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Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Graves Motorsports Rearsets Price Reduction

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AMA Pro Racing Laguna Seca Round 2 Press and News 2014

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Graves Motorsports Press Laguna Seca Round 2 - 2013

Graves Motorsports Press Laguna Seca Round 2 - 2013

 

Herrin Wins SuperBike Championship & Hayes Wins Race At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca For Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha

Monterey, CA – September 29, 2013 – Since joining Yamaha in 2005, Josh Herrin has won race after race aboard his YZF-R6 and YZF-R1, and dreamed about bringing home a Championship for the triple-tuning-forks brand. On Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Herrin accomplished his goal. The 23-year-old rider from Dublin, Georgia, finished second in the final SuperBike race of the 2013 AMA Pro Racing season, which earned him more than enough points to win the title.

The winner of the race was Herrin’s Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate, three-time AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes. Hayes notched his 8th SuperBike victory of the season, taking the checkers more than 13 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, and he finished the season second in total Championship points.

Third place went to Foremost Insurance/Pegram Racing/Yamaha rider Larry Pegram, who matched his season-opening result at Daytona International Speedway, to complete a Yamaha podium sweep.

When asked about his freshly minted Championship, Herrin said, “I think the best word to describe my season is ‘consistency.’ We were really consistent all year. At the beginning of the year, I wasn’t even thinking about the Championship. We were fortunate at Daytona, but I figured Josh would come back, and he did. But, at the same time, we were smart and rode really consistent, and it paid off in the end. Overall, it went great.”

“This has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Herrin continued, “And it’s finally come true. I can’t even explain the emotions right now. Coming around on that last lap, I just filled up with tears. I could barely see where I was going. I’ve never felt that kind of emotion before. It’s crazy, the emotions you feel when you achieve something that you’ve been hoping to do your whole life.”

After his Sunday win, Hayes said, “It was a great weekend. This is two good Laguna Seca’s this year for me. I’ve had a great season, and I’m proud of the things I’ve accomplished. My statistics are good. I was able to get eight pole positions. I think I’ve gotten all the poles except two in three years, which is a pretty amazing run. It’s fun to be fast. And I had a good run of races this year.”

About his teammate’s SuperBike Championship, the Triple Champ said, “I really think the story today is Josh winning his #1 plate. He did what he needed to do and, when the pressure was on, he stepped up.”

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Faster By The Dozen As Daytona SportBike Champ Beaubier Notches His 12th DSB Victory Of The Season For Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha

Monterey, CA – September 29, 2013 – Finishing his Championship season in winning fashion, Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Cameron Beaubier won his 12th AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race this year, with a victory in Sunday’s DSB race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was also his 10th win in a row in 2013, completing a season of utter domination for the 20-year-old sensation, in a racing class known for its ultra-competitiveness.

Garrett Gerloff, rider of the #8 Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6, raced in tandem with his teammate Cameron for part of the race, until the 2013 DSB Champ started another one of his signature charges to the front. Garrett stayed in the lead group and almost caught the third-place finisher at the checkers, but he ultimately had to settle for fourth. Garrett completed his first full season of DSB competition on the Championship podium, with an excellent third place in the points.

After celebrating his win and “dominant dozen” in winner’s circle, Cameron said, “I had a pretty big crash in final qualifying yesterday, and I banged up my knee and ankle a little bit. So, I felt pretty stiff this morning in the warmup. In the race, I decided to take it a little bit easy in the beginning. My knee was hurting pretty good but, as the race went on, it loosened up some, and I was able to start putting down some fast laps. My team worked hard last night to get my bike ready for today’s race, so I have to thank them for today, and really, for the whole season. Olly (Hutchinson) and Skye (Girard) are so good at what they do, and I can’t thank them enough. 12 wins this season is awesome, and of course, winning the Championship is, too.”
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Everything Comes Up Crazy 8s For Daytona SportBike Champ Beaubier As He Goes 8 For 8 In Poles For Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha

Monterey, CA – September 28, 2013 – In a string that started with a Rolex wristwatch for winning the pole for the Daytona 200, 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion Cameron Beaubier completed a perfect record of eight poles out of eight events this season, with pole number eight coming today in final qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cameron has started from the pole in every DSB race this season, and he’ll do the same tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Cameron’s teammate Garrett Gerloff will also start on the front row tomorrow, after qualifying third today aboard his #8 Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6.

