Cypress, CA – January 11, 2018 - Round 2 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is this Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team–with riders Cooper Webb (#2) and Justin Barcia (#51) aboard their all-new, factory-prepared YZ450F machines–are ready to send it onto the podium.

Cooper said, "I'm looking forward to Houston. I got the first-race jitters out of the way at Anaheim, and I know what I need to improve on. I won my first championship in Houston, so that city and NRG Stadium bring back good memories for me. It should be a good one this weekend!"

"I'm very excited to be racing in Houston this weekend," commented last week's third-place finisher Justin. "NRG Stadium is an incredible venue, and the dirt is always interesting there. Sometimes, it's really tacky and, other times, it can be hard pack, so that should make the racing fun. I had an awesome race last weekend at A1, and I look forward to backing it up this weekend in Texas!"

Meet The bLU cRU Supercross Riders

On Friday night, January 5, from 6 to 7 PM, stop by Wild West Motoplex at 22515 Katy Freeway in Katy. Cooper and Justin will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.

Other Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at Wild West Motoplex include:

– Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing's Aaron Plessinger, Mitchell Oldenburg, and Justin Cooper

– CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha's Bradley Taft and Alex Ray

– 51FIFTY Energy Drink/Yamaha's Kyle Chisholm and Hayden Mellross

Meet Cooper Webb And Justin Barcia Again On Saturday

Stop by the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 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.

Enter To Win A Cooper Webb Factory Team Replica 2018 Yamaha YZ450F And More!

While visiting the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter, 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/Knich/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: One (1) Knich Brigade Wake Surfboard, one (1) Knich Brigade Wake Surfboard Carry Bag, one (1) set of Knich Fins, one (1) pair of Knich Athletic Socks, one (1) Knich Shirt, and one (1) Knich Knomad Membership

Look for the Yamaha Financial Services Brand Ambassadors at the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter, and ask them to enter your name in the "2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes." No purchase 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.

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