The following is from Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.:
Cypress, CA – November 18, 2016– Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is proud to announce that its bLU cRU Supercross/Motocross/Off-Road Racing Contingency Program returns for 2017 with several new enhancements, including a total payout of $4.6 million for the highly popular rider support program.
“Last year, registration for the Yamaha bLU cRU Contingency Program was up over 13%, with more than 4,000 Yamaha off-road racers participating in the Program,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “And, with the Program enhancements and additional support we’re adding for next year, we expect that number to grow even larger in 2017.”
For 2017, Yamaha Contingency support has been extended to bLU cRU riders competing in three additional motocross series–including the AMA District 34 Ultimate Series, Junior Moto-X Indoor Amateur Motocross, and the Ohio “Buckeye Series”– and two additional off-road racing events–including the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship and Louisiana Cross Country Series.
Also new for 2017, bLU cRU support for American Flat Track (AFT) racing has been increased. Payouts have been expanded to include Yamaha bLU cRU riders finishing in the top five of each of the AFT Twins and AFT Singles main events, with an additional $83,250 available. Also, Championship bonuses will be paid out to Yamaha bLU cRU riders, with $25,000 awarded to the AFT Twins Champion and $10,000 awarded to the AFT Singles Champion, if those riders compete aboard Yamaha machines throughout the entire AFT season.
“We’re pleased to be able to continue offering Contingency support to Yamaha bLU cRU racers for 2017, and also to expand the Program to support Yamaha bLU cRU riders in five additional racing series,” commented Mike Guerra, Racing Department Manager for Yamaha. “And, in addition, our increased support of Yamaha bLU cRU riders competing in the American Flat Track racing series shows Yamaha’s strong commitment to the thoroughly American sport of dirt track racing.
“All bLU cRU Contingency money will be paid directly to the riders’ reloadable bLU cRU Debit Card. In addition, each bLU cRU rider will receive a $45 credit on http://www.bLUcRUswag.com, as well as discounts on Yamaha GYT-R parts and accessories.”
For complete details on how to register, along with specific information on which racing series, events, and classes are included, visit the Off-Road Racing Contingency page of the Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Website at https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/motocross/pages/off-road-contingency
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