Unfortunately for Cameron, though, his final qualifying session of 2013 was not without incident. The northern Californian–who lives just a few hours north of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca– tucked the front of his #6 R6 on the brakes going into turn three on the lap right after his fastest lap of the session. He lowsided the bike and injured his right knee and ankle in the tipover. “It was weird,” said Cameron as his sat quietly and iced down his leg. “As soon as I touched the brakes going into Turn 3, I lost the front. I didn’t even have any time to react. Before I knew it, I was on the ground. I’m not sure how I banged my knee, but I did tumble a lot going through the gravel. I wish we had footage to look at because I don’t really know how I hurt my knee and ankle. I definitely took a pretty good tumble, though.” When asked about his prognosis and plan for tomorrow’s race, Cameron said, “I may meet up with Dr. Bryan (his orthopedist) tonight to have the injuries evaluated. But, right now, my plan is to race tomorrow. That’s what I’m counting on.”

Garrett said, “I’m bummed for Cameron that he had a tipover and got hurt. Hopefully, he’ll be good to go for tomorrow. As for me, I qualified second yesterday, and I actually went faster today, but Im starting third tomorrow. I’m disappointed, but I’m still on the outside of the front row, which isn’t a bad place to start. I’m hungry to get my first win of the season, so I’m looking forward to the race tomorrow morning.”

The final Daytona SportBike race of the 2013 season will go green early on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM PT from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Pure Pole Perfection For Hayes As Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Champ Qualifies First At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca & Notches Eighth-Consecutive Pole Of Season; Teammate Herrin 2nd On Grid

Monterey, CA – September 28, 2013 – In Saturday’s final qualifying session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, three-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes completed a perfect season in qualifying as he notched his eighth and final pole position of 2013, based on his fast lap from Friday’s provisional qualifying. No other SuperBike rider has gone faster than Hayes in qualifying at every AMA Pro Racing event this season.

2013 Championship points leader and Hayes’ teammate Josh Herrin improved on his provisional fifth position from yesterday. He recorded a string of fast laps towards the end of today’s final qualifying and put his #2 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1 in second position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.

When asked about his perfect season of poles, Hayes said, “It’s really cool to consistently be the fastest rider out there, and to earn the pole at every track really shows just how good my Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team is. The ultimate goal every weekend is to win the races, but the first step in that process is getting pole. I think it’s something that every team tries for, and I’m proud that we got all eight poles this season.”

“I’m ready for tomorrow’s race,” Herrin said. “I had a much better session today, and I worked methodically on putting down some fast laps. I’m happy with P2 on the starting grid, and I can hardly wait till tomorrow. I really wish the race was today.”

Sunday morning’s SuperBike race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is set to go green at 10:40 AM PT

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Number 6 for #6 As Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha DSB Champ Beaubier Breaks Track Record For 2nd Time This Season At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA – September 27, 2013 – For the sixth-consecutive time, 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion Cameron Beaubier broke the track record. Remarkably, this is the second time this season that Cameron, aboard his #6 YZF-R6, set the provisional pole and broke the track record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cameron’s teammate Garrett Gerloff also bettered his previous qualifying time from July and is second on the provisional grid.

It’s not often that a rider is able to break a lap record at a track where they already set a new record earlier in the season, but that’s the kind of year that Cameron is having. “The track felt a lot better this afternoon with more rubber on the surface,” Cameron said. “So I was able to run some fast laps. I’m glad I broke the track record again like I did when we were here for the MotoGP weekend in July. I want to keep doing my best and improving every time I”m on the bike.”

Garrett said, “I couldn’t get comfortable this morning with so many more riders on the track. But, in qualifying, everyone seemed to be spread out more, so I was feeling better and better with every lap I rode. I got into P2 (second place) on my last couple of laps, and I’m hoping to go faster in tomorrow’s session.”

Final qualifying for Daytona SportBike is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 3:15 PM PT, and the race will go green early on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM PT.

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Hayes Earns Provisional SuperBike Pole For Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; Teammate Herrin Is Fifth

Monterey, CA – September 27, 2013 – In Friday’s provisional qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, three-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes was the fastest rider on the track, and he was also notably nearly a full second faster than any of the World Superbike riders in their first free practice session of the weekend.

Championship points leader and Hayes’ teammate Josh Herrin qualified provisionally in fifth position. His session was cut short when he tucked the front of his #2 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1 in Laguna Seca’s turn 3 and slid off the track unhurt.

After the opening qualifying session, Hayes said, “It was a pretty typical qualifying session, I think. I’m trying to be steady and keep feeling fresh. I’m looking to keep building toward Sunday’s race. After racing (an R1 for the Yamaha Austria Racing Team) at LeMans (in the 24-hour endurance race) last weekend, it took me a few laps to get acclimated to my Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 and the Dunlop tires again, but I’m happy to be back on my SuperBike.”

