Yamaha's Bill Dixon makes History as first-ever 3-Time Champion in XDL Championship Series Finale

Indianapolis, IN, August 28, 2011 ......Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., is pleased to congratulate Bill Dixon on his winning performance at the XDL Championship Series finale in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Trailing his closest competitor by 1 point entering the final round of the series, Bill and his Yamaha YZF-R6 turned in solid performances all weekend to claim his third XDL Street Freestyle Championship. By winning his third title, Bill makes history by becoming the first athlete to three-peat in the XDL Series.

"I have to thank Yamaha and Graves Motorsports for their support in allowing me to make history and earn this title" said Bill, "as this was the goal when we began the season In Daytona earlier this year. I would like to thank Chuck Graves personally for his extra assistance with my R6 this season and for assisting with parts for my Championship-winning weekend!"

"The XDL is a unique series, and we are happy to support Bill as he continues to show the versatility of the Yamaha R6." added Media Relations Manager Kevin Foley.