Brea, Calif. – March 25, 2010 – With the potent Suzuki GSX-R1000
in their arsenal, Rockstar Makita Suzuki is ready to make a strong
showing at the Auto Club Speedway this weekend in Fontana, Calif.
Team riders Tommy Hayden and Blake Young are primed for Round 2
of the AMA SuperBike series, and they've got their sites set on the top
of the podium.
"My GSX-R1000 and the whole team are working great, and I think
it's going to be a good year," Tommy Hayden said. Hayden took
the second spot on the podium in both races of season opener in
Daytona, and he's looking to have another podium appearance in
"My goal is to run up front and win races in 2010," Blake Young said.
"I'm ready to bring my A-game to the race track." Young finished in the
top 5 overall in Daytona and is looking to improve upon those results
in the second round of racing at the Auto Club Speedway.
"There seems to be a lot of excitement in the paddock this season,
now that the championship is up for grabs," Team Manager Peter
Doyle said. The 2009 SuperBike champion was Rockstar Makita
Suzuki's Mat Mladin who has since retired from racing. Doyle is now
the crew chief for Young's sophomore season.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team will be signing autographs on
Saturday, March 27, from 11:15 am until 12 pm at the Suzuki display
The doubleheader this weekend will be televised on Speed on Sunday, March 28, at 4 p.m. Look for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team to be battling at the front of the pack!
Team sponsors: Rockstar, Makita, Yoshimura, Motorex, Dunlop, Galfer, RK Racing
Chain, BMC Air Filter, NGK Spark Plugs, Color Rite, Renthal, Catalyst, F.Fabbri
Accessori and Motion Pro.
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
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.