Yamaha FZR Dominates Fist Two Rounds of the APBA National
Report on Yamaha FZR Dominates Fist Two Rounds of the APBA National.
In only its second year of racing, the Yamaha FZR owned the leaderboard in the first two rounds of the APBA National Tour that took place May 1-2 in Parker, AZ.
"After seeing the potential of the FZR last year, the start lines were dominantly Yamahas in Parker this year," said Amy Green, a Dean's Team Yamaha rider and the 2009 Women's National Champion.
May 1, 2010 Race Results
On the first day of racing, Amy Green came in first in the Expert Runabout Limited and first in the Women's Runabout Limited, winning every event she entered.
That same day, Yamaha won both the Pro-Am Runabout Stock and Pro-Am Runabout Open Classes. 2009 APBA National Champion Chris MacClugage pulls down a first place win in the Pro-Am Runabout Stock Class, while Dustin Charrier of Dean's Team takes second in the Pro-Am Runabout Stock and first in the Pro-Am Runabout Open.
"The Macc Racing tuned 2010 Yamaha FZR worked great and we are very happy with the results," said Chris MacClugage.
"Racers know what it takes to win, and it's only taken one season for it to become apparent that the Yamaha FZ platform is what will take them there," said Scott Watkins, Yamaha's product manager and former World Champion Racer. "In the world of PWC racing, it's not easy for racers to shift their brand effort in one year. It's expensive and takes a lot of work. But we've seen many of the world's top racers take that step to move to Yamaha, and the results speak for themselves."
May 2, 2010 Race Results
The second round of racing again saw Amy Green winning both motos in the Expert Runabout Limited, and she took the top spot in the Women's Runabout Limited, rounding out an amazing weekend of racing.
"The additional power that Dean unleashed on my new boat is literally awesome. And, it's so easy to handle that I was able to race and win on it without any practice time on it at all," said Amy Green.
Yamaha dominated the Pro-Am Runabout Stock Class with MacClugage taking the top spot, Dustin Charrier finishing second, and last year's Pro-Am Runabout Stock World Champion Tim Neff riding his Yamaha FZR to a third place finish.