Seven-Time GNCC Champ Honored

Traci Cecco Named 2010 Power Woman by Moves Magazine

Yamaha Racer and Seven-Time GNCC Champ Honored for Success and Leadership


CYPRESS, Calif. – November 24, 2010 – Traci Cecco, the winningest woman in ATV racing with seven national women’s GNCC titles and many more podium finishes to her credit, has been recognized as a Moves magazine 2010 Power Woman.  The Yamaha rider was honored recently at an awards banquet hosted by actor Kelly Washington in New York City as a leader and role model in women’s motorsports.


“Yamaha congratulates Traci on being recognized as a 2010 Power Woman by Moves magazine,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager.  “Traci is a fierce competitor and a true professional, and we are proud to have her in the Yamaha family.  She has elevated women’s ATV racing and continues to be a great role model for anyone in motorsports.”


Traci has competed for the GNCC Women’s Series championship the past 12 years capturing the trophy more years than not and never finishing out of the top three.  Year after year she has gained the respect and admiration of fans, fellow racers and sponsors, and this exciting award is another symbol of everything she has accomplished.


Each year, Moves magazine honors “25 influential and successful women in various fields: those who have a marked and practical influence and make a difference in real lives.”  The magazine recognizes women in a variety of categories including politics, finance, showbiz, television and the media, medicine, sports and fashion.  More information about Moves magazine is at:, and a complete list of the other 2010 recipients can be found at:


Traci appears in the current “Power Issue” of Moves magazine on stands until February 2011.  As quoted in the magazine, Traci provides this advice: “Never take life for granted.  Be patient.  Cherish every moment with loved ones.”


cid:594c13b5-48f0-43af-accb-2c6e088cb2e3About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.


Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit



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