Miller Motorsports Park is pleased to announce a marketing partnership with Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. for the creation of the Yamaha Champions Riding School, which will offer a performance riding curriculum aimed at sport bike street riders and track day participants.
The Yamaha Champions Riding School will offer classes at Miller Motorsports Park starting June 3-4, and is investigating the possibility of offering classes at an additional location. The school is the newest addition to the Miller Performance Training Center, which also offers a variety of training programs for cars, karts and off-road vehicles.
The creation of the Yamaha Champions Riding School signifies the beginning of a strategic partnership between Miller Motorsports Park and Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. Yamaha will be the Official Motorcycle of the Miller Performance Training Center and will supply all motorcycles and provide marketing support to help promote the school to riders of all brands. Throughout the year, special well-known racing stars and champions will attend or participate as "guest instructors."
Students attending the Yamaha Champions Riding School can expect a great experience on the school's 2009 Yamaha R6s and R6Ss, the new FZ6R and a handful of FZ1s included for those of long inseam. The 09 R6 has been heralded as one of the best 600s by the international press and, when combined with the award-winning layouts of Miller Motorsports Park, will provide students with the best rides of their lives.
An all-star cast of instructors has been assembled for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, led by Nick Ienatsch. Joining Ienatsch on the instructor roster will be Ken Hill and Dale Kieffer, both of whom have strong credentials, as well as two-time MRA No. 1 plate holder Mark Schellinger and multi-time MRA and USBA class champion Shane Turpin.
"The Yamaha Champions Riding School combines small classes with top-level instruction to improve the riding of every type of street rider," Ienatsch said. "We'll have kids looking to begin a road racing career and older riders returning to motorcycling after putting the kids through college; our group of instructors will be able to help everyone who walks through the door."
For Miller Motorsports Park, the new partnership with Yamaha represents a valuable expansion in the Miller Performance Training Center's portfolio.
"Once we made the decision to start our own school, it was a matter of finding the right partner and the right instructors," said Miller Motorsports Park CEO and President Dan Davis. "We are thrilled to be teaming up with Yamaha, who have been terrific to work with, and we'll put Nick Ienatsch and his staff of instructors up against any other school in the world."
For Yamaha, the partnership with Miller Motorsports Park was a natural fit.
"Miller Motorsports Park is a first-class facility in every respect," said Yamaha Motorcycle Marketing Manager David Docktor, "and the Miller Performance Training Center is just one example of that. We're very pleased to be partnering in the Yamaha Champions Riding School, which we are confident will be one of the world's top riding schools, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Miller Motorsports Park."