Monster Energy / Star / Yamaha Racing
Star Racing was founded in 1999 by Bobby Regan to compete in the AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships as a full privateer effort, and in 2003, the team won the Supercross Privateer of the Year Award. Building off that success, Star Racing became an official Yamaha bLU cRU support team in 2005 and is now one of the most sought-after teams for top contenders and young riders looking to advance their careers.
Monster Energy, a long-time sponsor of Yamaha’s racing teams around the globe, will continue on as a title sponsor for Star/Yamaha Racing’s supercross and motocross team for 2019.
The Companies We Keep
Racing is a proven vehicle for marketing brands, gaining exposure, and developing new products and services. At Yamaha Racing, we are proud that the following partners have put their confidence in us, and have provided their ongoing support as sponsors of our Supercross and Motocross Teams. Team partners who share our passion for racing are a vital component in today’s racing environment, we value these relationships.
Yamaha’s partnership with Monster Energy goes all the way back to 2007, when the two joined forces with Graves Motorsports to compete in the AMA Supermoto series, winning three championships and an X Games Gold in a two-year span.
After a brief hiatus, the partnership renewed in 2011 when Monster Energy became the title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike team. Adding another championship in 2018, together Monster Energy and Yamaha have won seven Superbike Championship titles.
In 2013 Monster Energy became involved with Yamaha’s 600 program and in the 1st season Cameron Beaubier won the Daytona 200 and the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. When MotoAmerica introduced the Supersport class in 2015, Monster Energy and Yamaha continued their winning ways with consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport titles in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In 2016, the successful partnership between Monster Energy and Yamaha extended to Supercross and Motocross when Monster Energy also became the title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross/Motocross team.
In 2018 Monster Energy advanced their support with Yamaha by adding the Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing Supercross/Motocross 250 team to the Monster Energy-Yamaha Motorsports family.
Team rider Aaron Plessinger appeased everyone by winning the AMA Supercross West Lites and the AMA 250 Motocross Championships This success along with Justin Barcia’s 450 class efforts earned Yamaha the “Manufacturer of the Year” in AMA Motocross. Both Aaron and Justin were also selected to represent the USA on the 2018 Motocross of Nations Team.
This winning partnership will introduce new liveries for our teams in 2019, while continuing to showcase the iconic Monster Energy ”M”. With a solid team and motivated partners like Monster Energy, 2019 has the potential to be remarkable!
Monster Energy is way more than an energy drink. Led by its athletes, musicians, employees, distributors, and fans, Monster Energy is…A LIFESTYLE IN A CAN! View all the Monster Energy products and activities at www.monsterenergy.com.
Yamalube formulates the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics, and applications of the various motorsports engines that Yamaha produces. Whether it’s Yamalube four-stroke or two-stroke oil, all of the races and Championships that Yamaha’s U.S. factory teams have won in motocross, supercross, off-road racing, and road racing over the years have been accomplished with Yamalube in the engines.
Yamalube also makes lubricants, quality care products, maintenance products, fork oils, fuel additives, and adhesives. www.yamalube.com
Rider Profile - Dylan Ferrandis, #34
|Date of Birth:||5/31/1994|
|Home Town:||Avignon, France|
|First Race:||Pernes-les-Fontaines, at 4 years of age|
|Year Turned Pro:||2009|
|Training:||Mountain Biking, Cycling, Weight Training, Running|
|Hobbies:||Mountain Biking, Skating, Surfing|
|2018||Winning MXON team for team France. Also even with coming into the Nationals late, won two overalls at South Wick and Unadilla.|
|2017||5th Overall in AMA 250SX West, 6th Overall in AMA 250MX|
|2016||7th Overall in FIM Motocross World Championship (7 podiums, 1 win)|
|2015||9th Overall in FIM Motocross World Championship (4 podiums, 1 win)|
|2014||4th Overall in FIM Motocross World Championship (5 podiums), Represented France at Motocross of Nations|
Rider Profile - Colt Nichols, #39
|Date of Birth:||3/22/1994|
|Home Town:||Muskogee, OK|
|First Race:||Ascot MX Park (Dora, OK) at 4 years of age|
|Year Turned Pro:||2015|
||Reynard Raceway, Wellston, OK|
|Hobbies:||Playing basketball, attending sporting events, cycling|
|2018||Finishing on the podium in the final race of the series in Motocross.|
|2017||15th Overall in AMA 250SX East, 7th Overall in AMA 250MX|
|2016||5th Overall in AMA 250SX West (2nd at Oakland SX), 21st Overall in AMA 250MX|
|2015||14th Overall in AMA 250SX|
Rider Profile - Mitchell Oldenburg, #66
|Date of Birth:||7/13/1994|
|Home Town:||Staples, MN|
|First Race:||Acton County Fair|
|Year Turned Pro:||2013|
||Oak Hill Raceway (Alvord, TX)|
|2018||Struggled with reoccurring injuries.|
|2017||2nd at Salt Lake City 250SX West, 3rd at Seattle 250SX West|
|2016||4th at Phoenix 250SX West and Oakland 250SX West, 6th at High Point 250MX and Unadilla 250MX|
8th at Washougal 250MX
Rider Profile - Justin Cooper, #32
|Date of Birth:||8/31/1997|
|Home Town:||Cold Spring Harbor, NY|
|Year Turned Pro:||2017|
|Hobbies:||Snowboarding, Basketball, Cycling|
|2018||Finishing 3rd overall in the Motocross season in his rookie campaign. Winning a Moto at Denver.|
|2017||Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Award Winner, AMA Arenacross Lites East Champion|
|2016||Thor Winter Olympics Dunlop Silver Tire Award Winner|
|2015||2015: Two AMA Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championships|