Yamaha’s Cooper Webb is Headed Saturday in Tampa

Barcia Out After Arlington

Cypress, CA – February 22, 2018 - Round 8 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is this Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing's Cooper Webb (#2) has fire in his belly and is ready to race his YZ450F to glory in Buccaneers Land. 

"I'm really excited to head to The Sunshine State this weekend where I'm determined to keep improving on my results," Cooper commented. "My fitness and racecraft have been coming around lately since my preseason injury and, in return, my confidence has also been rising. I'm looking forward to keeping the positive vibes rolling and having a breakout ride this weekend!"

Unfortunately, Cooper's teammate Justin Barcia (#51) has been ruled out of this weekend's Tampa Supercross due to the broken hand that he suffered during Heat Race 1 in Arlington last Saturday night. Justin had surgery on Monday, and he is already on the mend. Look for JB51 to return to action after he completes his rehab.

MEET THE YAMAHA BLU CRU SUPERCROSS RIDERS, AND YOU COULD ALSO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED JERSEY

Tomorrow night, from 6 to 7 PM, stop by Barney's of Brandon at 9820 East Adamo Drive in Tampa. Cooper will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.

Plus, be sure to get your FREE numbered Yamaha Financial Services Drawing Card! There will be a number of exciting, free-prize giveaways throughout the night. If your number is drawn, you might win an autographed Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Jersey just like the ones worn by Cooper or Justin.

Other Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at Barney's of Brandon include:

• Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis and Colt Nichols

• CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha's Brandon Hartranft

MEET COOPER WEBB DURING SATURDAY'S PIT PARTY

Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 PM (subject to change due to scheduling). Cooper will be there to meet you and sign autographs, and the Monster Energy Girls will be there, as well.

SEE THE ALL-NEW 2018 YZ65

The just-introduced 2018 YZ65 will be on display at Barney's of Brandon on Friday night, as well as at the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday. With its all-new engine, chassis, suspension, bodywork, and more, the YZ65 is designed to provide young riders with topnotch performance and reliability while racing towards the victorYZone. Come and check it out!

ENTER TO WIN A COOPER WEBB FACTORY TEAM REPLICA 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F

While visiting Barney's of Brandon on Friday night or the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter on Saturday, be sure to enter the "2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes."

• FIRST PRIZE: A replica of Cooper Webb's #2 2018 Yamaha YZ450F decked out in full Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team livery

• SECOND PRIZE: Five (5) KMC Side-by-Side Wheels, five (5) EFX MotoHammer UTV Tires, and one (1) Installation Kit

• THIRD PRIZE: $1,700 to spend on Yamaha Genuine Parts, Apparel & Accessories at https://www.ShopYamaha.com

Look for the Yamaha Financial Services Brand Ambassadors, and ask them to enter your name in the "2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes." No purchase is necessary to enter or win. All names collected will be automatically entered in a random drawing. A First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner, and Third Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible and qualified entries on June 1, 2018. Sweepstakes ends on 5/11/18 at 11:59 PM.

No purchase is necessary to win. For Official Sweepstakes Rules and more information, please visit: https://www.YZsweeps.com

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, TUNE IN TO FOX SPORTS 1

This week's coverage of Monster Energy Supercross from Tampa will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 7 PM Eastern Time. So, if you can't be at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night, be sure to watch Cooper and the other Yamaha bLU cRU riders on FS1. 

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