Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) elevates world-class professional-level motorcycle rider training in the United States by partnering with New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, NJ. NJMP’s two amazing road circuits sprawl across 500 acres and present the ideal stage for the first-ever fully immersive US school for riders of every variety: from street to track, newbies to veterans, cruisers to adventure riders.
“We’re very pleased to announce this great partnership with the Yamaha Champions Riding School,” said Brad Scott, NJMP general manager/COO. “To add such a renowned program to New Jersey Motorsports Park’s schedule is very exciting for everyone involved. We can’t wait to get started.”
Nick Ienatsch and partner Ken Hill, along with heroes Scott Russell and Larry Pegram, bring YCRS’s unique philosophy to New Jersey: World-class riding techniques apply to every rider looking to increase the joy and safety of motorcycling. Students can plan on at-track housing and group dinners as YCRS nurtures a sense of community extending far beyond the course into track days, overseas tours, ongoing online support through webinars, Smart TV episodes, traveling schools, FasterSafer.com, as well as a potential YCRS retail store for bikes and safety equipment.
This new iteration of YCRS came together thanks to the support of many people, including the school’s full-time operations manager, NJMP local Keith Culver and former students Joshua Siegel and Limore Shur. “I knew we needed to keep this valuable school rolling. I honestly believe this curriculum saves riders’ lives and grows our sport,” says Siegel. Shur agrees. “We see a tremendous need to take motorcycle training to the next level and YCRS is the best school in the business.”
Thanks to a partnership with Yamaha, students ride R6s, FZ8s, FZ9s, FZ1s, and even the occasional R1. Yamaha Champions Riding School will be open for business at New Jersey Motorsports Park for the 2014 season. At YCRS Students can expect to train with instructors Dale Keiffer, Shane Turpin, Mark Schellinger, Garrett Willis, George Grass, Phil Horwitz, permanent guest instructors Scott Russell and Larry Pegram, and celebrity instructors such as JoshHayes, Dane Westby, Josh Herrin, Chris Clark, Elena Meyers, Tommy Aquino, James Toseland, Ben Spies, Bradley Smith, Joey Pascarella, Jake Gagne, Eric Bostrom, Jake Lewis and Garrett Gerloff.