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Kawasaki Addresses Invitation to ATV Open
Sharing the soil at Steel City

Morgantown, WV — Team Green and Monster Energy Kawasaki responds to three riders Josh Creamer, Josh Upperman and Jason Luburgh being chosen for the ATV Open Invitational at Steel City.

Team Green Manager Reid Nordin

Reid, what are your thoughts on the ATV Open?
I think the Open has potential to be an outstanding event, and that's why we decided to attend with our team.

How do your riders stack up against the top ATVA Pros, in your opinion?
RN: Our riders have accomplished a great deal in their young careers and they will continue to improve each race they attend. The Monster Energy Kawasaki team has a solid group of riders with an outstanding team effort that has come a long way in just a short period of time. In the four and a half months since the KFX450 hit the showroom floors, we have been able to make an impact at the racetrack in a short time, and we are pleased with the progress of the riders and the team.

Any predictions on the event, or what will happen as a result?
RN: This is a unique format with both AMA Pro Motocross and AMA Pro ATV riders racing the same track on the same weekend. It is going to be a learning experience for all involved, and I hope our guys can put on a good show for the fans.

Monster Energy Kawasaki ATV Team Manager Jimmy White

Jimmy, how do you feel about the ATV Open?
We're all excited to be able to show what the ATV guys are able to do on the same track as the two wheel guys. The ATV riders look up to the professionalism of the bike teams and riders.

What do you think about the format compared to the bikes?
JW: As far as the format, I think it will be good for this one time event. We should be running heats also, but we understand this is a trial event to see how things go. Now if your talking about a format sharing with the bike guys on the same weekend, then it would be good to give the fans a bigger bang for their bucks. They will enjoy watching what these quads are capable of doing.

Any predictions for the event?
JW: Of course, it will be a Green rider.

Team Sponsors:

Monster Energy
Parts Unlimited
Pro Circuit
Roll Design

About Racer Productions:
A West Virginia based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for over 30 years. It’s repertoire of events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, PA, since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN, since 1985; The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National in Delmont, PA, since 1988; The ATV Stampede ATVA National Motocross at High Point Raceway, since 1994; The Wrangler ATVA National Motocross at Oak Hill Raceway in Decatur, TX, since 2006; as well as numerous amateur motocross events, and a World Motocross Gran Prix in 1987. In addition, the Racer Productions staff is the same crew that brings you the prestigious Air Nautique/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, since 1982.

For more information about Racer Productions and the events they produce, visit For High Point National Motocross information, visit For Steel City National Motocross information, visit For GNCC Racing information, visit

About AMA Racing:
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members.

For more information about professional ATV racing, visit Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at For amateur racing information visit

About the ATVA:
The ATV Association (“ATVA”) is the official sanctioning body of the amateur divisions of the ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 9,000 member ATVA is the sister organization of the 260,000 member American Motorcyclist Association (“AMA”). ATV racing has experienced phenomenal growth at the rate of 25% in the past two years alone, and continues to gain momentum and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each round attracts 600-700 racers who compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur national titles. For more information about ATVA, visit

About the ATVPG:
The ATVPG is comprised of the 12 individual promoters that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championships, presented by Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG is to raise awareness of ATV motocross through the production of professional and amateur championship racing events. For more information on the ATVPG and the ATV National events they produce, go to

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