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Take a look at the Yamaha Racing Communiqué June 7-8

 
(6/10/2014)


 

 

Third Win for Fowler in GNCC ATV, Martin Podiums in Colorado AMA MX

 

Yamaha ATV and bLU cRU motorcycle riders racked up a pair of wins and another eight podiums in off-road, motocross and X Games competition from Ohio to Colorado, and from Texas to Baja California, over the June 7-8 weekend. Headlining the GNCC ATV action in Millfield, Ohio was N-Fab AmPro Yamaha YFZ450R-mounted Walker Fowler, who took his third win of the year in the premier XC1 Pro class, with teammate Cole Richardson likewise claiming his fifth win this season in XC2 Pro Am. Then at the third round of the 2014 AMA Motocross season, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin raced to his fifth 250MX moto win of the year aboard his new 2014 YZ250F, on the way to a third-place overall finish. Meanwhile Toyota/JGRMX/Yamaha’s Josh Grant finished fifth overall in the 450MX class on his YZ450F.

 

In the “John Penton” GNCC ATV event in Ohio, rival Chris Bithell grabbed the holeshot, with Fowler taking over the lead early. After swapping positions with Bithell during the early laps, Fowler pushed hard on his YFZ during the closing stages and raced away to a nearly two-minute margin of victory. Meanwhile Richardson enjoyed an even more spectacular result in XC2 Pro Am, leading every lap before enjoying a 3 min. 9 sec. margin of victory at the flag. Then in AMA Motocross competition in Lakewood, Colo., in the first of two motos Martin made it five straight wins, taking the checkers by a narrow 3.6 seconds over rival Jessy Nelson. He then started outside the top five in the second moto before crashing early, dropping to ninth, and then rebounding to sixth to claim an overall podium. The results were good enough to keep Martin on top of the 250MX points as the 12-event series gains momentum.

 

Adding to the excitement over the weekend, bLU cRU riders grabbed seven more podiums in GNCC, X Games and Baja 500 competition. At the Ohio GNCC event on Sunday, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha’s Josh Strang, N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha’s Jordan Ashburn and teammate Paul Whibley finished a respective second, third and fourth in the XC1 Pro class aboard their YZ450Fs, while Raines Racing/Atlas Sales’ Ricky Russell took third in XC2 Pro Lites and Becca Sheets also finished third in WXC. Also aboard a YZ450F, Libor Podmol took home Bronze in Moto X Step Up at the X Games in Austin, Texas with a incredible height of 33 feet – only six inches below Silver and a foot below Gold. And finally, in the grueling annual Baja 500, the Japanese team of Ezure Tadao and Hideyuki Fukuoka took second in the Class 40 division on their WR450F and the team of Fernando Beltran, Fernando Tavarez, Ricardo Munoz and Adrian Ruiz took third in Limited M/C on their WR250F. Congratulations all!

 


 


 

2014 GNCC ATV XC1 Pro Points

6/7/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Chris Borich

203

2

Walker Fowler – Yamaha

192

3

Adam McGill

158

5

Jarrod McClure

132

4

Chris Bithell

124

 

2014 GNCC ATV XC2 Pro Am Points

6/7/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Cole Richardson – Yamaha

200

2

Marshal Goings

200

3

Martin Christofferson

153

4

Randy Hamilton

112

5

Fred Marley

109

 



2014 GNCC ATV WXC Points

6/7/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Kylie Ahart

134

2

Kara Merritt – Yamaha

132

3

Kristen Deloach

126

4

Quincy Cunningham

123

5

Angel Knox

122

 

2014 GNCC Motorcycle XC1 Pro Points

6/8/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Kailub Russell

208

2

Charles Mullins

181

3

Josh Strang – Yamaha

161

4

Jordan Ashburn – Yamaha

138

5

Paul Whibley – Yamaha

133

 

2014 GNCC Motorcycle XC2 Pro Lites Points

6/8/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Grant Baylor

202

2

Ricky Russell – Yamaha

199

3

Trevor Bollinger

160

4

Layne Michael

116

5

Shane Hufford, Jr.

105

 

2014 GNCC Motorcycle WXC Points

6/8/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Kacy Martinez

159

2

Mandi Mastin

137

3

Becca Sheets – Yamaha

135

4

Brooke Cosner

107

5

Sarah Baldwin

101

 

  

2014 AMA Motocross 250MX Points

6/7/14

Pos.

Rider

Points

1

Jeremy Martin – Yamaha

140

2

Cooper Webb – Yamaha

114

3

Christophe Pourcel – Yamaha

93

4

Blake Baggett

91

5

Justin Bogle

90

 

 

 




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