|Born|| November 17, 1968 |
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
Tom Kipp (born November 17, 1968) from Chardon, Ohiois an American former motorcycle racer. A Superbike World Championship race winner, Kipp won the AMA 600 SuperSport Championship in 1992 and the AMA 750 SuperSport Championship in 1994, 1995 and 1999; Kipp, who started motocross racing before he was six years old, also competed in the AMA Superbike Championship, the British Superbike Championship and the AMA Formula Xtreme Championship. He retired in late 2003 to study for Christian ministry, returning to competition for 2005 in the Canadian Superbike Championship. He later became a pastor.
Chardon is a city in and the county seat of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,148 at the 2010 census. It is the only incorporated city in Geauga County, and includes land that was once part of Chardon, Hambden and Munson townships. It is located about 10 miles south of Lake Erie and within the "snow belt" of the Great Lakes.
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Shane Byrne, often known as Shakey, is a British motorcycle road racer. He is a six-time champion of the British Superbike Championship, the only person in the history of the series to win six titles. He has also been a race winner in the Superbike World Championship and has competed in MotoGP.
Chris Walker is a British motorcycle road racer and former scrambler with the nickname The Stalker. He is a four-time runner-up in the British Superbike Championship, and a former race winner in the Superbike World Championship. For the 2015 season Walker signed for Tommy Hill's Be Wiser Kawasaki Team aboard a Kawasaki ZX-10R in the British Superbike Championship, following his 2014 season with Lloyds British GBmoto squad. Team manager Hill left in August, 2015, and the team folded in September, leaving Walker without a ride for the final two race meetings of the season.
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Gary Mason is a British motorcycle road racer, born 4 May 1979 in Tamworth, Staffordshire. He is a former British Superbike Championship privateers cup champion. Mason has previously raced in the British Supersport Championship and the AMA supersport and superstock classes. He currently races a BMW S1000RR in the British National Superstock 1000 Championship.
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Jason Pridmore is a retired American professional motorcycle racer who turned pro in 1990. He last raced professionally in the 2014 FIM World Endurance Championship on a BMW S1000rr for Team Penz 13. His professional career spanned 22 years, during which he won 21 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) national races 17 of which are Superstock class wins which is second to Scott Russell. Pridmore was the AMA Formula Extreme Championship in 2002, the AMA 750 Supersport Championship in 1997 as well as the FIM Endurance World Championship title in 2003 & 2012 respectively. In addition to his professional racing career Pridmore gained notoriety for being one of the top riding coaches in the United States through his STAR Motorcycle school and JP43 Training programs. Pridmore also spends time as an expert analyst for Bein Sports coverage of the Moto America championships.