Commenting on his tipover, Herrin said, “I’m really mad at myself because that’s the first time I’ve fallen all year. There were about 10 minutes left to go in the session, and I hadn’t really started clicking off fast laps. I’m glad we’ve got another qualifying session tomorrow.”

Tomorrow afternoon’s final SuperBike qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will begin at 12:40 AM PT, and Sunday morning’s SuperBike race will go green at 10:40 AM PT.

Graves Motorsports New Jersey AMA Pro Racing Weekend Press Releases 2013

Monday, September 16th, 2013
New Jersey Motorsports 2013 AMA Pro Racing

New Jersey Motorsports 2013 AMA Pro Racing

 

Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Triple Champ Hayes Wins SuperBike Race 2 At New Jersey Motorsports Park, Moves Into Second Place Behind Teammate & Title Leader Herrin


Millville, NJ – September 15, 2013 – In Sunday’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Josh Hayes definitively showed was he is the three-time defending series Champion. With his title defense in definite peril, he led the 23-lap contest from start to finish to record his seventh victory of the season. With the title points for the win, and the two bonus points he earned for setting the pole and leading the most laps in today’s race, Hayes moved into second place in the Championship, with one race left to decide it all.

After his victory, Hayes said, “The race went pretty good. This morning in practice, I knew I was in good shape for the race. I was able to get a good start and run fast laps right from the beginning. I rode well yesterday, too, and I knew that I had good speed. Today, it was the same thing, and I’m happy that I won the race for my team. I’m proud of the way I rode all weekend.”

Current points leader Josh Herrin finished second in today’s race, and he is currently 22 points ahead of Hayes. Herrin’s solid P2 result was his 11th podium finish out of 13 races (which includes 4 race wins) this season.

Herrin said, “It’s been since 2008 that I’ve been trying to win a Championship for Yamaha. I’m not there yet, but I’m knocking on the door. I was really nervous today, but I put my head down and got a good result, which definitely helps towards the Championship.’

The Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team will be back in action during the weekend of September 27 through 29 for the World Superbike Weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. It will be the final event of the season for the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike series.

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2013 Daytona SportBike Champ Beaubier Says “Y.E.S.” To A Dominant Sunday Win For Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha At New Jersey Motorsports Park


Millville, NJ – September 15, 2013 – In his first race as 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion, Cameron Beaubier rode a blistering pace on his #6 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 to win Sunday’s DSB Race 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

By the time he took the checkered flag, Cameron–who was clearly the class of the field–had pulled a gap of more than seven and a half seconds over his notably fast teammate Garrett Gerloff in second place. Also, along the way, Cameron recorded the fastest lap of the race, which was actually faster than his record-breaking lap in Friday’s qualifying session. It was his 11th win out of 12 races, in a season in which the northern California phenom has racked up more victories in a single season than any DSB rider in AMA Pro Racing history.

“It was a relief wrapping up the championship yesterday,” Cameron said. “So, going into today, I felt good, and I was happy that I could just ride with no pressure. I was able to ride a little more aggressively knowing that I had secured the title.”

Garrett, aboard the #8 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6 rode a very strong race at a track on which he’s had much success in his young career. For the likeable Texan, it was his eighth podium finish of the season.

Garrett said, “My first start wasn’t too good, but on the restart, I got a pretty good jump, and I was able to get up front and ride smooth laps. I couldn’t catch my teammate, so I decided to ride my own race and maintain my position till I saw the checkers.”

The Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team will be back in action during the weekend of September 27 through 29 for the World Superbike Weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. It will be the final event of the season for the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike series.

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Josh Herrin Extends His SuperBike Championship Points Lead For Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha With A Saturday Race 1 Win At New Jersey Motorsports Park

Millville, NJ – September 14, 2013 – Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha SuperBike rider and current Championship points leader Josh Herrin put in an amazing performance to win Saturday’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Josh’s hard-fought victory extended his lead to 19 points with just two SuperBike races left to go in the 2013 season.

After winning his fourth SuperBike race this year and earning his 10th podium finish out of 12 races thus far in 2013, Herrin said, “It was awesome! That battle with Martin (Cardenas, who finished in second place) was amazing. It was a lot of fun, and I really wanted to get the most laps led. Whenever Josh went by, I panicked for a second because I had a feeling that he had charged from behind and was going good. I thought I had to keep up with him because I needed this race win. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, and I’m really happy I was able to capitalize on Josh’s jump-start and get an even bigger cushion in the points.”

