August 9, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Amateur motocross rider Jake Tricco (Collingwood, ON) earned his second consecutive Yamaha bLU cRU Factory Ride Award after a dominant performance at the Eastern Canadian Amateur National, held at Motocross Deschambault in Quebec on August 2-5. Tricco, age 16, swept each of the nine races he entered in the Intermediate MX2, Intermediate MX3 and Schoolboy classes on his 2018 Yamaha YZ250F.
The bLU cRU Factory Ride Award is presented to the Yamaha rider with the most cumulative points at each of two major amateur motocross events in Canada. Tricco and a rider at the upcoming Walton TransCan (August 14-17) will each receive a new Yamaha YZ motorcycle to use for the 2019 season and a $2,500 Yamaha parts credit to be redeemed through their Yamaha dealer for parts, accessories, power equipment, Yamalube and more. A bLU cRU graphics kit from LimeNine is also included.
“It’s awesome to win this award in back-to-back years,” said the teen sensation, who has dipped his toe into the Pro ranks this season for the first time, earning himself a handful of top ten finishes. “Getting a Yamaha for the full season and a parts credit on top of that is really valuable, and I’m excited for the opportunity as I make the move to Pro in 2019.”
“It’s great to see the Factory Ride Award program continue to prosper,” said Graeme Jones, marketing coordinator for motorcycles at Yamaha Motor Canada. “We’re thrilled to see amateur riders from across the country striving for this award, and we’re happy to give back to the racers and families that put their best foot forward every race, every weekend. That’s why we’re proud to support Jake again going into the 2019 season.”
The second Yamaha bLU cRU Factory Ride Award in motocross will be presented at the Walton TransCan in Walton, ON on August 14-17. Additional Factory Ride Awards will be handed out in Canadian road racing and flat track this season as well.
“We want to show customers our commitment to amateur racing and our appreciation for their business,” Jones added. “The Factory Ride Award is the perfect opportunity to do just that.”