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K&K ATV Announces 2007 Race Team

For 2007 K&K ATV will be taking a team around to the WPSA race series that is going to be broadcasted on ESPN. The team will consist of:

  • Pro am rider- Jake Hakala from New Hampshire
  • A class rider -Matt Porter from Boooneville NY

The team will be pitting out of K&K ATVs new Renegade Hauler.

K&K ATV new Renegade Hauler

Both riders are up & coming in the ATV sport. Jake Hakala spends the winter training in Florida. He is good friends with, grew up riding & training with Pro Joe Haavisto, also from New Hampshire. Matt Porter has been under the toolage of father & trainer Dave Porter. Dave has been racing since 3 wheelers were pretty much invented & has captured over 7 national titles of his own. Following in his dad’s foot steps Matt won the Open C Championship in 2005 & 3 NY State championships in 2006.

Dave Porter will be hanging riding up on the National scene to mechanic for Jake Hakala at the WPSA events and train his son Matt. “I am very excited to have this opportunity for myself & my son. Working with Jake is something I am really looking forward to. We have been training really hard and cannot wait for the season to begin.”Dave Porter.

They will have some big shoes to fill following a long list of past K&K ATV riders that now, most of have Factory rides including:

  • K&K ATV new Renegade Hauler and RhinoJosh Creamer (Kawasaki)
  • Pat Brown (Yamaha)
  • Joe Haavisto (Suzuki)
  • Keith Little (Honda)
  • Jason Lubergh (Kawsasaki)
  • Doug Gust (Suzuki)
  • Travis Spader (Yamaha)

“The decision to go from a Pro team to a Pro-Am team was not an easy one for us to do. These 2 riders work really hard & are very talented kids. They come from great families that fully support them & they have been long time customers of K&K ATV. Jake & his family have been customers since he started riding, Dave Porter has been a customer since we met in 1999 at the nationals. So when we decided to go with a Pro Am team the choices for riders was very easy…I have two very loyal customers that are also very talented and dedicated. It is a win/win situation for the riders & for us as a company” (Shawn Kirby owner K&K ATV llc.)

All of the sponsors for the 2007 are not finalized as of yet but sponsors that are on board so far are Maxxis, Douglas Wheel Technology, Gibson, Fox Racing Apparell, Tag, ASV, K&N. Lonestar Racing, Curtiss Sparks and Gibson.

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