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Team Green News 2014
TM TEAM GREEN’S Jett Reynolds 2014 Kawasaki Racing Teams 2014 Ti-6 TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM FROM $999.95 EQUIPPED WITH RC-4 RESONANCE CHAMBER DESIGNED TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE PRO CIRCUIT’S Ti-6 TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM IS SURE TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TAKE DOWN THE COMPETITION. IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, A PROFESSIONAL LOOK, AND DURABILITY. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? AVAILABLE FOR ALL MAJOR BIKE BRANDS INCLUDING: HONDA KTM SUZUKI KAWASAKI YAMAHA HUSQVARNA MODEL NOT SHOWN. STAGING Time for a little reflection! When I started working for KMC I was single with no idea what it was like to have kids. Now, some 29 years later, I have been married for 26 years and my oldest son just got married. Wow, how time flies! So, what does a middle-aged guy do at his son’s wedding? He reflects on life and remembers all of those great memories of when his boys were young. The memories of their first helmet, their first bike and then the first time they were faster than me on a day out riding. The good ole days, and I will cherish every memory forever. Officially I only have two sons, but I consider myself lucky because I have been able to be a small part of so many young lives while at Kawasaki. I can remember the legends of our sport before they were legends. The days when they were just kids doing what they loved with a dream of making it big. Some did achieve those goals and others have achieved greatness in other ways. I love to see our old riders at the races and see the men and women that they have become. Some are industry icons, some are still living the dream as mechanics, drivers, coaches and trainers. Some are moms and dads themselves now. As we begin the 2014 season, I will look at the new faces of Team Green, whether it is our technicians or new riders, and start the process of building memories all over again. I hope the memories that they build will be as special as the memories that continue to grow in my mind of the great people that I continue to come in contact with. Just living the dream here at Kawasaki and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! Let the Good Times Roll TM Reid Nordin Senior Manager Racing Inside This Issue Photo Credit/Contributors : Rob Coy, Frank Hoppen, Jeff Kardas, Ken Essex, Lisa Hunt, Justin Mace. Disclaimer: Much of the action depicted in this Digital Magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in this publication are experienced riders. Do not attempt to ride beyond your own capabilities. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and proper apparel. Ride in authorized off-road areas only. Submitting materials constitutes permission for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (“KMC”) and its designees to publish your name, address, likeness, photographs, artwork, stories, and comments without compensation. 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Visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Kaptured................................................. 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki......................... 6 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki........ 8 Team Green........................................... 12 Sponsors............................................... 16 Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki AX..........18 Kawasaki Race Bikes....................................22 2013 Champions.........................................32 Staff.............................................................34 2014 Team Green Schedule................... 36 2014 Suspension Settings...................... 38 Team Green News 3 4 Team Green News Ryan Villopoto - In pursuit of his 4th Monster Energy Supercross Championship Team Green News 5 MONSTER ENE Ryan Villopoto 6 Team Green News R G Y KAWASAKI ÂŽ For 2014, Villopoto will once again run No.1 on his Kawasaki KXâ„˘ 450F while he races to win his fourth-consecutive supercross championship and will look to retain his No. 1 plate in motocross. The familiar No.12 of Jake Weimer is back in 2014 refreshed and ready to challenge for race wins both indoors and out. Jake Weimer Team Green News 7 MONSTER ENERGY /PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki roster is stacked with talent for 2014 led by former champions, Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett. Darryn Durham and Martin Davalos will join them as they plan to be on the podium all year long. Justin Hill returns for his sophomore year at the top of the sport while Adam Cianciarulo will make his professional supercross debut. 