SUPERCROSS / MOTOCROSS
The AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha Team was founded by Coy Gibbs, son of NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs, who has won three Super Bowls, three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championships and four NASCAR XFINITY Series Championships. The team made its debut on January 5, 2008 in Anaheim, California, at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship.
For 2015 the team is proud to add Justin Barcia and Weston Peick racing the full season, with Phil Nicoletti racing the AMA Motocross Championship Series and substituting for either Barcia or Peick if necessary during the AMA Supercross Championship Series.
Barcia has had an illustrious amateur and pro career. As an amateur, Barcia claimed 25 major titles, including four at the prestigious AMA National Amateur Championship at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Tennessee. Barcia is a two time 250SX East champion, the 2012 Monster Energy Cup champion, and a frequent visitor to the podium in both supercross and motocross. Internationally, he has won the Genoa Supercross in Italy, two King of Bercy titles in Paris, France, and was on the overall podium with Team USA in the Motocross of Nations in 2012.
Peick is arguably one of the hardest working riders in the sport today. Peick’s story is one of determination and perseverance. Riding since the age of four, and competing since he was 15, Peick earned seven amateur titles before turning professional in 2009, without factory support. Riding as a privateer he placed ninth overall in his first professional race in the premier class at Glen Helen Raceway on May 23, 2009. He was the top privateer in the 2014 AMA Supercross Championship Series and finished seventh in the AMA Motocross Championship Series.
The 2015 effort will once again be led by Jeremy Albrecht, the team manager since the inception of the program. Prior to becoming the AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha Team manager, Albrecht was one of the most successful tuners in the history of the sport, earning 11 major titles with multiple riders. Albrecht is looking forward to a successful 2015 racing season.
Team Name: AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha Team
Team Manager: Jeremy Albrecht
Riders: Justin Barcia, #51, Weston Peick, #23, Phil Nicoletti, #46
Race Tuners: Patrick Barker (Peick), Ben Schiermeyer (Barcia), Spencer
Motorcycles: 2015 Yamaha YZ450F
Classes Raced: Supercross Class (Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series
and FIM World Championship); 450 MX Class (Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross
Suspension: Kayaba works rear shock, Kayaba works air fork
Frame: Stock Yamaha
Footpegs: JGR performance titanium
Wheels/hubs: Excel A60 rims with Kite hubs built by Dubya, USA
Swingarm: Stock Yamaha
Brakes: Galfer Performance
Motor: Stock Yamaha with JGR and GYTR modifications
Graphics: Factory Effex
Connecting Rod: CP-Carrillo
Valve Train: Xceldyne
Tools: Motion Pro
Fuel: VP Racing
Drive Chain: GYTR
Mapping: GET by Athena
Team Headquarters: Huntersville, North Carolina
Official Website: jgrmx.com
Transporter: Freightliner Cascadia tractor and 53’ High Tech trailer with two
Team Sponsors: Autotrader.com, Toyota, Yamaha, Moser Energy Systems, N-FAB, Interstate Batteries, Sport Clips Haircuts, Wienerschnitzel, Spireon, FRAM, FMF Racing, St. Lawrence Radiology, Cycra, Yamalube, Renthal, Factory Effex, Oakley, Pirelli, GYTR, GET by Athena, CV4, Xceldyne, Dubya USA, Kite Hubs, Excel Rims, Galfer Performance Brakes, Matrix Concepts, JE Pistons, CP Carrillo Rods, Carbon Raptor Hard Carbon Coatings, Motion Pro, VP Racing Fuels, Mechanix Wear, Asterisk, and Strayer University.