Second straight Pro championship for Yamaha rider
Yamaha Racing’s Walker Fowler earned his second-straight Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC1 Pro ATV championship piloting his Yamaha YFZ450R. Placing on the podium at the Powerline Park in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Fowler captured the series title with one round remaining.
“Fowler dominated the cross-country ATV circuit this season and consistently demonstrated why the YFZ450R is the racers’ top sport ATV of choice, with the power, durability and performance to consistently top the podium,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV / SxS group marketing manager. “A big congratulations from everyone at Yamaha to Walker and his team for another amazing season.”
Fowler currently leads the XC1 Pro ATV series with 326 points, 7 first-place finishes, and 11 podium finishes – enough to lock in his 2016 title before the series finale at the Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
“To race and win the best cross-country class in the nation feels amazing, especially two years in a row,” Fowler said. “Thanks to Yamaha for the consistent performance of the YFZ450R, and for supporting not only my team, but the ATV racing community as a whole.”
Fowler earned his first XC1 Pro ATV championship last year, adding to his collection of titles including XC2 Pro-Am, College A, Schoolboy (13-15), and 90cc mod. (12-15) classes dating back to 2006.