yamaha_photo_contest_7=2=14CYPRESS, Calif. – July 2, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has opened voting for the top Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Amateur or Pro-Am racer representing great All-American ATV Racing values in the industry-first “Yamaha All-American ATV Racer” contest.

yamaha-parts-and-accessories-2013-11-21-13Kennesaw, Ga. – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.’s, Customer Support Group (CSG) unveiled its completely redesigned website designed to enhance the Yamaha consumer experience by ensuring all Genuine Yamaha and Star accessories, apparel, gifts and parts that drive their Yamaha lifestyles are just a click away.

The URL for the new site is simple: yamahapartsandaccessories.com. Owners and fans of Yamaha and Star® Motorcycles; Yamaha ATVs, Side-by-Sides; and Yamaha snowmobiles, watercraft, golf cars and power products can explore the thousands of ways Yamaha helps maximize the ownership experience.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, Calif. – August 1, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs), today announces the recipients of the second quarter GRANT awards from its OHV Access Initiative.   This funding cycle contributed more than $62,000 to projects supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas.
The Q2 funding cycle of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative included a continuing GRANT supporting the Off Road Business Association (ORBA).  Yamaha’s support will assist ORBA in its ongoing efforts to secure OHV access rights in Johnson Valley as well as U.S. National Forest Service properties throughout California.  Other 2013 Q2 Yamaha GRANT recipients include:
·        Itasca County Land Department, Minn.
·        Racers Under The Son, Ore.
·        Rock Run Recreation, Pa.
·        Valley ATV Riders, Maine

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has approved first quarter awards providing funding from its OHV Access Initiative, the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs), to deserving organizations across the country.

“Yamaha has approved new GRANTs to support organizations that span the country, from California to Vermont, serving the mission to promote safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. “Yamaha’s reach through the OHV Access Initiative is national, but the heart of the program resides in the local communities that enjoy increased family fun and economic development through safe, responsible OHV access.”

CYPRESS, Calif. – August 1, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) – approved nine projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.  The second quarter GRANTs for 2012 exceeded $122,000 bringing Yamaha’s direct investment in the OHV community nationwide to more than $2 million since its inception in 2008.

The recent funding cycle for the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative featured a new national partner in the protection of recreational access to public lands.  The National Wild Turkey Federation joins Yamaha’s growing list of national OHV industry and land stewardship leaders.

“Yamaha is proud to work with diverse organizations with a national reach to help bring needed attention to the concerns facing motorized recreation in this country,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager.  “Organizations such as TreadLightly, the Off-Road Business Association and, now, the National Wild Turkey Federation, utilize their networks to identify OHV riding area projects across the country, bring them to our attention and coordinate resources to address issues large and small for the benefit of the larger OHV community.”

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., raised more than $11,000 through its recent “Assembled in U.S.A.” Grizzly Giveaway.  The funds will be split evenly and donated to the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed the Children (FTC) charities.

Through the fundraiser, which was launched last fall and ran until April 23, Yamaha donated a one-of-a-kind 2012 Grizzly 700 FI EPS ATV (MSRP $9,749) to help raise awareness and money for HAVA and FTC.  Yamaha collected $5 donations from individuals entering to win the new Grizzly.  William Rice from Newbury Park, Calif., was the randomly selected winner of the new Grizzly ATV.

“Yamaha Outdoors was part of founding HAVA five years ago and has been an ongoing sustaining sponsor in support of its mission to serve disabled vets and wounded active duty military personnel in outdoor sports,” said HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor.  “HAVA is grateful for this additional support which will allow for even more hunts and shooting events for the American Heroes the organization serves.”

CYPRESS, Calif. – June 4, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) – approved 10 new projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.\

The GRANTs were awarded in the first quarter of this year, and support a variety of local, regional and national organizations.

“Yamaha received a number of quality applications this past quarter from U.S. National Forest properties seeking support for the restoration or improvement of their OHV trail systems,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager.  “Public lands are a vital source of OHV trails across the country, and with dwindling budget allocations from the federal government, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative has become an important resource to land managers across the country.”

CYPRESS, Calif. – October 27, 2011 – Yamaha’s cross country ATV race team started celebrating the 2011 season early this year at the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  With two series championships already clinched and the season’s largest gathering of racers and fans on hand, Yamaha rolled out a host of racer and fan appreciation activities and raised the donation bar for the “Annual Pink Race.”

Typically the season finale, this year’s Ironman landed two weeks before the final round of 2011 coming up at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, which was rescheduled to November 5.  Traci Cecco took her eighth win of the year in the Women’s class adding to her record eighth series championship which she secured even before the Ironman.  Ballance Racing’s Walker Fowler, who has also already locked in his series championship, took his twelfth straight XC2 Pro Am win – a series record.  In XC1 Pro competition, Ballance Racing’s Taylor Kiser finished second – his fifth podium of the season – which moved him to third in overall series points.

