Pleasant Prairie, WI (Nov. 20, 2007)â€” The Yamaha Factory Snocross team is putting the last touches on its fleet of ferocious 4-stroke race sleds in preparation for the season-opening WPSA National in Duluth, Minnesota this weekend. â€œWeâ€™ve been up in extreme northern Manitoba for the past week and our crew is very pleased with the sledâ€™s final pre-race workout,â€ said Yamaha Race Manager Greg Marier. â€œPro racer Steve Taylor is in the best shape of his life and is determined to put himself on the podium early and often this season.â€
The original Factory Snocross plan called for Cory Davis to race in the Semi-Pro Open class this season. â€œBut we had a hiccup to the plan,â€ said Marier. â€œCory had a mishap on a practice lap and hairline fractured his collarbone. He will have to sit out the first national event, but he will be back on his modified FX Nytro race sled in time for the second stop, the double header at Canterbury in Minnesota.â€
During Coryâ€™s expected 4-week recovery, Swedish National Snocross Champion Johan Eriksson will drive the #160 sled. â€œWeâ€™re excited to have Johan available to come to the US and compete in Coryâ€™s stead,â€ Marier said. â€œHe is a tough competitor who has been racing for 13 years.â€
When race fans come to any WPSA National event, they can stop by the new Yamaha Racing Communications Center (YRCC) to have their picture taken on an actual Factory FX Nytro Race sled with the fabulously beautiful Yamaha Snocross girls. Snowmobilers can also find out about the FX Nytro demo rides being held in conjunction with the weekendâ€™s races at YRCC.
Yamaha Factory Snocross is proudly sponsored by Yamaha, Yamalube, FXR, Camoplast, Fox Racing Shox, Studboy, Fly Racing and GYTR.