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The Mazz Report – Third race weekend, second podium. Getting closer.

Hey everyone Anthony here again. Sorry for the delay but it is a struggle to maintain my grades in school while traveling so much for racing.  I would like to share my weekend with everyone from road America. We arrive Wednesday and set up. Road America is one of the more awesome paddocks on the […]

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The Mazz Report – VIR

Mazz-Report: My MotoAmerica race weekend at Virginia International Raceway…and my first 600 podium! This weekend was full of excitement and a race I will never forget. It all started in the wet on Friday morning because after a long night of rain on Thursday, the track was soaked for both practices. Right off the bat […]

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Tha Mazz Report – Road Atlanta

Hey everyone, Anthony here.   I know a lot of you have been wondering about how my first 600 Supersport MotoAmerica weekend went at Road Atlanta. I met my updated bike, ran quick laps, learned from some mistakes and came away with points. Here are the details: Friday morning was the first time I rode […]

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YCRS adds GoFundMe account for Mazziotto Racing Effort

Thanks to some interest in helping YCRS/ Markbilt/ N2 with the Mazziotto Racing effort, we have now set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds and get this kid to the podium! Here is a link to the GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/get-ycrs-anthony-mazziotto-racing Official sponsor deck:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5az2fyroke12qn/YCRS_MAZZ_SPONSORDECK_2017_FINAL.pdf?dl=0 Original Email Blast: https://ridelikeachampion.com/2599-2/ Original Press Release:  https://ridelikeachampion.com/ycrs-to-support-mazziotto-in-2017-motoamerica-600-superstock-series/  

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Help YCRS go racing with N2, Markbilt, and Anthony Mazziotto!

Have you heard? YCRS is teaming up with N2 Track Days and Markbilt Racebikes in backing MotoAmerica 600 SuperStock racer and YCRS graduate Anthony Mazziotto in 2017 because we believe in this kid and in America’s young roadracing talent but we need your help. Our school will bring relationship support, product support, on and off […]

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YCRS Quick News: Buttonwillow and remaining fleet bikes for sale

Happy Sunday.  Hopefully everyone gets in a little “Helmet Therapy” this weekend. We just wanted to drop a line to let everyone know there are two spots open for the two-day ChampSchool at Buttonwillow on March 7-8 and plenty of seats in the economical ChampDay on Monday the 6th.  If you’re a member of one of […]

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Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down, Part 1 – By Keith Culver

We hear this cliché all the time, but how does a new-to-the-canyons rider keep it that way? By Keith Culver February 21, 2017 Photo by Inde Motorsports Ranch Okay, this is who I hang out with! I’m on the left, next to Chris Peris, Kyle Wyman and Nick. We spend a lot of time on […]

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More Yamaha Champions Riding School bikes for sale

Coming Soon – More Yamaha Champions Riding School bikes for sale. Our 2017 fleet of Yamaha motorcycles should be arriving sometimes this spring and that means we will have 26 more bikes for sale as soon as the new machines roll in, including any remaining R6s in New Jersey (NJMP). Currently, the only bikes in […]

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2017 YCRS Schedule Announced – Buttonwillow, CA included!

California has been asking, YCRS has been listening! Let’s keep this simple.  Here is the current 2017 schedule: Saturday, January 28 – ChampDay, Arizona Motorsports Park Mon-Tue, February 20-21 – ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch Monday, March 6 – ChampDay, Buttonwillow Raceway Tue-Wed, March 7-8 – ChampDay, Buttonwillow Mon-Tue, March 20-21 – ChampSchool, Inde Mon-Tue, April […]

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IMS Signs YCRS for Rolling Riding Clinics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMS Signs YCRS for Rolling Riding Clinics The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows have inked the Yamaha Champions Riding School to appear at the first two shows of the 2016/17 season: Long Beach (November 18-20 and New York City December 9-11), and are in discussion for the remaining five shows of 2017. MILLVILLE, […]

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First School of 2017 announced… ChampDay at AMP in Phoenix January 28

    Back by popular demand is YCRS – “ChampDay” in Phoenix this coming January and has early bird pricing.   Who: Yamaha Champions Riding School – The top tier riding school in America.  Champion riders and racers teaching the best techniques to all riders, on any bike, for any road.   What: ChampDay – […]

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A Racing Family Reaches for the World Championship

For the last four years, the Uribe family has left their California home for the wild world of international motorcycle racing. Here is their story, in their own words. By Nick Ienatsch October 4, 2016 Courtesy of Uribe Collection Allan, Becky and Jayson Uribe. I met the Uribe family four years ago when they began […]

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On a Fool’s Errand: Teaching Riding Judgement

Judgement comes with experience, but can new riders observe and imagine their way to good judgement?   “Yeah, well,” a veteran rider will say to me when he learns what I do for a living, “ya can’t teach judgement.” He will then wax philosophic about all the skills in the world not saving a rider […]

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Cold Tire Crashes – Not what you might think?

