Ducatisti and Monster Energy sponsored X- Game BMX Champion, Jamie Bestwick, to take part in Penguin Revs New Jersey with Ducati track day event at New Jersey Motorsports Park on May 7, 2012.
Apr 06, 2012 – Winchendon, MA – The Penguin Roadracing School is excited to announce that 8 time X-Game gold medalist and unprecedented 5-peat champion in the BMX VERT competition, Jamie Bestwick, will be taking part in this year’s event. Penguin Rev’s New Jersey with Ducati is taking place at New Jersey Motorsports Park on May 7, 2012.
“It certainly takes a remarkable person to achieve the level of success in his field as Jamie has in BMX competition,” said Eric Wood, President of the Penguin Roadracing School. “We’re looking forward to his performance and eager to share our training skills to help him get more out of his Ducati.”
Bestwick has won 8 X-Game gold medals and is an unprecedented 5-peat champion in the X-Games BMX Vert competition. In addition to competing globally on his BMX bike, Jamie is participating in 4-wheel competition with the Monster Energy team, heading the Bestwick Foundation to support local families receiving cancer treatment and finding time to enjoy his Ducati. Jamie will be performing at Penguin Revs New Jersey with the Rise Above BMX team.
“I am thrilled to be taking part in the Penguin Revs New Jersey event,” said Jamie Bestwick. “I get to perform on my BMX bike while enrolled in a Penguin Roadracing School to work on my motorcycle riding skills. Who can ask for more?”
Jamie Bestwick in action: http://www.monsterenergy.com/ca/ca_fr/athletes/jamie-bestwick:videos/
The annual Penguin happening includes much more than track day training as it is supported by representatives throughout the industry. The 2012 event includes set up analysis by AMA technician and Penske Motorcycle Manager, Mike Himmelsbach, free leather repair with Vanson Leathers’ onsite stitcher, proper helmet fit by Aria Technician, Jeff Weil, and track side support by Dunlop and Street and Competition. Finally, special guest, Ducati Legend and Hall of Fame Tuner, Eraldo Ferracci, will be participating in a lunch time Q & A session.
The event is hosted by the Penguin Roadracing School in conjunction with participating Ducati dealers but open to all motorcycle riders, regardless of brand. For more information and a list of participating dealers visit: http://www.penguinracing.com/pages/25_penguin_revs_with_ducati_special_track_day_events.cfm
Founded in 1973 by Jerry Wood and Joe Ziegler, the Penguin Racing School based in Winchendon, MA, is the nation’s first and longest running motorcycle training school. The school was key in helping transform roadracing safety as the sport grew in the 1970’s. The first Penguin School manual “Learn to Fly” provided riders with a game plan for a complete understanding of roadracing rules and safety procedures as well as a solid path to improve their skills. The school grew under the leadership of Jerry Wood and their first advanced class instructor, factory rider, John Bettencourt. Currently, under the leadership of Eric Wood, son of founder Jerry Wood, the school has expanded from its base operation at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to include schools in New Jersey and Florida. Utilizing advanced training materials, with the industry’s best team of lead instructors, the school trains thousands street riders and racers in basic and advanced skills. http://www.penguinracing.com.