Press Releases

Date: 1/5/2011

Title: National Switchgear to Sponsor Super Cross Team

National Switchgear to Sponsor Supercross Team

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2011 Team Roster

AMA Lites West
Austin Howell #61, Red Bluff, Ca
Casey Hinson #149, Clovis, Ca

AMA Lites East

Tevin Tapia #70, Boney Lake, Wa
Ricky Renner #94, Lakeland, FL
Vernon McKiddie #129, Huffman, Tx

2011 Monster Energy Super Cross TV Schedule Air Date, Featured Race, Network, and Time:
Dec. 26 N/A CBS (Preview) 5:00 p.m. ET

Jan. 8 Anaheim, Calif. SPEED (LIVE) 10:00 p.m. ET

Jan. 15 Phoenix, Ariz. SPEED (LIVE) 9:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 23 Los Angeles, Calif. CBS 12:00 p.m. ET

Jan. 30 Oakland, Calif. CBS 12:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 6 Anaheim, Calif. SPEED 6:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 13 Houston, Texas CBS 12:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 19 San Diego, Calif. SPEED (LIVE) 10:30 p.m. ET

Feb. 26 Atlanta, Ga. SPEED (LIVE) 7:30 p.m. ET

Feb. 27 N/A CBS (Legends) 12:00 p.m. ET

March 12 Indianapolis, Ind.
SPEED (LIVE) 7:30 p.m. ET

March 20 Jacksonville, Fla.
SPEED 6:00 p.m. ET

March 27 Toronto, Canada
SPEED 6:00 p.m. ET

April 3 Dallas, Texas
CBS 12:00 p.m. ET

April 10 St. Louis, Mo. CBS 12:00 p.m. ET

April 16 Seattle, Wash. SPEED (LIVE) 6:00 p.m. ET

May 1 Salt Lake City, Utah
CBS 12:00 p.m. ET

May 7 Las Vegas, Nev. SPEED (LIVE) 10:00 p.m. ET

May 8 N/A CBS (Season Recap) Time TBD


2011 Racing/National
Switchgear AMA Supercross team

HOUSTON (9.21.10) – Shea Racing is proud to announce that National Switchgear has signed on to become the team’s primary sponsor for the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. National Switchgear is making its first sponsorship move into action sports, partnering to field a large squad of competitive athletes. Officially, the team will be known as Racing/National Switchgear.

National Switchgear manufactures, rebuilds, distributes and services electrical power distribution equipment, switchgear and circuit breakers. It is based in Lewisville, Texas which is near Dallas.

"We are very pleased to be teamed up with Tim Shea of Racing for the 2011 AMA Supercross season," said Adam Tappe, sales manager, National Switchgear. "This is a perfect fit for National Switchgear to get its feet wet in the number one action sport in the world. National Switchgear's business philosophy of integrity, honesty, quality, dependability, safety and peace of mind, all which go hand-in-hand with the way Tim operates the team. We have an unbelievable group of people and we are really looking forward to the start of the season on January 8 at the series opener in Anaheim, California."

National Switchgear’s sponsorship enables Shea Racing to further expand its program. The team will likely have six riders all competing in the Lites Class in both East and West Regions of the AMA Supercross series. Last year, the entire team was independently funded of any major sponsor and it stepped up to compete at all 17 rounds in both classes.

"I’m very excited to partner with National Switchgear," said Tim Shea, team owner. "Doug and Adam have been amazing to work with. From the rounds that they attended last season, they realized just how big this sport has become and as a business they saw the many opportunities to reach an audience of loyal fans. I want to thank National Switchgear for this partnership. Next season looks to be our best year ever. I cannot wait until A1!"

The team will be making additional announcements soon and is in the process of securing its riders.

About Team Racing/National Switchgear

Shea Racing, led by Tim Shea, places emphasis on involving action sports fans in the team through pit parties and charity events which it has done the past four years while participating in professional motocross races. In 2010, it competed in the entire Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in both classes with, earning a respectable 15th place at the Toronto round with Teddy Parks in the premier 450cc Supercross Class. Currently, the 2011 team is made possible by the Violation Brand ( and National Switchgear ( The team debuts on January 8 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Visit to learn more.

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