Both Justin Barcia and Cooper Webb had great weeks, want to keep the momentum going and are excited and ready to do battle tomorrow at San Diego SX. Also, Yamaha will be unveiling its all-new 2018 YZ 65 before the race. Ooohwee!
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Cypress, CA – February 9, 2018 – Round 6 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is in San Diego tomorrow, and the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s Justin Barcia (#51) and Cooper Webb (#2) are raring to unleash their YZ450Fs and let those dogs hunt at Petco Park.
Justin is currently ranked third in the Championship and just 17 points out of the lead, while Cooper had his best result of the season in Oakland this past Saturday. Both Yamaha Factory riders are hungry for wins and looking forward to San Diego.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic about racing in San Diego tomorrow,” commented Justin. “I love that town, and there’s just a super-good vibe there for racing. I had a great time last weekend up in Oakland, and I’m looking forward to carrying all the positive energy into tomorrow’s San Diego round.”
Cooper said, “I’m really excited for San Diego! The last two weekends haven’t looked that spectacular on paper, but we’ve made some big improvements on and off the track, and I’m making big steps in the right direction. The team and bike have been awesome, and I plan on keeping this momentum heading in the right direction this weekend at Petco Park!”
MEET THE YAMAHA BLU CRU SUPERCROSS RIDERS, AND YOU COULD ALSO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED JERSEY!
Stop by Southbay Motorsports at 1890 Auto Park Place in Chula Vista tonight, from 6 to 7 PM. Cooper and Justin will be there to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.
Plus, be sure to get your FREE numbered Yamaha Financial Services Drawing Card! There will be a number of exciting, free-prize giveaways throughout the night. If your number is drawn, you might win an autographed Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Jersey just like the ones worn by Cooper, Justin, or Davi Millsaps. All three riders’ jerseys will be given away, which means you’ll have three great chances to win!
Other Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at Southbay Motorsports include:
- Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger and Mitchell Oldenburg
- CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha’s Bradley Taft, Alex Ray, and Brandon Hartranft
- 51FIFTY Energy Drink/Yamaha’s Kyle Chisholm and Hayden Mellross
MEET COOPER WEBB AND JUSTIN BARCIA DURING TOMORROW’S PIT PARTY
Stop by the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter tomorrow from 2:30 to 3:30 PM (subject to change due to scheduling). Cooper and Justin will be there to meet you and sign autographs, and the Monster Energy Girls will be there, as well.
SEE THE WORLD LAUNCH OF THE 2018 YZ65!
With every victory, there’s a defining moment, and yours is tomorrow. At 2:40 PM on Saturday, join us in the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Hospitality Area for the global unveiling of the 2018 YZ65. With its all-new engine, chassis, suspension, bodywork, and more, the YZ65 is designed to provide young riders with topnotch performance and reliability while racing towards the victorYZone.
- 2:40 PM*: YZ65 global unveiling at Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Hospitality Area (event will also be broadcast on Supercross Facebook Live)
• 3:00 PM*: Ryan Villopoto introduces the all-new YZ65 on Supercross Race Day LIVE
ENTER TO WIN A COOPER WEBB FACTORY TEAM REPLICA 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F
While visiting the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter, be sure to enter the “2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes.”
- FIRST PRIZE: A replica of Cooper Webb’s #2 2018 Yamaha YZ450F decked out in full Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team livery
- SECOND PRIZE: Five (5) KMC Side-by-Side Wheels, five (5) EFX MotoHammer UTV Tires, and one (1) Installation Kit
- THIRD PRIZE: One (1) Knich Brigade Wake Surfboard, one (1) Knich Brigade Wake Surfboard Carry Bag, one (1) set of Knich Fins, one (1) pair of Knich Athletic Socks, one (1) Knich Shirt, and one (1) Knich Knomad Membership
Look for the Yamaha Financial Services Brand Ambassadors at the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter, and ask them to enter your name in the “2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes.” No purchase necessary to enter or win. All names collected will be automatically entered in a random drawing. A First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner, and Third Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible and qualified entries on June 1, 2018. Sweepstakes ends on 5/11/18 at 11:59 PM.
No purchase is necessary to win. For Official Sweepstakes Rules and more information, please visit: https://www.YZsweeps.com
IF YOU CAN’T BE AT PETCO PARK, TUNE IN TO FOX SPORTS 1
This week’s coverage of Monster Energy Supercross from San Diego will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10:00 PM Eastern Time. So, if you can’t be at Petco Park, be sure to watch Cooper, Justin, and the other Yamaha bLU cRU riders on FS1.
For more Yamaha racing news, results, photos, and videos, visit http://www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing
Also, check out “YamahaMotorUSA” on your favorite social media site.