Yamaha Motor Corporation in conjunction with the Jamie James Yamaha Champions Riding School is pleased to announce the return of AMA Superbike, World Superbike and mutli-time Daytona 200 Champion Scott Russell to the AMA Superstock class for the start of the 2008 season in Daytona Beach, Florida on March 6th.
Known to many of his fans as “Mr. Daytona”, Scott’s reason for returning to racing is twofold, first to promote the recently announced Yamaha Jamie James Champions Riding School and second, as the affable Georgian admits, is to have a bit of fun with former Yamaha Champion Jamie James. Scott’s return to top level competition will be aboard the 2008 YZF-R1 prepared by Jamie James Productions. “It’ll be a lot of fun” says Scott, “Just two old racers getting together, just having fun.”
Scott will join Yamaha Factory Racing’s Eric Bostrom and Jason DiSalvo and Graves Yamaha Motorsports riders Ben Bostrom and Josh Herrin to sign autographs on Friday March 7th from 12:00- 1:00pm and 3:00-4:00PM in the Yamaha display at the Speedway.
The Jamie James Yamaha Champions Riding School will hold the first of seven riding schools at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on April 24-25, 2008. Backed by Yamaha Motor Corporation, students will experience the performance and quality of Yamaha by choosing to ride their own Yamaha or a school provided YZF-R1, YZF-R6 or FZ-6 motorcycle. Some of the guest instructors already committed to the 2008 schedule include Tom Kipp, Dave Sadowski, Thomas Stevens and of course Scott Russell.
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