PRLog - March 26, 2013 - WINCHENDON, Mass. -- Winchendon, MA – AMA Superbike stars, Doug Chandler and Eric Bostrom will join the Penguin Roadracing School for their 2013 Ducati Revs events. Doug Chandler will be featured at Ducati Revs New England on Monday, June 24, 2013 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Eric Bostrom will appear at Ducati Revs New Jersey, Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey.
Doug Chandler / Eric Bostrom
“Doug and Eric are incredible additions to our 2013 Ducati Revs events. Both these champions have had a high level success in a variety of motorcycle competitions while being great ambassadors for the sport. The combination makes them a perfect fit for our Ducati Revs event mission. I look forward to working with both of them,” said Eric Wood, President of the Penguin Roadracing School.
Doug Chandler, who was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2006 is one of the world’s most versatile racers. Doug is only one of 4 racers to win the AMA Grand Slam which includes national wins at the mile, half-mile, short track, TT and road races. Chandler’s long list of wins includes an impressive 3 AMA Superbike titles including back to back wins in 1996 and 1997. Doug also stood atop the podium in World Superbike and AMA Supermoto races and was a leading competitor in the Grand Prix Motorcycle Series. Doug’s involvement with Ducati started in 1993 and 1994 while he was on the Cagiva GP team in Europe. During that time Doug was testing with Ducati and was instrumental in developing Carl Fogarty’s first championship season. In the United States, Doug competed in Superbike and Formula Extreme Championships as a pilot for the HMC Ducati team in 2002 and 2004. Today, Doug runs a successful performance shop serving both the bicycle and motorcycle markets in Salinas, California as well as providing small group motorcycle rider training at race tracks in Northern California. http://www.DougChandler.com
Returning guest rider, Eric Bostrom, will be featured at this year’s “Ride with the Stars” event on September 21 and 22 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The multi-talented Eric Bostrom rode superbikes for the Austin Ducati team in 2004 and the Parts Unlimited Ducati team 2005. Eric’s career also boasts a host of motorcycle disciplines including reaching the highest levels with Championships in Dirt Track, Supertwins, Formula Extreme and Supersport competition. Recently, Bostrom piloted an e-Bike in the TTXGP e-Powered race at Laguna Seca. Today, Eric remains on two-wheels daily whether he is covering the latest Motorcycle introduction as a Moto-Journalist or competing in USA-Cycling competitions for Team Sho-air/Cannondale. Recently, Eric placed himself on the podium in both Cyclocross and grueling Cross Country Marathon completions.
"I'm already counting the days down till we get to Ducati Rev's New Jersey with the Penguin racing school. Riding the NJ circuit and being a part of the experienced Penguin staff is a highlighted day on my calendar." - Eric Bostrom http://youtu.be/
The unique Ducati Revs events are hosted by the Penguin Roadracing School in conjunction with participating Ducati dealers and supported by Ducati North America. The events are open to all motorcycle riders, regardless of brand. For more information and a list of participating dealers visit: http://www.penguinracing.com/
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Founded in 1973 by Jerry Wood and Joe Ziegler, the Penguin Racing School based in Winchendon, MA, is the nation’s first and longest running motorcycle training school. The school was key in helping transform roadracing safety as the sport grew in the 1970’s. The first Penguin School manual “Learn to Fly” provided riders with a game plan for a complete understanding of roadracing rules and safety procedures as well as a solid path to improve their skills. The school grew under the leadership of Jerry Wood and their first advanced class instructor, factory rider, John Bettencourt. John was succeeded by the famous US Superbike privateer, Dale Quarterley. Currently, under the leadership of Eric Wood, son of founder Jerry Wood, the school has expanded from its base operation at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to include schools in New Jersey and Florida. Utilizing advanced training materials, with the industry’s best team of lead instructors, the school trains thousands street riders and racers in basic and advanced skills. For more information on the Penguin school visit www.penguinracing.com.