YAMAHA FACTORY ATV RACE TEAM READIES FOR 2009 SEASON
Championship Teams Kickoff First Full Season on the All-New, Highly-Anticipated YFZ450R
CYPRESS, Calif. – February 24, 2009 – Yamaha’s ATV race team is in final preparations for the 2009 race season and will enter a number of the top ATV racing series, including GNCC, QuadCross, WORCS and AMA MX, over the next two weekends. This is the first season that each Yamaha race team member will compete atop the all-new and highly-anticipated YFZ450R.
Many of Yamaha’s ATV race team members were introduced last fall, but there have been a few additions to the team that have not yet been formally announced. Members not yet announced include: Johnny Gallagher, a seasoned veteran who has spent years working with the Yamaha factory team on the GNCC circuit; Donnie Ockerman, the 2008 GNCC XC2 Pro-Am champion; Thomas Brown, the 2008 ATVA/AMA National Pro-Am Motocross champ; and Justin Noss, winner of the inaugural season of the 2008 QuadCross 250cc unlimited class on his Raptor 250.
Yamaha’s factory riders announced last fall include: