Racing is returning and Yamaha is cleaning up.
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, bLU cRU racers, including Walker Fowler, Chad Wienen, and CJ Greaves, continue to win and lead in their respective ATV, Side-by-Side (SxS) national off-road classes as racing restarts across the country.
In the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, reigning five-time champion, Walker Fowler, captured his 60th all-time win on his Mark Notman-prepared WFR / GBC / Fly Racing YFZ450R in the XC1 Pro ATV class, and his sixth win of the season, on July 11 at the Lily Family Farm in Maidsville, West Virginia. Fellow YFZ450R bLU cRU racers Brycen Neal and Cole Richardson rounded out the podium that round and currently sit second and third, respectively, in the XC1 Pro ATV standings behind Fowler.
Registration is currently open for the Yamaha GNCC University at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia from September 23 to 25 before the 10th round of the series. At the GNCC University, students undergo a master class of off-road racing fundamentals led by GNCC veterans, champions, and current racers including Fowler, Sheets, and Archer, along with Johnny Gallagher, Traci Pickens, Mark Notman, Josh Merritt, Randy Hawkins, Jason Raines, Layne Michael, Mike Witkowski, and their elite mechanics. Topics will encompass sportsmanship, training, proper nutrition, and race preparation, along with hands-on technical riding instruction. Interested riders can register by calling the Snowshoe Mountain Resort at 877-441-4386 or find more information online at GNCCRacing.com. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis with 80 openings evenly split between ATV and motorcycle disciplines.