The biggest news of the upcoming AMA Pro Racing season is that there is a third Yamaha YZF-R1 competing in National Guard SuperBike. Veteran rider and multi-time SuperBike race winner Larry Pegram has affixed his signature “72” competition number to the Pegram Racing R1, with support from his long-time primary sponsor Foremost Insurance. “It’s a homecoming for me,” Larry said. “My very first race bike was a Yamaha 50 that I competed on when I was five years old, and I also raced an R1 in SuperBike and an R6 in Formula Xtreme back in 2004. I’m thrilled to be back in the saddle of a Yamaha for the upcoming season. The R1 has obviously been the best bike in the SuperBike paddock over the past several years, and it’s great to join Josh Hayes and Josh Herrin in racing on a Yamaha.” Larry started off the 2013 season with a bang earning two podium finishes in his first race on the Yamaha R1 at Daytona Speedway. You can follow Larry and his family-based team on their show "Superbike Family" on Speed TV. Check you local listings for airtimes in your area.
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