News 12 Aug 2020

Star Racing Yamaha re-signs Cooper in contract extension

Emerging title contender to remain aboard YZ250F through 2021 at least.

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Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha has extended its agreement with Justin Cooper in a deal that will see him complete his 250 class career aboard the YZ250F.

Cooper, 22, has been with the factory Yamaha team since turning professional in 2017 and will be with Star Racing for at least the 2021 season.

“I’m pleased to announce that I have re-signed with the Star Yamaha Racing team and will finish my 250 class career with them,” Cooper confirmed. “We’ve accomplished some good things together, but there are great things that lie ahead!”

This year is Cooper’s third full campaign in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, finishing third overall in both 2018 and 2019. He earned a lone overall victory in Florida last season via a 2-2 scorecard.

Cooper was runner-up in last year’s Monster Energy Supercross 250SX East standings, before also claiming second in the 2020 championship on the western region. He captured a first-career victory at Anaheim 1 this year.