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Matt Cavarlez # 312

Matt Cavarlez      

CVMA #312

Class: Expert



After one full race season on the Ninja 250 as an amateur, I easily clinched top amateur for 250 Supersport (4th overall in the class which combines experts and amateurs); and 4th overall for Ultra Lightweight Shootout class (which combines both experts and amateurs.  I also made the podium many times in various 250 Supersport and Ultra Lightweight Shootout races with a best result of 2nd place in one of the races.  I reached a new personal best lap time of 2:02.8 in the March 2014 round.  I am starting the 2015 season as a licensed expert.


Racing Machine:  2008 Ninja 250R


Racing Machine Upgrades:  Hotbodies Racing Bodywork, Woodcraft Rearsets, Woodcraft Clip-Ons, Area P Full Exhaust, Sonic Fork Springs (0.70kg/mm), Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators, Race Tech GS-3 Custom Rear Shock, Motion Pro Revolver Throttle Kit, Motion Pro Grips, RK XW Ring Chain, Vortex Sprockets (front and rear), Factory Pro Jet Kit, Vesrah RJL Brake Pads (front), CRG Clutch Lever, Galfer Stainless Steel Front Brake Line, Trailtech Gauge Cluster, MOTY Design 4-Cell Lithium Polymer Battery


CVMA Winter 2014 Race Highlights

     Amateur 250 Supersport Championship:  1st place

     250 Supersport & Ultra Lightweight Shootout Championships: 4th place overall

     Best race result:  2nd place

     Best lap time: 2:02.8  (CCW–only a couple seconds from the lap record)


Goals:  To further increase my riding and racing skills to podium consistently.  To hopefully get a 1st place finish.  To have a shot at the lap record.  To promote my sponsors in a professional manner on and off the race track.


Current Sponsors/Support:  SoCal Trackdays, Trackdaz, Torco, Motion Pro, Scorpion, Spy, Leatt, Replay XD, Braking, MotoNation, Sidi, Yoshimura, Hotbodies, Race Tech, Shorai, Factory Effex


Web Presence:






What I will do for your company:  I will display your logos on my motorcycle, automobile, and clothing outside of the race track such as Bike Nights or any place where motorcyclist gather.  I will also list your company on my race entry forms, on the podium, and in all video edits available for viewing on Vimeo.  I will promote your products in person at any opportunity; and online on Facebook, Hookit, www.ninjette.org, &www.socalmoto.org.