The Jedi answers this age old reason we crash. There are two ways to crash on a cold tire: Overload it and underload it…and the latter is a lot more popular Photo NI: How much grip is left in each of these discarded tires? Even with these cold used tires, grip is maximized with proper […]

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The Most Dangerous Days

IT 85 The Most Dangerous Days Riding Defensively isn’t the Only Approach You Need in Traffic   For thirteen years I worked full-time for Petersen Publishing Company and commuted by motorcycle into Hollywood, California, from the San Fernando Valley in what can be described as “sinsanely heavy traffic”. Though I’m no longer in California, I […]

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IENATSCH TUESDAY: Initial Throttle versus Accelerating

IENATSCH TUESDAY: Initial Throttle versus Accelerating; One guy says do this, one says do that. They’re both right. By Nick Ienatsch August 30, 2016 Dave Crussell and Nick Ienatsch mid-corner at Phillip Island, Brad Schwab, e-tech AHRMA Champion Dave Crussell (17) and I mid-corner at Phillip Island on TZ750s. We’ve come off the brakes and used initial […]

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Finally!  The details on the sale of our 2014 Model Yamahas!!

We just hinted about it in our newsletter last month and y’all came out of the woodwork to get your hands on our perfectly maintained Yamaha R6s and FZ1s.  So we let the dust settle a little bit and are now dedicating this email blast to the sale of these bikes. As mentioned in the […]

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Summer Newsletter 2016

  Happy Summer everyone!  As the weather heats up, YCRS has been slowly and carefully expanding.  We’ve introduced two new programs this year and have expanded to include a few more tracks.  We aren’t leaving our bi-coastal homes in NJ and AZ but are enjoying what have come to be known as our “away games”.  […]

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ChampDay is added to the Sept. NCBike Schedule with a pre-registration discount

What?  Yep, NCBike is a new market and we don’t know yet if ChampDay or ChampSchool is the better option so we’re now offering both. Want to take YCRS but two days off of work or the $1995 price tag keeping you from our standard school, here is your answer. ChampDay is “Intro to YCRS” or […]

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The Yamaha Champions Riding School will offer a two-day, BYOB ChampSchool at NYST Aug 15-16, 2016

  Millville, NJ.  July 15, 2016:  The Yamaha Champions Riding School has been spreading its wings in 2016 and the boys and girls in the beautiful mountains of New York State are the next group to raise their hands and request Champions Habits.   As a result YCRS will be hosting a two-day ChampSchool at […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School books NCBike

Millville, NJ  June 23, 2016 –  Expansion seems to be the term for YCRS in 2016.  First it was Phoenix, then Denver, then Brainerd, now North Carolina, and New York state is in discussion as we write this.  YCRS will bring the two-day ChampSchool to NCBike/NCCAR in Garysburg, NC Thursday and Friday, September 15-16. “It’s […]

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The best riding school in America is making rider education more available to street riders.

Come to YCRS ChampDay and learn Champions Habits without the need for full track gear! You heard it right.  Yamaha Champions Riding School, the highest level of motorcycle training available in the United States, is adding a ChampStreet group to their one-day ChampDay programs. ChampDay is designed as a track riders school.  Bring your own […]

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YCRS heading to Brainerd International Raceway?

Dear riders, This letter is to let you know that the Yamaha Champions Riding School is coming to the Midwest.  YCRS has book Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, MN for a two-day ChampSchool on August 1-2. Nick is excited to return to yet another track where he has finished on the podium (ya know, back in […]

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YCRS is getting High In the Plains!

Huh?  Oh, sorry, that was a Freudian slip. Let’s try that again! …. The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) is holding a ChampDay motorcycle riding school at High Plains Raceway just outside of Denver Co.  That’s what we meant to say. Champions Habit: ˈCHampēənsˈhabət/ (noun) – a technique practiced into permanence by a Champion, or […]

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April Newsletter

More Speed = More Brakes YCRS is gaining MPH, needs to open up our radius! YCRS News & Updates A perfect record in the west, sights set on the east. YCRS gets ready to start our journey to New Jersey with so many positives. ChampDay was a HIT, ChampStreet was a BLAST, ChampSchool is just […]

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YEAR OF THE GOOSE, PART 5: TRACK EDUCATION AT YAMAHA CHAMPIONS RIDING SCHOOL

The Yamaha YZF-R6 is an impossible thing. That’s a lie, of course. The tuning-fork company’s been selling the same basic bike since 2008. And each of the big-four Japanese bike companies builds what’s known in the industry as a “supersport”—a machine with a fairing that sticks your ass up in the air like a presenting baboon […]

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Registration Open for ChampDay and ChampStreet – Details

