Yamaha’s Barcia and Webb Return to Anaheim

Meet the Racers Beforehand

Cypress, CA – January 18, 2018 - After a quick trip to Texas last weekend, the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team is back in California for Round 3 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship this Saturday as the series makes its encore visit to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, just down the street from the headquarters of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., in nearby Cypress. Cooper Webb (#2) and Justin Barcia (#51) are ready to make this return engagement at Anaheim for "A2" a memorable one. Teammate Davi Millsaps will also be there to meet fans and cheer on the team, even though he won't be racing.

A2 will be the first 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.

Commenting on A2, Cooper said, "It'll be exciting to see what changes are in store for us this weekend with this being the first of the Triple Crown events. I think the sport badly needs some changes to the program just to switch things up and keep the fans interested. This new format gives me a chance to make up some points, as well. Last weekend, we had an unfortunate incident in turn one that was somewhat out of my control, so I look forward to the new event format this weekend and making the most of it!"

"I am absolutely pumped to be heading back to Anaheim, especially since it's the first leg of the brand-new Triple Crown," said Justin. "I'm a sprinter by heart, so I think the format will really suit my style of racing. I'm feeling more comfortable every weekend, and I'm definitely ready to have some more fun this weekend at A2!"

Meet The bLU cRU Supercross Riders, And You Could Also Win An Autographed Jersey!

On Friday night, January 19, from 6 to 7 PM, stop by Del Amo Motorsports of Orange County at 2401 Pullman Street in Santa Ana. Cooper, Justin, and Davi 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/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Jersey just like the ones worn by Cooper, Justin, or Davi. All three riders' jerseys will be given away, which means you'll have three great chances to win a jersey!

Other Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at Del Amo Motorsports of Orange County include:

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

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

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

Meet Cooper Webb, Justin Barcia, and Davi Millsaps Again On Saturday

Stop by the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 PM (subject to change due to scheduling). Cooper, Justin, and Davi 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 Friday Night At Del Amo Motorsports AND Again On Saturday At The Team Transporter!

While visiting Del Amo Motorsports of Orange County for the riders appearance on Saturday night, as well as the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter on Saturday during the Pit Party at Angel Stadium, 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, 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.

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

Stay Through The Weekend, And Cheer On The Yamaha bLU cRU Amateur Supercross Riders On Sunday

Sunday is Supercross Amateur race day as Yamaha bLU cRU Amateurs compete at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on the same track as the stars of Supercross did.

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