Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

American Flat Track and Öhlins USA Renew Partnership for 2017

American Flat Track and Öhlins USA renew partnership for 2017

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2017) – American Flat Track proudly announces a renewed partnership with Öhlins USA for the 2017 race season. A global leader in motorsport suspension technology, Öhlins USA returns for a second year to give competitors in the premier AFT Twins class the opportunity to vie for the “Öhlins Fastest Lap Award” at each of the 18 rounds on the schedule.

“Öhlins is one of the most respected and recognizable brands in motorcycle sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We’re proud to have them return for another year as a partner of American Flat Track and thank them for their continued support.”

Öhlins USA will have a presence at select rounds to support riders utilizing their products, and will give fans an opportunity to check out their signature gold product lines.

“Öhlins USA, along with all the guys back at Öhlins AB Racing in Sweden, are absolutely pumped to be back involved with American Flat Track for a second year,” said Doug Shaw, President of Öhlins USA. “This is hardcore, ‘roots’ racing at its best and we just love it. This series also gives us a great platform to continue to develop our products and we appreciate all the folks at American Flat Track for this opportunity.”

The Swedish brand has a long history in motorcycle racing as one of the top-tier suppliers of suspensions in the world, and is eager to return for another season in Pro Flat Track racing. Last year, Öhlins created a custom rear shock called the ILX36 designed for the unique demands of American Flat Track.

For more information about Öhlins USA and the ILX36, please visit their website at http://www.ohlinsusa.com/.

American Flat Track will kick off the 2017 season during Daytona’s Bike Week festivities on Thursday, March 16 with the all-new DAYTONA TT, built inside the trioval at Daytona International Speedway. The DAYTONA TT will mark the dawning of a new era for America’s most historic form of motorcycle racing, and the “World Center of Racing” will serve as the first battleground for the great American war between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles in 2017. Tickets for the DAYTONA TT are now on sale and can be purchased at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track events. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer and fall on NBCSN, while FansChoice.tv provides live streaming coverage of American Flat Track events. FansChoice.tv also provides coverage of IMSA’s development and single-make series, and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.FansChoice.tv.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

Yamaha Opens 2017 bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Registration

Yamaha Opens 2017 bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Registration

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Cypress, CA – February 1, 2017 –Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is proud to announce that its bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program returns for 2017 with several new enhancements, including an expanded Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge as part of the WERA motorcycle roadracing series.
“For 2017, the Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program has increased by $50,000 over last year,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “Yamaha is deeply committed to supporting road racers who compete aboard our highly successful YZF-R1, YZF-R6, and YZF-R3 motorcycles. The Yamaha bLU cRU continues to grow every year, and we’re pleased to be able to provide those racers with Contingency support. The legendary R6 has been redesigned for 2017, and we are especially looking forward to seeing bLU cRU racers compete aboard that new machine with support from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.”

We’re also very excited about this year’s Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge. The Challenge was a big success last year, and for 2017, we’ve expanded the Challenge to include 26 regional WERA races, encompassing 13 racetracks in 9 states.”

For 2017, Yamaha R1 Superbike riders competing in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship are eligible for Contingency support when they cross the finish line in the top five of the class. The MotoAmerica Superbike payout structure is $5,000/$4,000/$3,000/$2,000/$1,000 for R1 Superbike riders, which amounts to $300,000 available to R1 Superbike riders for the full MotoAmerica season, along with an additional $192,500 available to Yamaha bLU cRU riders competing in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Superstock 600 classes, collectively.

Yamaha will also provide Contingency support for bLU cRU riders who compete in the 76th running of the Daytona 200, which will take place in March. The top-three Daytona 200 finishers, if aboard qualifying Yamahas, are eligible for a total of $17,500 in bLU cRU Contingency support, including the winner of the Daytona 200, who can earn $10,000 in bLU cRU support if aboard a Yamaha.

In addition, another $259,000 will be available to Yamaha bLU cRU riders at a variety of national and regional sprint road races across the country.

“Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency registration numbers were up 71% in 2016,” Mike Guerra, Racing Department Manager for Yamaha, said. “Registrations have grown every year since the establishment of our bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program, and we expect a record number of Yamaha bLU cRU riders to sign up for the program this year, too, particularly with the expansion of the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge.”

All bLU cRU contingency earnings will, once again, be paid directly to the riders’ reloadable bLU cRU VISA Debit Cards, and each bLU cRU rider will receive a $45 credit on http://www.bLUcRUswag.com, where they can purchase bLU cRU apparel and merchandise, as well as a 10% rebate on “Graves Motorsports” and “GYT-R” parts and accessories.

