The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda Team is thrilled to announce the signing of Christian Craig to a multi-year deal to ride West Coast Supercross in 2011.
“Christian is a cool kid,” says team owner Troy Lee. “He’s lightening fast and we knew that he’d make it back. We told him the whole way that we believed in him and that we would be here for him when he was ready. Having him sign the contract today was a really emotional experience for all of us.”
“Signing with the [Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda] team today was beyond words,” says Christian. “It is just amazing that 11 months ago I was laying in a hospital bed not sure what my future held, and without blinking these guys came in and told me that my ride would be waiting for me when I was ready. I know that’s easier said than done but in those times when I had to work hard through the pain it really helped knowing that Troy Lee and the team were waiting and pulling for me.”
Craig continued, “They also provided me with a trainer, (Charles Dao of Icon Sports Performance) along the way and that was a huge help. I am blessed by their commitment and excited about my teammates Cole Seely and Travis Baker and the opportunity to have my brother Jeremy Coker as my mechanic. I want to thank TLD for standing with me. This season I’m racing for the TLD team, my family and all the people that supported me in my recovery. I have a new lease on life and take nothing for granted these days. I am focused on winning a championship and determined to work hard till I achieve that goal.”
The team is already making preparations for the 2011 AMA Supercross Series. Watch for updates on Christian and the team at: www.troyleedesigns.com/racing
The Troy Lee Designs Lucas Oil Honda race team would like to thank all of the companies that have supported our racing efforts over the years. They include Lucas Oil, American Honda, Red Bull, PPG, Wings for Life, Alpinestars, Avia, Couts Heating and Cooling, Dunlop, Epic Action Video Cam, Leatt Brace, McQueen Racing, Oakley, Pacific Collision, Pro Circuit, Rossignol, Santa Cruz, Selle Italia, Skullcandy, All Sport Dynamics, Cycra, Fasthouse, Flexfit, Hinson Clutch, Hot Wheels, Kahne Racing, Light Speed, Muc-Off, N Style, Nameplate, ODI, Primm, QTM, Renthal, RK Chain, Excel, Twin Air, Vasser Racing and VP Racing.
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