Phillip Island Classic: Australia vs. America in the 2020 FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup

chill986 Journal

Australia will take on America in the 2020 FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup, a title to be keenly fought at Phillip Island’s International Island Classic historic bike meet, this Australia Day long weekend January 24-26. For 2020, the Cup’s competition will focus on the International Challenge, with the top five performers from each country combining their points in a …

Announcing Team America for the International Challenge

chill986 Journal

Media release                                                                                       4 December 2019 Announcing Team America for the International Challenge at the 2020 International Island Classic at Australia’s Phillip Island, Jan 24-26 2020 Team America adds firepower for 2020 International Challenge assault Hayes returns; Szoke, Knapp and Paris join the American crew An incredibly talented Team America has laid down the gauntlet to defending champion Australia ahead of …

Announcing Team Australia for the International Challenge

chill986 Journal

Media release                                                                                                        28 November 2019 International Challenge ready for take-off with powerful Aussie team “To win, you’ve got to ride it, like you stole it”..Steve Martin Australia has again flicked the premium selection switch for the famed International Challenge, which will be the headline act at Phillip Island’s 2020 International Island Classic from January 24-26 as the host nation …

The Mojo Yamaha Fleet

Lorraine Crussell Journal

Before packing, photo shoot of the bikes and crew.                 And pip squeak CB160 wants in on the action.

Packing Day!

Lorraine Crussell Journal

It’s a lot of work to get 8 bikes shipped to Australia!  Larry Cook and right hand man Wando arrived in Pleasanton from Portland Thursday night with two bikes.  On Friday, last details were completed; new tires, tanks completed, and bikes stickered up.  Then all were tucked away for the night in our “extensive” garage workshop.         …

Melissa Paris joins Mojo Yamaha Team

Lorraine Crussell Journal

Adding another professional racer to the team this close to the Phillip Island event was as unlikely as a windless day at Willow Springs Raceway. But that day was Saturday and after Dave successfully tested his “other” TZ750, Melissa Paris agreed to join the team and race this TZ750 in the International Challenge.  Welcome Melissa!

Testing at Chuckwalla

Lorraine Crussell Journal

Dawn to dusk efforts in early October led to successful testing of the Mojo Yamaha team bikes with Larry Pegram, Josh Hayes and Michael Gilbert.  

Mojo Yamaha Sweeps PI Challenge at AHRMA Willow Springs Event

Lorraine Crussell Journal

Josh Hayes, Taylor Knapp and Dave Crussell took first, second and third in the Phillip Island Challenge on Saturday at Willow Springs. Josh posted incredibly quick laps in the 1:25’s. After his first visit to Willow Springs and the first time on the CMR FJ1250 Taylor is signed up for Mojo Yamaha in 2020. Big thanks to Larry Cook, Denis …