For complete details on how to register for the bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program, along with specific information on which racing series, events, and classes are included, and additional information on the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge, visit the Road Racing Contingency page on the Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Website at https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/pages/yamaha-road-race-contingency-program

Yamaha Again Partners With WERA, Expands Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge For 2017
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is continuing its marketing partnership with WERA Motorcycle Roadracing for the 2017 road racing season. As part of the agreement, Yamaha R3 Expert and Novice road racers have the opportunity to compete in the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge Race–exclusively for Yamaha R3 riders– which will be held at the prestigious WERA Grand National Finals (GNF) on November 2-5, 2017, at Barber Motorsports Park.

At the GNF, the winner of the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge Race–in the Expert class–will be awarded a brand-new 2017 Yamaha R6. Other R3 Challenge Race podium-finishing riders–in both the Expert and Novice classes–will be awarded prizes that include TrackSkinz racing leathers and Yamaha Generators. Additional prizes and details will be announced soon.

To be eligible for a grid position at the GNF’s Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge Race, R3 racers must qualify by competing in any two WERA E-Superstock races during the 2017 road racing season. Grid positions for the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge Race at the GNF will be determined by points accumulated at any 2017 WERA “E-Superstock” races.
To further support the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge, Yamaha is offering bLU cRU Contingency Support to Expert-class R3 racers at 26 WERA events in 2017, and eligible models have been expanded to include 2015-and-newer R3 motorcycles purchased in the U.S.

“We’re honored to be able to grow our relationship with Yamaha for 2017 and host this great Challenge,” said Evelyne Clarke, CEO of WERA. “The Yamaha R3 is a great machine on which to start a motorcycle road racing career, and we urge new riders to check out the machine and come in on a motorcycle that is built for racing, carries contingency support, and qualifies for an awesome final at the WERA GNF this November. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in this sport.”

Steve Liberatore, Yamaha’s South East Regional Business Manager, added, “We’re excited to once again partner with WERA and expand the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge for 2017. The Yamaha R3 has proven to be the perfect platform not only for young racers to enter the sport, but also for experienced racers to add another race class to their program and hone their skills. At the 2016 GNF, Jackson Blackmon of Rock Hill, SC, won the R3 Challenge race at the WERA GNF, and he took home the awesome Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R3 that was last year’s Grand Prize. This year, the competition should really heat up with the increased rounds of Contingency and the announcement that this year’s Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge race winner will receive a brand-new 2017 R6 as the Grand Prize.”

For more Yamaha racing news, photos, and videos, visit http://www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing

Also, check out “YamahaMotorUSA” on your favorite social media site.

Sena Release Cavalry Half-Helmet

THE CAVALRY HALF-HELMET IS NOW AVAILABLE

The first ever fully Bluetooth integrated half-helmet from Sena is NOW AVAILABLE! The Cavalry is the all-in-one solution for your ride. Forget the hassle of installation, Cavalry comes pre-wired and ready to ride. Take and make phone calls, listen to your favorite music, and hear GPS directions all through this revolutionary half-helmet. Chat with up to four of your buddies on the built-in intercom system up to 900 meters away, and don’t worry about running out of juice with the Cavalry’s impressive 10-hour battery life. The DOT approved Cavalry is nothing short of incredible and is now available at a dealer near you.

KTM Announces its Largest-Ever Road Racing Contingency Program

KTM Announces its Largest-Ever Road Racing Contingency Program

Contingency details have been announced for KTM’s 2017 Road Racing season.

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MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM Motorsports is pleased to announce details of its largest-ever road racing contingency program for the 2017 race season. Totaling over 2.3 million U.S. dollars in available payout, the KTM Contingency program offers contingency for top-three results in 18 different road racing series.

Racers competing aboard the KTM RC 390, RC CUP RACEBIKE, 690 DUKE and 1290 SUPER DUKE R will have the opportunity to earn the following payout for a top-three finish: 1st – $400, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $100.

Additionally, the following regional race series are included in this year’s KTM Contingency lineup: American Federation of Motorcycles, American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, American Sportbike Racing Association, Championship Cup Series, Central Roadracing Association, Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Racing, Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association, Loudin Road Race Series, Masters of the Mountain, Motorcycle Roadracing Association, Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association, WERA National Challenge Series, WERA Sportsman (Atlantic Coastal Region, Mid-Central Region, North Central Region, Southeast Region, West Region) and Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association.

For more information on KTM’s contingency program and for registration details, please visit www.ktmcash.com.