Gaylord, MI – Since retiring from the professional motocross circuit, Ryan Hughes has taken his passion for racing and transformed it into a unique program for racers looking to gain an edge over their competition. As part of a fall tour for 2011, Hughes has teamed up with Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) to bring his school, and some of Yamaha’s newest motocross performance products, to events across the country. This weekend, Ryan will be coaching riders and racing at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix in Gaylord, Michigan on September 30 - October 2.
As an accomplished icon of motocross—one that contended multiple AMA and FIM championships, as well as a 3-time rider for the US Motocross of Nations Team—Ryan Hughes has done it all. He has also trained and coached a full spectrum of enthusiastic motocross racers; from true beginners to demanding professionals, Hughes has proven his knowledge and coaching as some of the best in motocross.
“Like my racing, I’ve been very fortunate to have the resources necessary to develop a successful program with my motocross schools” says Hughes. “With the help of GYTR, I can now take those resources and provide a great motocross clinic at facilities like the Otsego Club and their Great Lakes Grand Prix event”.
With the support of GYTR, Hughes will be hosting an all-day school on Friday, September 30th. Students will get the opportunity to ride the Great Lakes Grand Prix track prior to the race weekend, and get exceptional coaching and nutritional advice as part of Hughes integrated approach for fostering faster, more prepared, and safer riders come race day:“Providing a program that not only helps a racer with their technique on the track, but also their bike setup, their nutrition, their fitness—these are the sorts of things that can create real change for a rider”, says Hughes.
To demonstrate those techniques even after the 1-day rider clinic is over, Ryan Hughes will be racing the Great Lakes Grand Prix as part of the $5,000 Pro Am classes the following Sunday. Hughes will also be hanging out throughout the weekend and enjoying all the fun activities that the premiere ski and golf resort has to offer.
“I think students will really enjoy the track and the atmosphere that the Otsego Club has to offer”, says Hughes. “From everything I’ve heard and seen about the Great Lakes Grand Prix, I’m really looking forward to getting out to Michigan and experiencing the event for myself.”
For more information on the GYTR Fall Tour and how you can get signed up for Ryan Hughes MX School at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix, please visit http://naactionsports.com/grandprix/eventinfo.php or call 1-800-752-5510 ext. 361.
About Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes has been involved in the sport of motocross for over 25 years. A California native, Ryan is experienced in many different types of racing and was a title contender and top ten finisher in both the FIM and AMA circuits. He has an indisputable reputation as being a hard worker, always giving 110% to his daily regime and to his racing career. Ryan lives and breathes motocross and fitness. Now that Ryan has retired from the racing circuits, he is turning the tables to give back the knowledge he has attained over the past two decades. Ryan's serious passion for training and his gift for teaching has lead him to become a trainer for athletes, while staying involved in the sport he is so passionate about. He has studied extensively and is currently working to receive his certification as a C.H.E.K. Practioner.
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