Cernic's Suzuki's Sherri Cruse Podiums at Glen Helen

Bakersfield, Calif., May 25, 2009 - Cernic's Suzuki racer Sherri Cruse started out the 2009 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with a podium finish at Glen Helen Raceway, in San Bernardino, Calif. this past Saturday, May 23rd.

The 20-year-old racer from Bakersfield, California, rode with her new career number three (3) at the infamous Glen Helen Raceway. In the first moto, she got a great start coming out of the first corner in 2nd place behind the defending champion Ashley Fiolek. She finished 5th in the moto. In moto two, Sherri again got a great start and she battled with Jessica Patterson before securing a third place finish and third overall for the day.

"It was great having our practice and both motos part of the pro day. The fans were so supportive" said Cruse "Glen Helen is a challenging track and unfortunately I got arm pump in the first moto and couldn't hold on to second. In moto two I rode a lot less tight. It is a long championship and my goal is to be on the podium every weekend so I feel confident going into round two"

Sherri is sponsored by: Cernic's Suzuki, AXO, Dunlop Tires, Von Zipper, Pro Circuit, Race Tech Suspension, Troy Lee Designs, Motion Pro, Zip Ty Racing, Throttle Jockey, Excel America, KG Motorsports, ODI, Cycra Racing, Rekluse and MMI.

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Sherri Cruse on podium at Glen Helen