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Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Joe


Yamaha Launches “All-American ATV Racer” Contest

Nominate and Vote on Yamaha’s Facebook Page; Winner Receives New YFZ450R and Free Entry to the 2015 GNCC Season

CYPRESS, Calif. – April 10, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., and the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series are looking for a top Amateur or Pro-Am racer representing great All-American ATV Racing values in a new “Yamaha All-American ATV Racer” contest:

This industry-first online contest will give away a complete racing package valued at more than $11,000 to the racer who is able to secure the most online votes for his or her nomination. The prize package includes the Assembled-in-U.S.A. YFZ450R and free entry to the 2015 GNCC racing season.

“There’s no better place to find the All-American ATV Racer than within our GNCC Racing families,” said eight-time GNCC Champ and GNCC Trail Boss Barry Hawk. “I know firsthand the benefit of Yamaha’s Factory support and this is no doubt the chance of a lifetime for amateur racers.”

All GNCC Amateur and Pro-Am racers 18-years and older are encouraged to enter. Racers may nominate themselves or someone else until June 26, 2014, after which voting will begin and end on October 28, 2014. During the voting period, family, friends and fans of the approved nominees are encouraged to vote for their favorite racer that most represents the All-American ATV racing values on and off the track.

Prize Package Includes:

  • New Assembled-in-U.S.A. YFZ450R
  • “Yamaha Pit Kit” (including Yamaha Racing pop-up, stand and pit jacket)
  • Yamaha EF2000iS generator
  • Yamaha Pressure Washer
  • GYTR gift certificate for $1,000
  • Paid gate and race entry fees to the 2015 GNCC season

Entry Timeline

  • April 2, 2014 – Call for entries opens; submissions begin.
  • June 26, 2014 – Call for entries closes; voting begins.
  • October 28, 2014 – Voting closes.
  • November – Yamaha and the GNCC will announce the winner at the 2014 GNCC Awards Banquet.

“Yamaha’s continued support of ATV racing is complemented by this all-new program that will allow racers and fans to dictate who in their ranks best represents hard work, dedication and a love for the sport on and off the track,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “The GNCC is a great partner, and everyone here in Yamaha’s ATV group is excited to see how the racers and fans will drive this contest. We encourage everyone to nominate and vote for their favorite racer. The outcome is truly in their hands.”

Complete rules, dates and entry forms are online at:

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit

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