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Rockstar Makita Suzuki ATV Race Team


Chris Borich
Chris Borich

PATTON, PA (May 31, 2011) – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich raced his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to a hard-fought victory at this weekend’s Rock Run GNCC, round six of the 2011 ATV Grand National Cross Country series, in Patton, PA.

After getting off the line in fifth place, Borich made the most of the fast and rocky, 12.5-mile course, picking off the front-runners left and right. By the halfway point of the two-hour race, he’d moved his Suzuki QuadRacer into the lead. From there, the defending series champion held off all challenges and captured his fourth win of the year.

“It ended up being a freight train, all of us running together, and it was pretty hard to pass,” said Borich. “It’s always good to add to a points lead and I was happy to accomplish that today. We’ve got a little cushion now. The Suzuki worked awesome today, the power was unbelievable and I can’t thank Yoshimura and the team enough.”

With one more round under his belt, Borich is already looking forward to the next race in West Virginia where he’ll have another opportunity to further increase his points lead.

“That will be an interesting race,” said Borich. “That’s going to be a survival race and will boil down to picking good lines.”

Borich, the reigning ATV XC1 champion, now leads the 2011 ATV Grand National Cross Country series championship by 28 points as the series moves to Snowshoe, WV, on June 26th for the Snowshoe GNCC. For more information, visit Follow team updates on SuzukiScoopFans on facebook and SuzukiScoop on twitter.

Rock Run GNCC ATV XC1 Class Results

1.  Chris Borich
2.  Brian Wolf
3.  Taylor Kiser
4.  Adam McGill
5.  Chris Bithell
6.  Johnny Gallagher
7.  Donald Ockerman
8.  Kevin Yoho
9.  Jeffrey Pickens
10. Derek Swartfager

2011 GNCC ATV XC1 Class Standings

1.  Chris Borich – 161
2.  Adam McGill – 133
3.  Taylor Kiser – 121
4.  Chris Bithell – 116
5.  Brian Wolf – 100
6.  Bryan Cook – 82
7.  Donald Ockerman – 82
8.  Jarrod McClure – 77
9.  Kevin Yoho – 74
10. Johnny Gallagher – 64

About Suzuki
Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) founded The Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, 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. For more information, visit Follow Suzuki Scoop on facebook for exclusive team content

About Rockstar
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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. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering. For more information visit

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