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Rockstar Makita Suzuki ATV Race Team

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Dominates Steel City ATV Motocross

  • Josh Creamer now leads the AMA ATV MX series with 219 points, three points ahead of Wimmer, who held the lead going into Steel City.
  • Both Wimmer and Creamer have finished on the podium at every round so far in 2010.
  • The QuadRacer R450 has been amazing this season, with the power and handling to keep the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team up front at every race.
Creamer got his third win of the season at Steel City and is looking to keep on winning in 2010.
Creamer got his third win of the season at Steel City and is looking to keep on winning in 2010.

Wimmer was hit by a large roosted rock at the end of the first moto, which hit his kneecap. WImmer was able to overcome the pain and went on to finish second in the second moto.
Wimmer was hit by a large roosted rock at the end of the first moto, which hit his kneecap. WImmer was able to overcome the pain and went on to finish second in the second moto.

Brea, Calif. – May 31, 2010 – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Josh Creamer and Dustin Wimmer dominated the AMA ATV MX series on Sunday, making it the fifth race in a row in which both racers were on the podium. Creamer took the overall victory after impressive 1-1 moto finishes, overtaking the series point lead. Reigning 2009 AMA ATV MX Champion Dustin Wimmer rode to a second-place overall finish after racing his way to 3-2 moto finishes.

Creamer held the series lead going into the last race, Round 4, and wanted to take it back from his teammate Wimmer at Steel City. Creamer did just that by winning both motos and taking the overall. “It’s going to be a good battle to the end of the season between Dustin and I,” Creamer said, “as long as we can both stay healthy and keep the bad luck away.” Creamer’s first moto start was not as good as he had wanted, coming out of the first turn in about 13th place. Creamer and his R450 didn’t give up though, knowing they had plenty of time to make up ground and get to the front of the pack, which is exactly what they did. Creamer took his Rockstar Makita Suzuki R450 around 12 racers by the end of the first moto, claiming an amazing victory.

Wimmer started the race much the same as Creamer due to a bottleneck at the start that put him in 12th place. Wimmer worked his way through the pack to finish third in the first moto. Near the finish line on the last lap, Wimmer was hit with a large rock that was roosted up by another racer. The rock hit him in the kneecap but Wimmer was able to overtake the racer and finish in third. “It was painful,” Wimmer said. “It was more like a boulder than a big rock, and it caught right on my kneecap. It’s a little swollen and it’ll be a little sore for a few days, but it didn’t keep me from doing well in the second moto and it won’t keep me from getting ready for the next race.”

The second moto start was a different story for Creamer. He came out of the gate in third place and quickly moved into second. The power of his QuadRacer R450 was no match for the other quads on the track and he soon moved his way into first and held on through the checkered flag. “My Rockstar Makita Suzuki was working great this weekend, and the Yoshimura motor was working well around the track and really pulled up the hills,” Creamer said. “It feels good to be back in the lead. I was leading heading into the last round and lost it there, but at least we got it back now. Hopefully we can keep it for when it counts – at the end of the season.”

Wimmer’s second moto start wasn’t as good as he had hoped, but in true champion fashion, was able to work his way around other racers and finish second behind his teammate.

Creamer is now leading the series with 219 points, three points ahead of Wimmer. Both of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki racers have finished on the podium at every round so far this year and have demonstrated that the Suzuki QuadRacer R450 is a true competitor. Round 6 of the AMA ATV MX series will take place on June 12-13 at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota.

About Suzuki
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries. www.suzukicycles.com

About Rockstar
ROCKSTAR is the world's most powerful Energy Drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles - from athletes to rock stars. ROCKSTAR Energy Drink is available in fourteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Energy Cola, Recovery Lemonade, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, Roasted Light Vanilla, and Roasted Espresso. ROCKSTAR ENERGY SHOTS are available in Wild Berry and Tropical Punch flavors, and coming in 2010 - ROCKSTAR ENERGY GUM.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita innovation includes Makita LXT, the industry’s first 18V lithium-ion cordless lineup. For more information, visit makitatools.com. Follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatools and twitter.com/makitatools. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.


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