A large contingent of Yamaha’s supported racers descended upon Yamaha Motor Corporation’s headquarters in Cypress, Calif. to recognized by Yamaha employees for their hard work and amazing accomplishments during the 2010 racing season, and to participate in Yamaha’s fourth annual Feed the Children Charity Day with the Star Touring and Riding Association.
Former Yamaha Racing executive and current president of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Company in Newnan, Georgia, Mr. “Tony” Iio was celebrated in retirement yesterday at Yamaha’s corporate headquarters in Cypress, California.
In an age where aspiring race car drivers have to work harder than ever to find adequate financial support, Skip Barber Racing School has consistently provided scholarships over the years to assist young drivers in pursuing their dreams. In its 14th year, the Annual Skip Barber Karting Shootout is a four day event that allows young karters to strap into a Formula Skip Barber open wheel race car and compete for $200,000 in scholarships.
After four exciting days of driving education, invaluable seminars, nail biting on track sessions, and much deliberation, the winners of the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Shootout were announced. Forty-four exceptionally talented karters competed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for over $200,000 in scholarships to further their motorsports career, courtesy of MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development and the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund.
It was no easy task for the panel of judges including Team USA Scholarship founder Jeremy Shaw and Speed Channel personality Bob Varsha.
Just in time for the holidays Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is offering race fans the opportunity to score tickets to the 2011 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix MotoGP World Championship, July 22-24, and receive a $15 gift certificate for the track’s always-popular souvenir store.
If you purchase your MotoGP tickets between now and December 31, 2010 you will score the largest discounts we will be offering on Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix general admission tickets.
Three-day (Fri/Sat/Sun) general admission purchase before Dec. 31, 2010 $70 – purchase at the gate $100
Former Yamaha worldwide President Mr. T. Kajikawa was presented a specially commissioned painting today to commemorate his years of service during a brief stop at the headquarters of Yamaha U.S. in Cypress California.
The special painting features Valentino Rossi at the top of the famous corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the inaugural MotoGP event at the facility in 2005.
I am very pleased to announce that Yamaha has won the 2010 MotoGP “Triple Crown” of Rider, Team and Manufacturer titles for the third year in a row, following our 2008 and 2009 Triple Crowns. As in years past, we feel that this great achievement was made possible by the strong support of Yamaha fans around the world and the corporate sponsors that have backed our teams. For this support, I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation.
The Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear today made the first in an upcoming series of major announcements with the release of the series’ 10-weekend, 11-race schedule (with one TBA) for the 2011 season; included are fiveIndyCar weekends, two with American Le Mans, one with USAC and one where Star Mazda will race a double-header as the co-feature. Rising racing stars from around the world will hone their driving skills at three road courses, four street circuits and three ovals.