Celtic Racing arrives at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course for the fourth round of the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing series with the team and riders excited to compete again. Corey Alexander is firmly in second place in the SuperSport East points, just two points shy of Stefano Mesa, and knows that this is his opportunity to move forward in the standings. James Rispoli is fifth in the Daytona Sport Bike class, less than twenty points behind fourth place in the very competitive field. Rispoli enjoyed double second place finishes at Mid Ohio in last year's SuperSport races, and has a good feel for the circuit. Caroline Olsen, who suffered a significant injury to her shoulder at Road America, was home in Norway working with Olympiatoppen and other top physiotherapy and orthopedic specialists for a few weeks. Caroline will join her teammates at Mid Ohio and Laguna Seca to offer support and to have a chance to meet with fans. Please come by and say hello if you are at the track either weekend - she would love to say hello!
Corey Alexander will ride his #5 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 this weekend, and has the overall season championship in mind as he prepares for the race. Alexander stated that "after the last race at Barber I feel like we've got to make a statement. We just didn't have a good weekend at Road America and we need to get some strong results. More importantly this coming weekend will be hugely influential in the championship so I'm really focusing on doing the best I can in that aspect. I know my National Guard Celtic Racing team and everyone involved has been working hard these past two weeks to look for some answers and improvements so I hope we've made some progress. Only time can tell!"
James Rispoli has been training hard again and is excited to get back on board his #43 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 at Mid Ohio. Rispoli feels "confident going into Mid Ohio, I like the track layout and it suits me well. The team and I are making bigger strides every weekend and getting closer and closer to the front. I have been working really hard off the motorcycle to prepare for this event. We are ready to race!"
Celtic Racing is proud to partner with: Army National Guard, Michael Jordan Motorsports, Orient Express Racing, Hudson Valley Motorcycles, American Suzuki, Armour Bodies, Bazzaz, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, D.I.D. Chain, FMF Exhaust, Full Spectrum Power, Galfer, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Racing Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull Products, Saddlemen, Signs Ink, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 12 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. 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. Please join Celtic Racing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CelticRacing
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
The National Guard is the oldest military branch. Today, Citizen-Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while training part time, staying ready to defend America in the event of an emergency. The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. During local emergencies, Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters. Guard companies deployed overseas may see combat, but are often found building schools and hospitals, training local peacekeepers or teaching local farmers more efficient techniques and better uses of their land. Please visit http://www.nationalguard.com
to find out more.
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating it's 40th 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