The following is from Jackson Blackmon Racing…
Jackson Blackmon, a 19-year-old out of Rock Hill, South Carolina, will make his return to the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship at VIR aboard a 2021 Yamaha MT-07 under Jackson Blackmon Racing. Unfortunately, Blackmon had a crash while testing prior to round one, which caused him to injure his arm and miss Road Atlanta. However, Jackson is excited to get back on track in Virginia. “I was super bummed to miss the first round this season. Although I’m very motivated to get back on track at VIR and show what the new Yamaha can do. I’ve got to give a big thank you to Finishline Machine for making things happen (for me) to race this year. Back in December, it wasn’t looking very good to race this year. So, I’m beyond thankful to just be on track this season,” said Blackmon.
Jackson Blackmon Racing will be competing in their first full MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship this year. JBR will be backed by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., as well as Finishline Machine this 2021 season. Although this isn’t the biggest team in the paddock, team owner Chuck Blackmon has tons of experience when it comes to racing and machining. The pair of Blackmons make up the majority of the team, but this season wouldn’t be possible without support from all of these companies: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Finishline Machine, Race Winning Brands, Roaring Toyz, Copolous Built, Vortex, SBS Brakes, Yamalube, GP Tech, Millennium Technologies, HJC, OneX USA, 64 Degrees Racing, Track Day Winner and North East Cycle Outlet. Stay tuned for more exciting news, and you may see another brand-new bike make an appearance in Twins Cup this year.
“I would also like to give a special shout out to Tom, Jim, Steve, and everyone else at Yamaha for bending over backwards to help us put together the best package possible this year. The year’s plans were decided very last minute and if it wasn’t for the guys at Yamaha, I wouldn’t be lining up at Virginia,”
Jackson Blackmon Racing is still open to sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 season. If interested, please contact 18@JacksonBlackmonRacing.com. Serious business inquires only. Also stay up to date with Jackson throughout this season by following his Instagram: @Jblackmon_18; FaceBook: @JacksonBlackmon18; and Twitter: @Jblackmon_18.