Spears Enterprises/Spears Racing Announces its 2019 Rider Line Up
Manteca, CA: March 6, 2019 Spears Enterprises/Spears Racing, the industry leader in high performance and service of all lightweight sport twin motorcycles is excited to announce they have joined forces with racers Nikolas Thompson and Christjan Larsen, both from California
2019 will see these riders competing in the full season of American Federation of Motorcyclist (AFM). Additionally, Nikolas will be competing in select MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup rounds on the West Coast. Both young men will be competing on their Spears Racing Prepped 2019 Kawasaki 400 and 2019 Yamaha R3 to show case their previous AFM and WERA Championships.
Nik and Christjan are amazing young men with a lot of dedication, talent and energy to become podium contenders each race weekend. This being the first time I have ever worked with Nik and Christjan, I have seen their confidence and passion for racing whether it is Road Racing, Cross Country Racing or High School sports. Both these young men will continue to grow as racers, said Gregg Spears, owner of Spears Enterprises.
With a successful background in racing Cross Country with the American Motorcyclists Association’s (AMA) District 36, Nikolas Thompson (from Rohnert Park, Ca.) began transitioning to road racing in 2016 by running Supermoto USA. In 2017, Nik began training on the big tracks throughout California and in his first year of roadracing in the novice class, Nikolas earned three podium positions in AFM’s 2018 Championship series. “My first year of road racing was more difficult than I anticipated”, says Nikolas. “My thoughts were divided between racing and my concern for my Mother who was diagnosed with Cancer at the beginning of the racing season”. With major improvements to her health, Nikolas is looking forward to getting back to a more focused and intense year of training and racing. “I am excited to be a part of such a great team Spears Racing this year. I could not have hoped for better support in my first year of getting my feet wet in racing at the expert and pro level”, says Nikolas, who turns 15 this month.
Christjan Larsen is a 15-year-old freshman at Del Oro High School and hails from Granite Bay, California. This is Christjan’s third year of road racing, although he has been riding on and off-road for six years. Christjan is an accomplished multi-sport athlete and has received accolades in football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, as well as track & field. Additionally, he has been an honor-roll student and enjoys being with family and friends. As the WERA Lucas Oil West E Superstock Novice Champion, Christjan is very excited to be a part of the Spears Racing family and has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence on and off the track.
Christjan would like to thank Spears Racing, Larsen Investigations, Spidi Leathers, Shoei Helmets, MotionPro, Kore Systems, VnM Sport, SRC Embroidery, Fun Track Dayz, Olympus Pointe Orthodontics, Accu-Bore Drilling (ABD), Roseville Motorsports, 3Bro Audio, MJN Investigations, and his Nannie.
Gregg Spears is the President, founder and team manager of Spears Enterprises/Spears Racing He has 41 years of experience in the motorcycle Industry. Thirty-five of the 41 years, Spears has been the leader in motorcycle maintenance, 26 years of motorcycle road racing support and team management with Spears Enterprises/Spears Racing. Being a dominant racing force in California, Spears Racing has earned several championships at the class, state, regional and national levels.
About Spears Enterprises:
Spears Enterprises is an industry leader in design and manufacturing of high-performance Lightweight motorcycle parts being designed primarily for Kawasaki 250/300/400 Ninja and the Yamaha R-3.
For more information, please visit https://www.spearsenterprises.com or https://www.facebook.com/spears.racing.
Alongside Spears Racing will be alliances of the strongest Names in the Motorcycle Industry. Galfer USA for supplying the stopping power for the year, NGk Spark plugs for igniting our team with Great Spark.
Spears Racing would also like to thank CP Carrillo, HM Quickshifters Web camshafts, Sunoco Race Fuels for their years of support and dedication.