GLADSTONE, OR – March 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Latus Motors Racing/Castrol/Triumph pro road racing team with rider Bobby Fong will compete in the new Superbike Shootout. The three-race west coast series begins at Southern California’s Auto Club Speedway during the weekend of April 26 and 27.
“We’re thrilled that the Superbike Shootout will give west coast race fans more opportunities to see the best pro road racers in the country,” said George Latus, owner of Latus Motors Racing. “We’re an Oregon-based team and our rider, Bobby Fong, lives in California. We can’t wait to show the west coast fans just what our team, the Triumph 675R, and Bobby can do.”
The Superbike Shootout’s schedule is:
- April 26 – 27: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
- May 3 – 4: Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.
- May 24 – 25: Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah
The Superbike Shootout series is modeled after the successful British Superbike series. Event organizers are working with AFM, WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Utah SBA, and Fastrack Riders to host each race weekend.
In its first six years of AMA Pro Road Racing, the Latus Motors Racing team won the prestigious Daytona 200 and finished in the race’s Top 5 four times with riders Jason DiSalvo (1st in 2011, 2nd in 2012), Steve Rapp (3rd in 2010), and Bobby Fong (4th in 2014).
The Latus Motors road racing team is sponsored by Castrol, Triumph, GE Capital, FreedomRoad Financial and Lucky Brand, Apex Manuacturing, Sportbike Track Time, and RM Management as well as Bickle, Catalyst Composites, Cortech, Cox, Dunlop, DynoJet, ET, Galfer, Hindle, Sunoco, Superlite, and Zero Gravity.
Latus Motors also has a long history with AMA Pro Grand National Flat Track Pro Flat Track racing. This year, Latus Motors Racing is fielding a Castrol/Triumph pro flat track team with up-and-coming sensation Shayna Texter, the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles main event, and Joe Kopp, a former AMA Grand National Champion who is 13th on the all-time Grand National win list.