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Rockstar Makita Suzuki ATV Race Team


Chris Borich
Chris Borich

MILLFIELD, OH (July 09, 2011) – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich overcame multiple obstacles this weekend when piloting his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to victory at the John Penton GNCC, round eight of the 2011 ATV Grand National Cross Country series, in Millfield, OH.

Saturday’s race saw reigning ATV XC1 Champion Borich get a great start on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer and take the lead immediately. Although he battled back and forth with rivals and had a few “moments,” Borich regained the lead on the last lap and made it stick to the checkers. This marks Borich’s fourth win of the season.

“I got a good start and got up front and was just having a great time,” said Borich. “But then I got stuck on a hill and dropped way back. Then, I got back up behind Bithell and there was a limb hanging down and he ducked and I didn’t see it and it cleaned me completely off the bike. I hit my head pretty hard and I sat there for a while getting my bearings before I could take off again. Then, I just put the hammer down and took some good lines and did what I needed to do to get back up front. It ended up being a good race for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team and I’m happy to be on top.”

Borich and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team have a two-month break before the next race. Although Borich currently leads the 2011 GNCC title chase by 24 points, he’s not taking any chances and is already planning his training for the remainder of the summer.

“My Rockstar Makita Suzuki worked awesome today and my Yoshimura-prepared motor worked great,” said Borich. “I’m excited to have the lead going into the summer. I’ll probably take a little break and then get right back at it in some local races and be ready for Unadilla.”

Next, the series moves to New Berlin, NY, on Sunday, September 11th, for the Unadilla GNCC. For more information, visit Follow team updates on SuzukiScoopFans on facebook and SuzukiScoop on twitter.

Millfield GNCC ATV XC1 Class Results:

1.  Chris Borich
2.  Taylor Kiser
3.  Brian Wolf
4.  Chris Bithell
5.  Jarrod McClure
6.  Bryan Cook
7.  Donald Ockerman
8.  Kevin Yoho
9.  Johnny Gallagher
10. Jeffrey Pickens

2011 GNCC ATV XC1 Class Standings:

1.  Chris Borich – 186
2.  Adam McGill – 162
3.  Chris Bithell– 157
4.  Taylor Kiser – 155
5.  Walker Fowler -- 134
6.  Donald Ockerman – 104
7.  Bryan Cook – 102
8.  Brian Wolf – 100
9.  Jarrod McClure – 93
10. Kevin Yoho – 80

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

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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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