STIRLING, Ont. -- Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company was named winner of the Inside Motorcycles Team of the Year award at the final round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sept. 2. Team rider Steve Crevier...
STIRLING, Ont. -- Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company was named winner of the Inside Motorcycles Team of the Year award at the final round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sept. 2.
Team rider Steve Crevier finished second in both the Parts Canada Superbike and Yoshimura Pro 600 Sport Bike point standings for 2007. Riding the team's Yamaha YZF-R1, the Maple Ridge, B.C. rider won the last three races in the seven-round Superbike schedule. He claimed one win and a pair of runner-up results on the Fast Company-prepared Yamaha YZF-R6 in the Pro 600 class.
This marked the second time tuner Scott Miller and his Breslau, Ont.- based team has won the award. They also picked up the honour in 2001, the first year it was presented.
"I've been trying to beat Steve for years," said Miller, who won a national Superbike title in 2002 with Jordan Szoke. "Working with him turned out to be a better fit than I expected. We seemed to get along fine."
This was the first year for the Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company set up and the squad took some time to get up to speed, especially with the brand new Yamaha YZF-R1.
"We received the bikes in January and from there I was working non- stop until the first round," Miller admitted. "I wish I could have had a little more time with them. But all things considered it was a good year."
Miller was particularly impressed with Crevier's consistency in the Pro 600 Sport Bike class.
"He was up for the win every race," he said. "He stayed around, put himself in position to make a move at the end. Every one of those races could have been his."
Miller was assisted on the team by Derek Uttley, Jim Nelson, Dave Oakley, Pete Snell, Sandra McGill, Mike Rush and Michelle Rush.
"We had a great bunch working with us," Miller pointed out. "For our first year together it's pretty incredible how well we all got along."