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Jan 30, 2002

It's Official: Yamaha To Sponsor California Speedway Superbike Race

From a press release, confirmation of what we reported on January 15:<BR><BR><BR>YAMAHA NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF APRIL 5-7 SUPERBIKE EVENT AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY<BR><BR>The Yamaha Superbike Challenge Features Two Rounds/Two Days of Racing<BR><BR>FONTANA, Calif. (January 30, 2002) - California Speedway's Inaugural motorcycle event weekend, April 5-7, will feature Yamaha Motor Corp. as the<BR>title sponsor, Yamaha West Region Sales Manager, Rocky Aiello and speedway President Bill Miller announced today.<BR><BR>The speedway's new 2.3-mile, 21-turn road course will host "The Yamaha Superbike Challenge," featuring Rounds Two and Three on the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship schedule. Round Two, slated for Saturday, April 6th, will be the Yamaha West Region Dealers 100k, while Round Three on Sunday, April 7th, will be the Yamaha 100k.<BR><BR>The partnership also makes Yamaha the "Official Motorcycle and ATV" of California Speedway.<BR><BR>In addition to the Superbike races, AMA sanctioned events will also be conducted in 600cc SuperSport, 250 Grand Prix and Formula Xtreme classes during the weekend.<BR><BR>"There is an incredible amount of excitement already surrounding this event at California Speedway, and with the addition of Yamaha as the event title sponsor, we know the level of excitement will increase," Miller said. "Working with Yamaha and all of their dealers in the West region will enable us to reach a large number of motorcycle enthusiasts in one of the strongest motorcycle markets in the country. In addition, our three and two-day ticket packages offer fantastic savings."<BR><BR>Yamaha West Region Sales Manager Rocky Aiello added, "Yamaha has high standards for its products and partners, so we're proud to partner with a professional organization like California Speedway. Working together, we look forward to increasing motorcycle awareness and road racing exposure to one of the largest audiences in the country."<BR><BR>Tickets for the April 5-7 Yamaha Superbike Challenge are currently on sale via the speedway's website at www.californiaspeedway.com, in person at the speedway's box office or by calling 1-800-944-RACE (7223). In the coming weeks, tickets will also be available for sale at participating West Region Yamaha dealers.<BR><BR>Advance sale three-day and two-day ticket packages are available, with three-day savings ranging from $10-$15 and two-day savings ranging from $10-$20. This offer will end two weeks prior to race weekend. Individual tickets will be sold throughout the weekend. In addition, children 12 & under are admitted free in the general admission areas.<BR><BR><BR>Ticket Prices are as follows:<BR><BR>Three-Day Admission Package (April 5-7)<BR>General Admission - Adult - $60, Child (12 and under) wristband - free<BR><BR>Preferred Reserved Admission - Adult and Child - $70<BR><BR>Two-Day General Admission (April 6-7)<BR>General Admission - Adult - $50, Child (12 and under) wristband - free<BR><BR>Preferred Reserved Admission - Adult and Child - $60<BR><BR><BR>Single-Day Admission<BR><BR>April 5 - Practice<BR><BR>General Admission - Adult - $10, Child (12 and under) wristband - free<BR><BR>Preferred Reserved Admission - Adult and Child - $15<BR><BR><BR>April 6 - Round Two - Yamaha West Region Dealers 100k and racing in three other classes<BR><BR>General Admission - Adult - $30, Child (12 and under) wristband - free<BR><BR>Preferred Reserved Admission - Adult and Child - $40<BR><BR><BR>April 7 - Round Three - Yamaha 100k and racing in three other classes<BR><BR>General Admission - Adult - $30, Child (12 and under) wristband - free<BR><BR>Preferred Reserved Admission - Adult and Child - $40<BR><BR>For additional information, log onto the speedway's website at www.californiaspeedway.com or visit Yamaha's website at www.yamaha-motor.com.