Rockstar Energy Suzuki Racing News
Las Vegas, NV – May 11th, 2010 – The 2010 AMA/FIM Supercross series came to a close Saturday night with a spectacular display of racing action at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rockstar Energy Suzuki team came through with a solid finish to a rollercoaster season, with Tommy Hahn cementing his status as the top pro privateer in the 450 class. “Taking the top privateer award was the high point of the weekend for me,” said Hahn. “It’s back to the drawing board now, and hopefully I can do even better next season!”
Lites class teammates Ryan Morais and Hunter Hewitt competed in the annual East/West Shootout, the final Lites race of the year that pits the Eastern and Western division Lites riders against one another, and they put in some of their best rides all year. Ryan Morais suffered some minor injuries to his shoulder and hip in a crash during practice, but he continued to race hard and placed 3rd in his heat, and 9th in the main despite his injuries.
Meanwhile, Hunter Hewitt got off to a great start in both his heat race and the main event aboard his Suzuki RM-Z250. “My starts were dialed-in all weekend,” said Hewitt. “I spent a lot of hours working on them at the practice track, and getting the holeshot was all I was thinking about.” Hunter went on to take sixth in his heat race, and took twelfth in the main. “I have to thank the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team for everything they’ve done this year. Suzukis are just the best motorcycles out there!”
Now that the Supercross season is over, the focus shifts to the outdoors, slated to kick off at Hangtown in Sacramento, CA, on May 22nd. The team has been doing a lot of testing, and the riders have been putting in plenty of time at the practice track in order to prepare for the upcoming Motocross season. For the 2010 season, Tommy Hahn will be joined by teammate Jake Moss in the 450 class, while Ryan Morais, Blake Baggett, and Hunter Hewitt will all be competing in the Lites class aboard the RM-Z250. “We’ve done a lot of testing already, and we still have a lot more to do between now and the start of the season,” said Team Manager Bill Keefe. “We’re really looking forward to racing the Outdoors this year.”
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