Yamaha Australia has ventured into dirt track racing and is set to collaborate with 17-year-old dirt tracker, Cody Lewis, for the upcoming 2024 season.
Yamaha Australia has moved into dirt track racing and will partner with 17-year-old dirt tracker, Cody Lewis, for the 2024 season. Cody Lewis is the current Australian 450cc champion and his results came to the attention of Yamaha dealer and former multi-time dirt track champion, Chris Watson.
Yamaha Australia put together a deal with Cody Lewis, which will see him race the 2024 season on a YZ450F with assistance from Yamalube and ShopYamaha. Based in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Lewis is excited about the new deal.
“There isn’t a lot of manufacturer support in dirt track, so to get the call from Yamaha and be told they picked me to represent them was pretty flattering,” Lewis begins. “Chris Watson has been a big supporter of mine over the years and I thank him and Yamaha for putting this deal together and I can’t wait to get racing on the new bike,” Lewis ends.
Yamaha also support Tom Drane, who just last week headed back to the US to continue his racing with the Estenson Yamaha team. 2023 was his first season in the US and once he picked up the US style of racing, Drane caught fire in the back half of the year and charged to several podiums and a few main event wins as the season progressed.
When he returns to Australia, he will also have a shiny new 2024 YZ450F in his garage to train on while he is home.