Makita Announces Grand Prize Winner of Maximum Impact Sweepstakes - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

Makita USA, Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, is excited to announce the winner of its national Maximum Impact™ Sweepstakes. One Grand Prize winner, Karen Hearn of Chatham, Virginia won the Max'd Out National Grand Prize consisting of a Weekend with Ricky and a Suzuki® RM-Z450. The Weekend with Ricky is an all-expense paid trip for two to Carmichael MX Kamp with the reigning 2005 AMA Supercross/Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael plus she will get $1,000 spending cash.Karen Hearn entered the Maximum Impact Sweepstakes online at while registering her husband's new Makita power tool. Her husband, Grant, is an Electrician/Mechanic at Columbia Forest Paneling Products in Chatham, VA where he uses Makita power tools on a daily basis and her entire family are huge Supercross and Ricky Carmichael fans."It is rewarding to be able to present a loyal customer and Supercross fan with the Maximum Impact Sweepstakes grand prize," said Brent Withey, Makita Brand Marketing Manager. "After speaking with Karen it is clear that she and her husband takes great pride in their work and are thrilled about winning."A public award ceremony for our Maximum Impact grand prize winner took place at Triangle Cycles North in Danville, Virginia. The Suzuki RM-Z450 was presented by the Suzuki dealership and a Makita representative. Our grand prize winner has expressed great enthusiasm at winning and is ready to start riding!Special thanks to Tinker Creek Images for their art and photography services. They are located at 8249 Williamson Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24019. For more information please contact Paul Collins at (540) 309-2757.Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 400 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 4,500 industrial accessories. All Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.'s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at