Rockstar Makita Suzuki Preps for Houston Supercross

_Rockstar Makita Suzuki News Release
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  • Dungey currently leads the Supercross class in points, with a 21-point lead.
  • Stroupe is firmly in second place in the Eastern Regional Lites class, only 8 points behind the leader.
  • Stroupe has finished on the podium in all but one race in 2010.
  • Dungey and Stroupe will be signing autographs on Friday, April 9, from 6 to 7 pm at Stubbs 59, 10430 Southwest Freeway, Houston TX, 77074.

Brea, Calif. - April 8, 2010 - The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team is ready to get back to racing after a week off from the AMA Supercross series. The team's riders have had a successful season so far, and they're looking to improve their overall points standings after the dust settles Saturday night in Houston's Reliant Stadium.

Ryan Dungey has been consistently chalking up points in the Supercross class, which he leads with a 21-point advantage. His 2010 RM-Z450's fuel-injected engine has been pumping out horsepower, which has allowed Dungey to put distance between himself and the pack.

Austin Stroupe has also had a consistently good run in the Eastern Regional Lites class. The all-new, fuel-injected 2010 RM-Z250 has been a great asset to Stroupe's run toward a championship, allowing him to be confident and smooth on the track. Stroupe has finished on the podium in all but one race and is currently second in overall points, only 8 back from the leader.

On Friday, April 9, Dungey and Stroupe will be at Stubbs 59 signing autographs for fans. The event is slated from 6 to 7 p.m., and will take place at 10430 Southwest Freeway in Houston. The Rockstar Energy Suzuki team of Tommy Hahn, Blake Baggett, and Jake Moss will also be there to sign autographs.

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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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.