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Yamaha Motor Corporation Continues Support as Manufacturer Partner of Pro Motocross Championship

Yamaha Motor Corporation Continues Support as Manufacturer Partner of Pro Motocross Championship [678]

Decorated Competitor Brand to Serve as Title Sponsor
of Penultimate Budds Creek National in August

MORGANTOWN, WV – April 25, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc., has announced the return of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, as a manufacturer partner of the 2024 Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The highly decorated OEM will continue its multi-year commitment in support of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, which will be highlighted by a repeat as title sponsor of the 34th running of the Yamaha Racing Budds Creek National on August 17, for the 10th and penultimate round of the summer season. The annual visit to Southern Maryland’s legendary Budds Creek Motocross Park will also be Round 27 of the SuperMotocross World Championship Series.

“The addition of a storied brand like Yamaha as title sponsor of our event last summer was a privilege, as it brought together two entities with incredibly rich legacies in American motocross for a showcase the best this sport has to offer,” said Ezra Beasley, Track Manager, Budds Creek Motocross Park. “To welcome them back for another season of support is exciting and will help us to provide yet another memorable event for our incredibly loyal and passionate fans at a very critical point in the championship battle.”

Yamaha Racing Budds Creek National

The Yamaha Racing Budds Creek National will serve as the penultimate round
of the 2024 season from Southern Maryland’s Budds Creek Motocross Park.
Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

Yamaha’s title sponsorship of the 2023 Budds Creek round coincided with the kickoff of the manufacturer’s 50-year celebration of its legendary YZ model that is rooted in the sport’s infancy. The history of the brand within Pro Motocross is quite impressive, with an era of dominance during the early years of the championship that saw Yamaha capture numerous titles across the 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc divisions thanks to the gifted talents of young superstars like Broc Glover and Bob Hannah, who combined to capture nine championships over a 10-year period between the 1976 and 1985 seasons. Additionally, Yamaha prevailed with the first ever 250cc premier class crown in 1972, which was won by Gary Jones, the namesake of the current 250 Class trophy.

“Yamaha is a brand that is synonymous with the Pro Motocross Championship thanks to more than five decades of success within this storied series,” said Mike Ulrich, Off-Road…

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