Yamaha has lowered its 2012 year-end sales forecast by 14.3% after reporting disappointing first half results. The Japanese manufacturer reported a profit of 14.5 billion yen (US$184.3 million), a 49.8% decrease from a profit of 29 billion yen reported in the first half of 2011. According to the company’s financial report for the quarter ended […]
AMA Superbike Racer Larry Pegram To Race On Four Wheels This Weekend
Foremost Insurance/Pegram Racing SuperBike rider Larry Pegram will be back in racing action this weekend but, instead of being aboard his familiar #72 Yamaha YZF-R1 SuperBike, Larry will be behind the wheel of a PRO Buggy sponsored by RealTree Outdoor Energy Drink.
The PRO Buggy class features rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, purpose-built racing buggies with lots of suspension travel and lots of horsepower. Pegram is no stranger to car racing, having done a few road racing events last year, but he’s excited about the opportunity to kick up some mud this weekend at RedBud MX in Buchanan, MI, as part of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series.
“I enjoy all kinds of racing, on two wheels, as well as on four,” commented Larry. “And, when my friend Mark [Kwamme, from RealTree Energy Drink] talked to me about joining the Traxxas TORC Series up at RedBud, I couldn’t thank him enough for giving me this rare opportunity. It should be a lot of fun.”
The Traxxas TORC Series races will air live this weekend on SPEED, so you’ll have a chance to see how Larry does. “If anything, it’ll make for an interesting episode of my TV show ‘Superbike Family,’ that’s for sure,” Larry added. “We’ll be taping up there at RedBud so, regardless of how I do, it’ll be captured on video for my show, in addition to the races being shown live on Speed.”
The TORC race course will use part of the pro motocross track at RedBud MX, and then it extends to the west of the MX track and features high-speed sections, tight turns, sweeping turns, off-camber turns, and big air jumps. The course is unique to the Traxxas TORC Series, and the drivers say it separates the best from the rest. Both Saturday and Sunday are full days of racing, and each day is a separate event. Saturday is Round 11 of the 2013 Traxxas TORC Series, and Sunday is Round 12.