, last weekend, Westby Racing announces its full lineup of team sponsors and partners for 2017.
Tryg Westby, principal owner of Yamalube/Westby Racing, said, “Family is important to all of us at Westby Racing, and that’s how we feel about this team. It’s a team, sure, but more than that, Westby Racing is a close-knit family of talented people and highly valued companies that share a passion for motorcycles and motorcycle racing. We love them all, and we want to recognize each and every one of them.”
Westby Racing team sponsors and partners include (alphabetically):
Bell Helmets exists to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. It is built from auto racing, motorcycle, and bicycle culture. We don’t just make helmets; we make possibilities. Born in a garage. Fueled by grease and will. Guided by pure intent to encourage the world to live, ride, drive, and thrive. Hand-in-hand with the world’s best drivers and riders, Bell continues to enable the world’s best to be their best…as it always has. Bell…established in 1954, proven ever since.
Beta Tools has been considered one of the preferred brands by professional tool users in Europe since 1939, and they now have worldwide distribution in more than 80 countries. Known for their high quality and innovative design, Beta Tools can easily be seen by their signature orange color in the racing pits of the most important motorsports events worldwide.
bLU cRU is a racing contingency and support program administered by Yamaha expressly for riders who take pride in riding Yamahas and in being part of the Yamaha family. Yamaha bLU cRU riders receive support and exclusive benefits from Yamaha during their purchase and ownership experience.
Core Moto is a manufacturer of aftermarket stainless steel braided motorcycle brake lines and performance parts. Located in Cocoa, Florida, the company is owned by Luke McCracken, who founded Core Moto in 2006 because he saw the need for a quality motorcycle brake line supplier on the East Coast.
Drippin’ Wet creates custom graphics, logos, and decals for motorcycle racers and racing teams throughout the U.S. Owner Chris Kruzel’s work can be seen on racebikes in the MotoAmerica paddock, as well as in WERA, ASRA, and many other racing organizations.
Drive Systems USA is the industry leader specializing in performance sprockets and chains for streetbikes, dirtbikes, and ATVs. They proudly manufacture and distribute Superlite steel sprockets, and they also distribute such well-known and respected brands as D.I.D chain, and EXCEL Takasago wheel rims.
Dunlop is one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers developing, manufacturing and selling tires for cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. Dunlop has an excellent reputation among performance car and motorcycle enthusiasts. The companies’ extensive sports car and motorcycle racing experience with an impressive track record of successes has led to innovative technologies for tires designed for everyday motoring.
Dynojet Research, Inc. is the world leader in the development and manufacturing of performance enhancement products and tools. Their fuel management and diagnostic products, coupled with their personalized services, give you the resources to maximize performance and increase efficiency. With nearly 50 years of experience, Dynojet has relied on state-of-the-art technology to provide their clients with the best products available.
Evol Technology LLC designs, develops, and manufactures precision mechanical products and prototypes, specializing in motorsports applications and prototyping services for the broader mechanical and industrial design community. Evol Technology LLC is based in Idaho, and all of their products and services are 100% American-made.
Fast Frank Racing products are proudly made in the U.S. and include quick-change kits for front and rear wheels, captive spacers, and unique, finely crafted race parts. The company is owned by Frank Shockley, who is an avid racer himself. Before forming Fast Frank Racing, Frank worked for 25 years as the general manager of a motorcycle dealership that specialized in European brands.
GALE SPEED is a proprietary brand of ACTIVE Company Limited in Japan. From clutch perches, brake master cylinders, and throttles to brake rotors and wheels, GALE SPEED components provide light weight, strength, and durability on the street or the racetrack.
Jorco Group, Inc., is one of the most successful independent property management companies in Arlington, TX. Since the 1960’s, Jorco Group has built a reputation founded on stability, integrity, and responsiveness to tenant needs.
Livengood Motor Sports is Atlanta's finest motorcycle building, service, and repair shop. Owned and operated by former racer Brian Livengood, the company provides engines and engine service, as well as dyno tuning, suspension tuning, and more.
MWR Air Filters are built from almost 20 years of experience in developing and producing high-performance air filters. MWR has worked with some of the biggest air filter companies in Europe, and in racing series such as MotoGP, World Superbike, MotoAmerica, British Superbike, World Motocross, Dakar (bikes, cars, and trucks), and Rallycross.
Miami Thread is a family business that was founded more than 30 years ago as a supplier of industrial sewing threads, including Kevlar and Nomex. Among their customers are manufacturers of utility apparel, military apparel and uniforms, personal armor and flight suits, firefighting apparel and suits, and auto racing suits and balaclavas. The owners of the company are also avid motorcyclists.
Moto-D Racing distributes performance motorcycle accessories and apparel. Moto-D Racing is committed to supporting streetbike riders, track day enthusiasts, and professional road racers with the best products, prices, and service, and they go to great lengths to keep their customers happy because they love what they do.
MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey; ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland; motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges; and businessman Richard Varner.
