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YCRS to Support Mazziotto in 2017 MotoAmerica 600 SuperStock Series

For immediate release. YCRS to Support Mazziotto in 2017 MotoAmerica 600 SuperStock Series Millville, NJ.   March 1, 2017- Jumping to the 600 Superstock class, the budget nearly triples and the support needed to run at the front requires an entire new level of commitment over the resources needed to run at the front of the […]

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Press Release: Ken Hill returns to YCRS

For immediate release. January 25, 2017. After a two-year hiatus during which Mr. Hill developed the successful and high-end Rickdiculous Racing Program, he is returning to the company that helped develop him. Ken will also continue to lead Rickdiculous Racing’s elite coaching and Moto-America race team programs. Hill states, “For 2017, Rick unveiled Rick 2.0 […]

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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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MotoAmerica stars to guest instruct at post-race YCRS at New Jersey

MotoAmerica stars to guest instruct at post-race Yamaha Champions Riding School at New Jersey Photo Courtesy of Ron Heben, Yamaha Motor Corp MILLVILLE, N.J. (Aug. 3) — The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) will have a star-studded guest instructor lineup for the post-race ChampSchool at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 12-13, 2016. Cameron Beaubier, […]

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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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Yamaha Champions Riding School on the road – to Brainerd International Raceway

For immediate release: Millville, NJ – The Yamaha Champions Riding School is headed to the historic Brainerd International Raceway. YCRS has penciled in a date at the famed Minnesota track, Brainerd International Raceway, for August 1-2, 2016.  This will be a full two-day ChampSchool with all the bells and whistles.  Champions Habits through intense training, […]

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ChampDay and ChampStreet Officially Released with full schedule

YCRS introduces new ChampDay and ChampStreet programs, releases 2016 school schedule WILLCOX, Ariz. (Jan. 19) — The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) has announced new programs for the 2016 school season, introducing “ChampDay” and “ChampStreet.” These programs will be featured in this year’s 2016 school schedule.  “ChampDay” is an abbreviated, one-day version of the well-known […]

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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 return for 2015 IMS

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Oct. 27) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) instructors will be holding stage presentations for three of the 2015 International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) in their winter schedule, starting this coming weekend in Portland, Oregon Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2015. Senior instructors Kyle Wyman and Mark Schellinger will kick off the presentations at […]

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YCRS Seasonal Update / What is BAS?

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 beautiful Yamaha R6s, R1s, R3s, and FZ http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/ models […]

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YCRS announces it’s return to Inde Motorsports Ranch for the fall/winter.

The Winter to Cha nge Your Riding Life! For many, winter means no motorcycle riding. No apex strafing. No track days, no single-track, no wheelies, stoppies or two-wheeled fun of any kind. Snow covers the land and frigid weather keeps bikes parked. But not for YCRS students! We’re headed back to Inde Motorsports Ranch near […]

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THE SUMMER OF MOTORCYCLING

Hello Riders!   I’m sitting in the RV just outside of Barber Motorsports Park enjoying some quiet time for the first time in months. There are a gazillion great things happening in the motorcycle world so I hope you enjoy the YCRS June newsletter.   GOOD NEWS…BAD NEWS   We just finished our June schools […]

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Our May 5-6 two-day school is sold out

Our May 5-6 two-day school is sold out with a waiting list but we have seats open in the two separate one-day classes on the 7th and 8th.  What to do, what to do? The answer comes from an email from Scott Russell.  “Hey Keith!  Missed you guys this winter, I heard about these one […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School launches Yamaha Sportbike Demos program

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Mar. 19) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) announced today that they will be bringing an all-new Yamaha sportbike demo program to numerous track-day events across the country.   The demo program will be offered free of charge to track day customers and consumers, and will feature a complete line of Yamaha sportbikes, […]

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One-day riding clinics at Arizona Motorsports Park

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Feb. 2) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) will debut it’s all-new one-day riding clinics at Arizona Motorsports Park (AMP) on March, 21 2015. The single day format class will cost $999 and will offer a new product to students wishing to improve who are short on either time or budget. “We are […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School returns to New Jersey Motorsports Park for summer school schedule

MILLVILLE, N.J. — After a successful inaugural school season in 2014, the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) will return to New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville for a second consecutive year. The Millville, N.J. facility will hold six two-day schools in 2015. “We are very excited to be back to New Jersey Motorsports Park in […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School announces final dates of the YCRweSt winter program in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Yamaha Champions Riding School will close its winter school schedule with a pair of two-day classes, March 23-24 and 26-27. The added dates are in response to another sold out school in January and a nearly-full school February 16-17 (only two seats left). The new classes are limited to only 12 […]

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YCRS instructors Nick Ienatsch and Kyle Wyman to hold stage presentations at Long Beach IMS Show

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Nov. 11) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) instructors Nick Ienatsch and Kyle Wyman will be holding stage presentations at this weekend’s International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. “Our first year in New Jersey was awesome,” said Nick Ienatsch, lead instructor for YCRS. “Instructor Chris Peris […]

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New Year on the way: Make it the year you become an amazing rider with YCRS!

