Yamaha bLU cRU Racers Capture 2021 Off-Road Racing Championships

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, Side-by-Side (SxS), ATV, and motorcycle bLU cRU racers have captured various titles and championship bonuses for the 2021 season competing on the podium-proven YXZ1000R, YFZ450R, and YZ250FX vehicles in various off-road races across the country, including Championship Off-Road, ATV Motocross (ATV MX), Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), and King of the Elements racing series.


Yamaha had an unprecedented year competing at the Championship Off-Road Tour with bLU cRU racers taking every SxS championship in the series. Yamaha Racing’s Brock Heger captured the Pro Stock SxS class and $15,000 bLU cRU bonus in his BH Motorsports / Yamaha / Weller Racing / Maxxis YXZ1000R with a 47-point lead over fellow Yamaha bLU cRU racer, and defending Pro Stock champion, CJ Greaves.

Owen VanEperen rounded out the podium as Yamaha YXZs placed in the top seven positions. Owen VanEperen also finished third in the Pro Mod SxS series behind his father and fellow bLU cRU racer, Rodney VanEperen, who earned his first Pro Mod SxS Championship and $10,000 bLU cRU bonus in his Powersports 1 / Beyond Redline YXZ1000R. Yamaha bLU cRU racers also took the top 11 positions in the Pro-Am SxS series, with Dylan Marquardt, Tyson Marquardt, and Dylan Parsons earning the top podium positions and bLU cRU bonuses, respectively.


Owen VanEperen also secured the SxS Sports’ King of the Elements series Pro Stock SxS class win, with fellow YXZ1000R racer Dylan Marquardt taking second. In this series dominated by Yamahas, for the Sportsman SxS class, Chase Kleist, Jake Kosmecki, and Tyson Marquardt finished first, second, and third respectively in their pure sport YXZ1000R Side-by-Sides.

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