The US129PHOTOS.com Race Team was founded in 2009 when first year novice Jared Barnes and Dave Allison joined forces to reduce the expense associated with motorcycle road racing and also to attempt to bring a championship home to Deal's Gap.
After Jared Barnes' success in 2009, US129PHOTOS.com added Matt Petro and Kenny Leidy to the roster, along with very talented 12 year old racer Draik Beauchamp, and a true team was formed.
In 2011, we added Jamie Murray and Heather Szymonik to the Novice ranks of our team. During this year, the US129PHOTOS.com Race Team took WERA by storm, sweeping many of the races...with first, second, and, in some cases, third! The season ended with David Allison winning an impressive six championships including the coveted 600 SuperStock title. Following closely behind was teammate Kenny Liedy in 2nd for the 600 SuperStock Championship with new teammate Jamie Murray making it a US129PHOTOS party on the podium by clinching third.
The action was not limited to the Novice ranks, however, with Jared Barnes clinching a total of five Expert WERA championships himself despite totaling two motorcycles throughout the season. Teammate Matt Petro was on his way to a very impressive season himself until a mishap at Road Atlanta left him broken for the remainder of the season.
The 2012 season is off and running with Dave Allison and Kenny Leidy leaving the novice ranks to join Jared Barnes in the Expert field. Jamie Murray remains in Novice this season and is currently leading multiple 600 championships. Along with Jamie, Heather Szymonik remains in Novice as the points leader in 600 Women's SuperStock. Draik Beachamp is also staying in Novice to hone his skills for another year before taking it to the next level. Joining the Novice field are new teammates Tim Price and Travis Hodges. Matt Petro has left the Expert Field with aspirations of chasing an AMA championship at the Pro Level this year, while Jared Barnes continues to chase championships with WERA while also making plans for his AMA debut at the Barber round come June.
The US129PHOTOS.com Race Team, having made a very impressive showing in WERA, has their sights set on AMA for the 2013 Season with Teammates Jared Barnes, Matt Petro, and Jamie Murray stepping to the pro level.