The following is from Graves Motorsports...Graves Motorsports is excited to announce they have signed the young and talented Benny Solis to contest the WERA National Challenge Sprint series aboard a Graves Yamaha YZF R6. Solis will contest the 600 Superstock and 600 Superbike title chase in the eight race national series.A North Hollywood native and student of The City of Angels School in Van Nuys, CA, fifteen year old Solis understands the importance of keeping up with school work despite his demanding racing schedule. He maintains a 3.9 GPA and has even been a racer columnist for Road Racing World magazine.Solis is following the same steps that young professionals Josh Herrin and Tommy Aquino took to hone their road racing skills before securing positions on the Graves Yamaha AMA road racing team. Also, like Herrin and Aquino, Solis comes from a racing family. He spent much of his time as a youth in the paddock watching his father race. At nine years old he quickly mastered his first dirt bike. Not long after was on a road race bike doing track days and going racing in a mini road racing series in Southern California.Solis' name is no stranger to racing news; he often made industry headlines throughout his championship winning season in the U.S. Red Bull Rookies Cup Series. After a racing stint in Europe, Solis returned to the states hoping for a ride on a 600. Chuck Graves of Graves Motorsports has a proven eye for young talent and soon made Solis an offer."Benny has proven that he is a gentleman in the paddock and a fierce competitor on the track," said Graves of Solis, "He has only piloted the R6 twice and is making the transition from 125 to 600cc equipment quite quickly. I am looking forward to watching his development over the next eight months."Graves Motorsports has committed to attend all eight of the WERA National events this year to technically support Solis, Graves products and racers in general.

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