Celtic Racing Press Release - Miller BigM Weekend

2012-05-24 18:52
The upcoming round of the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport Championship brings the Celtic Racing team to Miller Motorsports Park, located outside of Salt Lake City, Utah in Tooele. Celtic Orient Express Racing's James Rispoli will ride his #1 Suzuki GSX-R 600 with a healthy 44 point lead in the SuperSport West series. Rispoli has been on a very consistent streak of Pole positions, race wins, and podium finishes since the season opened at Daytona, with three victories to his credit so far. Corey Alexander will ride his #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 as the returning Miller event winner, having secured a convincing victory last year in treacherous wet conditions where his margin of victory was over 18 seconds! Alexander will contest the event at Miller after two weeks of serious training, his recent 18th birthday, and some time to recover from injuries sustained at the previous two rounds.

Celtic Orient Express Racing's James Rispoli has been hard at work preparing for Miller, and said "Going into the Big M feels great, the momentum we have started with the Celtic Racing team and the crew is great. My training has been stepped up to another level so I feel amazing! With the limited track time at Miller, we are going to have to get to work quickly, so just getting mentally prepared to get rolling right out of the gate. Follow me on twitter for the latest updates throughout the weekend (@JamesRispoli).

Corey Alexander is excited to return to the track where he scored his first professional series win, stating "Having two weeks off has given me some time to heal and get back to training. I feel good and I'm confident going into this weekend. I love the track at Miller and I'm to the point where I just want to get my National Guard Fairhills Group GSX-R 600 back up to the front where we should and need to be. With that said, It's also a really exciting weekend for me to be representing the National Guard and our country as a whole. I look forward to bringing some good results as a showing of my support and appreciation for people in the service!" Follow Corey's twitter feed for more updates (@Corey5Alexander).

Miller Motorsports Park was added to the AMA Pro Road Racing schedule for the 2011 season, so most riders do not have many laps on the track. AMA Pro races will be decided on a 3.05 mile 15 turn circuit, and because of the World SuperBike presence, only one race per AMA Pro class. The SuperSport race will take place on Sunday at 1:35pm local time. Celtic Racing encourages you to view the race live via streaming service on your computer - please visit Speed2 and check for availability with your cable provider ( http://www.speed2.com/racing-series/ama-pro-supersport ). The broadcast begins at 3:30pm eastern.

Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600's showcase the best in road racing technology. Product support for both machines comes from: Michael Jordan Motorsports, American Suzuki, Armor Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, Dynojet, FMF Racing, Full Spectrum Power, Hudson Valley Racing, Galfer Brakes, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull, Riviera Country Club, Saddlemen, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.

Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 11 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.


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.


Fairhills Group is a New York based alternative investment management firm that manages capital for the Bronson family and other high net worth individuals and wealthy families. Fairhills was established in 2002 for the purpose of providing public companies with alternative forms of financing, eventually becoming one of the most active investors in structured equity transactions. Fairhills has since grown to provide financing solutions to companies globally and recently has opened its doors for the first time to external investors, with a full range of alternative investment fund offerings. For more information on Fairhills, please visit http://www.fairhills.com.


Established in 1973, Orient Express is a high performance motorcycle parts and accessories warehouse distributor; offering dyno tuning, engine building services and precision machine work. 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.

Source: Orient Express Racing

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