Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing's Justin Barcia Looks To Battle In The High Altitude This Saturday In Salt Lake City
The penultimate round of the
2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is set to take
place this Saturday, April 28, inside of Salt Lake City's
Rice-Eccles Stadium with a daytime race schedule for the
second-consecutive week. The Monster Energy/Yamaha
Factory Racing Team is prepared for battle in the high altitudes of
Utah with riders Justin Barcia and Josh Hill looking to pilot their
YZ450F machines to a top position at Round 16.
With Barcia back on track for the third-straight weekend, the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team is pleased to welcome Josh Hill back to its 450SX roster for the final two rounds as a fill-in rider for the injured Cooper Webb. Hill made his 2018 Monster Energy Supercross debut with the team in Seattle in place of an injured Barcia and the Washington native had a solid day going until the muddy conditions took him down in the Main Event.
Justin Barcia, 450SX #51 - Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Rider
"I'm out here in California right now doing some motocross testing and riding and I'm feeling really good heading into the weekend. My body is feeling better and better every day, my hand is good and I just need to show up 100% on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to Salt Lake City, I think it's a good fit for me because I really like racing in the altitude, it doesn't bother me at all. I just need to get some solid starts and get that bike up front because the bike is definitely capable of winning, I just need to put it in the right place."
Josh Hill, 450SX #751 - Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Fill-In Rider
"After Seattle SX, the guys at Yamaha were gracious enough to get me hooked up with a brand new YZ450F and help me get some really good supercross suspension on it so I could get some practice in. Originally, I was thinking about trying to get ready for Las Vegas SX, just to go have fun and put a dry race under my belt since Seattle was so muddy, but unfortunately Cooper Webb had a big get-off in Minneapolis and he's not going to be able to compete and I was lucky enough to get the call to come and fill-in for him for the last few remaining races. I'm really excited about the opportunity and hope that the extra weeks of preparation and being able to get acclimated to the Yamaha will hopefully pay off in results at the end of the day."
Meet Justin Barcia and Josh Hill During Saturday's Pit Party
Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday morning from 11 a.m. - Noon (subject to change due to scheduling). Justin and Josh will be there to meet fans and sign autographs.
See the All-New 2018 YZ65
The recently-introduced 2018 YZ65 will be on display at the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday. With its all-new engine, chassis, suspension, bodywork and more, the YZ65 is designed to provide young riders with top-notch performance and reliability while racing toward the victorYZone. Come and check it out!
Enter to Win a Cooper Webb Factory Team Replica 2018 Yamaha YZ450F
While visiting the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter on Saturday, be sure to enter the "2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes."
FIRST PRIZE: A replica of Cooper Webb's #2 2018 Yamaha YZ450F decked out in full Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team livery
SECOND PRIZE: Five (5) KMC Side-by-Side Wheels, five (5) EFX MotoHammer UTV Tires, and one (1) Installation Kit
THIRD PRIZE: $1,700 to spend on Yamaha Genuine Parts, Apparel & Accessories at https://www.ShopYamaha.com
Look for the Yamaha Financial Services Brand Ambassadors and ask them to enter your name in the "2018 Team Replica Yamaha YZ450F Sweepstakes." No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and all names collected will be automatically entered in a random drawing. A First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner and Third Prize Winner will be selected from a pool of all eligible and qualified entries on June 1, 2018, and the Sweepstakes ends on May 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
For Official Sweepstakes Rules and more information, please visit: https://www.YZsweeps.com
IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO RICE-ECCLES STADIUM, TUNE INTO FOX
This week's coverage of Monster Energy Supercross from Salt Lake City will be broadcast on FOX beginning at 2:30 p.m. PST. So, if you can't be at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, be sure to watch Justin, Josh and the other Yamaha bLU cRU riders on FOX.
For more Yamaha racing news, results, photos, and videos, visit http://www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing