Rockstar Makita Suzuki is Ready for the Podium in Atlanta

_Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing News

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Brea, Calif. - February 24, 2010 - Rockstar Makita Suzuki has been hard at work all week preparing for Round 8 of the AMA Supercross series, and the racers are in top form heading into Saturday night's event at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Coming off an impressive display of racing in the first round of East Coast action last weekend in Indianapolis, both Ryan Dungey and Austin Stroupe are ready to build on their podium momentum in Georgia.

Dungey is currently tied for the lead in the Supercross class and owned the second spot on the podium last week. He's been atop the points leader board since Round 2 of the series, and after experimenting with some new bike settings, has his RM-Z450 dialed in.

Stroupe started the Eastern Regional Lites class off with a bang, riding his fuel-injected RM-Z250 all the way to the podium in the bike's racing debut. After racing on the 450 at the beginning of the series, Stroupe is very comfortable and ready to battle for the Lites championship.

Matt Moss will not be racing this weekend, but is being evaluated on a weekly basis to determine when his debut in the 450 Supercross class will take place.

Before the racers hit the track on Saturday, they'll be making an appearance to sign autographs for their fans. Dungey, Stroupe, and Moss will be at the Home Depot located at 2525 Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Georgia, from 4 to 6 pm on Friday, February 26. They'll be signing posters for fans who attend, and one lucky fan will win an autographed Dungey jersey at the event.

If you can't be at the race in Atlanta, you can still see the Rockstar Makita Suzuki racers in action. Round 8 of the AMA Supercross series will be televised on SPEED Saturday night starting at 7:30 pm EST.

Team sponsors:Rockstar, Makita, Yoshimura, Dunlop, Maxima, Tag Sprockets, Pro Taper, Alpinestars, ONE Industries, Mechanix Wear, Showa, Road Champs, CP Pistons, Hinson Clutch Components, Snap-On, Twin Air, D.I.D., Excel, NGK, Works Connection

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.
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