Race bikes stolen from Unadilla MX

Event organizers appeal to public for assistance

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Aug. 19, 2009
A pair of motocross race bikes and other equipment were stolen during the Unadilla round of the AMA Motocross series.

According to series organizers MX Sports, thieves broke into the Unadilla Valley Sports Center pro paddock during the overnight hours of Aug. 14. MX Sports and Unadilla race organizers are asking the public for help in locating the stolen items.

Ben Lamay’s 2009 Yamaha YZ450F and Willy Browning’s 2009 Honda CRF250 were taken along with equipment belonging to riders Corey Pennington, Jeff Luke and Nick Sanchez.

Lamay’s YZ450F has a vehicle ID number of JYACJ10C29A038827. It has blue RG3 triple clamps and blue ASV levers. Other identifiable features include a rare Dr. D header pipe with what resembles a handle, sandblasted clutch and ignition covers and heavily trimmed number plates. The radiators feature corner-welded gussets. The YZ450F was taken from Lamays’ trailer.

Browning’s CRF250 has a vehicle ID number of JH2ME10J89K501438. It features lower fork sliders with black diamond coating and an all black rear shock reservoir.

New York State Police are investigating the thefts.

“Motocross is a small community and we hope that by increasing awareness in the public that our odds of recovery will increase. We urge all fans, dealers and riders to keep an eye out for these items,” says Carrie Russell, vice president of MX Sports. “We cannot and absolutely will not tolerate theft at our races. We will do all we can to help these riders and teams recover their stolen equipment.”

Anyone who has information about the thefts is asked to contact MX Sports at info@mxsportsproracing.com.