Shift Racing has signed Michael Beck to a one year agreement which will see the Team Beck Racing/Graves Yamaha/Premiere Home Entertainment backed rider wear Shift's Vertex leather suit and gloves during his assault on the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship.
Beck proved his mettle last year in the AMA Supersport class where he took his privateer Yamaha to an impressive 9th place finish in the championship. With even more competition on the 600s this year, Michael has big plans to upset some factory riders and Shift is looking forward to arming Beck for the battle.
"We helped out Michael during the closing stages of the 2008 season and were extremely impressed with his skill and composure both on the track as well as in the media eye. Michael has a huge amount of natural talent and his love of motocross makes him the perfect fit for the youthful vibe of our company and our progressive street and mx products," said Shift Brand Manager, Brett Nicholas.
Michael Beck says, "I can't thank Shift enough for their support of my racing program. The performance, comfort and quality of their racing gear are top notch and the style they put into their products is second to none. I feel 100% prepared going into this season and I'm confident that I can repay Shift's support with my best results ever."
Michael's season begins at Daytona International Speedway on March 6th, where he will be competing under the lights in the prestigious Daytona 200.