HESPERIA, CA JANUARY 5, 2012 The Unique Products / XR’s Only team of Chuck Dempsey and Erick Mecanna is gearing up to hit the desert surrounding Parker, Arizona at the Best in the Desert Parker 250 race this Saturday January 7th. Rider of record Chuck Dempsey will be riding a CRF450x and normally rides with Mike Johnson who is currently in Dakar. “Mike and I teamed up for the 2011 Baja 1000 and we won Class 30, finished 5th bike overall and clinched the Championship with our team,” said Chuck Dempsey. “Mike is in Dakar doing some strategizing to be successful in the 2013 race, so with him gone, I have Erick Mecanna who will be co-riding with me.”
The CRF450x did not see much work between the Baja 1000 and this weekends race other than an above average prep job. “We just changed the fluids and the tires and she is ready to roll, it is a Honda after all,” said Dempsey.
Teaming with XR’s Only is a great opportunity to utilize a lot of innovative products for the Honda dirt bike. XR’s Only Michael Novoa will be the main mechanic that will prep the bike to race form and will be on hand at all the races to help out anybody that needs support, from a play bike to their race bike. XR’s Only has been around for over 30 years developing small innovative products like magnetic drain plugs to engine parts and exhaust pipes. They have helped riders with their parts and service in every category of dirt bike racing including Desert, Motocross, Supercross, Baja, Dakar, Super Moto and Dual Sport riding. To see the full shop go to www.XRsOnly.com
Chuck Dempsey has been riding and racing dirt bikes for 25 years and is returning to his motorcycle roots after racing trucks for the last 6 years. “I went down to Baja and had a great time so decided to set up this team and do the whole season. I am still working out the details on a new Truck deal and will share as soon as it is finalized,” said Dempsey. “I also like to help develop products and XR’s Only has a lot of new products for 2012 that we will be testing. It is going to be a great year!”
The Unique Products / XR’s Only team will take the start of the Best in the Desert Parket 250 on Saturday January 7th in Parker, Arizona. They will be racing under Chuck Dempsey rider of record. For weekend updates on Facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/chuck.dempsey or http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001537735099&ref=ts
Special thanks to the 2012 Team Sponsors XR’s Only, Unique Products, 4-Stokes Unlimited, O’neal, Forgiven Energy, Gaerne and McKenzie Motorsports.