Cypress, CA – February 1, 2018 –Round 5 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship takes place this Saturday at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in northern California's Bay Area, and the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team's Cooper Webb (#2) and Justin Barcia (#51) are ready to race with strength and honor aboard their Yamaha YZ450F machines.
Justin is just nine points out of the Championship lead, and he's looking to notch his first Main Event victory of the season after reaching the podium in three out of the four rounds thus far. Cooper is as motivated as he's ever been, and he's ready to turn his season around and get on the box in Oakland.
"Oakland should be good," commented Cooper. "I got my first career 450SX podium at Oakland last year, and the dirt is always awesome up there. I really enjoy racing in the Bay Area, and this weekend should be no different. We made some progress last weekend in the Main Event, and I'm looking forward to carrying that momentum into this weekend!"
Justin said, "I'm definitely ready for Oakland. I always enjoy the atmosphere at that race, with all the NorCal fans excited and cheering us on. I'm looking for my first win of the season, and there would be no better place to get it than the Bay Area!"
MEET THE YAMAHA bLU cRU SUPERCROSS RIDERS
Tomorrow night, from 6 to 7 PM, stop by East Bay Motorsports at 217566 Foothill Boulevard in Hayward. Cooper and Justin will be there to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.
Other Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at East Bay Motorsports include:
– Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing's Aaron Plessinger and Mitchell Oldenburg
– CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha's Bradley Taft, Alex Ray, and Brandon Hartranft
– 51FIFTY Energy Drink/Yamaha's Kyle Chisholm and Hayden Mellross
MEET COOPER WEBB AND JUSTIN BARCIA DURING THE SATURDAY PIT PARTY
Stop by the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 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
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.
No purchase is necessary to win. For Official Sweepstakes Rules and more information, please visit: https://www.YZsweeps.com
IF YOU CAN'T BE AT OAKLAND, TUNE IN TO FOX SPORTS 1
This week's coverage of Monster Energy Supercross from Oakland will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. So, if you can't be at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, be sure to watch Cooper, Justin, and the other Yamaha bLU cRU riders on FS1.
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