Mad Catz Racing On Hiatus For 2014 After 12 Year Run

2/1/2014 : sicklines

, Mad Catz Racing On Hiatus For 2014 After 12 Year Run

Team MadCatz has been around for some time now and have supported riders like Sam Hill, Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan, Brendan Fairclough, and many more during the years. Sean sent over a note saying that for 2014, Team Mad Catz won’t be around. Jacy Shumilak will also be returning to Sam Hill’s corner for 2014!

, Mad Catz Racing On Hiatus For 2014 After 12 Year RunIt’s been a long run for the race team that’s been globally recognized as Mad Catz Racing, Mad Catz/Orange, Mad Catz/Iron Horse, Monster Energy/Iron Horse, Monster Energy/Specialized and the past season as Specialized Factory Racing.

Over the years, the program has collected countless podiums around the world, several world cup titles and 8 world championships.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been achieved without the amazing athletes, awesome mechanics, great supporting sponsors and lots of dedication from everyone involved with the program.

I sit here thinking if this is a short term or permanent end, but either way, I know it’s the right decision at this time. I’d originally started the program on pure passion for the sport, walking away from a career job in 2002 to build a dream team and definitely achieved more than I could have ever imagined. Now that we no longer have input into the program, the fun has faded and the vision is blurred. We’ll take all the good memories, move forward, and cheer the athletes on from behind the tape for now.

I’d like to thank all athletes for contributing to the success of the program- Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan, Brendan Fairclough, Mitch Ropelato, Aaron Gwin, Nathan Rennie, Jared Graves, Bryn Atkinson, Sabrina Jonnier, Justin Havukainen, Mathieu Laurin, Scarlett Hagen, Cody Warren, Jason Codding, Phil Tinstman.

Thanks to all the supporting sponsors over the years- we did our best to build relationships for long term, help develop the best products for the fans and keep things fresh n exciting- Monster Energy, Mad Catz, SRAM, Rock Shox, Truvativ, Avid, SDG, DT Swiss, Renthal, Troy Lee Designs, Team Associated, Maxima, Alligator Cables, Crank Brothers, e13, Five Ten, Specialized, Iron Horse Bicycles and Orange Bikes.

Special mention and extra thanks to the following people- Todd Seplavy, Stew Barnett, John Dawson, Jon Cancellier, Evan Warner, Brian Dalton, Ollie Thomas, ShaneHensley, Ian Collins, Reese Williams, Geoff Rodgers, Jason Chamberlain, Darren Richardson, Mike Redding, Stikman and Troy Lee.

Thank to the photographers, magazines and websites for digging into the mud, cold, rain and sometimes snow to cover the action.

, Mad Catz Racing On Hiatus For 2014 After 12 Year Run

Of course, the big man that kept everyone’s bike together over the years supporting the program and had my back like no other, Jacy Shumilak who’s returning to Sam Hill’s corner for 2014!

In 2014,there are cool new programs and great athletes to watch.


See you outside of the tape!


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