Cypress, CA. October 8, 2014 — Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is pleased to announce a multiyear extension to our relationship with Championship-Winning Star Racing through a new contract that will see the successful team race YZ250Fs in both the AMA Supercross and Outdoor series.
This year was a breakout year for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team. The winning train left the station at the final Supercross round in Las Vegas and continued to roll as the team dominated the 2014 Outdoor Nationals, taking home 6 out of a possible 12 overall wins behind the powerhouse duo of Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb, with Jeremy Martin wrapping up the title with 1 race to go, bringing home Star Racing their first AMA National championship.
Yamaha is also pleased to announce that Jeremy Martin, Cooper Webb and Anthony Rodriguez will all be returning having signed new agreements with Star Racing that will insure they will be racing YZ250Fs during the 2015 season. Joining the returning riders will be amateur standout Aaron Plessinger. Aaron’s final amateur race will be at the upcoming Monster Energy Cup, from there he will prepare for his pro debut sometime during the 2015 Supercross season.
“This year was simply amazing. I’ve dreamt about this moment for a long time and I knew with the people we have on the team and the bikes that Yamaha provides us this was going to happen. I’m very excited to see what 2015 and beyond holds for our team and I couldn’t be happier to continue our awesome relationship with Yamaha”, said Star Racing team owner Bobby Regan. “I’m so proud of everyone at Star Racing. We worked together and created a long term plan to develop riders from our Amateur motocross program and stuck with it. The results so far couldn’t have been any sweeter. Yamaha is very excited to see what 2015 holds with last year’s trio of Martin, Webb, and Rodriguez returning along with new rookie Plessinger,” said Yamaha Motor Co. Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty.