Riding GNCC with Am-Pro Yamaha Photo Gallery
Honestly, I have little interest in racing the YZ250 for motocross purposes, but I have been anxious to try one set up specifically for off-road.
We try our hand at GNCC racing with a ride on an Am-Pro Yamaha YZ250 at the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC in West Virginia.
Barry Hawk shows how the 4-stroke traction and professional riding skills conquer a nasty knoll.
Am-Pro Yamaha is one of the most successful teams in GNCC Racing.
Even Thad DuVall had troubles on this hill. It claimed our guy three times on his final lap.
We didn't get to use the 2-stroke
starting advantage with the paved,
live-engine start format.
Hilde tries to limber up before the start of the Industry class race.
Changing lines was one of the Am-Pro Yamaha’s strong points with such a light weight and small reciprocating mass in the engine, I could somewhat control my destiny as I bounced from one obstacle to the next.
Being that it is held at a ski resort, the start actually rides right down the paved road outside of the village. Riders are sent off in waves of five, or less in some cases, using 10-second intervals.
Barry Hawk demonstrates the proper way to go fast in the mud.
As it was, the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC is one that I won’t soon forget, and the next time I go looking for a team Yamaha ride I won’t be nearly as floored at the prospects of racing something with an expansion chamber.
The pit stop was just in time. The brief rest was just enough to get our rider through the final lap.
Jason Raines (instructor) agreed to sacrifice his practice bike for us to ride in the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC.
Thad DuVall had a tough race and was forced to return prematurely to the Yamaha truck.
The Am-Pro Yamaha pit is one of the most professional, high-quality racing teams on the GNCC circuit.
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