Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Supermoto in 2010

Supermoto in 2010 is seeing some exciting changes at the national level while the regional level remains strong and shows great signs of further growth.

On the national level, the AMA/DMG regime is out and a new organization has emerged from the ashes. Supermoto Nation or SMN has stepped up to take control of professional supermoto racing. The SMN group is headed up by Ed Kuhlenkamp, co-owner of Pit Pass Radio and Build Momentum.

The following is from the SMN website, "Supermoto Nation is a grass roots movement created to tap into the raw energy of the sport of supermoto. The name represents the vision of creating a nation of supermoto racers, riders and fans who are passionate about their sport. The people of Supermoto Nation are committed, focused and willing to do what it takes to build and elevate supermoto. Our goal is simple – grow the Supermoto Nation and expand the reach of this amazing form of motorcycling. The Supermoto Nation website encompasses all aspects of supermoto - from racing and riding, to the bikes and accessories to supermoto schools and clubs. All of these elements contribute to make a stronger Supermoto Nation. So whether you race, ride or are a fan of Supermoto, welcome to the Supermoto Nation."

Unlike the AMA/DMG group, SMN's sole focus is professional supermoto racing in North America. Gone are the days of being the third wheel, the bastard stepchild that nobody cares about. Now the focus is on us, the professional supermoto racers and teams. Now is the time for all of us to pull together as a family and give Mr. Kulenkamp and SMN all of our support and assistance.

It's our turn to make things happen for the sport. SMN is providing the platform, but we need to help with the leg work. If you truly love the sport of supermoto, then that should be something you are more than willing to do. Like any other series, to promote a top notch series, you need sponsors. Many of us in the sport have sponsors that back us as athletes. We all have contacts at many of the industries top companies, call or email your contacts and tell them about SMN. All the information you need is on the website,  from the basic mission statement to Ed's contact information.

The time for holding our hands out to the promoters and saying "I want this and I want that" is over. WE need to make this happen ourselves for ourselves.

In closing, I would like to thank a few people for their continuing hard work they have put in over the years promoting this great sport:

Tony Murray and Sonja Lifsey of ESMRA. In a matter of a few short years they have grown their series from an eight round series to a fifteen round series. They are also the founders of the ENAC, with events that span from Pennsylvania all the way to Quebec, Canada.

Brok McAllister of SupermotoUSA. Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting Brok, I have heard only great things about him and his organization.

Dennis Anderson of SupermotoOnline.com. Dennis continues to bring us news about our great sport and press releases from all of the various promoters and race teams in North America and beyond. This is not a paying job for him which makes his dedication that much more remarkable.

And finally I would like to thank the following promoters for keeping our great sport alive across North America; 5280Supermoto, MI Supermoto, Florida Supermoto, 408Racing, Supermoto Quebec
and RPM Supermoto.

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Team CGR is getting ready to test out a product from our new sponsor Oxygen4Energy.
Here is a few excerpts from their site:

"Oxygen is the most important nutrient to the cells in your body and plays an integral role in almost every bodily function. You can live without food for weeks, without water for days, but only a few minutes without oxygen."

"A clinical study says that 96 % of the body's nutritional need is for Oxygen (O2) on a daily basis. We can go for as long as 40 days without food, 4 days without water, but we can't last 3 minutes without Oxygen." 

"In today's environment we only have half the oxygen that we are designed to run on in order to be in good health. By living in an oxygen deficient environment and not feeding our cells the proper cellular oxygen and nutrients, our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic.
The only way the disease-causing pollution and toxins can ever leave our bodies is to first be combined with oxygen. Without enough oxygen the body simply can't take out the inner garbage, so that means the pollution and toxin build up stay within us which can cause digestive problems, arthritis, tiredness, depression, premature aging, poor circulation etc..."   

What experts say... 

"Oxygen gets rid of toxicity. Bacteria, viruses and parasites are destroyed in the presence of oxygen-especially cancer." 

Dr. Alec Borsenko 

"Each cell of your body is a complete living entity with its own metabolism - it needs a constant supply of oxygen and sufficient nourishment ..." 

Dr. Paavo Airola


What does oxygen do?
When we take a breath, we draw air containing 21% oxygen into our lungs. The oxygen passes from our lungs into our bloodstream, where it is carried in the red blood cells to all the organs and tissues of our body. Oxygen is needed by our organs and tissues to convert the food we eat into energy and to maintain life.
90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen, and only 10% is from food and water consumption.

I have heard that breathing pure oxygen can be harmful, is that true?

Oxygen at very high levels and over a very long period of time is not optimal.  If one was to receive high levels of oxygen on a daily basis, one's lungs will adjust to the higher oxygen content and one can find themselves short of breath when breathing air with lower oxygen content.  This is similar to traveling to a higher elevation where a normal person will easily get winded until their lungs adjust to the lower oxygen levels.  For this reason we do not recommend daily use of recreational oxygen greater than 20 minutes a day. 

How much oxygen do we need?
In a 24 hour day, the adult man uses (approx) 8 pounds of oxygen. The average man consumes 6-8 pounds of oxygen, 4 pounds of food, and 2 pounds of water. More oxygen goes into our bodies than the other two elements combined.

We will let you know how our testing went....

You can visit Oxygen4Energy's website here.

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Crush Grafix Racing welcomes new sponsors for 2010

We would like to welcome One Industries, Gaerne, Acerbis, Twin Air, Hinson, EVS, CP Pistons and Oxygen4Energy to the Team CGR family of sponsors for 2010. Also we want to thank DNA Energy Drink, Nine One Nine Designs, Rockwell Timekeepers, SMX Optics, Braking, Sunstar, Eleven 10 Mods, Yoshimura, Outlaw Racing Products, Moto Hose and Amadeo Decada for their continued support.

Without our sponsors Team CGR would be unable to compete in all of the events we do. We are looking forward to the 2010 season and promoting the great companies that back our team.

see you on the track

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