Rockstar cools the riders – Evans cools the bikes

Staying cool is no problem for Team Rockstar Energy Drink/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Bobby Kiniry, Kyle Chisholm, and Shawn Maffenbeier; they reach for a refreshing Rockstar Energy Drink. And they each have their favourite.

But keeping their powerful Yamaha YZ250F and YZ450F motocross bikes cool is another matter. That’s why they and the team’s technicians insist on using Evans Waterless Engine Coolant, the best coolant available on the market.

“When you encounter a mud race like we did in Regina recently you know that engine overheating is one of your biggest enemies. It’s a crap shoot if your bike is going to survive and that’s why we rely on Evans Powersports Coolant,” said Stu Robinson, the team’s crew chief. “I’ve personally been using Evans Coolants in my own vehicles and all our racing engines since 2006. It’s simply the best product of its kind. It used to be my secret weapon. But since Evans has come aboard as one of our product sponsors, we want everybody to know what a great product they have.”

In Regina, under extreme conditions, Kiniry and Maffenbeier nailed the first and only moto holeshot in MX1 and MX2 respectively, with Kiniry going on to take the win and Maffenbeier recording second place. Kiniry’s MX1 teammate, Chisholm, turned a dead last start into an amazing fifth place finish. All around them riders were retiring with motor problems. Evans Powersports Coolant not only kept Kiniry, Maffenbeier, and Chisholm going, it allowed them to produce 1st, 2nd and 5th place finishes.

“When you’re ploughing through the mud you’re always on the edge, because you know overheating can take you out of a race at any time. But with Evans Powersports Coolant that’s one worry you don’t have. You know your motor’s not going to boil over, you’re racing with full confidence knowing you’re going to make it to the finish line,” Kiniry said, sentiments which were echoed by Maffenbeier and Chisholm. 

Evans Cooling Systems was founded 25 years ago by former automobile racer Jack Evans, with the sole purpose of creating a better racing engine coolant. Evans and his associate, motorcycle racer Tom Light, had already worked continuously on the development of cooling system technology design since the 1970s, having collaborated with some of the biggest auto companies and names in auto racing. The actual coolant aspect was a logical progression and today Evans Waterless Coolants are the only 100% waterless automotive engine coolant available on the market. The increased boiling point of the coolant eliminates the occurrence of boil-over, cavitation, and detonation.

Over the years Connecticut-based Evans Waterless Coolant has evolved to include a specially formulated Powersports Coolant, which is the product used by Team Rockstar Energy Drink/OTSFF/Yamaha. The Powersports Coolant offers improved performance and reliability; even under extreme conditions it will not overheat. Using Evans Coolant allows the engine to be safely tuned for more power, a must for having a competitive edge. A higher compression ratio, leaner mixture, and more advanced spark are some of the options available to the engine builder.

“First of all I’d like to congratulate Bobby on his awesome ride and win in Regina. It is a pleasure for us to be associated with a rider of his calibre, as well as Shawn and Kyle. We’ve actually been very happy with our sponsorship of Rockstar Energy Drink/OTSFF/Yamaha for the past few years” said Mike Tourville, Marketing Director for Evans Coolants. “These are the guys who are out on the frontlines, looking for top finishes, giving it all they got. And when they say we contributed to their success, we’re extremely pleased, because we know our coolant is doing what it’s supposed to be doing. We can’t put a value on what a team like this does for our product line. It’s priceless!”

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