Dane Westby and Yamalube Team up for AMA Supersport Racing

Frank Pittman, General Manager Customer Support Group at Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (left) helps Dane Westby (right) unveil his new Yamalube/Westby Racing YZF-R6.

Frank Pittman, General Manager Customer Support Group at Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (left) helps Dane Westby (right) unveil his new Yamalube/Westby Racing YZF-R6.

Dane Westby, AMA Pro motorcycle racer from Tulsa, Oklahoma recently announced he will be forming his own team to race in the AMA Supersport class for 2014. Dane and is father Tryg joined forces with Yamalube to contest this highly competitive series. Dane took 2nd place in the 2012 Supersport championship and was second at the prestigious Daytona 200 in 2010.

“I’m ready to get back to my roots,” said the 26 year old. “The Yamaha has always been my 600 of choice. The first race I ever won at a National club race was on a Yamaha, and I prefer this bike over the others. Some people think I was crazy to leave a good team and run my own program, but I know we can be successful. I’d like to thank Team Hammer for their help the past few seasons. I feel like I have grown a lot as a rider with their help, and now I’m ready to take on this challenge. We’re starting a new team, but everyone involved with the team really wants to be here to take this on and gladly joined up knowing the task at hand and our goals. This project is all our baby together, and I’m more than excited. I got to sit on the bike with the paint scheme on it for the first time Sunday night. She told me to come back when I had my leathers and gear on and let’s go racing.”

More information on Roadracing World web site.

About James Pratt

I am an Oklahoma based writer, photographer, videographer and adventurer. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes.

%d bloggers like this: