Yamaha Champions School Closing Its Doors

Cycle News Staff | September 11, 2013

After the conclusion of its final school on October 16, the Yamaha Champions Riding School, located at Miller Motorsports Park, will come to an end.

According to a release issued by Miller Performance (its parent company), the decision to discontinue the school was based upon an in-depth evaluation that determined the school could not be profitably sustained over the long term.

Although the school is closing its doors, Miller Motorspors Park will continue to support track-day groups such as Apex Track Days and Keigwins @the Track. The track will also still host other motorcycle schools such as the California Superbike School and will continues to host their local race series, the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Masters of the Mountains championship.

There are three two-day schools remaining on the 2013 calendar for the Yamaha Champions Riding School: September 26-27, October 10-11 and October 14-15. These schools still have seats available and will be completed as planned.

“The decision to wind down the operations of the Yamaha Champions Racing School was a difficult one,” said John Larson, General Manager of Miller Performance. “We would like to express our appreciation to all of our guests who have supported the program since its inception. We would also like to thank our incredible staff of instructors along with our partners Yamaha Motor Corporation, Dunlop, Arai, Alpinestars, iON Camera, Odyssey Battery, Lucas Oil, Chatter Box, GYTR and Comfort Inn & Suites at Lake Point, for their hard work, support and dedication. We will continue to seek out opportunities to work with our YCRS partners as we go forward.”

“We are disappointed by this news, and know that this was a difficult decision for the Miller organization,” said David Docktor, Marketing Manager for Yamaha. “Students who attended the school often said it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and an invaluable education to help improve their safety and riding skills. We are extremely proud of our association with the school, and thank Miller Performance and all the YCRS instructors and staff for their tireless and passionate devotion to the best in rider training. We will explore other opportunities to continue supporting on-track rider training for enthusiasts in the future.”