The 2018 schedule/ registration page is open!!
YCRs is starting 2018 with an “Away” school at Arizona Motorsports Park (AMP) just outside of Phoenix January 6-7. Why not, we loved “away games” back in high school. Traveling on the bus with the cheerleaders, singing songs. Oops, sorry, I digress.
We’ve been to AMP many times doing All Women’s Clinics with Xcel Track Days, hosting Yamaha Champions Sportbike Demos with Xcel, doing single ChampDay classes, and we just can’t get enough. If AMP had the facilities of our home bases, we might never leave. A great deal of varying turns laid out in a safe manner where you can see the entire track from the pits, it’s a perfect teaching track.
Following AMP in January, YCRweSt will be back in our home at Inde Motorsports Ranch and conduct classes once per month into May. Inde is America’s Motorsports Oasis and now has more casitas on the property for those of you not wanting to drive into town for the new Holiday Inn Express.
Here is the schedule so far. All of these dates, except Buttonwillow, are live and open for registration.
Sat-Sun, Jan 6-7, ChampSchool, Arizona Motorsports Park, Goodyear, AZ
Mon-Tues, Feb 12 – 13, ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ
Mon-Tues, Mar 5 – 6, ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ
March – TBD, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA
Mon-Tues, Apr 2 – 3, ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ
Mon-Tues, May 7 – 8, ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ
Remaining Open Dates for the 2017 Season
Mon-Tue, Nov 6-7 – ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Wilcox, AZ
Mon-Tue, Dec 4-5 – ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Wilcox, AZ
Click here to see the Schedule/ Enrollment Page.
We still need your help. If you haven’t taken our survey yet to let us know your interest level in ChampRetreats, please do. What is ChampRetreat? How about four days and three nights in a great location like Southern California, Northern California, Sedona Arizona, or the mountains of western North Carolina spent riding, learning, socializing, and relaxing by yourself or with your significant other. Think of wine tasting (after hours and after motorcycle riding), Moto-YOGA classes with Jenn Peris, as well as what other activities are privy to the region we visit. Click here to take the survey and let us know what your thoughts are.
Kyle Wyman, YCRS instructor, and racer was one of the first privateers to get on the podium of a professional SuperBike race in decades this year. We applaud you KW! Congratulations to Jason Aguilar, a multi-time graduate, for winning the MotoAmerica 600cc SuperStock Championship in 2017. And also to Benjamin Smith, another YCRS grad, who won the KTM RC390 Cup Championship.
Anthony Mazziotto III was our featured rider this season and as a rookie in the 600 SuperStock class, he finished with multiple podiums and three wins (A huge feat for a rookie on stock machinery). Eziah Davis, YCRS graduate turned instructor had his first ever top-ten professional race and rode his fastest laps times ever at our home track of NJMP. CJ LaRoche and Emerson Amaya also used Champions Habits to qualify and compete at the national level, Emerson doing it for the first time ever. Our hats are off to all of you!
Racing in 2018
YCRS hopes to be on the grid again in 2018. We plan on supporting Anthony Mazziotto in 2018 aboard the YCRS/ Mazziotto Racing Yamaha R6 but, at the same time, are hopeful that a full race team will see what we see in Anthony and scoop him up to be where he belongs. If that happens, YCRS will shop around to see if there might be another graduate deserving a little help to get to the next level. If anyone is interested in sponsoring YCRS and/ or it’s graduates and racers, please reach out to Keith Culver via email email@example.com or cell phone 732-267-3699. ur race team sponsor deck should be available next week.
Yamaha Champions Sportbike Demo Program
Thank you very much to all who have participated in the demo program in 2017 so far. As of the last report, YCSD is experiencing a record-breaking conversion rate. Meaning, you are testing our demo bikes, seeing how awesome these new Yamaha are, and then buying them in record numbers. That means Keith, Cowboy, and Chris are performing well and maybe they won’t have to get real jobs next year. If you haven’t demoed a YCSD bike yet, check out the schedule on the Yamaha Events page here.
Thoughts for your riding
We’re a riding school. We can’t have a newsletter without giving you something to think about regarding your riding. Let’s talk about your toolbox. How many tools do you have in your toolbox? Here are a few “tools” that can be useful in your riding. Remember, it all counts when the pace is up or the grip is down.
1. The rear brake – It’s there for a reason.
2. Counter-steering – Everyone does it. It’s how we initiate steering.
3. Weighting the footpegs – We use this to initiate counter-steering.
4. Seating position – Don’t be up against the tank when hanging off.
5. Trail-Braking. The most under-valued tool in a riders toolbox.
We’ve got a lot more tools to share but start with these and we’ll throw you a few more next time. If you want to know more about these tools, feel free to ask and we’ll be happy to explain it to you. Call or write, we love talking motorcycles. Better yet, come to a class!
In the meantime, get out and ride before it gets too cold and remember to Keep the Rubber Side Down!