Yamaha Factory ATV Racing:
Yamaha’s ATV race team is comprised of record-holding and nine-time Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) champion Bill Ballance, who is considered widely as the best ATV racer of all time.
Joining Ballance on the GNCC circuit again for Yamaha in 2009 is Traci Cecco, who holds an unprecedented seven GNCC women’s titles, and Brandon Sommers, who won the 2007 GNCC XC2 championship and finished fifth in his inaugural XC1 Pro level series this year.
Representing Team Yamaha on the ATV motocross tracks again in 2009 are Pat Brown, who won the Montreal Supercross at the Montreal Olympic Stadium this September, and Dustin Nelson, the 2008 Yamaha/ITP Quadcross MX Pro Class champion. Both riders will compete on the all-new motocross-inspired YFZ450R.
Yamaha Factory Snocross:
For 2009, professional racers Steve Taylor and Iain Hayden will pilot their race-modified FX Nytro sleds in the premier Pro Open class.
Taylor returns for his second season on the track for Team Yamaha. His highlights last year include two wins at the WPSA races in Cadillac and Gaylord, Michigan, as well as putting the first 4-stroke sled into the main competition at ESPN’s Winter XGames.
Hayden is new to the Yamaha team this season. In 2006 he finished a perfect season on the Canadian National circuit, CSRA, going 16-for-16 and earning both the title and the Racer of the Year award that year.
More information on the entire 2009 Yamaha Factory Race Team is available at: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/events/racinghome/home.aspx
Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., Announces 2009 Factory Race Teams
Publish Date:Nov 14, 2008