A true supporter of the sport, Yamaha rolled its demo truck into Crawfordsville again this year and set up a hospitality area for racers and fans alike handing out 800 Yamaha beanies.  New for this year, Yamaha displayed large banners and gave out posters listing top Yamaha racers from each category.  More than 100 racers were recognized and congratulated for their seasons.

“GNCC Racing is proud to provide a platform in which members of the off-road racing community can give back to local organizations such as FAITH Alliance,” said GNCC Media Manager Jen Kenyon.  “Yamaha stepped up in a big way at Ironman to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness and their commitment to their program here at GNCC.”

Yamaha set an Ironman “Annual Pink Race” record by committing $6,000 in support of FAITH Alliance, a breast cancer resource in Montgomery County, Indiana.  Yamaha will donate $1,000 on behalf of each of the five Yamaha racers who captured podium finishes in the overall morning and afternoon ATV races, including Taylor Kiser, second place in XC-1; Walker Fowler, first in XC-2; Gabe Philips, second in XC-2, Traci Cecco, first place women’s; and Dave Simmons, first in the master’s.  Yamaha also raised another $1,000 by raffling donated gear from Cecco and Fowler with the number one (#1) commemorating their 2011 series championships.

“Yamaha congratulates Traci and Walker for their 2011 championships, as well as all of the Yamaha racers for a great season of cross country racing,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS marketing manager who was at the Ironman and offered the $1,000 challenge to Yamaha racers.  “Yamaha is proud to make a financial contribution to the FAITH Alliance and its efforts to support breast cancer patients.”

“On behalf of the entire FAITH Alliance board, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the generous donation from Yamaha,” said Sasha Clements of the FAITH Alliance.  “We normally operate on small donations from individuals or community events.  This donation will make an enormous difference in the amount of assistance we can provide in the following year(s).”

FAITH Alliance provides access to screenings and treatment, assistance with transportation to medical appointments, educational programs to increase awareness of prevention, screening, and treatment, coordination of efforts with medical and healthcare communities, informational publications, and services to support the immediate needs of breast cancer patients.

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has taken a leading role in supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas by GRANTing nearly $2 million through its OHV Access Initiative since 2008.  This financial support has proven critical in areas such as building bridges over fish-baring streams, improving thousands of miles of trails, and renovating staging areas.

In addition to financial support from the OHV Access Initiative, Yamaha employees out of the company’s Cypress, Calif., headquarters have taken on a personal obligation to support this mission as well.

Earlier this October, more than 60 employees, family members and friends convened in the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) volunteering more than 200 work hours and kicking off a long-term restoration project at the popular Cactus Flats staging area near Big Bear Lake.  Volunteers reached some initial restoration goals through weeding, grubbing, seed collecting, planting native shrubs, watering and other important clean-up projects.

“It’s exciting to see so many Yamaha employees volunteer their weekend and get their hands dirty in support of our local mountains and OHV areas,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS group marketing manager, who participated in the volunteer project and helps spearhead the OHV Access Initiative.  “The San Bernardino National Forest Association has a model OHV program that garners thousands of volunteer hours every year.  We’re happy to do our small part for our local trails, and we encourage OHV enthusiasts across the country to continue to keep their riding areas safe and sustainable, as well as look to our OHV program for support.”

Crawfordsville, Ind. (October 19, 2011) – Athletes from the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series are getting involved with the community, with a visit to New Market Elementary School in New Market, Ind., this Friday to promote Breast Cancer Awareness in conjunction with the October 22 and 23 pink themed Amsoil Ironman GNCC.

Over 1500 racers are expected at the Ironman GNCC, ranging from youth racers all the way to the pro ranks. Riders will compete on highly tuned dirt bikes and four-wheeled ATVs through the woods and competitors will include top international talent, such as U.S. National Champions and World Champions from Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

GNCC athletes will promote breast cancer awareness by crafting pink ribbon pins with fifth and sixth graders at New Market Elementary. The students can wear their pink pins on Saturday and Sunday to receive free entry to the Ironman GNCC Race all weekend long.

GNCC athletes attending include Indiana’s XC2 Pro Lites racer Steven Squire, 8-time Women’s ATV Champion Traci Cecco and Factory Yamaha ATV’s Johnny Gallagher and Jeff Pickens.

The Ironman GNCC is known as one of the best all-around off-road tests in America, with a track offering loamy soil, flowing woods trails, huge hill climbs and water crossings, as well as high speed, motocross-style runs through the cornfields. The event usually boasts the largest spectator attendance of the season. Spectator passes for the event cost $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday (ATV racing) and Sunday (bike racing), youth riders race at 8 a.m., amateurs race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.

The track is located south of Crawfordsville off Route 47. For more information and complete directions to the event, please visit http://www.gnccracing.com.