As Herrin alluded to, ironically, for the second time this season, three-time defending SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes was the first rider to be shown the waving checkered flag at the finish line, but he didn’t technically win the race. Due to a five-second penalty assessed by AMA Pro Racing for “anticipating the start” when the race went green, Hayes actually finished in fourth place on the scoring sheets.

It was a gut-wrenching result for Hayes, who is still in third place in the Championship, but he is now 28 points behind his teammate Herrin. Hayes and his team will regroup overnight, and they’re determined to come back strong in tomorrow’s SuperBike Race 2, which will go green on Sunday at 4:00 PM ET.

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Cameron Hammers ‘Em As Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Rider Clinches 2013 DSB Title With Race 1 Win At New Jersey Motorsports Park


Millville, NJ – September 14, 2013 – Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Cameron Beaubier will remember this day for the rest of his life, as will his family, friends, and fans. In one fell swoop, the soft-spoken, yet lightning-fast, northern Californian won Saturday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1, clinched the 2013 Daytona SportBike Championship, and set a new record for most DSB wins in a single season.

Despite only needing to score a handful of points to wrap up the 2013 DSB title in today’s race, Cameron was determined to keep his winning streak alive, and he successfully extended it to 8 wins in a row and 10 out of 11 wins this season. Also, earlier in the day, Cameron earned his seventh pole position out of seven rounds for a perfect qualifying record this season.

“It’s an awesome day,” Cameron said. “I can’t thank my Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team enough for all they’ve done for me this season. Also, I’ve got to thank my Mom and Dad, and my girlfriend Kayla for all their love and support. It feels really good to get this Championship for Yamaha.”

In contrast to Cameron’s fortunes, Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate Garrett Gerloff had a day that he’d just as soon forget. While racing in the lead group on lap three, Garrett lost the front of his #8 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6, and he suffered a mild tipover that put him out of the race.

About the incident, Garrett said, “I thought the left side of my tires had more heat in them than they did, and I was trying to catch up to Cameron and Jake in the lead. With the (cooler) track temps today and the cold tires, I ran out of side grip in Turn 3 and lowsided. It was a mistake, and I’ll learn from it and come back strong for tomorrow’s race. I want to say congratulations to my teammate Cameron. He’s had an amazing season, and my hat’s off to him.”

Daytona SportBike Race 2 from New Jersey Motorsports Park is scheduled for tomorrow at 3 PM ET.

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Hayes Throws Down At The Showdown As Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Champ Breaks Track Record In Friday Provisional Qualifying At New Jersey Motorsports Park


Millville, NJ – September 13, 2013 – In the first on-track salvo at New Jersey Motorsports Park, three-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes made a strong statement by breaking the track record during today’s provisional qualifying. Meanwhile, current Championship points leader and Hayes’ Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate Josh Herrin was the second-fastest rider on the track.

After the opening qualifying session, Hayes said, “It’s been a pretty good day for the most part. We’re heading in the right direction, and I’m having fun riding the motorcycle. I’m glad to be back on my Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 after the break, and I really like riding on this track.”

Herrin said, “We tried a tire in the beginning, and it just wasn’t working for me. So, we changed that, and it made a huge difference. Towards the end of the session, I was finally able to put some fast laps together, but not quite enough to catch Josh (Hayes). Tomorrow morning, we’ll start out (final qualifying) with the setup I ended today’s session with, and we should be in good shape. I’m glad that I have another session to improve my laps.”

Tomorrow morning’s final SuperBike qualifying session will begin at 9:40 AM ET, and SuperBike Race 1 from Miller Motorsports Park will go green at 3 PM ET.

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Beaubier & Gerloff Both Obliterate Lap Record At New Jersey Motorsports Park; Beaubier Earns Provisional DSB Pole Aboard His #6 Yamaha Extended Service/ Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6


Millville, NJ – September 13, 2013 – The two-rider tandem of Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff were both well under the qualifying track record in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike at New Jersey Motorsports Park in today’s provisional qualifying session. The Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammates were the fastest two riders on the track, and Cameron earned the provisional pole with a blistering lap time that was 1.5 second faster than the previous qualifying-lap record at the track

Following his record-breaking session, which is the fifth racetrack in a row on which he’s broken the track record, Cameron said, “This morning, we started off pretty rough, and I actually crashed towards the end of that session. But, my team did a great job getting the bike back together. We found a really good setup with the soft tire in qualifying, so I was able to put in a bunch of fast laps.”

