May 24, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Yamaha Motor Canada has announced that its popular bLU cRU Factory Ride Award will once again be available to aspiring amateur racers at two of the biggest amateur motocross events in all of Canada during the 2018 racing season.
First introduced in 2011, the bLU cRU Factory Ride Award grants one lucky racer the use of a YZ motorcycle for the 2019 racing season. Also included in the prize are a $2,500 parts credit and a customized graphics kit from LimeNine.
The 2018 bLU cRU Factory Ride Award will be available to amateur Yamaha racers competing on a YZ motorcycle at the Eastern Amateur Grand National (Deschambault, QC) on August 2-5 and the Walton TransCan Grand National Championship (Walton, ON) on August 14-18.
“As we continue to build our bLU cRU racing program in Canada, the MX Factory Ride Award remains a vital piece of the equation,” said Graeme Jones, marketing coordinator at Yamaha Motor Canada. “Yamaha is pleased to reward young, ambitious racers for their hard work with a new, reliable YZ and a parts credit as they take their careers to the next level.”
How Do You Win?
Of all the Yamaha riders at each event, the winning rider must attain the most cumulative points for their finishes.
• Contest open only to amateur Yamaha riders.
• Winner must be a resident of Canada.
• Winner’s Yamaha must be a Canadian-purchased unit.
• Winner cannot be an employee of Yamaha Motor Canada or one of its dealerships.
• Winner is only eligible for one prize (cannot win at multiple events).
After June 23rd entries for the Canadian Amateur Grand National Championship are taken on an as received basis IF there are still gate positions available, otherwise they are added to the standby list. More here
Just Twist It, Matt Popp, and Allan Thompson laboured to capture the 2016 TransCan GNC under the worst possible weather conditions …. and did a magnificent job. Narrated by GuaranteedMx’s editor Ryan Gauld and edited with tireless dedication this video follows several families from one side of Canada to the other as they lived the week and their own ‘Walton experience’. View it here
“The bLU cRU Factory Ride Award is a great way to support amateur racing in Canada. It gives the athletes what is needed to reach their goals with a new reliable YZ and a parts credit to get them through a tough race season.” Bryan Hudgin, Yamaha’s Race Director. Read more here
Before the gate drops for the first moto in your region, make sure you are aware of the qualifying events and the TransCan pre-entry procedure. Read more here
“Walton Raceway is thrilled to elevate the Parts Canada TransCan Grand National Motocross to the CMA National Championship and FIM North America Continental Cup level. FIM is the highest honour in motocross. From Supercross to MXGP and the Motocross of Nations, they are the elite events of the world. ” Read more here
Kaven Benoit is the Pro Superfinal winner and earned the coveted title ‘King of Walton’ and the sword to prove it!
The Alpinestar Bronze Boot is an annual award presented to the best all round amateur rider with the most points in the Junior or Intermediate Classes for the week of the Parts Canada TransCan Canada Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway.
The Dunlop Top Mini Rider Award is an annual award presented to the best all round Mini Racer with the most points in the 65cc, 85cc and Supermini Classes for the week of the Parts Canada TransCan Canada Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway.
The Rick Joseph Memorial Award is an annual award presented at the Parts Canada TransCan to recognize the character, achievements and potential of riders in the Intermediate class.
Rick Joseph Jr. first came to our attention during the mid ’80s when he, like most of us was struggling to learn the basic skills required to survive as a beginner. He and his family and friends were regular Saturdays for ‘house league’ motocross events at Hully Gully. His enthusiasm for the sport was obvious despite a normally shy personality.
His commitment became increasingly obvious as he honed his talent to raise his level of achievement. Against a strong contingent which included riders such as Chris Pomeroy and Brad Lockhart, Rick was gaining strength and recognition. To further challenge himself he also competed in the USA and it was at the Mini Olympics at Gainesville Florida that he suffered an injury that ultimately claimed his life in the fall of 1989.
Richard and Ellie Joseph, his parents, have maintained their connections with the sport and can be seen on competing in the +40 and ladies classes. Each year they have posted a $300 cash award for presentation at the Walton event. In addition the recipients receive a plaque embossed with a graphic taken from a picture of Rick which appeared in Motocross Action capturing Rick getting the holeshot at Gainesville Mini O’s in the 250B class. Eligible riders are limited to residents of Canada and cannot repeat. A committee of independent observers submit nominations from their evaluation of a number of criteria looking at the whole season.The criteria recognize the difficulty most riders have in making the transition to pro class racing and attempts to evaluate the strength of character, sportsmanship, self discipline and personality in addition to ability and results which should make this a successful transition
Yamaha Motor Canada will offer a “Factory Ride” sponsorship to a deserving Amateur Yamaha rider at the upcoming 2016 Parts Canada TransCan, Canadian Amateur Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway, August 17-21.2016. The “Factory Ride” sponsorship will go to the Yamaha rider who scores the most points in their respective classes.
The rider (in any class) that starts off their week at Parts Canada TransCan with a bad moto, but recovers to finish well in their remaining motos. This award is open to any rider participating in the Parts Canada TransCan Grand National Championships.
This award is presented to the Mother or Father of a Parts Canada TransCan Grand National Championships participant that exemplifies the same hard work and dedication that Dan showed to his kids.
The Directmotocross.com Total Devotion award focus’s on the rider at Parts Canada TransCan that shows the ability to overcome adversity and shows total devotion to the sport of motocross on and off the track.
This award goes to the rider that is simply the most improved from the previous year. The most improved rider never gives up and works hard to achieve his or her goals.
This award goes to the Manufacture with the highest accumulated points drawn from the top 5 overall in each TransCan class.
Presented to the racer who most dominates their class during the event