Yoshimura Prepares for 2007 Racing Season
Chino, CA - February 28, 2007 - Yoshimura
racing activities are gearing up to a fever
pitch. March is always a hectic time as all
disciplines of racing activities collide at
In AMA Pro Road Racing, Daytona is set to
kick the year off with a bang. Last year's
Champion Ben Spies is ready to defend his crown
against multi-time champion and teammate Mat
Mladin, as well as new team member Tommy Hayden.
All three of the GSX-R1000 Suzuki riders set
fast times at the recent Fontana tests, setting
the mark for others to shoot at.
In Supercross, Team Rockstar/WBR/Suzuki is
keeping Yoshimura plenty busy. Michael Byrne is
currently running 5th in the Supercross title
chase. The Satoshi Momma tuned RM-Z450 is plenty
fast and Byrne is twisting the grip.
In the Supercross Lites class, the East Coast
leg of the series has started up with Kelly
Smith and Teammate Andrew McFarland looking for
podium finishes. In Supercross Lites West, Troy
Adams continues to make consistent top ten
finishes. The RM-Z250 Suzuki Lites bikes have
proven to be lightening fast and very
The MSR/Pro-Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura ATV racing
team is in race mode heading into the ATVA
opening round in Pell City, Alabama. Perennial
champion Doug Gust is ready to rip alongside new
teammate Dustin Wimmer for the WPSA title chase.
The new sponsorship package has created a new
look for the 4 wheeled racers, hopefully the
same results will be revisited.
In house, Yoshimura ATV Brand Manager Kory
Ellis is attacking the ITP Quad Cross series.
Kory is coming off a big win at the Arizona
round and has a good points lead heading into
the third race of the series.
In off road racing, the new Gary
Jones/Yoshimura team is forming up. Team rider
Casey Johnson has turned in some impressive
rides this season and now stands 4th overall in
the prestigious WORCS series. The RM-Z450 has
turned out to be quite a capable mount for
off-road as well as MX.
Look for the Yoshimura marque at a race near