Garrett said, “I felt really good for qualifying. I think I could have dropped my laptimes even more, but where you are on the track is always so important. I came up on some slower riders there at the end, and it slowed me a little bit. This track is really connected together, so you have to carry momentum all the way around. My bike should be faster in the morning with the cooler temps, so we’ll look to improve some in tomorrow’s final qualifying session.”

After final qualifying for Daytona SportBike tomorrow morning at 8:50 AM ET, DSB Race 1 will go green at 2 PM ET.

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Graves Yamaha Laguna Seca Race Recap + Exhaust Sale Special

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Graves Motorsports Laguna Seca 2013 Exhaust Special

Graves Motorsports Laguna Seca 2013 Exhaust Special

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Hayes & Herrin Deliver Another 1-2 Yamaha Punch At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca For Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha

Monterey, CA – July 21, 2013 – After going five for five in pole positions yesterday, three-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion and current 2013 points leader Josh Hayes won his sixth SuperBike race of the season, with his Sunday victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was the culmination of another perfect weekend for the rider of #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1, as he also led all 23 laps of the race from start to finish.

Hayes’ teammate and rider of the #2 R1, Josh Herrin, kept his own SuperBike title hopes very much alive by finishing second to make it the second 1-2 Yamaha finish of the day. And, speaking of “1-2,” with three SuperBike rounds and five races left to go in the season, Hayes and Herrin are still a close 1-2 in the Championship with the younger Josh just 11 points back of the Mississippi Madman.

Hayes said, “That wasn’t how I expected the race to play out, but I’m happy with it. It was a really smooth race for me, and we progressed well through the weekend to get this result today. My teammate got a really good start, and I was determined to come out of the first turn in the lead. It was good to get up front so quickly so I could focus on turning quick laps and just run my race. I’m looking forward to going to Miller Motorsports Park and focus on keeping this thing going. ”

Herrin said, “My plan was to stick behind Josh (Hayes) from lap one, and it sort of went to plan. I had a couple of pretty good bouts with Roger and Martin, and I was able get myself back into second. By then, Josh (Hayes) was gone. Right now, I’m only 11 points behind Josh (Hayes in the Championship points standings) going into Miller, and I enjoy going back there. It’s a good track for me, and I always do pretty well there.”

The Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team will be back in action in less than two weeks for Round 6 of the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship, which takes place on August 2-4 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.

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Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Delivers A One-Two Punch As Beaubier Wins & Gerloff Is Second At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA – July 21, 2013 – The Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team couldn’t have asked for a better weekend on the worldwide stage at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cameron Beaubier continued his string of perfect race weekends aboard his #6 YZF-R6 as he earned the pole yesterday in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, and then the northern Californian won Sunday’s race in convincing fashion with a gap of nearly three full seconds over the rest of the field. He also earned the bonus point for leading the most laps in the red-flag-shortened race and now has a 56-point lead in the 2013 Championship.

After the initial start, Cameron slotted himself into the lead pack to survey the field–which is the rider’s trademark strategy–he got into the lead and started working on pulling a gap. Unfortunately, the race was red-flagged and had to be restarted for a 5-lap sprint to the finish. At that point, Cameron abandoned his strategy and got the holeshot on the restart where he immediately began to pull away from the pack.

“I pulled a pretty good gap, and then we had a red flag,” Cameron said. “So, on the restart, I knew that I needed to get to the front a lot more quickly. I got the holeshot, and just put my head down till I saw the checkers. Five laps go by quickly here at Laguna, and I was happy that I won.”

In hot pursuit of Cameron during the race was his teammate and rider of the #8 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Garrett Gerloff. Garrett, who hails from Spring, Texas, finished second to Cameron, and ran an excellent race of his own. This was Garrett’s first-ever race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and he scored his second top-two finish of the season, which includes his second-place finish in March at the Daytona 200.

Garrett said, “I’m finally back on the podium! We came into this weekend, and everything was going smoothly. I kept improving my laptimes more and more as the weekend went on, and I’m really happy to get my second podium this year.” Garrett is currently in 4th place in the 2013 Championship points standings.

The Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team will be back in action in less than two weeks for Round 6 of the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship, which takes place on August 2-4 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.

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A Hayes Descends On Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca And Earns His Sixth SuperBike Pole In A Row For Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha

Monterey, CA – July 20, 2013 – Three-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes is a perfect five for five in pole positions this season and six for six going back to the final round of the 2012 SuperBike season. Riding his signature #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1, Josh was the fastest SuperBike competitor in the morning’s provisional qualifying session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and he bettered his time in the afternoon’s final qualifying event.

Hayes’ teammate and rider of the #2 R1, Josh Herrin set his fastest time of the day in provisional qualifying, and he will also start on the front row for tomorrow’s single SuperBike race of the weekend.

