News out of the Weirbach Racing camp this week came across the wire as the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Championship-winning team announced the re-signing of their former championship-winning rider, Mikey Martin, to their AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship team for the upcoming 2015 season.
The Ottumwa, Iowa-based team, who dominated the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Championship with three wins during their 2011 assault, had been working with riders Rob Pearson and 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie of the Year and 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Champion Wyatt Maguire for the last couple of seasons. After parting company with Pearson after the Indy round in early August, the team had been working with Maguire for the last few events of the season in 2014.
In the shot above, Ted and Richard Weirbach (left and 2nd from left) flank the team's #27 Weirbach Racing/Racing Unlimited-sponsored Kawasaki 750 and 700 during round 3 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Springfield Mile I on May 25.
Martin, who after capturing the 2011 Pro Singles Championship for the Weirbach Racing team, took the leap into the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship for the 2012-2014 seasons with the Bonneville Performance Triumph team. Although he had some defining moments while on the English parallel twins, he never seemed to come to terms with the machines that have been campaigned by the Bonneville Performance team headed up by the Gately Brothers out of California. Martin finished 20th, 17th and 17th in the overall standings of the championship during his three-year tenure with the Bonneville Performance team.
In the shot above, Martin rolls out for the final round of qualifications on the #91 Bonneville Performance/Factory Triumph Racing/Castrol Racing-sponsored Triumph Bonneville during round 14 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Springfield Mile II on August 31.
With this week's announcement, this should be great news for fans of the Iowa-based team and Californian Mikey Martin, while reuniting the championship team that is already familiar with one another, making the transition to the team's new Kawasakis somewhat more seamless for the popular rider, and also helping along in developing the bikes around the 2011 AMA Pro Singles Champ.
You can check out the team's official press release below, as we congratulate the Weirbach Racing team and Mikey Martin, and wish them the very best going forward into the 2015 season!
Press release courtesy of the Weirbach Racing team, the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Champions