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AMA Supercross East Coast Lites Series Ride is 2009 Honda CRF250R for Rookie

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There are different ways to make a professional debut. Tyler Wharton made his first appearance in a professional race when he took on the 450 Motocross Class in Texas. The teen bypassed the racers closest to him in age and rank with a ninth overall qualifying time out of 71 riders. Wharton is also a multiple Loretta Lynn Champion, which is the Amateur Motocross National equivalent to NASCAR’s Daytona 500.

Wharton will compete with his new K&N helmet at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas
Wharton will compete with his new K&N helmet at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas
Wharton is a privateer racer represented by The Ross Agency. In 2009, he will contest the AMA Supercross East Coast Lites Series on a 2009 Honda CRF250R.
AMA Supercross East Coast Lites Series Racer Tyler Wharton
AMA Supercross East Coast Lites Series Racer Tyler Wharton

Multiple Loretta Lynn Champion Tyler Wharton
Multiple Loretta Lynn Champion Tyler Wharton

The Pilot Point, Texas resident comes from a racing family where the track is part of his way of life. This will be his first year in the AMA Supercross Series. “Tyler is the complete package,” said Craig Ross, owner of The Ross Agency. “He is talented as a racer and knows how to handle his fans. He has a personality that radiates and everyone walks away with a smile on their face after they meet him.”

Wharton will wear a K&N helmet and use K&N XStream Series Motocross Air Filters (HA-4503XD) and K&N oil filters (KN-116) on his Honda. “I really like K&N,” said Wharton. “My bike is a lot crisper throughout the power band. It also has better response. I crack the throttle and the power is right there.”

“Tyler leveled me when I first met him,” said Ross. “Simply put he is an open and fun loving nice kid.”

As Ross put together Wharton’s privateer program, K&N was on the top of his list of contacts. “K&N is almost indestructible,” said Ross. “The K&N product is cost effective and dependable. Tyler does not need to worry about anything other than his opponents while he’s racing. K&N will aid our performance and will work.”

Wharton will next compete at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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