Back from Daytona 2014!

IMG_4775Just got home from another great time pit crewing in Daytona! I would like to thank team owner of Thrashed Bike Racing Tim Ivanoff for letting me come help. Also our rider #123 Dave Estok who is a great pleasure to work with. IMG_4794I really love pit crewing in the AMA Pro racing series. Also pit crewing and working on these Harley-Davidson XR1200 race bikes in the Vance & Hines spec class is pretty cool.  If you ever get the chance to see a AMA race in person. I suggest you do it! You can meet the riders and their two wheeled machines up close and in person during fanwalk autograph sessions at each track.

I also got the great pleasure of chatting with Erik Buell of Erik Buell Racing (EBR). We talked for a bit about the Superbike efforts this year with Larry Pegram and Cory West. He also asked how my racing efforts were going for this year. It was really cool for him to ask that about me.

IMG_4955Looking forward to being able to get back to my next race of pit crew duties and to get started on my our racing efforts again this year! If you would like to help support the #12 bearracing buell with a few dollar donations please do so through the website her via paypal. Thank you all and we hope to see you at the track! #gofast

IMG_3818B.J. De Jong of bearracing.

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About B.J.

Bearracing Facts: Name: Bertus De Jong AKA B.J. Nick Name: Bear Date of Birth: November 17th 1978 Birth Place: Westminster, California (Huntington Beach, Ca.) area Residence: Lawrence, Kansas Email: Personal Info: Been riding motorcycles since I was 5 years old... Nothing professional and mainly on the dirt. I have been riding on dirt till about the age of 16. Road my first Harley Sportster in 1994. Got little seat time on some bikes my Step Dad owned now and then. Hadn’t been on a bike since 1999 when the family moved away. In 2008 I decided it was time for a bike again. This time my own! In July of 2008 I bought a Buell XB12R Firebolt. The first time I ever sat on one or even sat on a bike in 10 years. I rode it home and all those great motorcycle feelings came right back like it was yesterday. 2 weeks later there was a Moto-St race at Heartland Park Topeka Kansas. A race track facility just a few miles from my house. I decided to ride my new Buell to the track and check out the race. There I met a great Buell racing team by the name of James Gang Racing. Paul James, Jeff Johnson, the awesome crew chief Mike Kirkpatrick, General Manager John Dahmer. They treated like they had known me for years. All because I was not part of the Buell family. From there on out, the rest is history which you can read more about me in this site. AMA Debut: Honory Crewman August 2009 Heartland Park Topeka Kansas during the Moto-GT1 Class for the #70 Buell 1125r Race bike of Paul James and Jeff Johnson

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