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OUR STAFF

At Yahama Champions Riding School, we take pride in all that we do. Meet some of the instructors, staff, and partners that make all of this possible. It is our pleasure to serve you.

LEAD INSTRUCTORS

Nick Ienatsch

Nick Ienatsch Founder, Head Instructor

Champ school’s CEO leads from the seat of a motorcycle, whether in the dirt on the street or in roadracing competition. Off the bike he writes for Cycle World magazine and you mi...Read More

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Nick Ienatsch

Nick Ienatsch

Founder, Head Instructor

Champ school’s CEO leads from the seat of a motorcycle, whether in the dirt on the street or in roadracing competition. Off the bike he writes for Cycle World magazine and you might have his books Sport Riding Techniques and The Hill Ranch Racers. He has a pair of AMA #1 plates on the wall and deep ties from 35 years in the motorcycle industry.

Pueblo,CO
Chris Peris

Chris Peris Partner, Lead Instructor

Over a decade in Professional road racing in AMA, WSS and CSBK. 15+ years instructing experience and senior instructor and owner at YCRS.

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Chris Peris

Chris Peris

Partner, Lead Instructor

Over a decade in Professional road racing in AMA, WSS and CSBK. 15+ years instructing experience and senior instructor and owner at YCRS.

Tucson,AZ
Kyle Wyman

Kyle Wyman Lead Instructor

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Kyle Wyman

Kyle Wyman

Lead Instructor
Mark Schellinger

Mark Schellinger Lead Instructor

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Mark Schellinger

Mark Schellinger

Lead Instructor
Parker,CO

SENIOR INSTRUCTORS

Ben Walters

Ben Walters Senior Instructor

Ben is a senior instructor at YCRS and brings 30+ years of racing experience with him. He spent most of his weekends as a kid wearing a steel hot shoe at various flat track races.

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Ben Walters

Ben Walters

Senior Instructor

Ben is a senior instructor at YCRS and brings 30+ years of racing experience with him. He spent most of his weekends as a kid wearing a steel hot shoe at various flat track races.

Bill Sink

Bill Sink Senior Instructor

Bill sink is an expert level road racer and partner/owner at EvolveGT Track Days.

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Bill Sink

Bill Sink

Senior Instructor

Bill sink is an expert level road racer and partner/owner at EvolveGT Track Days.

Robert Cichielo

Robert Cichielo Partner, Senior Instructor

Robert is an inventor, expert level road racer at WERA/CCS/AHRMA and partner/owner at N2 Track Days.

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Robert Cichielo

Robert Cichielo

Partner, Senior Instructor

Robert is an inventor, expert level road racer at WERA/CCS/AHRMA and partner/owner at N2 Track Days.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

AJ Ciampa

AJ Ciampa 3C Coordinator, Guest Instructor

One of the most rewarding things about being a coach is helping others achieve their goals. As 3C Coordinator, AJ manages the Champion Certified Coach program for the school.

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AJ Ciampa

AJ Ciampa

3C Coordinator, Guest Instructor

One of the most rewarding things about being a coach is helping others achieve their goals. As 3C Coordinator, AJ manages the Champion Certified Coach program for the school.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith Guest Instructor

Brian is an N2 Control Rider/AHRMA Racer with a lifetime of motorsports involvement lead to me becoming a National Instructor for PCA and eventually Chief Instructor. Started recei...Read More

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Guest Instructor

Brian is an N2 Control Rider/AHRMA Racer with a lifetime of motorsports involvement lead to me becoming a National Instructor for PCA and eventually Chief Instructor. Started receiving instruction on motorcycles as a two-time YCRS graduate which lead to the desire to instruct for them for the past three years.

Emerson Amaya

Emerson Amaya 3C Instructor, Guest Instructor

N2 Control rider, MotoAmerica/WERA/CCS racer. Being in the Motorsports industry my life revolves around motorcycles. I really enjoy helping others become better/safer riders.

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Emerson Amaya

Emerson Amaya

3C Instructor, Guest Instructor

N2 Control rider, MotoAmerica/WERA/CCS racer. Being in the Motorsports industry my life revolves around motorcycles. I really enjoy helping others become better/safer riders.

Falling Waters,WV
Eziah Davis

Eziah Davis Guest Instructor

Eziah is an N2 control rider and currently races in the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 class.

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Eziah Davis

Eziah Davis

Guest Instructor

Eziah is an N2 control rider and currently races in the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 class.

Louis Ferrari

Louis Ferrari Guest Instructor

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Louis Ferrari

Louis Ferrari

Guest Instructor
Scott Rybarik

Scott Rybarik Guest Instructor

The motorcycling community has become an extension of my family, and I want to help others become better, safer and faster riders.

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Scott Rybarik

Scott Rybarik

Guest Instructor

The motorcycling community has become an extension of my family, and I want to help others become better, safer and faster riders.

3C INSTRUCTORS

AJ Ciampa

AJ Ciampa 3C Coordinator, Guest Instructor

One of the most rewarding things about being a coach is helping others achieve their goals. As 3C Coordinator, AJ manages the Champion Certified Coach program for the school.

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AJ Ciampa

AJ Ciampa

3C Coordinator, Guest Instructor

One of the most rewarding things about being a coach is helping others achieve their goals. As 3C Coordinator, AJ manages the Champion Certified Coach program for the school.

