Press Release:

Team Manluk/K&R Racing Announces Debut Team

Rockstar Triple Crown Tour regular, Team Manluk Racing has announced a merger with Team K&R Racing. Team Manluk/K&R Racing will race The 250SX East Region in Monster Energy AMA Supercross with John Short, Chase Marquier, and Ryder Floyd aboard Merge Racing Technologies Hondas.

In addition to the AMA Supercross  series the team is also competing in the complete Canadian MX Tour and select American Pro Motocross Nationals.   The team will make its debut at Anaheim 1 on January 4, 2020 with John Short who will contest select rounds in the Premier 450SX Class. 

Short is fresh off of a career best outing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and career best finishes in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series as well. The 25-year-old Texas native is looking to take his positive momentum into the 2020 campaign with this new organization and continue logging solid results. 

Chase Marquier is looking to find similar results with the opportunity to return to a brand he’s all too familiar with. The Oklahoma native raced Hondas throughout his amateur career and early on in his move to the professional ranks. Marquier moves to Team Manluk/K&R Racing after a successful international campaign spanning from Canada to The Netherlands. 

Rookie sensation Ryder Floyd will be rounding out the 3-man roster. The 20-year-old rookie from Paris, Texas,  immediately grabbed attention by winning the opening round of the Rockstar Triple Crown Series followed by impressive speed and finishes at the 2019 Monster Energy Cup. 2020 will be a big year for Floyd to showcase his impressive speed and gain much needed experience. 

The Team is led by founders Frank Luebke, President of Manluk Industries Inc, Mark Ripple, and Team Manager Justin Kopcak. Team Manluk was known as a series regular in Canada due to their deep Canadian roots, and was presented the opportunity to expand their footprint into the industry in the United States with the leadership and support of Justin Kopcak and Mark Ripple from Defy Graphics

In addition to the premier 3 rider roster, 

One of the more unique aspects about the new organization will be that Team Manluk/K&R Racing will also be providing additional transport solutions for Supercross and Supercross Futures riders.

Please contact Team Manager jkopcak@teamkrracing.com for business inquiries regarding transport solutions. 

Team Manluk/K&R Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors for their inaugural 2020 campaign: 

Manluk Industries

K&R Racing

Merge Racing Technologies 

Defy graphics 

Maxim Honda 

Polisport 

Pirelli 

X Trig

Odi 

Guts

Works Connection 

Blud Lubricants 

EKS

Dubya

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