After earning his sixth-consecutive pole, Hayes said, “It was a pretty good session for me. My team and I worked a little bit on our setup and race pace, and I was able to go a little faster than I did this morning, so that was good. It’s always great to get that extra point for the pole, and I’ve got five of them, so that’s five bonus points. Those points are always important, and they’re especially important this season because we’re all still pretty close in points (in the SuperBike Championship standings).”

Herrin said, “The session got shortened, but it still went pretty well for us. I’m happy to be on the front row, and I’m also glad that I’m going faster in these qualifying sessions. I’ve been working hard on my fitness, and it’s obviously paying dividends for me.”

Tomorrow afternoon’s SuperBike race from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is set to go green at 3:45 PM PST.
Beaubier and Gerloff Qualify 1-2 In AMA Pro Go Pro Daytona SportBike

Cameron Beaubier–like his Yamaha teammate Josh Hayes–is also perfect on the season in DSB final qualifying, as the rider of the #6 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 also notched his sixth pole position of the season based on the record-breaking lap that he ran in yesterday’s provisional qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Cameron’s teammate Garrett Gerloff made a huge jump from his fourth-place result in provisional qualifying. Garrett put his #8 Y.E.S./Monster into 2nd place in today’s final qualifying session, and he’ll start right next to Cameron on the front row for tomorrow morning’s single DSB race of the weekend.

Commenting on his pole-position-earning effort, Cameron said, “We made a couple of changes this morning to the rear shock. The fog was a little tricky, but we saw Garrett going faster, and we decided to put in a new rear tire. We didn’t improve on our time from yesterday, but I feel really good about our setup for the race.”

“The bike was really good for me today,” Garrett said. “Every time I go out on the track, I learn something more, and it showed today. I’m really glad that I was able to improve my position, and I’m looking forward to starting the race right next to Cameron on the front row.”

Tomorrow morning’s Daytona SportBike race from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will start at 11:15 AM PST.

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Beaubier Notches Another Record-Breaking Performance For Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha, This Time In Provisional Pole Qualifying At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA – July 19, 2013 – At his home track, in front of his friends and family, and up on the world stage, Cameron Beaubier shone brightly in the limelight on the first day of AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cameron piloted his #6 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 around the picturesque 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in Friday’s provisional pole qualifying session and laid down a record-breaking, fastest lap that was more than a full second quicker than the rest of the talented field of DSB riders.

After his chart-topping performance–which is becoming a regular occurrence for the 20-year-old northern Californian phenom–he said, “We made some changes after practice this morning, and I put in some solid laps in qualifying. (RoadRace Factory Yamaha rider) Jake (Gagne) ran really well, so I was happy to be able to put my Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha on the provisional pole. I wanted to make sure I put some really good laps in today because the mornings can be foggy here, and conditions in final qualifying session may not be as good as they were this afternoon.”

Cameron’s teammate Garrett Gerloff put his #8 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha in 4th place provisionally, and he’s determined to improve on that lap time in final qualifying tomorrow morning.

“I’m hoping that we have a fog-free session and cool temperatures in the morning because I wasn’t happy with how things went for me in this first qualifying session,” commented Garrett. I’m on the second row of the grid right now, and I want to be a lot closer to Cameron rather than behind him at the start. I like this track a lot, and I need to show it with my results.”

Final qualifying for Daytona SportBike is tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM PST, and the single DSB race of the weekend is set to go green on Sunday morning at 11:15 AM PST.

For a video recap of last weekend’s historic performance at Mid-Ohio by Cameron and the Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team, go to http://youtu.be/aq_f1vtImHQ

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Graves Motorsports Yamaha YEC Works Order Parts

Graves Motorsports Yamaha YEC Works Order Parts

Kennesaw, Ga. May 1, 2013 : Subject: 2013 YZF-R1 / R6 YEC Kit Parts and Graves WORKS Parts Ordering Deadline #3 – This is to advise customers of the Yamaha YZF-R1 / R6 WORKS Parts and ordering information. Please refer to the information and product listing links mentioned below. The second ordering deadline has passed the current email covers products ordered by May 10, 2013 for mid August / 2013 delivery timelines.

YEC Kit Parts: Yamaha Racing parts developed for competing the YZF-R1 and YZF-R6. For the 2012-2013 R1 a complete new ECU set and wire harness are available to allow full benefit of the new model’s traction control function. The front wheel assembly is modified to allow the traction control rotor sensor to be installed and a new repair set is also added to the range.

