SOURCE: Crossx

September 09, 2005 09:47 ET

Crossx Supercross Signs First Team Riders

AMA Professional Michael Blose and His Younger Brother Chris Blose Are the Team's First Hired Guns!

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 9, 2005 -- Crossx Supercross / Motocross Racing team is proud to announce the agreement and signing of the team's first team riders. Michael Blose a current AMA series Professional will be riding for the team assigned as its West Coast rider. Michael is also a native of Phoenix, AZ, where the team is headquartered. Michael has ridden his first (2) two seasons as a professional in the 125cc category and he will continue in this category seeking better performance from this new team's technology base. "I'm very excited to be going home to Phoenix and working with a team of this caliber," said Michael Blose.

The Crossx team also signed Chris Blose the younger sibling of the AMA Pro in the team's role of "Test Rider" working his first season with a development group testing and developing the team's suspension and engines. This activity will happen at the team's new "full scale" Supercross facility also located in Phoenix. This location will also serve as a training center for the team's up and coming riders. Chris will also assist the team as a substitute if either rider incurs injury during the AMA indoor and outdoor seasons. The Crossx team is still interviewing riders for this season's final position and hopes to have the team's East Coast competitor signed up shortly.

"We are thrilled to be working with these talented young men," says Darrell Soppe the team's general manager. "While we were looking in many different directions we uncovered the level of ability very close to home. I have been fortunate to have won Championships in other forms of Professional Motorsports and witnessed the same natural ability and drive characteristics in Michael and Chris."

The Crossx Supercross / Motocross team will compete throughout North America in 16 rounds of competition in the Supercross series commencing in January and the AMA Pro Racing Motocross 12 event season that follows.

Additional information on the new Crossx Supercross / Motocross team is available on their team web-site: www.supercrossx.com

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