Graves Yamaha AMA Supermoto Champs To Hit The Road Race Track

Cypress California, January 9, 2008 - Graves Yamaha Supermoto teammates and reigning AMA Supermoto champs Mark Burkhart and Brandon Currie are scheduled to ride the Fastrack Riders practice at California Speedway in Fontana this weekend January 12. Both will ride Josh Herrin race winning Graves Yamaha prepared YZF-R6s in the Saturday practice session for the WERA West Regional races on Sunday.

Mark and Brandon will be accompanied by the Team Graves Yamaha Road Racing Crew and the Team Graves Yamaha Supermoto Crew. Said team owner Chuck Graves "This should be very exciting for everyone involved. Brandon has attended a track day once before and Mark did 5 laps a few years ago on a friend's bike at a track day. We are looking forward to see if the pavement skills they have honed aboard their Yamaha YZ-F Supermoto bikes will pay dividends in Road Racing and let them have a bit of fun. Based on their times and comfort level they will most likely race the following day!"

In addition to Mark and Brandon, other Graves Motorsports supported riders will be attending the weekend's events to test their new 2008 R6 race bikes. The list includes Willow Springs Overall Champion and #1 plate holder Karl Lowry, the super fast R6 WERA regional contender Amber Rimes, 2007 WERA National 600 Super Bike Champion and 15 year old rookie sensation Tommy Aquino and Graves Motorsports/Simi Valley Cycles sponsored AMA Super Sport Championship contender Michael Beck.