DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – American Flat Track and Yamaha Motor Corp. proudly announced today a forging of an official partnership for the 2019 season.
This partnership comes just two weeks after a historic night for the Atlanta and Southern California-based industry leader. Yamaha-backed Estenson Racing AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines competitor JD Beach triumphed at the Law Tigers Arizona Super TT presented by RideNow Powersports on April 27 – giving Yamaha its first AFT Twins win since 1981 and creating real buzz around the powerful Yamaha MT-07 DT.
To boot, the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys podium bolstered two Yamaha pilots: the No. 132 of Jesse Janisch, and Estenson Racing’s lead AFT Singles rider Ryan Wells, who earned a solid third place finish. Both competitors rode impressively aboard the lauded Yamaha YZ450F machine.
“Yamaha has occupied a special place in the history of American Flat Track ever since Kenny Robert’s successes in the 1970’s and the near-folklore status of the TZ750 he rode,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We are very pleased to welcome Yamaha as an official partner during this period of rapid growth for the series and to coincide with the first win for the brand since the early 1980’s, in our flagship AFT Twins class.”
Fans will recognize Yamaha’s presence at all remaining rounds of the 2019 season with signature trackside branding.
“Yamaha’s history with flat track racing makes up a large part of the competitive heritage that exists within our company, and we’ve been working on the details for supporting American Flat Track since the Dixie round earlier this year,” said Steve Nessl, Marketing Manager of Yamaha Motorsports. “The timing of JD Beach’s win on the MT-07 in Arizona two weeks ago couldn’t have been better, and we are really excited to be on board as a sponsor of AFT racing action through the rest of the season.”
American Flat Track’s highly-anticipated sixth round – the Law Tigers Legendary Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear powered by Estenson Racing – returns to Cal Expo Fair on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Tickets start at just $26 online and are available at www.sactomile.com.
How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2019 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event.
About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin). For more information about Yamaha, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.