As many of you know, Steve Aspland has been involved with Rising Sun Cycles and the support of 2-stroke racing since the '90s and very involved in the support of the USGPRU GP racing organization. Stewart Aiken-Cade, the founder of USGPRU and I have worked closely together for many years. This organization has promoted the advancement of young new racers. You can now see many of the USGPRU alumni racing as Top Pros here in the USA and overseas.
Together we are starting a new chapter as Stewart and his wife Heather will be taking over the daily operations of RSC. Heather will be handing the day to day functions of Rising Sun Cycles. Stewart and Steve will be handing the technical support and other parts order questions via emails and backing Heather up. This will free up some of my time needed for Steve's involvement as Event Coordinator of the Penguin Road Racing School, his work with Woodcraft Technologies, SBS Racing Braking Systems and in his spare time, Race Director for the Loudon Road Racing Series.
He will also still be direct contact for dealer level SBS Racing Brake pads sales and a new web site is in the works to be announced soon.
Together we will continue to supply general road racing supplies and 2-stroke GP parts and accessories for years to come.
The 2015 schedule is now official and posted in the 'racing info' section of this website. Our finale this year heads back to the amazing Virginia International Raceway where the racers are well versed in the setup needed for a big win there. We will again head west to join the Utah Sportbike Racer association at the famed Miller Motorsports Park. But this year we will head there earlier in the season and see if we can avoid the usual torrential rains that we sometimes get later in the season.
As the economy seems to be making a bit of a bounce back, we're seeing gas prices go down and the dollar finally gain some strength. With travel and parts becoming more affordable again, there are many GP bikes that are being dusted off and prepared for the upcoming season. Come on out and join the fun as we wring the revs out of these purebred GP machines. If you can't join us on track, come on out and watch us and listen to that ring-a-ding-ding of a 2-stroke or the roar of a modern GP 4-stroke race bike. It's unlike anything else on track!
Merry Christmas to all of the GP racers out there. 2014 was a really enjoyable season with many new faces and a bunch of old friends coming back out to race with us. For 2015, we're focusing on getting to quality tracks and bringing in new racers to help build out our grids. It seems like the economy is getting a bit better, and gas prices lately are really headed in the right direction. Hopefully this will mean that folks will have a bit more disposable income to come out and enjoy the thrill of true GP racing. 2015 will have a lot of change for the staff of the USGPRU, and we're hopeful that we will be able to grow the series and keep racing these fantastic GP bikes. I hope you can all come out to join us!