Yamaha Announces Daytona 200 Contingencies and Bike Week Activities

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

With Daytona Bike Week just around the corner, Yamaha has announced contingency support for the Daytona 200. The company has also previewed its Off-Road Racing and additional Daytona Bike Week Activities.

Yamaha racers are familiar with the bLU cRU contingency support the factory offers for select racing events. Well, the 2015 Daytona 200 is on the list, allowing riders with approved machinery to collect rewards for their racing efforts after the green flag drops on Saturday, March 14 at 1 PM EST.

“Although the 2015 Daytona 200 is not a part of this year’s MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship, we’re pleased to announce that we will be adding the Daytona 200 to our Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program in support of all Yamaha R6 riders,” commented Mike Guerra, Racing Department Manager for Yamaha. “All bLU cRU contingency money will be paid directly to the riders’ bLU cRU Debit Cards. In addition, upon registering for the Program, each bLU cRU rider will receive a $45 credit on http://www.bLUcRUswag.com; special rates with R.I.D.E. partners Yamaha Champions Riding School, American Supercamp, and Raines Riding University; as well as a 10% rebate on GYTR and Graves Motorsports parts and accessories.”

Naturally, Yamaha is heavily involved in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Daytona, taking place on Saturday, March 7. Other off-road events during Bike Week include:

• Saturday (ATV) and Sunday (Motorcycle), March 7 and 8: “The Wild Boar” Grand National Cross Country, Palatka, FL
• Sunday and Monday, March 8 and 9: Daytona Amateur Supercross, Daytona International Speedway
• Tuesday, March 10: AMA ATV MX, Daytona International Speedway
• Thursday, March 12: Alligator Enduro, Ormond Beach, FL
• Thursday & Friday, March 12 & 13: Daytona Flat Track, Daytona International Speedway

On Friday, March 6 through Friday, March 13 from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday March 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM, Yamaha’s display area in the Vendor Village outside of the Daytona International Speedway will feature the 2015 YZF-R1/R1M, YZF-R3, and Star Bolt C-Spec. Demo rides will be available of select models at Gate 60 on the back side of the Speedway on Friday, March 6 through Friday, March 13 from 9 AM to 5 PM, or on Saturday, March 14 from 9 to 3 PM.

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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