Cypress, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – Round 12 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship heads to Indianapolis, Indiana this Saturday, while Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team riders Cooper Webb and Justin Barcia continue to work through challenges from injuries.
After making the tough decision to withdraw from the St. Louis round last Saturday while nursing an injured shoulder, Webb spent the week focusing on rehabilitation and physical training. Webb and the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team are continuing to maintain a positive attitude, and hope to be ready for action in Indianapolis this weekend.
Justin Barcia, who suffered a broken hand at the Arlington Supercross round in February, returned to riding his YZ450F this week. Since his surgery following that injury, Barcia has been focused on rehabbing his hand and physical training to maintain his fitness levels. With a week of light outdoor riding behind him, Barcia and the team are targeting the Seattle round on April 7 for his return to Supercross racing.
Cooper Webb, 450 SX #2 – Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Rider
"I'm doing all I can to be ready for Indianapolis. Unfortunately, I had a crash right before St. Louis which injured my shoulder a little bit. I tried riding this past weekend but it was a bit weak and we decided not to risk any further damage. I've been going to PT this week and keeping up my cardio on the bicycle to stay ready. I hope to see everyone this weekend in Indy!"
Justin Barcia, 450 SX #51 – Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Rider
"This is my first week back on my Yamaha and things are progressing well for me. My hand is pretty weak and sore, but I'm just happy to be back on the bike and rebuilding the strength in my hand. I can't wait to be back at the races!"
Meet the Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross Riders
Tomorrow night, from 6-7 p.m., stop by Dreyer Motorsports at 4170 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis, where Cooper Webb 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.
Additional Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at Dreyer Motorsports include:
– Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing's Aaron Plessinger
– CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha's Brandon Hartranft
– 51FIFTY Energy Drink/Yamaha's Kyle Chisholm and Hayden Mellross
Meet Cooper Webb During Saturday' Pit Party
Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. (subject to change due to scheduling). Cooper will be there to meet fans and sign autographs.
See the All-New 2018 YZ65
The recently-introduced 2018 YZ65 will be on display at Dreyer Motorsports 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 top-notch performance and reliability while racing toward the victorYZone. Come and check it out!
Enter to Win a Cooper Webb Factory Team Replica 2018 Yamaha YZ450F
While visiting Dreyer Motorsports 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, and 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 a pool of all eligible and qualified entries on June 1, 2018, and the Sweepstakes ends on May 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
For Official Sweepstakes Rules and more information, please visit: https://www.YZsweeps.com
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