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Rockstar Makita Suzuki ATV Race Team

ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI’S CHRIS BORICH CLINCHES
2011 CHAMPIONSHIP WITH IRONMAN GNCC VICTORY

Chris Borich

Chris Borich

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN (October 24, 2011) – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich had plenty to celebrate after this weekend’s round of the 2011 Grand National Cross Country Series. With one round remaining, Borich clinched his third consecutive XC1 Pro GNCC Championship after racing his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to victory at the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, IN.

“It’s been a pretty stressful year and it feels good to finally wrap it up,” said Borich. “The Suzuki QuadRacer and the Yoshimura motor are just an awesome combination, and we had plenty of power to rip right up the nasty hills. I can’t thank my Rockstar Makita Suzuki team enough for giving me equipment I can win on.”

At the drop of the flag, Borich got a solid fourth-place start and then put his Rockstar Makita Suzuki into a battle for the lead. But at the midway point of the two-hour race, Borich dropped back a bit after being held up on one of the Ironman’s notorious hill climbs. Fortunately, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider put his head down and once more came from behind on the final lap to take the win and the championship.

“I was running in third place but on the last lap, I took a different line and ended up with the lead,” said Borich. “After I got the lead on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer, I just held on. This is a pretty big race and there are always a lot of people here, so it was good to get the win and clinch the championship here.”

This victory is Borich’s eighth win of the 2011 season and it also marks the fourth time that he’s won the prestigious Ironman GNCC. With the 2011 title wrapped up, Borich heads into the final round of the season without any serious pressure.

“I’m looking forward to Loretta Lynn’s,” said Borich of the race in two weeks. “That’s a good track and we’ll go there and try to finish the season off strong with a win.”

The series moves to Hurricane Mills, TN, the weekend of November 4th-6th, for the rescheduled Loretta Lynn’s GNCC. For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com. Follow team updates on SuzukiScoopFans on facebook and SuzukiScoop on twitter.

Ironman GNCC ATV XC1 Class Results:

1.  Chris Borich
2.  Taylor Kiser
3.  Adam McGill
4.  Chris Bithell
5.  Jarrod McClure
6.  Donald Ockerman
7.  Jeffrey Pickens
8.  Kevin Yoho
9.  Ryan Lane
10. Mark Notman

2011 GNCC ATV XC1 Class Standings:

1.  Chris Borich – 306
2.  Adam McGill – 261
3.  Taylor Kiser – 238
4.  Chris Bithell  – 235
5.  Brian Wolf – 202
6.  Jarrod McClure – 170
7.  Bryan Cook – 167
8.  Donald Ockerman – 166
9.  Kevin Yoho – 152
10. Jeffrey Pickens – 136

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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