Courtesy of Blue Buffalo/ Slater Skins Racing
The BLUE Buffalo / Slater Skins / Yamaha Race Team proudly announces the addition of Larry Brooks as 2016 Race Team Manager.
Born close to the epicenter of American motorcycle racing industry in
Southern California, Larry began riding and racing at a very young age.
His inherent competitive nature had him winning races and championships
while still in the amatuer phases of his career. That quickly
translated into a successful racing career when he turned professional
in 1985 winning three “125 Supercross Main Events” in his Rookie Year,
then claiming the “Under 21 World Champion” title in his first full year
as a pro. Larry earned “Rookie of the Year” honors the year following.
He then continued on to claim several wins, championships, and “Top
Privateer” rider titles over the course of nearly a decade. His success
as a rider and desire to win eventually transferred, as he became one of
the youngest and most successful team managers in the sport. Larry has
been fortunate to work with some of the most talented and decorated
racers in the history of Supercross and Motocross.
“I’m excited to get back to the races and begin helping to build the
BLUE Buffalo/Slater Skins program into a top tier race team and I really
think we’re going to surprise people with our results with a young,
talented group of riders.” – Larry Brooks (BLUE Buffalo Race Team
“We are very excited to have the leadership and experience that Larry
Brooks brings to our Blue Buffalo Racing Team. With the great marketing
success we had in our first year of racing, this year should be even
better. The Team has a group of guys that have a real passion for
winning and we look forward to a very successful year.” – Dave Petrie
(President / BLUE Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research)
“We have a long history of working with Larry here at Yamaha. He
helped guide two different Yamaha supported teams to a total of five
Supercross Championships, and will surely be a huge asset to this young,
developing team. No doubt the learning curve will steepen quickly by
the time the 250 Eastern Region Supercross season gets going!” – Mike
Guerra (Racing Department Manager / Yamaha, USA)
“We are very excited to have Larry Brooks join our race team. Larry
brings his knowledge of Five Supercross Championships managing riders
like McGrath, Stewart, and Reed all on Yamaha and a 125 Outdoor National
Championship with Grant Langston. Larry’s no nonsense approach is
exactly what we need to take our team to a higher level.” – John Slater
(BLUE Buffalo / Slater Skins Race Team Owner)
“Larry Brooks’ relentlessness is the purity in all of us who do this
with a life’s passion. He’ll be vital to our program’s growth in 2016
and beyond.” – Tyler King (BLUE Buffalo / Slater Skins Marketing
About Blue Buffalo
Blue Buffalo, located in Wilton, CT, is the nation’s leading natural
pet food company, and provides natural dog food, natural cat food and
treats under its BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE
Basics and BLUE Freedom lines. Paying tribute to its founding mission,
the company, through the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research, is
also a leading sponsor of pet cancer awareness and of critical studies
of pet cancer, health, treatment and nutrition at top veterinary medical
schools across the United States. For more information about Blue
Buffalo, visit the company’s website at www.BlueBuffalo.com.
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HILLSDALE, Mich – For 25 years now the American made Cobra competition mini cycles have been tearing it up at the Thor Winter Olympics, aka the Mini Os, at the legendary Gatorback MX Park in Gainesville, Florida, capturing an unprecedented amount of titles, podiums and awards at the longstanding Thanksgiving week event.
And once again Cobra Moto is providing its racers – from the team
kids to all the up-and-comers racing Cobra Moto bikes – a professional
level of factory support that legions of racers and their dads (and
moms) have come to know as the industry standard as we approach three
decades of Cobra Moto racing at the Mini Os!
“Along with Bel Ray, Dunlop, CARD, Haas, Liquid Performance, SKF and
Pro Circuit, Cobra Moto congratulates all its racers on a great season
and wishes everyone the best of luck this week at the Mini Os,” said
Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “Please make sure you stop by the
Cobra Moto hauler and let us know how you’re doing and, more
importantly, if there’s anything we can do for you.”
Action at the Mini Os gets underway today with supercross practice
and qualifying. Stay tuned to Cobra Moto’s Facebook page for updates
from Gainesville throughout the week.