Monster Energy / Yamalube / Chaparral / Yamaha Financial Services / Yamaha Factory Racing Team
“Last year, we re-introduced our Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross team, with Chad Reed as our rider. He did an excellent job for us, both on the track and with the fans. He helped re-energize our Factory program, and it was great to see how much all the fans enjoyed seeing him race once again for Yamaha. We’re thrilled to have Chad back with us again for the 2017 season, and we’re also pleased to have Cooper Webb on our Factory Racing team this year, too.”
Motorsports Racing Division Manager
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
Motorsports is a proven vehicle for marketing brands, gaining exposure, and developing new products and services. At Yamaha, we are proud that the following partners have put their faith in us, and have provided their ongoing support as sponsors of our Factory Supercross Team. They share our passion for racing, and we consider them to not only be our business partners, but also, our friends.
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. Together, Monster Energy and Yamaha have won six AMA Superbike Championships in a row, in addition to three AMA Daytona SportBike/Supersport Championships, which includes the past two consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport titles.
In 2016, the successful partnership between Monster Energy and Yamaha extended to Supercross when Monster Energy also became the title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross team, as well as the Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike team.
In 2017, Monster Energy is the title sponsor of both the Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross and Superbike teams, as well as the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Supersport team.
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!
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Yamalube formulates the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics, and applications of the various motorsports engines that Yamaha produces. And, 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.
Chaparral Motorsports is one of the largest motorcycle accessory and vehicle dealerships in the country and has a rich history in supporting the sport of motorcycle racing. Chaparral is proud to have sponsored such motorcycle racing legends as Tim Ferry, Steve Lamson, and Jeremy McGrath, to name just a few.
Yamaha joined forces with Chaparral Motorsports in 1996 as they formed Chaparral Yamaha Racing, a satellite Supercross/Motocross team. In 1998, the relationship grew to new heights with support from Yamaha Factory Racing, as they joined forces with Jeremy McGrath and team manager Larry Brooks to become the first non-factory team in the history of the sport to win a Supercross Championship. The team went on to win a total of three consecutive Supercross Championships--in 1998, 1999, and 2000--with McGrath.
This historic partnership was re-ignited in 2016 when Chaparral reunited with the re-born Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross team and two-time Supercross Champion Chad Reed.
In 2017, the partnership continues with Chad Reed and Cooper Webb both riding for the team. In addition, Cooper will also compete in the AMA Motocross series for the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing team.
Yamaha Financial Services
A brand-new sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross team for 2017, Yamaha Financial Services (YFS) was created by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), to provide financing solutions to Yamaha powersports consumers.
YFS operates throughout the YMUS nationwide network of dealers, actively financing Yamaha products and supporting Yamaha customers throughout the country.
Rider Profile - Cooper Webb, #2
“I’m so excited to be riding for Yamaha Factory Racing this year. It’s a dream come true for me, especially to be able to stay with the brand where I started my professional career. Also, it’s great to be a teammate of Chad’s. Growing up, he was always my favorite rider. To be teammates with a legend is awesome.”
|Date of Birth:||October 11, 1995|
|Home Town:||Newport, NC|
|First Race:||Hangtown MX|
|Year Turned Pro:||2013|
|Training:||Cycling, Gym, Trainer: Gareth Swanepoel|
|Hobbies:||Surfing, Golf, Cycling, BMX, MTB,
Fishing, Shooting Guns, Basketball,
|2016||AMA 250SX West Champion, AMA 250MX National Champion, Represented Team USA at 2016 Motocross of Nations, Winner in MX2 at Charlotte MXGP|
|2015||AMA 250SX West Champion, Represented Team USA at 2015 Motocross of Nations, Winner in SX1 at Genoa (Italy) Supercross, 2nd in SX1 at Bercy/Lille (France) Supercross, Winner in SX1 at AUS-X Open in Sydney (Australia), 2nd in MX450 at Sugo (Japanese Motocross Nationals)|
|2014||3rd in AMA 250MX National Championship, Winner in MX450 at Sugo (Japanese Motocross Nationals)|
Rider Profile - Chad Reed, #22
“I’m stoked to be racing for the Yamaha Factory team again this year. In 2016, we learned the bike and found our strengths and weaknesses. For 2017, the team and I are motivated to continue building. Also, Cooper brings a new level of energy to the team. Youth has that natural way of upping the enthusiasm! I like that energy, and it’s great having him as my teammate.”
|Date of Birth:||March 15, 1982|
|Home Town:||Dade City, FL|
|Marital Status:||Married to Ellie|
|Year Turned Pro:||1998|
|Training:||Cycling, Gym, Laps on the Track|
|Hobbies:||Go Karting, Training, Playing With My kids, Family Time|
|2016||5th in AMA 450SX Championship|
|2015||4th in AMA 450SX Championship, Winner of Atlanta 450SX|
|2014||Two AMA 450SX Wins|