Casey Dantzscher

Casey Dantzscher 3C Instructor

I was born and raised in Minnesota where i grew up riding pretty much everyday. After joining the Navy, I ended up on the west coast by Seattle. I got into track riding a few years...Read More

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Casey Dantzscher

Casey Dantzscher

3C Instructor

I was born and raised in Minnesota where i grew up riding pretty much everyday. After joining the Navy, I ended up on the west coast by Seattle. I got into track riding a few years ago and much like a fat kid with cake, I couldn't get enough! After my first few track days i started getting serious about riding and attended a a few riding courses/schools, with YCRS being by far the best school.

Seattle,WA
David Hawxhurst

David Hawxhurst 3C Instructor

I am a MSF certified Rider Coach as well as Yamaha Champions Certified Coach. I enjoy watching riders learn about and then apply the new skills to their riding. I can help you beco...Read More

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David Hawxhurst

David Hawxhurst

3C Instructor

I am a MSF certified Rider Coach as well as Yamaha Champions Certified Coach. I enjoy watching riders learn about and then apply the new skills to their riding. I can help you become faster and safer on the street or track, the skills are the same.

King George,VA
Emerson Amaya

Emerson Amaya 3C Instructor, Guest Instructor

N2 Control rider, MotoAmerica/WERA/CCS racer. Being in the Motorsports industry my life revolves around motorcycles. I really enjoy helping others become better/safer riders.

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Emerson Amaya

Emerson Amaya

3C Instructor, Guest Instructor

N2 Control rider, MotoAmerica/WERA/CCS racer. Being in the Motorsports industry my life revolves around motorcycles. I really enjoy helping others become better/safer riders.

Falling Waters,WV
Rex Tan Soon Cheong

Rex Tan Soon Cheong 3C Instructor

I'm a Passionate Motorcyclist and would like to share the skills and mindset to be a safer rider for the motorcycling community. I strongly believe in education and anyone can be c...Read More

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Rex Tan Soon Cheong

Rex Tan Soon Cheong

3C Instructor

I'm a Passionate Motorcyclist and would like to share the skills and mindset to be a safer rider for the motorcycling community. I strongly believe in education and anyone can be coached, as long as they want to be coached.

Singapore

PARTNERS

Chris Peris

Chris Peris Partner, Lead Instructor

Over a decade in Professional road racing in AMA, WSS and CSBK. 15+ years instructing experience and senior instructor and owner at YCRS.

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Chris Peris

Chris Peris

Partner, Lead Instructor

Over a decade in Professional road racing in AMA, WSS and CSBK. 15+ years instructing experience and senior instructor and owner at YCRS.

Tucson,AZ
Josh Siegel

Josh Siegel Partner, Instructor

Josh is a senior instructor at YCRS and major shareholder. His contributions were responsible for the re-start of YCRS.

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Josh Siegel

Josh Siegel

Partner, Instructor

Josh is a senior instructor at YCRS and major shareholder. His contributions were responsible for the re-start of YCRS.

Keith Culver

Keith Culver Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Keith Culver, AKA “The Crew Chief” is one of the founding members of YCRS v2.0, Keith planted the seed and helped bring YCRS to NJ to begin its second iteration.

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Keith Culver

Keith Culver

Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Keith Culver, AKA “The Crew Chief” is one of the founding members of YCRS v2.0, Keith planted the seed and helped bring YCRS to NJ to begin its second iteration.

San Diego,CA
Limore Shur

Limore Shur Partner, Chief Creative Officer

Limore brings 30 years of creative and advertising experience launching international campaigns for clients like Nike, Target and Amazon.

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Limore Shur

Limore Shur

Partner, Chief Creative Officer

Limore brings 30 years of creative and advertising experience launching international campaigns for clients like Nike, Target and Amazon.

Nick Ienatsch

Nick Ienatsch Founder, Head Instructor

Champ school’s CEO leads from the seat of a motorcycle, whether in the dirt on the street or in roadracing competition. Off the bike he writes for Cycle World magazine and you mi...Read More

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Nick Ienatsch

Nick Ienatsch

Founder, Head Instructor

Champ school’s CEO leads from the seat of a motorcycle, whether in the dirt on the street or in roadracing competition. Off the bike he writes for Cycle World magazine and you might have his books Sport Riding Techniques and The Hill Ranch Racers. He has a pair of AMA #1 plates on the wall and deep ties from 35 years in the motorcycle industry.

Pueblo,CO
Robert Cichielo

Robert Cichielo Partner, Senior Instructor

Robert is an inventor, expert level road racer at WERA/CCS/AHRMA and partner/owner at N2 Track Days.

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Robert Cichielo

Robert Cichielo

Partner, Senior Instructor

Robert is an inventor, expert level road racer at WERA/CCS/AHRMA and partner/owner at N2 Track Days.

OPERATIONS

Christopher Hartmann

Christopher Hartmann Operations, Sportbike Demos

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Christopher Hartmann

Christopher Hartmann

Operations, Sportbike Demos
Keith Culver

Keith Culver Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Keith Culver, AKA “The Crew Chief” is one of the founding members of YCRS v2.0, Keith planted the seed and helped bring YCRS to NJ to begin its second iteration.

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Keith Culver

Keith Culver

Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Keith Culver, AKA “The Crew Chief” is one of the founding members of YCRS v2.0, Keith planted the seed and helped bring YCRS to NJ to begin its second iteration.

San Diego,CA
Rich Stampp

Rich Stampp Operations, Sportbike Demos

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Rich Stampp

Rich Stampp

Operations, Sportbike Demos