The Yamaha Champions Riding School finishes 2014 with a bang: Only two seats left at the Dec. 4-5 graduates-only class, Dec. 8-9 SOLD OUT!  So what about 2015? We’ll start the year at Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, Arizona, (www.indemotorsports.com) with a January 22/23 two-day Masters school aimed at any street-based rider with the desire […]

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YCRS to offer two-day schools throughout the winter months.

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Oct. 9) — After a successful summer season at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the Yamaha Champions Riding School will be heading to Inde Motorsports Ranch near Tucson, Ariz. to offer two-day schools throughout the winter months. IMR, located an hour east of Tucson in Willcox, Ariz., offers a 2.75 mi road course and […]

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YCRweSt

YCRweSt -Will YCRS be coming west soon? -When will YCRS be back at Laguna Seca? -Can YCRS go on the road and come to my track? If we had a dollar for every time we get one of these questions, we could offer the school for half price. Well, we didn’t get a dollar for […]

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MSF-Recognized: The Yamaha Champions Riding School

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has granted official recognition to the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). YCRS is only the second MSF-recognized, track-based rider-training school in America. The focus of this collaboration is rider improvement, and bringing YCRS into the MSF fold adds another opportunity for riders to enhance their skills, especially those graduating from […]

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Wow, the Yamaha Champions Riding School is really starting to take root at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Wow, the Yamaha Champions Riding School is really starting to take root at New Jersey Motorsports Park. April was light, May got better, June was completely sold out with a waiting list and, even in the heat of July, we were only a few seats shy of being completely full. August is very promising with […]

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A Look at Lap times by Nick Ienatsch

My friend Pauly called last week and we reignited our conversation about lap times…lap times as the sole determining factor regarding which group trackday riders are placed in. At first glance it makes sense because it gives a definite level to each group and guarantees each group will not be: A) Strafed by ultra-fast riders […]

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New One-Day Clinic

As the Yamaha Champions Riding School hits its stride at New Jersey Motorsports Park, our new one-day clinic will debut August 13, and YCRS will head an N2 Track Days SED or “Skills Enhancement Day” on August 12. After eight successful two-day programs in the past four months, the YCRS Day Camp is being put […]

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A short film from Eyeball Moto

Millville, NJ: A short film from Eyeball Moto attempts to make you feel like you are really inside the best motorcycle riding school available and totally NAILS it! Have you ever wondered what goes on in a $2400, two day, motorcycle riding school designed and taught by some of the most successful racers and riders […]

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AMA Rookie, WERA Championship Contender and N2 Control Rider, Anne Roberts back at YCRS preparing for next AMA round at NJMP.

Don’t let her gender, petite size, and good looks fool you… this young lady can ride a motorcycle! Anne Roberts of Atlanta Georgia just start riding motorcycles back in 2010. Despite her late start, Anne was quickly bitten by the go-fast bug and it became an addiction. Once she began riding on the racetrack, Anne […]

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N2 Track Days 3-day event

Yamaha Champions Riding School instructor, Scott Russell, will be guest instructing at the N2 Track Days 3-day event on Saturday this coming weekend. For the few of you in the world that don’t know who Scott is, he is a multi-time AMA Champion, World Superbike Champion, and the voice of American road racing. Participants will […]

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YCRS steps up its game off the track too: The debut of the first YCRS commercial!

The Yamaha Champions Riding School has been a hidden gem for over five years, but eyeball marketing is intent on raising awareness of this life-changing school. What ran as the Freddie Spencer School in Las Vegas for twelve years morphed into the Yamaha Champions Riding School at Miller Motorsports Park. This group of instructors has […]

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Beat the Heat!

YCRS Operations Manager Keith Culver Offers Real Incentives for Summer Schools! “I have one word for my YCRS experience: WOW! I’ve been training kids at NJMiniGP for 10 years, and fairly successfully. I’ve sent multiple kids up to the big tracks through a partnership with the local youth road racing team and have watched some […]

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A picture speaks a thousand words.

