Dunlop Seeks 2008 Team Dunlop Riders

Team Dunlop, Dunlop Tire Company's amateur motocross program featuring up-and-coming minibike stars, is looking for a few good youngsters.

Following the program's successful launch earlier this year at the World Mini Grand Prix races in Las Vegas , young amateur motocross racers around the country can soon throw their hat in the ring to become members of the elite Team Dunlop squad for 2008.

"We will begin our search for 2008 Team Dunlop riders at the Mini Olympics Nov. 19 to 24," says Dunlop off road technical manager Brian Fleck. "We will base our 2008 selections on the 2007 amateur national results, results from Loretta Lynn's and the 2007 final amateur power rankings. Factored into that will be rider attitude, professionalism and regional impact."

Fleck adds that participation in the 2007 Team Dunlop program is no guarantee of 2008 selection, although 17 riders made the Team Dunlop squad in 2007 and each one competed in a number of amateur national events.