YAMAHA’S 2016 UTV RACERS
Introducing the world’s first and only pure sport SxS to the competitive racing circuit, Dustin Nelson and
Weller Racing’s Corry Weller have been tapped to compete in the YXZ1000R as Yamaha’s supported SxS
racers for 2016. Both Nelson and Weller bring long-time championship-winning experience to the track for
the YXZ1000R’s racing debut.
A seasoned Yamaha racer and titleholder, Nelson began racing motocross professionally in the late 1990s,
competing on both two wheels and four, including racing the YFZ450R to a record five Yamaha/ITP
QuadCross series championships. In 2015, he became the first to race a YXZ1000R while at the Lake
Elsinore GP, and placed first overall in the Production Pro class. Nelson plans to contend in his Dustin
Nelson Racing/DWT YXZ1000R at the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series in Southern California and
Arizona, as well as select 2016 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) races.
Weller also began her racing career on the motocross track and was quick to jump on Yamaha’s industry
changing YFZ450 when it was introduced in 2003. Shattering stereotypes and surprising fellow racers, she
later transitioned her racing career to SxS and Pro 4 truck class racing. This year in the Yamaha-supported
Dragonfire Racing YXZ1000R, Weller will race in the 2016 Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series in Arizona
and Southern California, as well as select Best in the Desert events.
“With over a decade each, Dustin and Corry’s racing experience and success perfectly positions them to
compete at the highest level as the pure sport YXZ1000R carves out its place in the SxS racing world,” said
Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “We look forward to watching Dustin and
Corry continue their winning ways while also changing the landscape of SxS racing in the YXZ1000R,
bringing durability and performance never before been seen in this segment of motorsports.”
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