A picture speaks a thousand words. In this case, it doesn’t need to work that hard. June 9-10 is officially sold out and on a waiting list. It took more than a year for us to sell out at Miller Motorsports Park and less than a half of season at New Jersey Motorsports Park. We […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School to Provide Coaching at This Weekend’s N2 Track Day at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Riders attending N2′s track day at NJMP this weekend May 17th & 18th can expect to get YCRS coaching from school instructor Kyle Wyman. The AMA-national winner will be working with all riders with particular focus on Intermediate and Advanced riders. N2 co-owner James Easley says “We’re thrilled that Kyle will be coaching the Intermediate […]

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New Jersey Motorsports Park hosts the first two Yamaha Champions Riding Schools of the 2014 season

Perfect weather and awesome tracks launched the 2014 Yamaha School season at NJMP in Millville, New Jersey. The school’s fleet of Yamaha R6s, R1s, FZ1s and FZ09s riding on Dunlop tires carried this first batch of students through a pair of two-day schools without a hitch. “What a great start to what we know is […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School chooses the Adrenaline City Racing Hang Dry® to keep all leather riding suits dry and fresh

Millville, NJ – Who wants stinky leathers? Not us! The Yamaha Champions Riding School will have 40 Kushitani and Heroic suits at New Jersey Motorsports Park and the absolute best way to keep a recently-worn leather suit dry and fresh is with Adrenaline City Racing, LLC’s Hang Dry® . The Hang Dry is designed to […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School at the Circuit of the Americas

The Yamaha Champions Riding School joins the Yamaha juggernaut invading COTA for the Grand Prix weekend April 11, 12 and 13 in Austin, Texas, and encourages all riders to visit the Yamaha display and say hello. And talk about riding. In fact, the YCRS crew will be glad to plunk you on a Yamaha and […]

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Everyone wants to protect the Yamaha Champions Riding School

The bodies of instructors and students will be well-protected at the Yamaha Champions Riding School: Alpinestars boots, gloves and back-protectors will protect ankles, hands, and spines. Kushitani and Heroic riding suits will protect the rest of the bodies and also be available for rent and purchase. Each of these three companies is stepping up to […]

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Kyle Wyman Racing partners with Yamaha Champions Riding School

March 9, 2014, JENNINGS, Fla. — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Kyle Wyman Racing for the 2014 racing and school season. YCRS will extend their marketing efforts through KWR race programs, most notably their recently announced Millennium Technologies Yamaha Daytona 200 effort. Kyle Wyman will also guest […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School teams with Payless Rental Car for New Jersey Motorsports Park schools

Students flying into Philadelphia to attend YCRS at NJMP can rent from Payless and receive an additional 20-percent off the already-low rates. “James Easley at Payless in Philly has helped us every year during our NJMP schools,” says YCRS’s Nick Ienatsch. “As a graduate, James believes in what we do and has provided YCRS with […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School

Yamaha Champions Riding School: World-Class Motorcycle Rider Training at New Jersey Motorsports Park February 24, 2014 – Dunlop will once again be the tire supplier to the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), entering into the fifth year of support for this school. The YCRS fleet of 2014 Yamahas will lap on Dunlop’s amazing Q3, the […]

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AMA national winner Chris Peris is the newest member of the YCRS instructor staff.

February 21, 2014 – AMA national winner Chris Peris is the newest member of the YCRS instructor staff. The Canadian is signing on in preparation for the school’s opening class on April 21, 2014 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. “We met Chris at the Spencer school years ago and he’s always been on our radar […]

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Higher (and Faster) Learning

On January 30th, Yale University hosted a unique Master’s Tea at Davenport College that gave students a chance to speak with leading motorcycle racers and coaches to discuss how the same skills that produce excellence on a bike can translate into excellence in the students’ lives. Master’s teas are a Yale tradition. Each of Yale’s […]

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New York, New York – December 10, 2013 — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS)

New York, New York – December 10, 2013 — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) elevates world-class professional-level motorcycle rider training in the United States by partnering with New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, NJ. NJMP’s two amazing road circuits sprawl across 500 acres and present the ideal stage for the first-ever fully immersive US […]

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MSF-Recognized: The Yamaha Champions Riding School

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has granted official recognition to the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). YCRS is only the second MSF-recognized, track-based rider-training school in America. The focus of this collaboration is rider improvement, and bringing YCRS into the MSF fold adds another opportunity for riders to enhance their skills, especially those graduating from […]

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