Yamaha’s top techs compete

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.’s Customer Support Group is pleased to announce the top six technicians invited to participate in its United States Technician Grand Prix.  The six technicians achieved the highest scores on Yamaha’s Technical Academy (YTA) Gold classes conducted between fall 2013 and spring 2016.

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Top 6 YTA Technicians for 2016 Participating in the U.S. Technician Grand Prix:

Scott Campbell – DuPage Honda Yamaha, Chicago, IL

Josh Fugate – CC Powersports, Louisville, KY

Bryan J. Harner – Yamaha of Camp Hill, Camp Hill, PA

Steven Maltba – Fayetteville Powersports, Fayetteville, NC

Kevin Miller – Honda/Yamaha of Savannah, Savannah, GA

James Summerson – Heyser Cycle, Laurel, MD


Yamaha’s YTA Gold class is an intense 5-day training course emphasizing advanced problem solving techniques while utilizing the latest computerized diagnostic tools.  Using their dealership experience and acquired skills gained from YTA Bronze and Silver courses, the technicians attend the YTA Gold class to further advance their troubleshooting skills on a variety of Yamaha motorsports products.

These top six technicians will compete in the U.S. Technician Grand Prix, a grueling 2-day head to head competition, June 9-10, 2016 at Yamaha’s Southeastern headquarters in Kennesaw, Georgia.  The winner of the U.S. Grand Prix will represent the United States in the 2016 World Technician Grand Prix in October at Yamaha’s world headquarters in Iwata, Japan.

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“Yamaha is committed to providing the best possible service to our customers. Our technicians in our dealerships are a vital part of that mission, we are invested in providing them the tools and training to perform at the highest level. We celebrate the success and dedication of these six technicians and continue to support them through this exciting competition,” said Colin Haugh, national service manager of Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.’s Customer Support Group.

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