Yamaha bLU cRU Racers Capture 2021 Off-Road Racing Championships

YFZ450R racers dominate with historic finishes and championships.

Chad Wienen claims his eighth AMA Pro championship.Yamaha

Yamaha YFZ450R racer Chad Wienen continues to add to his ATV racing legacy at the ATV Motocross series by tying AMA Hall of Fame inductee Gary Denton’s record eight AMA Pro championships. Wienen also earned his third-straight Pro Stock championship on Saturday, September 4, at Briarcliff MX in Nashport, Ohio. Wienen took the top AMA Pro class podium spot four times during the 10-race series and never finished below second place. Wienen secured the championship with a 16-point lead over fellow bLU cRU racers Joel Hetrick, who earned six first-place finishes, and Bryce Ford for a Yamaha YFZ450R podium sweep. Ford also earned the Pro-Am class championship and a $2,500 championship bonus with seven wins.

In the women’s WMX class, Andrea Berger came through with a solid season, winning six of nine rounds on her YFZ450R to secure the title for the second year in a row.

Yamaha racer Walker Fowler claims his seventh championship in a row.Yamaha

In the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series, Yamaha factory-supported racing veteran Walker Fowler claimed his seventh-straight championship, earning the $15,000 bLU cRU championship bonus on his WFR/GBC/Fly Racing YFZ450R. Fowler also topped legendary Yamaha racer Bill Ballance on the all-time wins record to place second behind Chris Borich. Fowler clinched the championship early on with eight wins and 11 podium finishes in the 13-race XC1 Pro ATV class.

Yamaha racing veteran, Walker Fowler, wears pink in support of breast cancer research and awareness.Yamaha

In support of GNCC’s annual “pink race” at the Yamaha Racing Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana, raising breast cancer awareness and funding local breast cancer care and research, Yamaha once again returned as a major contributor to the effort, committing $50 for each class win on a Yamaha, and an additional $50 for each 2021 Yamaha championship. This year, with 30 national championships and 41 race-day wins in ATV, side-by-side, and motorcycle classes, Yamaha donated more than $5,550 supporting the local Faith Alliance Fund, held at the Montgomery County Community Foundation.

For more information about Yamaha ATV racing efforts, visit the Yamaha bLU cRU online at yamahablucru.com.