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Yamaha Racing

October 03, 2016 12:00 ET

Yamaha Racing's Walker Fowler Clinches GNCC Championship Aboard YFZ450R

Fowler Wins Second-Straight XC1 Pro ATV Championship Before Series' End

KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwired - October 03, 2016) - Yamaha Racing's Walker Fowler earned his second-straight Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC1 Pro ATV championship piloting his Yamaha YFZ450R. Placing on the podium at the Powerline Park in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Fowler captured the series title with one round remaining.

"Fowler dominated the cross-country ATV circuit this season and consistently demonstrated why the YFZ450R is the racers' top sport ATV of choice, with the power, durability and performance to consistently top the podium," said Steve Nessl, Yamaha's ATV / SxS group marketing manager. "A big congratulations from everyone at Yamaha to Walker and his team for another amazing season."

Fowler currently leads the XC1 Pro ATV series with 326 points, 7 first-place finishes, and 11 podium finishes -- enough to lock in his 2016 title before the series finale at the Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

"To race and win the best cross-country class in the nation feels amazing, especially two years in a row," Fowler said. "Thanks to Yamaha for the consistent performance of the YFZ450R, and for supporting not only my team, but the ATV racing community as a whole."

Fowler earned his first XC1 Pro ATV championship last year, adding to his collection of titles including XC2 Pro-Am, College A, Schoolboy (13-15), and 90cc mod. (12-15) classes dating back to 2006.

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About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company's ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.

ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
The Raptor 90 is recommended for use only by riders 10 years and older and always with adult supervision.
The YFZ50 is recommended for use only by riders 6 years and older and always with adult supervision.

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