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I first met KC in the early '00's when I ran a Supermoto school called Rocket Ranch. He and his crew at BRG always came up with innovative and clever solutions for my racebike projects.
My history as a motorcycle racer spans five decades. A brief start in 1976 with the AFM garnering inconsequential results at Ontario and Sears Point; returning in 1984 through 1987 with several trophy finishes and 3rd Overall 600 Superstreet for Northern California 1986; 1988 WERA Endurance with 2nd Overall and 1st in class Mediumweight Superbike, Western States Endurance Racing Championship; after which I retired. The '90's saw me come out of retirement several times; then in the '00's CCS Southwest Region 600 Superstreet, followed with Supermoto through 2005, after which I went back into retirement to spent time raising my daughter.
So now my daughter is 9 years old and my racer fire has not cooled off. When I approached KC in early 2011 to rebuild my '01 GSX-R600 to return to AFM competition, I asked for a little more horsepower. Little did I suspect he would cram a "breathed on" 750 motor into my 600 chassis. Even though I managed to pass the AFM New Racer School (which I am required to do since I have not held a competition license in the last three years), I realized that while I still burn to race, my skills aren't quite up to turning wheels with the fellas in 750 Superstreet and F1 just yet. So KC and I are building a Debri 50cc Supermoto framed - YZ250F motor - Moto3 special learning tool. If I have to go back to school, I'm going with the best tuner/ mechanic/fabricator in the area on my side. And I am honored to have the chance to be part of the BRG Racing Team.
Height: 6' 0"
Years Racing: 4 years
Bike racing: 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 600
Plate numbers: AMA #113, AFM #513
Born and raised in Nascar City (Mooresville) North Carolina, I grew up around racing and was no stranger to riding dirtbikes. At 19 I joined the United States Air Force and was stationed out of Travis AFB in CA, serving over 8 years. During my time in the military, I served several tours in Europe and Korea & 2 tours in Iraq.
As my passion for riding grew, I knew the importance of safety on the road. I took the initiative and became a Motorcycle Safety Instructor for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The passion didn't end there, after being told I had a natural talent as a racer, I began my racing career in both supermoto and roadracing. I have developed a strict workout routine that will ensure that I'm in the best physical shape to accomplish my racing goals. For the 2012 season I will be racing nationally in the AMA Supersport class and the AFM 600 superbike and production classes.
Height: 6' 3 "
Bike: 2008 honda CBR600rr
Bike #: 787
Class: AFM 600 Superbike
I've been riding motorcycles now for approximately 3 years, with my first experiences being on a track. I fell in love with riding on a track and began roadracing with a passion. As a sponsor you will not be disappointed in my representation of your company.
Age 27, 175 lbs, 6’2”
2012 Racing Goals:
Based on my performance, and analysis of the competition based on the 2011 season, I believe the following goals are reachable:
• Achieve at least 4 top 3 finishes in AFM Clubman Heavyweight
• Finish in the top 3 for the season in AFM Clubman Heavyweight
• Achieve at least 3 top 10 finishes in AFM Open Production
• ace AFM expert classes Open Superbike and Open GP, using these classes to improve my riding, racecraft and bike setup • Continue rigorous tracking of bike setup, track and weather conditions throughout the season
• Ride safe an have fun!
|Name: Aaron Turner
Years Racing: 3
Race Number: AFM #227
Classes: 650 Production, 650 Twins, Formula IV
Bike: BRG built SV650
Favorite Track: Infineon Raceway
Born and raised in the Bay Area, I pay for my racing habit by working as a Software Engineer in the network/security space. I didn't grow up riding motorcycles or racing anything since my parents wouldn't allow it- too DANGEROUS! Later in life, I was introduced to motorcycles by a friend and bought my first bike, a 1993 Yamaha Seca II. I was instantly hooked by the adrenaline rush, the sense of being connected man-to-machine and the singular focus of the task at hand.
Years later I started doing trackdays, but began to understand that if I wanted to really improve and go faster, the best way to do that was to go racing. So I bought a 1999 Suzuki SV650 and started racing in the AFM. Over the past three years, I realized that being a successful in racing (and in life) requires more then just time, money and skill- it takes persistence, determination and a lot of help.
Genki (pronounced: gen like the “gain” in again ‘a gén’ (not like gain on its own). The ki is like a car “key.”; like ‘Gecko’ not ‘Giraffe’) grew up outside of the motorsports world focusing on his talents in Shorinji Kempo and competitive gymnastics. It wasn’t until he was 19 that he first learned to ride a motorcycle. After riding on the street for almost 2 years he took to the track and immediately felt at home.
Genki started his racing career shortly after his first time at the track. In 2010 he started on a Kawasaki ZX-6R racing half of the AFM season in the clubman class. He rode a successful Novice season in 2011 finishing within the top 10 of the middleweight class; Improving leaps and bounds from the beginning of the season to the end.
In 2012, His first Expert year, he will continue to compete within the AFM and aims to be a competitive force within all of the expert middleweight classes.
In addition to racing with the AFM, Genki will be racing with WERA west, and in AMA Pro Road Racing Supersport.
Genki Trains Everyday to improve his riding skills and physical fitness to allow him to be as competitive as possible for the upcoming season. He is dedicated to the sport and will do everything possible to be successful.
2010 AFM 2nd Place Inaugural Tag Team LW Race, Best finish 8th
2009 AFM Select rounds best finish 12th
2008 AFM FIV 18th overall, 650 Twins 20th, AHRMA 2nd Place BOTT LW, 2nd BOTT MW
2007 AFM 4th 500 Twins with 2 top three finishes, 15th 450 Superbike
2006 AFM 16th 450 Superbike
2005 AFM 13th 500 Twins, 3rd Place AFM 4hr Endurance race
2004 AFM 8th 500 Twins, 1st place AHRMA BOTT LW T-hill
2003/2002 Supermoto USA, AFM Novice Season
2012 Racing Goals: