Cypress, CA - May 18, 2017 – The 2017 AMA Pro Motocross Championship begins this weekend with Round 1 at the Hangtown MX Classic in Sacramento, CA, and Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider Cooper Webb will make his 450MX debut aboard his #2 Yamaha YZ450F.
Cooper, who was last year's 250MX Champion, is the top incoming rookie to the 450MX class. The 21-year-old rider from Newport, NC, has had success in his limited appearances on the YZ450F. He notched 2-3 moto finishes at the MXGP at Glen Helen Raceway in 2015.
“I’m very eager to get this outdoor season kicked off at Hangtown,” Cooper said. “It kind of feels like Anaheim 1 all over again. No one really knows where they stand until the gate drops. The slate is wiped clean, and we have a whole new series in which to turn our season around. I’ve been preparing for a while now, and I feel great riding outdoors on my Yamaha YZ450F, so I can’t wait til Saturday!”
Tomorrow night, from 6 to 7 PM, be sure to stop by The Palladio at 270 Palladio Parkway in Folsom. Cooper Webb and several other Yamaha bLU cRU riders wil be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.
Meet Cooper Again On Saturday
Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter on Saturday from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. Cooper will be there to meet you and sign autographs.