WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (Feb. 18, 2007) — WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour Pro-Am rider Joe Havel won the inaugural “Buddy Program” and will receive all of his race entries at half price during the 2007 racing season. Havel signed up eight buddies under the unique program, which allowed eligible riders to invite friends to register for WPSA membership at a discounted price.
Havel (No. 2 Yamaha) won the Open Amateur Riders’ Championship last season on the merit of four victories and one second-place finish in five starts during his first full year of WPSA national competition. Havel will step up the Pro-Am class this season with sponsors Evolution ATV.com, Ogio, Fox Racing Shox, Walshracecraft, Answer, XFR, Rossier Engineering, Mikes Cycle Shop, Janssen Motorsports, Kens Sports, and Appleton Powersports.
“I fully fund all of my racing program out of my own pocket, so winning the Buddy Club contest will really help me afford to race the entire season in 2007,” said Havel, who is currently leading both the Pro and A Class points at the Earlywines Indoor Motocross track in Kentucky. “I am really looking forward to running the Pro Am class in 2007. I’ll be in the best shape of my life coming into the season in April with all of the training I’ve been doing this winter. I really need to thank Evolution ATV, Carrie Auchter, and Chris & Nikki Earlywine for signing up with WPSA and helping me win.”
About the PowerSports ATV Tour
The PowerSports ATV Championship Tour is North America’s premier professional ATV racing circuit, featuring QuadMX, QuadTerrain and SuperSport Pro series action as well as more than 20 amateur classes for adults, women and children. All 2007 Tour races will be telecast on ESPN2. The Tour is sanctioned by the World PowerSports Association, North America’s most respected snowmobile and ATV sanctioning body, and a promoter of ATV and snowmobile racing on both the regional and national level. For more information, please visit www.PowerSportsTour.com.