Yamaha announces 2008 Off-Road Race Teams

 Cypress, California, November 15, 2007 – Yamaha Motor Corporation is pleased to introduce our factory supported Off-Road race teams for the 2008 Off-Road season.

Randy Hawkins’ AM-Pro team of Barry Hawk, Jason Raines and Thad DuVall will focus their attention on the 13 race GNCC series while also competing in select OMA, AMA Hare Scrambles and Endurocross events.

Eight-time GNCC Champion and 2007 GNCC XC-1 Class runner up, Barry Hawk will once again focus on going after a ninth GNCC title aboard his 2008 YZ250.

After returning from a broken leg earlier in the season Jason Raines finished out the season in style by winning his third AMA Hare Scrambles title aboard a 2007 WR450F.

The youngster on the team Thad DuVall showed blazing speed winning two GNCC events this year in the XC-2 class.

Contesting the West Coast based WORCS series and select AMA Nationals will be Bobby Garrison. Bobby struggled with an ankle injury early in 2007 but came back to win two WORCS events by the end of the year. Runner-up in the series in 2006, Bobby will be a serious threat to win his first WORCS title aboard his 2008 YZ450F.

Randy Hawkins puts together a great effort with his AM Pro Racing Team and Bobby Garrison is a serious contender. I like our odds for the 2008 season,’ explains Yamaha’s Racing Off-Road Coordinator Donnie Luce.

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