We are now just hours away from the opening round of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California, which is just down the street from the headquarters of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., in nearby Cypress. The Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team is set to make its 2018 debut, with Cooper Webb and Justin Barcia ready to compete aboard their factory-prepared 2018 YZ450F machines in the 450SX Championship.

Barcia is racing in place of team-mate Davi Millsaps, who will not race at Anaheim, but will still be there to meet fans and cheer on the team.

Commenting on this Saturday’s Supercross season opener at Anaheim, Cooper said, “I’m excited for A1. It’s been a long off-season, and a lot of hard work has been put in by all of us on the team. I have a completely clean slate going into 2018…new bike, new mindset, new everything. I can’t wait to kick this season off, and make it a good one!”


“I’m looking forward to A1,” Justin said. “The team and I have put our heads down, dug deep, and we’ve got our new Yamaha working fantastic. The new chassis on the 2018 YZ450F is just incredible. My fitness is at an all-time high, and both my body and mind are ready to get back to racing and winning!”

Meet The bLU cRU Supercross riders, and you could also win an autographed jersey:

On Friday night, January 5, from 6 to 7pm, stop by Bert’s Mega Mall at 1151 North Azusa Avenue in nearby Covina. Cooper, Justin, and Davi will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.

Plus, be sure to get your FREE numbered Yamaha Financial Services entry card. If the number on your card is drawn, you’ll win a FREE autographed Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Jersey just like the ones worn by Cooper, Justin, or Davi. All three riders’ jerseys will be given away, which means you’ll have three chances to win!

Other Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders who will be at Bert’s Mega Mall include:

  • Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger, Mitchell Oldenburg, and Justin Cooper
  • CycleTrader/Rock River/Yamaha’s Bradley Taft, Brandon Hartranft, and Alex Ray
  • 51FIFTY Energy Drink/Yamaha’s Kyle Chisholm and Hayden Mellross

Meet Cooper Webb, Justin Barcia, and Davi Millsaps Again On Saturday:

Stop by the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 PM (subject to change due to scheduling). Cooper, Justin, and Davi will be there to meet you and sign autographs, and the Monster Energy Girls will be there, as well.