Carlsbad, California – August 4, 2006 - Starting in 2007, there will be a new race team in the AMA Supercross series. L&M Racing is a new company jumping into the world of Supercross head first. L&M Racing was founded in June of 2006 by Larry Brooks and, Mike Kranyak two people that have been in motorcycle racing their entire life. Mike Kranyak, who is from Bakersfield, California, is the silent partner and will rely on Larry and his many years of motorcycle racing management and experience to control the focus of their racing effort. However, Kranyak himself is no stranger to the racing world, but with a personal business in Bakersfield to run, he won’t have the time to execute the day to day activates that it takes to run a top Supercross racing team. L&M Racing has secured a partnership with Yamaha Motor Corporation for the next two years and will work side by side with Factory Yamaha in their attempt to return Yamaha to the Championship circle. “I am very excited for the opportunity to get back together with Yamaha. Knowing their dedication to winning, both efforts (L&M and Factory Yamaha) will do what it takes to win”. Brooks, who has worked with many great riders over his eleven years as a team manager, has logged four AMA Supercross championships. Three of those Championships were won on Yamahas and Brooks hopes to have the same type of success in this new partnership with Yamaha. Riding for L&M Racing are two of the top riders in the racing world: Chad Reed and Nathan Ramsey. Chad Reed has many Championships already to his name including the 2004 AMA Supercross Championship. Chad is hoping to repeat the success of 2004 and clinch the World and AMA Supercross Championship in 2007. Joining Chad in his quest of a 2007 Championship is his good friend Nathan Ramsey. Nathan and Chad have been friends since Chad came to America in 2002 and the two of them together is a recipe for success.