Press Release –
Yamaha USA OTSFF is pleased to announce their participation in the opening round of the International Series of Champions (ISOC) Amsoil National Snocross Championship in Duluth, Minnesota on the weekend of November 27/28/29.
Yamaha will be campaigning the revolutionary four-stroke FX Nytro race sled – as it has for the past four years – in the tough-as-nails Pro Open division. Yamaha remains the only snowmobile manufacturer to enter a competitive four-stroke in the prestigious ISOC Championship Series.
“We’ve put a lot of hard work into our pre-season program and we’re excited and ready to get things underway. Our crew members Stu, Sean, and Jim have done an amazing job getting the new Nytro sled ready for action and we’re really confident that this will be our breakthrough year with this awesome machine. We’re ready for snow and we’ll be in Duluth testing for a week-and-a-half prior to the event,” said team owner/manager Andre Laurin.
Team Crew Chief and Head of Development, Adam “Stu” Robinson, noted that the team intends to pick up where it left off last season by finishing on the podium and winning races.
“We kept getting better as the season progressed last year and we’re going to continue on with what we learned to be the most effective setups,” said Robinson. “We’ve done some fine-tuning on durability pieces and made some cosmetic changes but that’s about it.”
Returning to pilot the potent Nytro will be multi-time Canadian Snocross Champion Iain Hayden. Hayden, who was hampered by a shoulder injury problem last year, still managed to record two race victories at the end of the season.
“I’m happy to say that I’m feeling one-hundred percent fit and I’m really looking forward to getting back into action. Putting the FX Nytro in the winners circle will be my number one priority,” said Iain.
Hayden and Laurin, accompanied by Yamaha Snowmobile Consumer Promotions Manager, Eric Josephsen, attended the Novi Snowmobile Expo in Detroit, MI recently for a meet-and-greet with snocross fans and to promote the team. Yamaha USA OTSFF was thrilled with the huge turnout and would like to thank all its customers and race fans who stopped by the booth to chat and pick up autographed posters by Iain.