Graves Parts: Graves WORKS Parts are designed based on the technical regulations of the AMA Pro Road Racing Championship series. Please check guidelines for the specific series you are entering before ordering Graves WORKS Parts.

Parts Listing Consists of:

1. Graves WORKS R6 Parts Listings
2. Graves WORKS R1 Parts Listings
3. Yamaha YEC R6 Kit Parts Listings
4. Yamaha YEC R1 Kit Parts Listings
Listed below are the three Ordering Round deadlines for the 2013 season.

1. November 27, 2012: Delivery early March 2013 (Deadline Passed)
2. January 10, 2013: Delivery late April 2013 (Deadline Passed)
3. May 10, 2013: Delivery mid-August 2013
Ordering Requirements:

All parts will be listed at www.gravesport.com/works.html
All orders received prior to the ordering deadlines will be accepted. However, we cannot guarantee additional orders after the ordering deadline has passed.
Items appearing on the approved AMA Pro Road Racing Eligible Equipment list will generally ship upon order confirmation during the AMA racing season: March – October.
In the event that the items appearing on the approved AMA Pro Road Racing Eligible Equipment list are ordered during the current AMA racing season (and not in stock at that time). Order confirmation will be given and those items will be delivered in no less than 10 and no more than 45 days.
If we are not able to accept some orders due to low availability or high production cost of the parts, we will immediately inform you by e-mail.
No cancellation of orders will be allowed once we have confirmed the orders.
Confirmation of your orders requires payment in full.
Customers and Yamaha dealers who have a current Graves Works account will receive a correspondence similar to this letter approximately 1 month prior to each deadline.
Customers and Yamaha Dealers who do not have a current Works account can sign up at www.gravesport.com
Orders for parts prior to the 2013 model year: Orders for YEC parts or Graves Works Parts prior to 2013 model year that are not listed on the WORKS website ordering page, must be requested by e-mail.
Website: Customers and Yamaha dealers can refer to the WORKS specific section of our website located at www.gravesport.com/Works.html . This page contains part numbers, descriptions and “2013 Kit Manuals” (in several languages). Use this listing as a guide for ordering and submitting parts order through our convenient submit form. This landing page will be your “go to” resource to review works parts listings. If at any time you cannot access the site’s secure areas(and you have an account), please call us direct to obtain access.

Important Notice: Graves Motorsports WORKS and YEC Racing Parts are not street legal and are sold for use exclusively on closed-circuits. For further information on specifications, availability and becoming a WORKS qualified customer refer to our WORKS Racing parts website at http://www.gravesport.com/Works.html .

Ordering: Submit your order using the form located at http://www.gravesport.com/works.php . You will be contacted within 2 business days confirming the order. Parts that are in stock will be put on one order, you will be called to confirm the purchase and that order will ship right away as it’s processed. The parts out of stock will be confirmed and paid for at that time with delivery during the time frames outlined.

Contact: Inquiry for ordering, parts in stock should go through works@gravesport.com or toll free at 800-867-6480.Technical support and advice technical issues can be directed through our tech support forum at www.gravesport.com/forum/

Note: Order forms must be emailed to the email address above. You will receive a response and confirmation within 2 business days. You must also sign and email our purchase agreement works@gravesport.com . We will contact you to secure a payment in full deposit within this time. If you have any questions please contact us at; 800-867-8480.

Y.E.S. Graves Motorsports Yamaha – New Jersey Supersport Race Video Review

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Say “Y.E.S.!” To The Latest Video From The Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Team

Cypress, CA September 15, 2012 – After a six-month absence from GEICO Motorcycle AMA Road Racing competition, 17-year-old Garrett Gerloff was back in action this past weekend during the American Red Cross Devil’s Showdown at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Garrett came back with a vengeance–or at least with as much vengeance as one of the nicest riders in the paddock can muster–and he piloted his #96 Yamaha YZF-R6 to second-place and fifth-place finishes in the AMA Pro Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport class.

Garrett Gerloff New Jersey Motorsports Park Graves Motorsports Video Review

Garrett Gerloff New Jersey Motorsports Park Graves Motorsports Video Review

For an inside look at Garrett’s return, along with other highlights of the Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha Team at New Jersey, take a look at this video:

You’ll also get to meet Colin Haugh, who heads up the Yamaha Extended Service program. He talks about what the benefits of Y.E.S. to Yamaha owners, as well as how sponsorship of a racing team benefits Y.E.S.

