Yamaha’s bLU cRU program offers championship bonuses ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 – or even a new YFZ450R – for eligible racers competing in select classes with Yamaha’s 2019 or newer YXZ1000R, YXZ1000R SS, or YFZ450R models. Racers can register online at YamahabLUcRU.com and apply for the bLU cRU benefits. Once approved, racers will receive a reloadable Yamaha bLU cRU debit card and $45 credit on their bLUcRUswag.com account for bLU cRU apparel. These racers will be eligible to receive championship bonuses paid directly to their bLU cRU debit card.
“Yamaha welcomes all professional and amateur Side-by-Side and ATV racers to join the Yamaha family, compete under the bLU cRU banner, and potentially earn thousands of dollars – even a YFZ450R – as a championship bonus,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “Racing is in our DNA at Yamaha; we all share a passion for it and are excited to see the bLU cRU program expand and support our Proven Off-Road vehicles competing across the nation.”
Starting the 2020 race season, Yamaha is offering $10,000 in potential bonuses at the grueling KOH Race. The top-finishing YXZ1000R in the UTV class will earn $5,000, plus an additional $5,000 with the overall win. The ULTRA4 Racing Series’ KOH competition is infamous for its punishing desert course through some of the roughest and most challenging rock and boulder sections of any timed event. Yamaha’s factory-supported race team competing alongside other YXZ bLU cRU challengers at this year’s KOH is Greaves Motorsports, comprised of the championship-winning drivers Johnny Greaves, CJ Greaves, and Brock Heger.
Along with KOH and select Best in the Desert rounds, Brock Heger will represent Yamaha in the 2020 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series’ (LOORRS) Production 1000 UTV class. After a close 2019 season, finishing only 4 points behind fellow bLU cRU racer, Robert Stout, Heger will look to recapture the Production 1000 UTV championship to earn his third title and the $15,000 bLU cRU racing bonus in his BH Motorsports / Yamaha / Weller Racing / Maxxis YXZ1000R.
In addition to KOH, CJ Greaves and his Greaves Motorsports / Yamaha / Monster Energy / Maxxis YXZ1000R will contend in the all-new Championship Off-Road Tour at the legendary Crandon International Raceway, ERX Motor Park, Dirt City Motorplex, and Bark River International Raceway tracks. Greaves’ most recent SxS achievements include being the two-time Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Midwest champion, going undefeated in his YXZ.
Full bLU cRU national championship bonuses for 2020 include:
SxS Racing Series / YXZ1000R / YXZ1000R SS
Championship Off-Road Tour, Pro Stock UTV $15,000
Championship Off-Road Tour, Pro Mod UTV $10,000
Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing, Pro Production 1000 class: $15,000
SXS Sports Chasing the Triple, Pro Stock class: $10,000
King of the Hammers, UTV class (overall win): $5,000
King of the Hammers, UTV class (top-finishing YXZ1000R): $5,000
Best in the Desert (BITD), Production 1000 class: $5,000
World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), SxS Pro Stock class: $5,000
For more information on the bLU cRU program, including all guidelines and requirements for ATV and SxS racing, visit YamahabLUcRU.com. To view the entire Proven Off-Road ATV and SxS lineup and learn more, visit YamahaOutdoors.com.