Celtic Orient Express Racing's Rispoli Carries SuperSport Lead To Final Round At New Orleans

NEWS October 3, 2012

Celtic Orient Express Racing's Rispoli Carries SuperSport Lead To Final Round At New Orleans

Photo by Brian J Nelson

Courtesy of Celtic Racing Orient Express:

(October 3, 2012) - Celtic Racing approaches the final round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport season with James Rispoli on the #1 Celtic Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 holding the lead in the SuperSport West Championship and the overall 2012 SuperSport points lead. The final round of the season at the new NOLA Motorsports Park circuit begins Friday, October 5th, and culminates on Sunday the 7th, with points paid to both East and West Championships. James Rispoli carries a 60 point lead over the field in AMA Pro SuperSport West, and a 50 point lead in the overall season Championship. Corey Alexander will be unable to compete at New Orleans aboard the #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 after suffering a season ending injury during training this past weekend. Corey Alexander has returned home from the hospital after breaking his right leg in a training accident while riding motocross close to home. Doctors inserted a rod into his leg to stabilize the injury and promote strong and quick healing. Corey will not travel to New Orleans, and will miss the final round as a result of his injuries. Speed2 will be broadcasting both SuperSport races from New Orleans through their website. Please visit http://www.speed2.com for viewing details.

As the season winds down, Rispoli's excitement and enthusiasm have remained strong, and he stated "I am really excited to be going to New Orleans with a healthy points lead. I am so happy for the whole Celtic Racing team this year and I hope to keep up the hard work until the checkered flag on Sunday. I have brought my fitness back up to a level that I had at the beginning  of the year recently. We are going into this race with a very healthy points lead and I still don't have any pressure but to try and win races. We will race to win in the final two races of the year so all the hard work and dedication will pay off. I also hope for a quick and speedy recovery for my teammate Corey "two step" Alexander after his injury." James Rispoli would like to thank all of his personal sponsors who have contributed to his success this season, including AGV Helmets, Dainese Leathers, Monster Energy, Techmount, and DAO Defy All Odds Apparel.

Corey Alexander is disappointed to miss the last round of the season and stated "I'm bummed that this injury happened so close to NOLA not only because I can't ride but also because I'm missing the last race and what I hoped would be one of the best events of the year. Unfortunately it's part of racing, I'm going to work through this injury, and I hope to come back even stronger next season. I have to give a huge thanks to my crew for sticking it out this year, and to the National Guard, Fairhills Group, and Celtic Racing for all of their support. I will be at home watching and rooting for my teammate! See you all soon." Corey would like to thank all of his personal sponsors including Fairhills Group, Hudson Valley Motorcycles, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, and Arai Helmets who have helped make this season possible for him. To keep up with Corey's recovery, please follow him on Twitter via @Corey5Alexander, like his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/corey5alexander, visit his website at http://www.corey23.com, or like the Celtic Racing Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/CelticRacing. Everyone at Celtic Racing wishes Corey a strong and speedy recovery, and his presence at New Orleans will be missed.

Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600's showcase the best in road racing technology. Product support for both machines comes from: Michael Jordan Motorsports, American Suzuki, Armor Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, Dynojet, FMF Racing, Full Spectrum Power, Hudson Valley Racing, Galfer Brakes, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull, Riviera Country Club, Saddlemen, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.

Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 11 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the GoPro Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. Please join Celtic Racing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CelticRacing.


The National Guard is the oldest military branch. Today, Citizen-Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while training part time, staying ready to defend America in the event of an emergency. The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. During local emergencies, Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters. Guard companies deployed overseas may see combat, but are often found building schools and hospitals, training local peacekeepers or teaching local farmers more efficient techniques and better uses of their land. Please visit http://www.nationalguard.com to find out more.


Established in 1973, Orient Express is a high performance motorcycle parts and accessories warehouse distributor; offering dyno tuning, engine building services and precision machine work. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing.


Fairhills Group is a New York based alternative investment management firm that manages capital for the Bronson family and other high net worth individuals and wealthy families. Fairhills was established in 2002 for the purpose of providing public companies with alternative forms of financing, eventually becoming one of the most active investors in structured equity transactions. Fairhills has since grown to provide financing solutions to companies globally and recently has opened its doors for the first time to external investors, with a full range of alternative investment fund offerings. For more information on Fairhills, please visit http://www.fairhills.com

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