Wednesday, November 25, 2015


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.
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“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 Manager)
“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 Director)

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
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