Cypress California, July 29, 2009 – Yamaha athletes will be invading X Games 15 this weekend at the Staples Center and Home Depot Center in Southern California. Headlining the charge will be 7-Time AMA Champion James Stewart. Stewart and his L & M team will be using his Supercross Championship winning YZ450F in the Moto X Super X and Moto X SuperMoto events, but it is still undecided whether he will use a YZ250 or YZ450F in the Moto X Best Whip. No matter what, James is definitely a serious threat to grab a handful of medals.
Joe Gibb’s Racing’s Josh Grant will also be competing in the Moto X Super X event on a YZ450F and already has a custom built YZ250 all prepped and ready to go for Moto X Best Whip.
Graves’ Yamaha rider and two-time AMA Supermoto Lites Champion Brandon Currie will be looking to put his YZ450F on the box and earn his first X Games medal on Saturday afternoon in the Moto X SuperMoto final.
In Moto X Freestyle multi-time X Games Gold medalist Nate Adams and his YZ250 are coming into X Games 15 100% healthy and back in gold medal form after a very successful pre-season. Red Bull Experiment pioneer and all around incredible athlete Robbie Maddison will also be going for the gold in Moto X Freestyle on a YZ250.
Last year’s Moto X Super X Women winner Tarah Gieger has been laying low, healing up and getting prepared to repeat last year’s performance in this years Moto X Super X Women’s Final.
“X Games is without a doubt one of the biggest events we do all year and with the caliber of talent we have competing this year, we’re definitely looking forward to taking home some gold”, said Keith McCarty, Yamaha Racing Division Manager.