速 Justin 8 Team Green News Hill Darryn Durham Dean Wilson Mart Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki looks to put the KXâ„˘250F back on top of the podium in 2014 and add some more No.1 plates to the door of the semi. tin Davalos Blake Baggett Adam Cianciarulo Team Green News 9 10 Team Green News Team Green News 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Sean Cantrell Lance Kobusch Austin Forkner Chris Alldredge Joey Crown Jett Reynolds Tanner Stack Blake Green Mark Worth 12 Team Green News Stilez Robertson Carson Mumford Garrett Marchbanks Darian Sanayei Thomas Covington Nick Gaines Tristan Miller Mitchell Harrison Brandy Richards Ryder DiFrancesco Team Green News 13 TG SPONSORS 14 16 Team TeamGreen GreenNews News Ron Hinson Hinson Clutches Kelly Hendel and Bruce - VP Fuels Brady Becker - Dunlop Anthony Paggio - Oakley Sean Murphy - THOR Dannie Massie Maxima Aaron Quesada Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green has been associated with some of the greatest sponsors in the industry. These are the companies and their reps who help make it possible for us to go racing. Team Green found a few of the reps roaming around in the pits at Supercross. Official Team Green Sponsors Mitch Payton - Pro Circuit ARENACROSS 18 Team Green News Team Babbittâ€™s Monster Energy/ /Amsoil Kawasaki Arenacross Team Team Owner: Eddie Babbitt Team Manager : Denny Bartz Tyler Bowers Zach Ames Colt Nichols Team Green News 19 2 0 14 V E R G E T E A M P R O C I R C U I T R E P L I C A H E L M E T S E E M O R E AT : T H O R M X . C O M / V E R G E H E L M E T Monster Energy Kawasaki KX 450F TM 22 Team Green News Team Green News 23 24 Team Green News Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KX 250F TM Team Green News 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green KX 250F TM 26 Team Green News Team Green News 27 Team Babbittâ€™s Monster Energy Amsoil Kawasaki KX 250F TM 28 Team Green News Team Green News 29 20 Team Green News Team Green News 21 2013 National Champions Ryan Villopoto Monster Energy Supercross Champion AMA 450 Pro Motocross Champion 32 Team Green News Amsoil Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers Austin Forkner Monster Energy Cup SuperMini Champion 2013 Amateur National Champions GNC Finals Dustin Brabec Zachary Bishop Burnett Haileigh Williams Lance Kobusch Cody Allison Darian Sanayei Darian Sanayei Michael Baker Michael Baker Austin Forkner Austin Forkner Sean Cantrell Darian Sanayei Dylan Marsh Mammoth Motocross Sean Cantrell Garrett Marchbanks Stilez Robertson Sean Cantrell Stilez Robertson Colt Nichols Adam Nickerson Adam Nickerson 450 Nov Mod 450 4-Stroke Non-Pro Women Pro Jr Supermini 7-11 25+ Schoolboy 12-16 Stock 250 4-Stroke Non-Pro 30+ 35+ Supermini 14-16 Supermini 12-16 85 12-13 Schoolboy 12-16 Mod 450 Nov Mod 85cc 12-13 Day 1 85cc 7-11 Day 1 85cc 7-11 Day 2 85cc 12-13 Overall 85cc 7-11 overall 250 Pro Sport Open C 450 C Stock Ponca MX Championships Garrett Marchbanks 85 9-11 Mod Matthew Ryan 450 C Mod Garrett Marchbanks 85 9-11 Stock Garret Marchbanks Jr Mini 9-13 Garrett Marchbanks 85 9-11 AMA Spring Classic Austin Forkner Garrett Marchbanks Cody Allison Carson Ledford Darian Sanayei Austin Forkner Garrett Marchbanks Supermini 2 13-16 85 9-11 Stock 35+ A 250 C Mod 250 Amateur Open 85/150 12-15 Mod 85 9-11 Mod Loretta Lynnâ€™s Amateur National Championships Garrett Marchbanks 85 9-11 Timmy Ferry Junior 25+ Adam Nickerson 250C Limited Michael Mitchell Vet B/C 30+ Keith Johnson Senior 40+ Monster Energy Cup Austin Forkner Supermini Team Green News 33 MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI Shinichiro Yokoyama Reid Nordin Diana Porte Kenny Hunter Rick Asch Boncho Brian Barnhart Theo Lockwood Dan Fahie Mike Williamson Dana Wiggins 28 34 Team Green News Team Green News MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI TEAM GREEN Jeff Decker Ryan Holliday TEAM GREEN Casey Stewart Doug Douchette Shane Baxter Debbie Barilla Lisa Hunt Chappy Tom McGovern & Ken Essex - Next Level PR Team Green News 35 Monster Energy Kawasaki Schedule subject to change without notice. 36 Team Green News Team Green 2014 Schedule Team Green News 37 *Fork Height is measured from top of fork tube to top of fork clamp. **250/450 Recommended to have the axle pushed back, creating a longer wheelbase for improved stability and traction. This will require a longer chain. Taller riders may not benefit from the longer wheelbase. ****Stock 86.3mm pull rods on the 2002-2014 KX65 can be exchanged for optional 85.3mm or 87.3mm to raise or lower the seat height by 45mm each. *****Refer to the 2007-2014 KX65 ownerâ€™s manual for position information. FOOTNOTES - Rebound and compression adjustments are the number of clicks out from full hard (all the way in). Front fork oil level in millimeters (mm) is a measured distance or in ccâ€™s for a measured volume. Rear shock sag level is measured in millimeters (mm). All optional spring part numbers can be found at your local Kawasaki dealership. 18 38 Team Green News Team Green News T E A M G R E E N Team Green News 40 *SPECIAL NOTE - Team Green recommends that any suspension sag measurements be done when shock is cold. Always test new setting before racing. N/mm = Newtons / millimeter - Kgf = kilograms force Conversion Formula for each method of measurement: N/mm Spring Rate x 0.102 = Kgf/mm Spring Rate and Kgf/mm Spring Rate x 9.807 = N/mm Spring Rate FOR 2013-2014 KX450, always be sure to check fork air pressure Bbefore eac ride for consistent settings *Team Green Specifications subject to change without notice.