THIS WEEK AT JGRMX
HUGE LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE!
We’ve decided to go overboard in celebrating the Labor Day weekend, which also happens to be the United States Grand Prix. In doing so, we’re drastically cutting prices on many of your favorite items. Don’t believe us? Check out the prices below.
2017 JGRMX race team hat & tee combo – $24.95
RCH Racing team hat – $12.95
JGRMX official team hat – $14.95
All JGRMX tees (not already discounted) – $16.95
All adjustable link arms – $25 off
Yamaha hard parts purple kit – $20 off
All carbon fiber parts – $10 off
Click on any of the links above to start saving, or visit www.jgrmx.com.
JUSTIN BARCIA’S USGP SUZUKI RM-Z450: “BAM BAM” TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
Mechanic Ben Schiermeyer put on the final touches moments before JGRMX Communications Manager, John Basher, shot a photo of the “Bam Bam” USGP machine. The bike was then loaded into the team semi for its trip down to Florida. This photo was taken in Ben’s work area. Notice the front number plates of riders that Ben has wrenched for in the past.
It was recently announced that Autotrader/Suzuki/JGRMX rider Justin Barcia will compete in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the relatively new WW Ranch in Jacksonville, Florida. Barcia, who lives a few hours from the track, will battle the world’s best motocross riders. Justin is excited to line up against Jeffrey Herlings, Tony Cairoli, Tim Gajser, and the rest of the Grand Prix regulars.
The Autotrader/Suzuki/JGRMX rig will also be home base for Stefan Everts’s Team Suzuki World MXGP squad. JGRMX team manager Jeremy Albrecht, along with mechanic Ben Schiermeyer and engine tech Dean Baker will be in attendance. Weston Peick (on break in California) and Phil Nicoletti (at home in New York) will not be racing the USGP.
FOLLOW @JGRMX ON SOCIAL MEDIA: YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE STUFF
Be sure to give JGRMX a follow on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings. We also do giveaways, like a team team hat during last week’s caption contest. Best of all, it’s free to join and play. Our team riders also get in on the fun by sometimes picking the winners and giving their two cents.
OWN A YAMAHA? INSANE DEALS ON NEW YZ450F PARTS
The time has come for us to unload all of our brand new Yamaha YZ450F parts (note: some items also fit the 2014-2017 YZ250F, so check part numbers). We want to clear the shelves so we can make room. This is your opportunity to take advantage of rock-bottom pricing. Visit our “New Yamaha Parts” in the dropdown menu of the website (or simply click here). We’re talking less than $300 for a brand new cylinder head assembly, and $149.95 for a YZ450F clutch pack kit. You won’t find a deal this good anywhere else. Look for new parts to be added daily.
RACE TEAM SETUP: PUTTING UP THE BIG TOP
By John Basher
Very few people see all of the intricate details that go into pit setup during a National race weekend. Despite all of my years working as a magazine editor, I didn’t have any idea how methodical (and taxing) it is to put up and disassemble a pit setup. That’s because teams construct their tents on Thursday–two full days before the general public streams in.
As Communications Manager for the Autotrader/Suzuki/JGRMX race effort, I was called upon to handle press duties for the Unadilla and Budds Creek Nationals. Those obligations included setting up media showings, ensuring that the riders were where they needed to be, driving around creation, and helping wherever possible. That included pitching in to set up the big tent on Thursday and pull it down on Saturday after the race.
Here’s some sage advice: most things in life can be achieved without brawny strength. However, assembling and disassembling the JGRMX pit setup toes the line between requiring smarts and needing muscle. The traveling regulars (i.e. mechanics, suspension tech, engine tech, truck driver and team manager) run like a well oiled machine when it comes to getting the pit setup handled. Four trained people are most efficient at getting the job done. I happened to be the fifth wheel, and I was probably a hindrance more than help, but it was a cool experience.
The job of every crew member may seem glamorous under the artificial lights of Supercross or weather-guarding tent during the Nationals. And, in some respects, the gig is rock-star-like. That’s only half of the story, though. Emptying garbage cans, draining ice chests, loading the rig, washing the Textron side-by-side, and cleaning everything up is an arduous task. You know? Those tasks make the whole experience more rewarding, and solidify a cohesive unit that comprises the Autotrader/Suzuki/JGRMX squad.