IT IS OFFICIAL! The YCRS famed Champions Habits, normally offered only in the $1995 two-day ChampSchool, can now be experienced for as low as $160 and registration is open.   Yesterday, the official announcement was made that the much anticipated single-day programs; ChampDay for track oriented riders and ChampStreet for street riders only.  Both programs […]

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Champions Riding School Definitions (From Champ to ChampSchool to Champions Certified)

As the Champions Riding School grows and expands it products, we find everything being its own champion and decided to put out a Glossary of our own.   Champ:   Short for Champion Champion:   1.  A person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, especially in sports. 2.  A person who fights or […]

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YCRS ChampStreet – details announced

YCRS ChampStreet – Details What is Champstreet?  ChampStreet is our street-bikes-only class designed to help regular street riders, on ANY TYPE OF BIKE, learn the YCRS Champions Habits.  Champions Habits are the skills needed to navigate a windy road without crossing the double yellow line where a truck may be crossing over.  Or avoiding the […]

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YCRS ChampDay – Details Announced

YCRS ChampDay – Detail ChampDay: A single full day motorcycle riding school stuffed full of the Champions Habits that have made our two-day ChampSchool so successful. ChampDay is aimed at riders who have a tight time schedule or monetary budget because a big part of ChampDay is affordability.  Our two-day ChampSchool is $1995 and even […]

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YCRS Says Thank for for a great 2015

Yamaha Champions Riding School would like to say Thank You to all who helped make 2015 our best year ever as well as wish everyone a wonderful 2016.  I recently asked the YCRS team to give me a few words to recap how they felt about 2015 and I thought is might be fun to […]

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YCRS ChampSchool drops to $1995? What??

Even at $2395, The Yamaha Champions Riding School is known as “the best investment in motorcycling”.  Since 2008 we have constantly tweaked and improved our program because veteran riders know that YCRS Champions Habits are the only modification/upgrade that will make you faster and safer for the rest of your riding life no matter what […]

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December to Remember – 2015

Happy December to all.  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays.  YCRS is over our Turkey hangover and busy as ever out here in sunny Arizona.  We just wanted to drop in, drop off some Holiday Cheer…and update everyone on what we have going on.   ChampDay […]

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Chris Peris obtains minority ownership in YCRS

Professional racer Chris Peris obtains minority ownership in Yamaha Champions Riding School WILLCOX, Ariz. (Nov. 27) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) is proud to announce that AMA national winner Chris Peris has been added to the company’s list of owners. Peris, who is a two-time WERA heavyweight endurance champion and avid street rider, acquired […]

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YCRS December Christmas Card – Presents included

It’s not just a Christmas card, it’s a present too!  Yep, our gift to you this season is a huge discount for our December school.  And you don’t have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Saturday to take advantage of the offer.   Not only have we changed the dates by a day to […]

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YCRS GRADUATES ONLY! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

January 7/8 of 2016 Yamaha Champions Riding Schoool: Graduates Only at Inde Motorsports Ranch!We love tradition and our Graduate Only school is one of the best annual events in motorcycling. It’s happening January 7/8 of 2016 and we have some terrific plans that include data acquisition review and a ton of video work. Throw in […]

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YCRS November Newsletter 2015

Happy November!   What, you’re not happy it’s November?  Come on, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Saturday, decorating for the holidays!  What’s not to like?  Oh, what?  Cold?  Aahhh, you live in an area that gets a bit chilly and you can’t ride any more for the season?  OK, we I understand…you should be grumpy!   […]

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YCRS Announces Brake Assisted Steering – October Newsletter

Holy Hurricanes!  Looks like we picked the right time to get our butts to Arizona for the Fall/Winter!  Hurricane Joaquin (pronounced Wakeen) is modeled to hit New Jersey directly and although half of our fleet and beautiful shop could be in its path, we took a few dozen Yamaha R6s, R1s, R3s, and FZ models […]

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One-Percent Off: Josh Hayes Won’t Crash

-By Nick Ienatsch We’ve been lucky enough to have AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes at YCRS for some lunch-time Q and A. His studied approach to this sport is immediately apparent and the audience soon realizes that Hayes thinks about every facet of this sport. A student asked Josh about a crash he had at […]

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MotoGP Bombshell Exclusive: Inside Rossi’s First Yamaha Win!

Welkom ’04: Do or Die for Yamaha By Eddie Lawson As told to: Nick Ienatsch In August of 2003, Yamaha decided to pull the plug on its MotoGP effort. Two factors prompted this decision: money and getting their butts beat. This is the company that won nine world championships with Kenny, me, Wayne…and then couldn’t […]

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The Crusade

Yes, YCRS is on a crusade…to save our sport. Single-bike accidents continue to injure and kill motorcycle riders, yet bikes and tires are better than they’ve ever been. Misinformation leads to rider error and that gets painful. Riders who have been told they can’t turn and brake at the same time. Riders who believe getting […]

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