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Rockstar Makita Suzuki ATV Race Team

ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI’S CHRIS BORICH CONTINUES TO
LEAD CHAMPIONSHIP DISPITE FLAT TIRE AT MOUNTAIN RIDGE GNCC

Chris Borich
Chris Borich

SOMERSET, PA (September 26, 2011) – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich made the best of a bad-luck situation on his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 at round 10 of the 2011 ATV Grand National Cross Country series in Somerset, PA, this weekend at the Mountain Ridge GNCC.

Although reigning ATV XC1 Champion Borich was battling up front for most of the race, he suffered a spot of bad luck on the final lap. While maneuvering through the rockiest section of the course, he wound up with a punctured tire. Once he realized his predicament, Borich tried to salvage as many points as possible and finished fifth.

“We were running good,” said Borich. “Top three all day on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer. But at the start of the last lap, I looked down and one of the rear tires was flat and all the tire balls were gone. So after that, I was basically trying to hang on… I ran third for a while, but it was hard to go fast with the flat and I ended up dropping back to fifth.”

Despite the fifth-place finish, Borich still holds sway in the class. With just three rounds to go before the next event in Ohio, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider has a 22-point lead over second place in the overall championship points.

“You can’t win them all, but you go out there and try to build up a lead in the standings in case you have a day like this,” said Borich. “Everyone has bad luck once in a while, and I don’t wish this kind of luck on anyone. But we will rebound and get back on top. St. Clair is a race I’m looking forward to… We’ll go back and do our homework and we’ll come back even stronger.”

Next, the series moves to St. Clairsville, OH, on Saturday, October 8, for the Powerline Park GNCC. For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com. Follow team updates on SuzukiScoopFans on facebook and SuzukiScoop on twitter.

Somerset GNCC ATV XC1 Class Results:

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

2011 GNCC ATV XC1 Class Standings:

1.  Chris Borich – 227
2.  Adam McGill – 205
3.  Chris Bithell– 199
4.  Taylor Kiser – 188
5.  Walker Fowler -- 179
6.  Brian Wolf – 146
7.  Bryan Cook – 129
8.  Donald Ockerman – 124
9.  Jarrod McClure – 117
10. Kevin Yoho – 104

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 www.suzukicycles.com. Follow Suzuki Scoop on facebook for exclusive team content
www.facebook.com/suzukiscoopfans.

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 sixteen amazing flavors. Also, check out ROCKSTAR Energy Gum and ROCKSTAR Energy Shots. ROCKSTAR Energy Drink supports the active Rockstar lifestyle in every sport. Go to www.rockstar69.com/a> for athlete and event updates, videos, profiles, and product information.

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
www.makitatools.com.


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