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Kylie Ahart Wins Yamaha All-American ATV Racer Contest
Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announced Kylie Ahart of Marietta, Ohio, the Yamaha “All-American ATV Racer” at the recent Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) awards banquet.
Ahart was voted to the top position by her peers, friends and fans in an online contest hosted by Yamaha as a person and racer who embodies All-American ATV Racing values. She was awarded a complete racing package from Yamaha and GNCC during the banquet and will represent Yamaha in the 2015 GNCC season.
Yamaha and Chad Wienen Celebrate ATVMX Championship
Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown celebrate a successful ATV Motocross Season.
Yamaha Racing’s Chad Wienen captured his third straight AMA Pro ATV MX Series Championship last weekend, and his Yamaha and Wienen Motorsports teammate Thomas Brown took third overall for the season.
The pair have been riding their YFZ450Rs to the top of the podium all season capping 2014 with first and third place finishes at the finale at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on Saturday, August 9. Wienen scored 1-2 on the day for an overall win, while Brown grabbed 2-3 giving him third overall at Loretta’s.
Yamaha Celebrates 2012 ATV Racing Success
Yamaha ATV Racers have earned 2012 season championships in motocross and cross-country, from North America to the Southern Hemisphere, all aboard the YFZ450R.
Yamaha employees gathered outside of the company’s U.S. headquarters in Southern California to celebrate their champions and make their annual Feed the Children food drop along with the Star Touring and Riding Association. This year Yamaha helped raise more than $27,000 through employee donations and corporate fund raising efforts that will provide food and essentials for approximately 2,000 families across the country through next year.
Among the champions in attendance for the Yamaha celebration and food drop were Chad Wienen and Traci Cecco-Pickens.
Yamaha Riders Finish 1-2 at Montreal Supermotocross
Yamaha riders Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown headed north of the border with their YFZ450Rs to compete in the 2012 Montreal Supermotocross in Quebec this past weekend. Wienen took home the victory, while Brown finished second in front of 40,000 race fans.
Four of the top five U.S. national ATV motocross racers competed along with top Canadians. Wienen, who won his first Montreal Supermotocross back in 2009, capped a dream season after winning the AMA Pro ATV championship this year following a severe injury in 2011.
“The competition was definitely stacked this year,” says Wienen. “This is the final big race of the year. It’s always good to win there, and it can set the tone for next season. We went up there and showed them we were on the gas.”
Brown, who finished fifth in the AMA series this year, had the fastest qualifying time in Quebec and chased Wienen throughout the 12-lap main to take second.