Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Yamaha bLU cRU Celebrating Sixty Years of Yamaha

Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Corp. 

Cypress, CA - Round ten of the 2015 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is this weekend at historic Unadilla in New Berlin, New York, the site of so many memorable Yamaha motocross wins over the years. To commemorate Yamaha Motor Corporation’s 60th Anniversary, pay tribute to those Yamaha wins at Unadilla, and hopefully add a few more victories this weekend, the Yamaha bLU cRU riders will switch to yellow and black.

Not only will the Yamaha YZ250F and YZ450F machines be decked out in iconic yellow-and-black livery, but also, several Yamaha riders will swap their familiar bLU cRU racing gear for a throwback yellow-and-black scheme.

Commenting on the tribute, Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., said, “The yellow-and-black livery means a lot to us here at Yamaha Motor U.S. We won a lot of races and championships during the 1970s and 1980s when Yamaha legends like Bob Hannah, Broc Glover, Rick Burgett, and Mike Bell rode for us in those colors. I hope the yellow-and-black brings the same kind of success to our Yamaha teams this weekend. I think the fans will really enjoy seeing our riders and bikes out on the track in those throwback colors.”

A total of ten Yamaha riders and three Yamaha teams will participate in the 60th Anniversary tribute, including Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s defending 250 MX Champion and current points leader Jeremy Martin, along with teammates Cooper Webb and Aaron Plessinger; riders Justin Barcia, Weston Peick, and Phil Nicoletti; and River/Yamaha’s Alex Martin, Luke Renzland, Killian Rusk, and newly crowned AMA Horizon Award Winner Benny Bloss, who will be making his pro racing debut.

Be sure to follow “YamahaMotorUSA” on your favorite social media sites for additional Yamaha 60th Anniversary news and information.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Benny Bloss to River Yamaha

Courtesy of Cycle River Yamaha

August 3, 2015 – Johnson Creek, Wisconsin River Yamaha is excited to welcome Benny Bloss to the team for the final three rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil/AMA Pro Motocross Series on the heels of a stellar performance at the 2015 Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s. The Missouri native took 1st Overall in the coveted Open Pro Sport class at the Ranch with 3-1-1 finishes and 3rd Overall in 450 A with 4-5-3 finishes. He was additionally handed the 2015 AMA Horizon Award, which is given annually to the rider showing the most promise as they make the transition to the professional ranks.

Bloss will join the team starting this weekend at the Unadilla National in New Berlin, NY and will be racing the 450 MX Class alongside fellow 450 pilot Killy Rusk for the remainder of 2015. For a rider showing great promise throughout the amateur ranks, the team is excited to see him perform alongside the best riders in the world when given all of the tools to compete.

“I’ve worked with Benny since he was an 85 rider in 2009, and am really excited to bring up another rider from the Rock River Powersports Amateur Program. Benny has a great work ethic and comes from an amazing family, so I can’t wait to see him enter the Pro ranks.” – Christina Denney, River Yamaha Team Manager.
Benny Bloss to River Yamaha
Benny Bloss to River Yamaha

Photos by Martha Farmer / @MEPMX

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Davi Millsaps Joins Team BTO Sports-KTM-WPS

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Camarillo, CA (Aug. 3, 2015) – Team BTO Sports - KTM - WPS is proud to announce the signing of multi time Monster Energy Supercross winner and the defending 2014 Monster Energy Cup Supercross champion, Davi Millsaps to the team effective immediately.  Millsaps will debut with the team when he contests the 2015 Monster Energy Cup, where he will look to defend his 2014 MEC title.  He will then make a full run at the entire 2016 Monster Energy Supercross season with Team BTO Sports - KTM - WPS, along with newly announced team sponsor Creative Sports Concepts.  Millsaps will be joining current team riders Andrew Short and Justin Brayton, to make Team BTO - KTM - WPS one of the strongest line ups in the premier class for the new SX season.     

Davi may be seen shaking down his new BTO - KTM - WPS ride as early as today out at Elsinore on the MX track.  Please look for a full team press release on this news later this week from the team, and welcome Davi Millsaps to the team. 

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BTO Sports, KTM, WPS, KTM Factory Services, Palmetto Motorsports, FLY Racing, FMF Racing, Bel-Ray, Bubba Burger, Pirelli,  Alpinestars, ODI, Scott, Galfer, Talon, Dubya, ISAW Action Cameras, WP Factory Service, Factory Effex, Engine Ice, Reflex/Streamline, Acerbis, DT1, Hinson, Matrix , RK-Excel, Hexis, Mechanix Wear, ETS Fuel, Gear Custom Products, Projekt, 2Undr, San Diego Powder & Protective Coating, Pit Posse , Safety Kleen , Dream Traxx

About Team BTO Sports: 
Entering the 10th year in professional racing, Team BTO Sports has risen to become one of the prominent race teams in the sport of Motocross. With the addition of Justin Brayton joining teammate Andrew Short, 2015 looks to be the strongest season ever for Team BTO Sports. Combine strong worth ethic with honor and integrity, you have Team BTO Sports. ​
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BTO Sports KTM Welcomes Creative Sports Concepts as Sponsor

Courtesy of BTO Sports KTM

Team BTO Sports/KTM/WPS is proud to announce an incredible edition to the team for the 2015 and 2016 racing seasons. First, we are very excited to announce a new team sponsor and partnership with Creative Sports Concepts. Creative Sports Concepts, based out of Castleton, New York,  is a family company that installs hardwood and synthetic athletic flooring, outdoor tracks, playgrounds and athletic equipment. They can outfit athletic facilities with the finest flooring in the industry, complete with hoops, backboards, wall pads, and scoreboards. Creative Sports Concepts puts the utmost attention to detail in every job that we do so you can always be assured of fun, functional and safe sporting environments. Team BTO Sports couldn't be happier to have them be a proud supporter of the team, and we look forward to accomplishing great things both on and off the track together.  

Please be on the watch for a further more detailed press release later in the week on this new team sponsorship with Creative Sports Concepts.

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