Replacing CW Moto Racing Stock 1000 Rider, Team Welcomes Cascade Motorcycle Safety
Photo by Ramon Jones, Chroma Visual Photography / @chromavisualphoto
Eziah Davis #79 replacing Sean Thomas #52 in Stock 1000 at
the MotoAmerica Ridge Sleeve
SEATTLE, WA – June 22, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire)
Sean Thomas, No. 52 in the Stock 1000, is still recovering from a two-bike incident during the Virginia round that resulted in two broken left ankles.
“We’re delighted with the progress Sean has made in his recovery and can’t wait to get him back on the bike,” said team manager Chris Lobkovich. Sean and the team are optimistic that he will be fit to race by the next round of Laguna Seca.
The team selected Eziah Davis #79 to ride the CW Moto Yamaha R1 at this week’s MotoAmerica round at CW’s home track, Ridge Motorsports Park. Eziah (EZ) has been a friend of the team since meeting with the Yamaha Champions Riding School and along the MotoAmerica circuit over the past two years.
“We’re really grateful that EZ was able to take time out of their busy schedule to help out our team,” Chris said. “He’s a very talented rider, he’s spent a lot of time on Yamaha bikes and he’s ridden the Ridge, so it’s a shorter learning curve. We’re hoping to get some good data on the bike and work on our setup here this week and help make the bike even better when Sean can get back.
“Being in the paddock not racing at Road America was tough, but we are grateful for the support we received there. said Sara Lobkovich, co-owner of CW Moto Racing. “Friends in the paddock helped keep us busy. We are grateful to be back up and running in time to get the most out of our two West Coast “home” tours here at Ridge and Laguna Seca.
The team built a new 2022 Yamaha R1 after a near total loss in the VIR round, in time to test ahead of the Ridge round. “We were able to have a good day of testing last week with both dry and wet conditions and we are really excited to race for our home fans,” added Chris. “We hope to get a good result for the home team here at The Ridge.”
CW Moto is also thrilled to announce a new team partner: Cascade Motorcycle Safety. “Cascade has been at the top of our rider training benchmark since I met Jesse and Brandy and watched their team operate on a shared track day in Pacific years ago. I watched the Cascade Street Strategies group all day with gratitude and joy at how their participants had an awesome first day on the track, compared to how difficult the first day was for street runners when they show up at a typical track day. Their programs fill critical gaps in the “typical” biker training journey, and their focus on inclusivity is aligned with the values of our operation, so we are grateful for Cascade’s support and excited to collaborate this season.
Derek Roberts with LawTigers of Washington, another CW Moto sponsor, made an official connection between the two organizations earlier this year. “We look forward to dedicating time this season to cultivating a relationship with Cascade – their entire team works hard to ride fun for attendees. Sure, and fun,” added Chris.
“We are thrilled to be supporting CW Moto Racing at MotoAmerica this season,” says Jesse of Cascade Motorcycle Safety. “The enthusiasm to make motorcycling more fun was so evident when we first met Sara a few years ago. When our friend Derek mentioned the opportunity to join Law Tigers in support of CW Moto Racing, the decision was been easy. Chris and Sara show a dedication to improving motorcycling in sport and on the street by increasing inclusion and community. This aligns perfectly with Cascade Motorcycle Safety. We look forward to working with CW Moto Racing to spreading the message of increasing joy in riding motorcycles and empowering riders to live their best life on 2 wheels.
“The Cascade Motorcycle Safety crew is thrilled to have #79 Eziah Davis complete the Ridge round on the CW Moto Stock 1000 bike. To riff on our bike, we want EZ safe, FUN, racing this weekend,” added jesse. “We also send healing thoughts to Sean Thomas #52 as he strives to get back into shape for the races ahead.”
CW Moto will share highlights from race week on social media as well as in its CW Moto Behind the Scenes community and via The Moto Curious podcast. “We’re having so much fun this season showing friends, family, fans and people curious about motorcycle racing the history of our sport, beyond what you typically see in racing coverage,” he said. added Sarah.
About Eziah Davis
Eziah “EZ” Davis, of Bradford, RI, is a senior instructor at Yamaha Champions Riding School. He is racing WERA Middleweight Endurance with Alpha Omega Racing this season, and has already won the WERA Middleweight Endurance Championship in 2019 with N2. He competed in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup in single-event entries, one of which resulted in a podium finish. EZ is a fixture in the professional motorsport paddocks, including MotoAmerica and as a crew for two Daytona 200 Championship winning teams. This year he worked on the front tire change for the 2022 Daytona 200 winning rider. of TOBC racing, Brandon Pasch. For more information, find EZ on Instagram (@ezfast) or on Facebook.
About Cascade Motorcycle Safety
Cascade Motorcycle Safety is a Northwest Washington motorcycle training school in Skagit and Whatcom counties that strives to provide more motorcycle fun through various programs for riders. In addition to learn-to-ride programs and Washington motorcycle license testing, Cascade Motorcycle Safety offers programs for experienced street riders to elevate their enjoyment and enable excellent riding in all conditions. Private Lessons, Cascade Gymkhana, Cascade Street Strategies, ProRider Police Style Classes, and Motorcycle Maintenance Classes by Cascade Motorcycle Service are some of the opportunities for experienced riders to get more out of motorcycling. For more information on safety, fun and learning, visit cascademotosafety.com.
About CW Moto Racing
CW Moto Racing is a Seattle, WA-based race team and race shop focused on excellence and innovation: we build fast bikes for serious riders. We also focus on developing hard-working talent who would otherwise not have access to the national paddock in our sport. In addition to the CW Moto Racing program, the team provides race and track preparation services for committed riders who need trusted help to achieve their motorsport goals. We recently expanded our service offerings to include mail-in suspension services for all manufacturers, with a focus on new builds as a dealer for K-Tech and other race-proven parts suppliers. We also provide passenger car fuel sales and Liquimoly fluids here in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit http://cwmoto.com or follow us on TikTok, Instagram or Twitter at @cw_moto. CW Moto Racing is also home to The Moto Curious podcast, dedicated to increasing inclusion and access to our sport, one Q&A at a time. You can find more information about The Moto Curious at themotocurious.com, and on iTunes, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Source: CW Moto Racing