Look for more videos to come from both of the Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Teams: Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha and Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha.

www.gravesport.com

Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Replacement Rider Tommy Hayden Testing In Homestead, Slated To Race At Road Atlanta & Infineon

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Tommy Hayden to Graves Yamaha it's Official

Tommy Hayden to Graves Yamaha it's Official

Cypress, CA March 20, 2012 – Tommy Hayden, who was called into last-minute duty for the Daytona 200 after Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha team rider Garrett Gerloff was injured in the first practice session of the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season, is testing today and Wednesday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hayden finished a very impressive 7th in the Daytona 200, and he will continue to race the Number 8 Yamaha YZF-R6 at the next two DSB rounds, including Road Atlanta on April 22-22 Road Atlanta and Infineon Raceway on May 4-6.

Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha, said, “Garrett is on the mend and in good spirits after his unfortunate injury last Thursday. We’ll continue to monitor his progress, and we’re looking forward to his return to the team. He fractured his right femur, and that’s a serious injury. We all want to make sure the bone heals properly. Garrett just turned 16 last summer, so he’s obviously a very young rider. He’s also very talented, too. Garrett, his family, and all of us at Yamaha want to make sure he’s back to 100% before he climbs back aboard his R6. Meanwhile, we’ve got a very experienced and capable replacement rider in Tommy Hayden, who rode for us a few years ago, so we’re at Homestead today and tomorrow, and Tommy is getting more and more comfortable on the R6 with each lap he takes.”

Tommy and his Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha teammate Cameron Beaubier are both testing for the next two days and looking forward to the Big Kahuna Atlanta at Road Atlanta next month. Cameron finished 3rd in last Saturday’s Daytona 200.

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The same Championship winning parts on all Monster Energy Graves Yamaha / Y.E.S. Graves Yamaha race machine can be found at wwww.gravesport.com . Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. Toll Free Sales # 855-994-0990

 

Garrett Gerloff and His Graves Motorsports Prepped Yamaha R6 are Champions at GNF

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Graves Motorsports Yamaha Monster Gerloff WERA

Graves Motorsports Yamaha Monster Gerloff WERA

Kennesaw, Georgia, November 2, 2011 – This has been a momentous season for Graves Yamaha rider Garrett Gerloff. Great things were expected from this rising star, and boy did he deliver!
All season the youngster brought home win after win in WERA sprint races, rode in a team effort to an Endurance win, at NJMP won his first ever AMA Pro race (the first ever to win their first AMA Pro race and the youngest ever to win an AMA Pro race), and to cap off the year, Gerloff added two more race wins culminating in a Championship and runner-up (by just a few points) at last weekend’s WERA GNF at Road Atlanta. The kid and his Yamaha R6 are unstoppable!
“I was super happy to finish off the year strong with two race wins and a championship,” said Gerloff, “This year has been a blast and I learned a lot. I am really looking forward to racing in the AMA next year. I couldn’t have done it without my crew chief, Brian Stokes, my dad and mom, Graves Motorsports and all of my other sponsors.”
Brian Stokes, crew chief for Gerloff, has watched the talented rider progress in his craft. “It has been another awesome year working with Garrett,” said Stokes, “He learned a lot this year and he’s really coming into his own. Big thanks goes out to Graves Motorsports for the great equipment.”
Owner of Graves Motorsports, Chuck Graves, was impressed with Gerloff’s performance over the season. “Garrett did an amazing job this year,” said Graves, “Bringing home race wins and a Championship is no simple task and I am glad that we could be part of his success. Garrett uses our WORKS program and I am extremely excited to see the efforts that we at Graves and Yamaha have been putting into the Graves WORKS program continues to get results.”
After such an impressive 2011 season, 2012 looks to be even more promising for Gerloff. We can hardly wait to see what he has in store!
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Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. www.gravesport.com
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Graves Motorsports Daytona Sportbike R6 Build Assembly

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Graves Motorsports crew chief Gary Dean is never late for the job! In this episode Gary sleeps in to begin the build of a Graves Motorsports AMA Pro Racing spec Yamaha R6 Daytona Sportbike. Watch as Gary quickly assembles this incredible Yamaha into a world class Graves Yamaha race machine. More details of this exact bike build and available products can be found at www.gravesport.com

Graves Motorsports Yamaha R6 Daytona Sportbike Engine Assembly – Part 3

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Graves Motorsports is pleased to bring you the 3rd installment of our video series. In videos 1 and 2 we saw Josh Herrin’s crew chief Gary Dean completely disassemble the motorcycle and the engine. In the 3rd video you’ll see Gary assemble a Yamaha R6 Daytona Sportbike engine, putting the Graves’ race machines on the path towards becoming lightning fast and hard to beat!