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Rockstar Makita Suzuki, M4 Suzuki & FMF Makita Suzuki Dominate Road Racing, Supercross, Motocross, GNCC & ATV

Monday, June 1, 2009 | 12:30 PM

Team Suzuki

For immediate Release

Rockstar Makita Suzuki, M4 Suzuki & FMF Makita Suzuki
Dominate Road Racing, Supercross, Motocross, GNCC & ATV
BREA, Calif. (May 26, 2009) - American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) congratulates the Suzuki
motorcycle and ATV race teams for racking up a championship, numerous victories and podium
finishes in their most recent events. To date, a Suzuki motorcycle or ATV leads the overall
championship points standings in six different classes in U.S. Road Racing, Supercross, Motocross
and the GNCC.
In road racing, the Suzuki GSX-R leads both American Superbike and Daytona SportBike classes.
With six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin at the helm, the incredibly powerful Rockstar
Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 has won eight out of nine rounds and has taken every Superbike pole
position this season. And thanks to its precise handling, the GSX-R600 with M4 Suzuki's Martin
Cardenas piloting, has won the last four Daytona SportBike races in a row, as well as an earlier
round in the series. Capping off that feat is that the M4 Suzuki GSX-R600 has also captured three
out of five Daytona SportBike pole positions with Jason DiSalvo.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey and the Suzuki RM-Z250 clinched the 2009 AMA
Supercross Lites West Coast Championship at the series' final round. En route to winning this title,
Dungey piloted the nimble-handling RM-Z250 to four victories plus three additional podium
finishes. The RM-Z250 also finished third overall in AMA Supercross Lites East Coast with Nico Izzi.
In the premier Supercross class, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki fuel-injected RM-Z450 brought twotime
AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed three victories and second place overall, with the
Australian finishing on the podium at all but one of 17 rounds. After just one round of AMA
Motocross, the RM-Z250 and Dungey already have a victory and lead the 250-class points chase,
while teammate Mike Alessi and the EFI RM-Z450 have a second-place result and are runner-up in
the 450-class overall points standings.
In the GNCC Championship for both motorcycles and ATVs, Suzuki's RM-Z450 and the QuadRacer
R450 lead the way. Joshua Strang, Charles Mullins and their FMF Makita Suzuki RM-Z450s are in
first and second place respectively in the former, while Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Chris Borich and his
powerful QuadRacer R450 lead the latter. After seven GNCC rounds, the trio boasts a total of nine
combined GNCC motorcycle and ATV wins.
Finally, in the AMA ATV Motocross Championship, the smooth-running QuadRacer R450 is second
overall in the points chase, thanks to Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Dustin Wimmer's return from injury.
Wimmer and his Suzuki captured enough points with three early-season wins to hold onto second
place overall in spite of missing out on a round. Additionally, teammate Doug Gust and his
QuadRacer R450 recently picked up their first podium of the 2009 season.
Suzuki's race team action continues this weekend as the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Motocross squad
races at the Hangtown National in Sacramento, California, on May 30. Following that, the Suzuki
road race teams head to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the weekend of June 5 - 7. That
same weekend, the Can-Am GNCC moves to Millfield, Ohio, while the AMA ATV MX Series heads to
New Berlin, New York, the weekend of June 13 14.