Cypress, CA – March 1, 2018 - Round 9 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is this Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, and both Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing riders will be in attendance. Justin Barcia (#51), who is still recovering from injury, won't be riding, but he'll be there to support his team and hang out with his fans.
As for Cooper, his results have been improving each week, so look for the North Carolina native to continue his surge to the top of the podium at what he considers to be his home race.
"This past weekend was a big step in the right direction for me," Cooper said. "I got my first holeshot and led some laps in a Main Event for the first time this season. I got to learn the pace, and I plan to stay up front all the way to the checkers! I'm really excited for Atlanta. It's a hometown race for me, and I'll have many friends and family members in attendance cheering me on. I didn't get to race in the A-T-L last year due to my shoulder injury, so I'm really chomping at the bit to get out there this weekend!"
Atlanta is the second round of the Triple Crown, a three-city showdown where the riders will compete in three Main Events. An Olympic-style scoring method will be used to determine an overall winner from all three Main Events where the rider with the lowest combined score at the end will be awarded the overall win.
About this weekend's Triple Crown format, Cooper commented, "The new format is something that I feel I've gotten better at since the first one in Anaheim. It was completely new then, but now I know what it feels like to race it, and I've made a few adjustments to my program that I feel will help me in the shorter, higher-intensity Main Events. I'm excited to see how this one plays out."
MEET THE YAMAHA bLU cRU SUPERCROSS RIDERS, AND YOU COULD ALSO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED JERSEY
Tomorrow night, from 6 to 8 PM, stop by Mountain Motorsports at 780 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta. Cooper Webb and Justin Barcia 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 Mountain Motorsports include:
• Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis and Colt Nichols
• CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha's Bradley Taft, Brandon Hartranft, and Alex Ray
MEET COOPER WEBB AND JUSTIN BARCIA DURING SATURDAY'S PIT PARTY
Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 PM (subject to change due to scheduling). Cooper and Justin 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 Mountain 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 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 Mountain 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. 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 MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM, TUNE IN TO FOX SPORTS 1
This week's coverage of Monster Energy Supercross from Atlanta will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10 PM Eastern Time. So, if you can't be at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday night, be sure to watch Cooper and the other Yamaha bLU cRU riders on FS1.
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