Greg Crow Racing (GCR) Will Team up With Matt Weidman For the 2012 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Expert Twins Class
NEWS May 24, 2012
Photo by Dave Hoenig
Press Release on Behalf of Matt Weidman and Greg Crow Racing:
(May 23, 2012) - Greg Crow has been involved in racing for almost 40 years as rider, mechanic, engine builder, Team owner- you name it- he's done it! In 2005, he purchased a Dirttrack Team from longtime friend and sponsor, Steve Gardner. Geremy Crow, now 29 yrs. Old, has been in mechanic training his whole life and is being groomed by dad to take over as the team’s tuner. He currently works for Reiman’s Harley Davidson during the weekdays and on weekends can be seen at the track. He has been his brother’s (Dustin) mechanic both in Motocross and Dirttrack for many years. Dustin has been racing many years; he started in Motocross and then switched to Dirttrack several years ago and earned his grand national number - #61. Dustin is a big help to the team off the track, working in the garage preparing bikes along with brother and father, making this a true family team who loves motorcycle racing. The final member of the CGR team is Tort, who has been Greg’s lifelong friend as well as his mechanic years ago. Tort works with the others in the garage all week and usually can be seen driving the GCR Truck to the races.
Steve Beattie has also been a long time friend of the Crow family and contributes to their overall success as he helps with suspension, bike set up, etc.. Steve has been a mentor to Matthew, racing with him since Matt was a 14 yr old Pro in Canada, while teaching Matt how to finesse a Harley XR750 around the Canadian Cushion Tracks.
At 20 years old, this will be Matt’s 5th year as an AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Expert rider, and he remains the youngest rider in history to advance through the tree tiered system from Pro Sport -to Expert -to GNC, while still just 16 years old. He won Rookie of the Year his first year as a GNC Pro and has finished top ten in the twins points every year since. He has ridden for his parents on their Harleys for the past few years and now that mom and dad have retired from the racing scene, he is on his own.
Matthew rode the GCR Harley at the Minnesota Mile in 2010 and had his best ever Mile finish- 5th place. The GCR Team and Matt worked very well together and have talked the past couple seasons about racing together full time. Matt will ride for GCR this year on their Harley XR 750 twins and Geremy Crow will also be Matt’s mechanic at the singles races, while he rides the DFW Honda CRF 450s. Geremy, along with the rest of the GCR Team enjoyed their first Victory with Matthew in Daytona.
White’s Harley Davidson, owned by Joe and Donna White is the Teams Harley sponsor and they are excited to once again help Matthew with his twins program.
Check out www.mattweidman.com as well as www.whitesharley.com for more information.