Yamaha Back as Official OEM Partner of Progressive AFT in 2024
Returns as Title Sponsor of Yamaha Senoia Short Track
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 7, 2023) – Progressive American Flat Track, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is pleased to announce that Yamaha Motor Corp., USA will again stand as an Official OEM Partner of Progressive AFT for the upcoming 2024 season.
Additionally, Yamaha will once again serve as the title sponsor for the Yamaha Senoia Short Track at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, on March 23. This marks the fifth occasion Yamaha has stepped into that role for the series’ visits to the Atlanta area since the manufacturer first opened its corporate offices in Marietta, Georgia, in late 2018.
Yamaha enjoyed another banner season of Progressive AFT competition in 2023, proving itself a title-contending powerhouse in both Mission SuperTwins and Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER.
Spearheaded by Estenson Racing’s rising superstar, Dallas Daniels, Yamaha-mounted riders racked up seven victories, 15 top twos, 23 podiums, and 35 top fives in the premier class. That included a pair of 1-2 finishes and an ultimate championship ranking of second and third. Along the way, Daniels demonstrated the all-around excellence of the Yamaha MT-07 by completing the career Grand Slam – earning at least one win on a Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track, and TT – in just his second season competing at the pinnacle of the sport.
It was a similar story in the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles class, where another emerging force, young Tom Drane, led the way aboard his Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F. There, Yamaha-mounted riders secured six wins, 12 top twos, 15 podiums, 25 top fives, and two 1-2 finishes en route to second- and third-place title standings.
Yamaha is well positioned to continue its modern-day dirt track ascent with Daniels and Drane recently confirmed to be back to hunt their respective #1 plates aboard Estenson Racing-tuned Yamahas in 2024.
“We appreciate Yamaha’s continued support of the sport for the 2024 Progressive American Flat Track season,” said Gene Crouch, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “We’re looking forward to again hosting Yamaha’s Atlanta-based employees in March for another incredible night of racing at Senoia Raceway.”
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About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the Powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more.
YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in Cypress, California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Further U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin).
About Progressive American Flat Track
Progressive American Flat Track, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on Progressive American Flat Track, please visit us on the web, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and catch all the Progressive American Flat Track racing action on FOX Sports.