Debuting Yamaha’s revised 2015 YAMAHA YZ 450F will be #53 “TOP JIMMY” ALBERTSON competing in the 450 class, while MITCHELL OLDENBURG will contest the 250 East Coast Series. The #52 of Oldenburg will also race the premier class in certain West Coast rounds aboard the powerful YZ250F.
This all new SX team effort has been spearheaded by Jimmy Sloan who has partnered with Albertson. Sloan is no stranger to motocross, as he provides the best racing/practice facilities in California since acquiring and reviving MILESTONE MX and PERRIS RACEWAY in recent years. His passion to the sport has put Milestone MX as the premier SX practice track for the hardworking “Pro Privateers” as well as upcoming racers. Both tracks cater to all levels/bike size of riding and invite you to visit.
We welcome ARMA ENERGY under new ownership back to the top level of our sport! Arma Energy had gained instant popularity for their unique great tasting energy drinks, and redistribution of product has already begun.
There is mutual excitement with MOTOSPORT.COM joining forces with the team for 2015, as they have been a major force of support not only for Albertson, but the whole off-road industry. Motosport.com is a leader in online “One Stop Shopping” for your motorcycling and ATV needs, including OEM parts and gear. Fans worldwide have also been enjoying Motosport’s video productions of many aspects of racers’ lives on You Tube. Their additional “Title Support” for several SX teams shows the company’s dedication to “giving back” to the mx community!
Rounding out the title sponsors is YAMAHA MOTOR USA. Yamaha has always been revolutionary in motocross. The original “Monoshock” concept was brought to the public in the 70’s by Yamaha. Doug Henry taking the championship in the 90’s on the all new YZ400 four stroke in the midst of decades of two stroke dominance once again “raised the bar” for the competition. Currently Yamaha’s superior engine & chassis design of the 250 & 450 four stroke mx machines will once again have other manufactures eventually succumbing to their industry leading advancements. While Yamaha has history of “ground breaking” advances in new technology, they have not forgotten their “roots”, as they still are one of the few manufactures that allow enthusiasts to enjoy brand new YZ two strokes in 50, 80, 125, and 250cc models. The 2015 YAMAHA CONTINGENCY has been announced! We are proud to join the “bLU cRU”, and our sponsoring authorized Yamaha dealer “Wheels in Motion” .
The Team: Albertson, a privateer fan favorite competed in 14 main events last year including a win in a semi event and 4 LCQ victories in the 450 class. When asked about his new role as a partnered team owner, he responded, “I have assisted in building two start-up teams, and my own program since going pro, so to have the opportunity to join Jimmy Sloan in our own effort is super exciting”.
Mitchell Oldenburg will enter his 3rd year in the pro ranks. He achieved 4 top ten 250 SX results in 2014. Albertson recognized his talents and work ethic, and hired the overlooked “underdog”. Mitchell commented, “To finally be on a team, and not worry about travel and bike problems is such a relief. I am so excited to be part of this team”.
Jim Lewis of MERGE RACING TECHNOLOGIES will handle engine and suspension development. Rider mechanics are Gregg Albertson and Taylor Knight. Sloan and Albertson will co-manage marketing responsibilities.
Team Sponsors: FMF RACING, FLY RACING, and DUNLOP TIRES will continue their long term relationships with Albertson. REKLUSE CLUTCHES will also continue support as they debut their new “Torque Drive” clutch to meet the most punishing demands.
Strong new supporters of the team effort include MIKA METALS handlebars, REFLEX LEVERS and X-TRIG CLAMPS in the “controls” department. The “power” department will feature HOT CAMS, VERTEX PISTONS, DT1 FILTERS and VP FUELS.
The custom Yamaha “look” complimented with added strength, function, and durability will be due to ACERBIS plastics, 180 DECALS, MOTOSEAT, WORKS CONNECTION, and BOLT HARDWARE. Rounding out the bike package will be TALON HUBS and EXCEL RIMS assembled by DUBYA WHEELS, and finished off with BREMBO BRAKING, RK CHAINS, and TALON SPROCKETS.
Casual to Diehard fans we welcome you!
Hope to see you at the races!
Team Arma Energy Motosport.com Yamaha