“I haven’t been this excited to start a year in a long time! I’ve got great support from Yamaha and GA Checkpoint, AXO has taken care of me for gear and this new YZ250F is an awesome bike,” relayed an excited Knowles. Although he only raced the Western half of the nationals in 2011, Knowles showed great speed with his best finish a 4th at ‘The Wastelands.’
“I’m really excited to work with Spencer. He is a low maintenance guy who understands what it takes to perform at the track and his role in representing the dealership,” comments Gordon Aulenback, owner of GA Checkpoint. “I wouldn’t want to have put this deal together with any other rider.”
Bryan Hudgin, Yamaha’s race director, was equally impressed. “I haven’t spoken much with Spencer in the past but after a few quick phone calls I knew he was our guy. I always like riders that chose Yamaha before they were top pros and I like how he wanted to race that YZ250F as soon as possible. He’s hungry to win!”
Knowles will contest the remainder of the Chilliwack Arenacross events on the YZ250F before starting his outdoor program.
Knowles finished with, “It’s nice to have everything in place so early in the season. It’s all about preparation from now until Nanaimo. I’m going to be ready so when the gate drops the #28 Yamaha is leading everyone around the first corner.”