BREA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2008) - American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) is proud to announce the Team FMF Suzuki Off Road lineup for the 2009 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series and World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) season.Joshua Strang and Charlie Mullins will ride the race-proven Suzuki RM-Z450s in their pursuit of the 2009 GNCC championship. Coming off a stellar 2008 season in which Team FMF Suzuki captured 13 straight podium finishes, as well as five overall victories, the team's goal for '09 is to capture the elusive GNCC number one plate. In addition, Strang will be looking to best his sophomore season which included a string of second place finishes and his first overall victory. While Mullins looks to improve upon his numerous podium finishes including one overall victory. Strang and Mullins kick off their quest at the GNCC season opener in River Ranch, Fla., Feb. 28 - March 3, 2009."We are really excited for the 2009 racing season to begin," said Mike Webb, manager, Team FMF Suzuki Off Road. "Joshua had an incredible sophomore year last season. I know he has stepped up his pre-season training even more than last year and I can't wait to see him take on Florida. In addition, we are working to get Charlie dialed in on the RM-Z450. Last year, Charlie had a slew of podium finishes as well as an overall victory. With his skills and his will to win, we are looking forward to great results racing GNCC."In the World Off Road Championship Series, Nathan Woods is healthy and ready to compete on his Suzuki RM-Z450. In 2009, Woods will pursue his third WORCS championship. While in the WORCS Pro2 class, Jonathan Davis will be out to capture the number one plate for the team. Woods and Davis kick off the first of 10 races in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 16 - 18, 2009."We look forward to going racing with the lineup that we have in 2009 for both GNCC and WORCS," said Mike Webb, manager, Team FMF Suzuki Off Road. "With proven riders in Strang, Mullins, Woods and Davis, we are set in our quest for the number one plate in their respective series."For more information, visit www.teamsuzuki.com or www.suzukicycles.com.About American Suzuki
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, 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.