It’s Official - #20, Josh Upperman will again “Ride Red” for 2009

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As of January 16, 2009 Josh Upperman, #20 has signed another year with American Honda/Baldwin Motorsports and will continue to ride red for the 2009 season. “With all the great starts (Hole Shot King) and finishes I had in 2008 I’m really looking forward to an impressive year”, says Josh. Look for the #20 to be a powerful competitor on his TRX450R built by Mark Baldwin in the AMA ATV Pro ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Series Presented by Parts Unlimited. The eleven-race schedule will begin in San Bernardino, CA on March 8th and end on August 16th at the well-known Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN (see full schedule below).

 

Only the second year, in this vigorous, demanding, and highly skilled Pro ATV class Josh Upperman, one of the “Young Guns” captured 9th place overall and 6th place overall in the ITP Grand Slam Series (series within a series) which is Presented by Quad Magazine. Mark Baldwin, Josh’s engine builder, tuner and race team manager stated; “Josh and I are pretty comfortable and working together a lot to develop the right combination for a championship”. Josh is healthy, strong, and riding a great deal in Florida at several tracks before heading to California. Mark and Josh along with other team sponsors are working on some different set-ups and research and developing.

 

Josh Upperman is 23 year old, from Louisville, OH, the youngest of three children, has been racing since he was 15 years old, which started on a Honda 400EX. He started racing in the local CRA series, in Ohio and Pennsylvania and after much improvement moved to a national level in 2004, where he gained much recognition as an aggressive competitor. Josh received the 2005 National Pro-Am Unlimited Class Champion and took home the third in the Pro-Am Production Class.

 

2006 was a pivotal year for Josh Upperman, with the Honda TRX450R, built by Mark Baldwin, underneath him. Josh not only took the championship in the AMA ATVA MX Pro-Am Production class, but also captured the title for the AMA ATVA MX Pro-Am Unlimited class, too, which he wrapped up with three races to go in the series. This gave him a chance to get his feet wet in the Pro Class at the Unadilla MX track; Josh ended up with a much-admired 4th place overall for the weekend. He finished 20th overall, in the Pro class for the 2006 season, racing only three races. At the 2006, AMA Awards Banquet held in Las Vegas, NV Josh received the “Amateur Rider of the Year” award.

 

2009 Current Team Sponsors: American Honda, Baldwin Motorsports, PEP, JB Racing, Fly Racing, Hinson Clutch Components, Rath Racing, RPM, Precision Racing Products, Quad Tech, Fasst Co., Pro-Design, Works Connection, Honda Pro Oil & Chemicals, State 8 and PowerMadd, Wiseco, Throttle Jockey, Sidi

 

2009 ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Schedule

  • Round 1 March 7-8: Glen Helen Raceway – San Bernardino, CA

  • Round 2 March 21-22: Millcreek Raceway – Pell City, AL

  • Round 3 April 4-5: Balance Moto X – Bowling Green, KY

  • Round 4 April 18-19: Birch Creek Motorsports – Danville, VA

  • Round 5 May 2-3: Sunset Ridge MX – Walnut, IL

  • Round 6 May 23-24: Steel City Raceway – Delmont, PA

  • Round 7 June 13-14: Unadilla Valley Sports Center – New Berlin, NY

  • Round 8 June 27-28: Muddy Creek Raceway – Blountville, TN

  • Round 9 July 18-19: Pleasure Valley Raceway – Armagh, PA

  • Round 10 Aug. 1-2: RedBud MX – Buchanan, MI

  • Round 11 Aug. 15-16: Loretta Lynn Ranch – Hurricane Mills, TN