RIALTO, CA (3/03/10)
- The reigning Modified UTV champion, Chad George will seek his 4th major championship as he takes new partner, Monster Energy Kawasaki, for an epic ride through the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing season. Chad will debut the all new 2010 Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx 4x4 by FUNCO Motorsports during Saturday's season opener in front of a wild Las Vegas Motor Speedway crowd.
"We are happy to be going back to the LOORS (Lucas Oil Off-Road Series) to defend our title. We expect a fierce championship battle, but with the best driver, vehicle, team and partners we will rise to the fight." - Grant George, FUNCO Team Manager
"The FUNCO Teryx race team has proven time and time again that they have what it takes to be successful on the track. Monster Energy Kawasaki is proud to have them on the team for 2010 as they go for their 4th straight championship, and we're confident we have given them a great vehicle to continue that dominance" - Reid Nordin, Kawasaki Motors Corp.
The 2010 Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx 4x4 will feature aggressive 2010 styling as seen on showrooms floors, but boosted with a C&G Performance - Digitally Fuel Injected, V-Twin engine. The factory inspired 90-degree V-twin power-plant coupled with King Shocks, Beard Seats, Dalton Clutch and Maxxis Tires will round out an impressive performance package, that is sure to keep the Teryx Monster claws digging for more dirt.
Meanwhile, Chad and the team will stay safe and sound with the protection of Simpson Racing Products from head to toe.
When asked about the new relationship with Monster Energy Kawasaki, Chad shared with a grin, "Becoming a Monster Athlete is a dream come true, my dream will become the competition's nightmare."
With a record 3 major championships in 3 years, Chad's enthusiasm to steal the 4th championship from all competitors should be nothing to take lightly. Keep a close eye out this season for this Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx of Chad George. If you don't hear him coming, it's because he's already out front.
For more information about the Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx, visit www.kawasaki.com
Kawasaki and Teryx™ is a trademark of Kawasaki Motors Corporation.
About FUNCO Motorsports:
Founded by Gil George over 30 years ago, FUNCO Motorsports is the leading manufacture of high performance sand, off-road cars and custom UTV's . Their unique designs and family oriented service has sold over 400 Big 5 Model cars and their entry into the UTV market has been explosive too. With 3 consecutive championships, FUNCO Motorsports has proven that their experience on the track translates into quality, race-proven products for all UTV enthusiasts. For more information please visit www.FUNCOutv.com
About Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.:
ATVs, Motorcycles, Utility Vehicles, Watercraft and Power Products are just some of the unique consumer products that have made the Kawasaki brand a household name around the world.
From the class leading Ninja® sportbikes and thundering Vulcan™ cruisers to the rugged Brute Force™ ATVs, MULE™ utility vehicles and JET SKI® watercraft, Kawasaki products lead the powersports industry around the globe. The secret of Kawasaki's success is in designing and manufacturing products that offer balanced performance, high quality, reliability and excellent fit and finish. So take a look at what Kawasaki has to offer you in the way of Leading Edge products!
About Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series:
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, LOORRS brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit LucasOilOffRoad.com