Riders and parents were treated to a tour through both the Serco Yamaha race truck and also the CDR Yamaha team truck, with photo and autograph sessions with all the factory Yamaha riders, that experience itself was worth the trip to this event.
With the truck tours over, it was time to head back to Yamaha central in the middle of the Coolum pit area for the evening's festivities.
With every YZ65 cup rider and their families, all team members of each of the factory teams, from riders and team owners, mechanics, truck drivers and team helpers in attendance along with Yamaha Australia staff, the evenings festivities kicked off, starting with a BBQ that was being cooked by none other than Craig Dack, Dean Ferris and Dylan Long, yep CDR Royalty was cooking up a storm for the kids.
With dinner being eaten, Kevin Williams introduced a line up of Yamaha legends to interview about their time with the brand, with the likes of Stephen Gall, Craig Dack, Dean Ferris, Cameron Taylor and more all giving a great insight about the time they have spent with the bLU cRU over many years.
The night then finished with a huge giveaway, with each and every YZ65 Cup riders having the opportunity to pick something up from the massive array of products on offer. Everything from signed Dean Ferris championship winning #1 plates, Dean Ferris signed Hoodies and Tees, sets of Yamaha riding gear, GYTR hard parts and more, it is fair to say the kids were more than a little excited.
Jayden along with all the other kids had scoped out what was on offer; I had a quiet word to Jayden... Hey, mate check out all those Dean Ferris signed plates and jumpers, but you pick what you want...