Yamaha Factory Supercross Rider Reed Is Ready To Catch Some Big Waves At Daytona Supercross
Cypress, CA – March 9, 2017 – The Daytona Supercross is this Saturday, and the surf's up for Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing Team as Chad Reed hopes to continue riding the wave of momentum that he's been on in the past couple of rounds of the AMA Supercross Championship.
Winning the 73rd heat race of his career and finishing just off the podium in fourth in this past weekend's 450SX main event has got Chad stoked for the Daytona Supercross. "After a solid day and night in Toronto, I'm excited to be heading to one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite, races of the year," he said. "Daytona is a challenging race weekend. You have to figure out how to make your bike handle like a motocross bike in the tough, gnarly sections, while handling like a supercross bike through the whoops and clay sections. I'm up for the challenge and looking forward to getting my first win of the season."
As was previously announced, Chad's Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing teammate Cooper Webb will miss this Saturday's Daytona Supercross as he continues to recover from the shoulder injury he sustained last month at the Minneapolis Supercross.
Meet Chad Reed This Saturday
Saturday, March 11
Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing Team garage on Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Chad will be there to meet you, sign autographs, and pose for photos.
Daytona Amateur Supercross
Sunday and Monday, March 12 and 13
Look for Yamaha/Rock River/bLU cRU riders Justin Cooper (#191 YZ250F/YZ450F) in 250A/450A, Brandon Hartranft (#402 YZ250F/YZ450F) in 250A/450A, and Kyle Smith (#12 YZ85) in 85cc Mini Sr., along with Yamaha bLU cRU amateur riders from all across the U.S. in action on the Daytona Supercross track. Yamaha's Trackside Support team from Triangle Cycles (Danville, VA) will be on hand to support all Yamaha bLU cRU riders.
See The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6, FZ-09, And More
Two of Yamaha's newest motorcycles will be showcased in the Yamaha Display at Daytona International Speedway. The refined, redesigned and remarkable YZF-R6 and the updated FZ-09 will be featured, along with the YZF-R3, FZ-07 ABS, WR250F, YZ450F, and more.
The Yamaha Display will be open Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17 from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday March 18 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Hats, T-shirts, and other Yamaha apparel will be available for purchase from Friday, March 10 through Sunday March 12.
Come See And Enter To Win A Yamaha YXZ1000R SS
The YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS) is the world's first and only Side-by-Side to combine Pure Sport performance with an exciting and high-tech paddle-shifting experience. And, it will be on-hand for up-close viewing at the Yamaha Display. Enter to win one, along with a VIP trip to the Monster Energy Supercross final round at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on May 6, a meet and greet with both Chad Reed and Miss Supercross Juliana Daniell, and more at www.YXZsweeps.com
Check Out The Yamaha DT-07 And YZ450F American Flat Track Bike Display
The DT-07 AFT Twins Concept Bike, a stock FZ-07, and an AFT Singles-spec YZ450F will be on display in the Daytona Fan Zone during Bike Week (and in the AFT Vendor Area on March 16 during the Daytona TT), so you can get a good look at how Yamaha is answering the call for entries to the American Flat Track Championship.
Take A Ride On A 2017 Yamaha Motorcycle
To demo a 2017 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec, SCR950, XSR900, FZ-07 ABS, FZ-09, FJ-09, FZ-10, YZF-R1S, Super Ténéré ES, FJR1300, or V Star 1300 Deluxe, go to the Yamaha Display at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17 from 9 AM to 5 PM, or on Saturday, March 18 from 9 to 3 PM. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid motorcycle license (permits are not allowed), a DOT-approved helmet, long pants, enclosed shoes, a shirt, and eye protection. To ride the FZ-10 or YZF-R1S, you also must be at least 25 years of age.
For more information on all Yamaha models–including features, specifications, photos, and videos–please visit www.yamahamotorsports.com. Also, check out "YamahaMotorUSA" on your favorite social media site.