“Weekend of Champions return to Daytona

CYPRESS, Calif., (February 19, 2004) — Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to present the Weekend of Champions during Daytona Bike Week.   The Weekend of Champions gives racing fans, both off-road and pavement, of every generation, the chance to meet their favorite racers and receive a complimentary limited-edition “Weekend of Champions poster autographed by 18 of the fastest Yamaha racers.

The Weekend of Champions features road race champions Giacomo Agostini, Eddie Lawson, Thomas Stevens, Jamie James, Rich Oliver, Steve Baker, Randy Mamola, Don Emde, Wayne Rainey, and their motocross peers Damon Bradshaw, Gary Jones, Doug Henry, Marty Moates, Broc Glover, Rick Burgett, Pierre Karsmakers, Mike Bell, and Bob Hannah.   

The Weekend of Champions autograph signing will be Friday March 5 th (10am — 12pm and 4-6pm) and Saturday March 6th th (9am — 10am) and at the Yamaha Corporate Display located at Daytona Intentional Speedway.   Team Yamaha Factory Road Race team will also be on hand Friday and the Yamaha Factory Supercross team will sign on Friday from 4-5pm.

As a bonus, a Freestyle Exhibition featuring Nate Adams on his YZ250 will take place each day during the Weekend of Champions autograph signings.   All the latest 2004 Yamaha products, a freestyle exhibition, Demo Rides and the Weekend of Champions make the Yamaha Corporate Display a “must see during Daytona Bike Week.