Pro-Bolt can support your project, whether you’re rebuilding a motorcycle; reducing unsprung weight on a trackday bike; or customizing a streetfighter, sportbike, or dirt bike. Pro-Bolt supplies fasteners to individual riders and racers, and also works with race teams in MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, and MotoAmerica. Pro-Bolt fasteners are used on racing yachts, Formula 1 cars, drones, and by specialty car manufacturers and the aerospace industry. Products are available in aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium.
SE Composites specializes in the design, manufacture, and repair of high-quality pre-preg carbon fiber composite components. They can make anything from the smallest custom-made duct to complete bodywork. They can also take molds from existing components and either replicate the parts or modify the originals to suit a more specific use.
ShopYamaha.com is a one-stop shop for all things Yamaha, giving consumers the ability to purchase high-quality Yamaha apparel and accessories at a single online destination. Among the site’s product offerings are riding gear, branded apparel, and accessories for Yamaha motorcycles, ATVs, side by sides, personal watercraft, and snowmobiles. ShopYamaha.com also features an easy-to-use dealer locator and enables you to keep track of preferred dealers by creating an account. In addition, the site features a wishlist function and responsive customer service.
SiDI specializes in quality boots and protective footwear for both motorcyclists and bicyclists. Established in 1960, the company’s unique name “SiDI” was derived from the initials of its original founder and current president Dino Signori.
Speedcell is the leader in lightweight energy solutions and has been powering both world and national racing champions since 2008. Speedcell was the first company to introduce lithium-based batteries into the motorsports industry, and they continue to set the standard for energy technology innovation around the globe.
SPIDI produces quality, comfort, and safety motorcycle clothing, and accessories for all motorcyclists. From the track to the trail, SPIDI is world-renowned for providing top-level riding gear. Whether you’re looking for a MotoGP-level track day suit or a retro-style leather jacket and a pair of riding jeans, SPIDI has you covered.
Superbike Unlimited is a retailer of motorcycle racing components, parts, and accessories, and they’re the exclusive U.S. importer and distributor of Lacomoto carbon fiber and fiberglass components. They carry a full range of products from Evol Technology, FT ECU, Fast Frank Racing, Speedcell, Yoshimura R&D, and more. Superbike Unlimited also provides engine building, dyno tuning, motorcycle electronics, suspension tuning, and more.
T.A.W. Performance is a premier North American importer and distributor of fine motorcycle components, and they carry an array of premium products for all types of bikes, including Ferodo quality brake parts, Capit Performance tire warmers, and more.
TST Industries is your one stop for unique custom sport motorcycle parts. Using a rebellious, visionary, and artistic approach to the development of components, tied together with smart engineering and packaging, TST has emerged as a pioneer in the motorcycle component business.
Translogic Systems Ltd has been involved in aftermarket race performance accessories for 17 years and has accumulated a wealth of experience that has allowed them to become a world leader in technology performance products. They are pioneers in quickshifter systems, sensors using in-house strain-gauge technology, gear position display products, and “tiptronic” powershifters.
Worldwide Bearings was created in 1994, and they are the world’s largest supplier of bearings for the powersports industry, including motorcycles, ATVs, karts, watercraft, and snowmobiles. They specialize in high-performance applications, as well as everyday rebuilds. No order is too large or too small for them to handle, and they work closely with the bearing factories and are happy to quote on special sizes made to order.
Yamaha Generators offers rugged, reliable, and powerful generators and inverters in a wide range of sizes and specifications. Look around any racing paddock, campsite, or jobsite, and you’ll see Yamaha generators working hard to deliver power and convenience to people everywhere.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles, ATVs and Side-By-Side Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Race Kart Engines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States. Headquartered in California since 1960, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia.
Yamalube formulates the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics, and applications of the various motorsports engines produced. In 1967, after more than a decade of racing and countless wins, Yamaha Motor Company set off to conquer a new arena--racing oil. Collaborating with Yamaha engine designers, Yamalube's global oil engineers formulate each oil from scratch, to be engine- and application-specific. Yamalube also makes lubricants, quality care products, maintenance products, fork oils, fuel additives, and adhesives.
Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 60 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura systems are race-bred and feature legendary performance, fit, and quality.
Yoyodyne supplies specialty parts for road racing and drag racing motorcycles, including slipper clutches, Starlane lap timers and digital dashboards, Motoholders fairing stays and subframes, Advanced Lighting Design tail lights and turn signals, and Euro Racing frame sliders and rearset plates.
Zero Gravity has set the standard for windscreen performance on an international level. The Zero Gravity DOUBLE BUBBLE has changed the face of the sportbike industry. This innovative “bubble within a bubble” concept was pioneered by ZG and has pushed modern-day race bikes to their peak performance level. Whether it is customizing a streetbike or at the racetrack taking home the trophy, Zero Gravity windscreens deliver proven performance at the highest level.
ZETA manufactures handlebars, handlebar accessories, bar clamps, levers, pedals, suspension pieces, and all kinds of other components for sportbikes, dirtbikes, and more. The brand is a subsidiary of Dirtfreak, which started manufacturing parts and accessories for dirtbikes in 2003. Dirtfreak products--including ZETA, DRC, and Motion--are sold in over 40 countries around the world.
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