(Medford, Oregon) - Bridgestone saw its newest 125GP rider, 11-year old Peter Lenz, take his Bridgestone shod 1996 Honda RS125 to two wins and a new 125 track record this weekend at Firebird International Raceway (East Course) in CCS SW competition.
Lenz turned his impressive 59.14 on the tenth lap of the Lightweight GP race. What makes the 59.14 time even more impressive is that Lenz’s Bridgestone 125 Slicks had over 100 laps on them at the time of the record breaking lap.
Lenz was able to adapt to the Bridgestone tires and was up to speed quickly in his first visit to the Firebird East track.
“I didn’t know what to expect from the Bridgestones, but after one practice session I got a good feel for the tires. They were predictable, and even with over a 100 laps on them they still felt and looked good,” explained Lenz.
Lenz who resides in Washington state is supported by Troy McCrae owner of Pennell Powersports the Northwest’s Bridgestone race tire distributor. “Pennell Powersports and Bridgestone are very excited to be working with Peter for the 2009 season. Peter is a very talented rider and Bridgestone will be working closely with Peter to help him achieve all of his goals. Pennell Powersports and Bridgestone see Peter as the future of road racing in the US. We are excited to see Peter progress, and will give him the support he needs to succeed," commented McCrae.
To learn more about Peter Lenz and what he is doing with the support of Pennell Powersports and Bridgestone visit his website at www.peterlenz.com
Photo by Dean Rachwitz