Makita Press Releases  


Monday, June 30, 2008

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Monday, June 30, 2008



Round 5 – AMA Motocross Series
Lakewood, Colorado
Thunder Valley Motocross Park
June 27 - 28, 2008
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Mike Alessi and Michael Byrne both celebrated impressive AMA Motocross finishes at the Thunder Valley Motocross Park’s night race in Lakewood, Colorado, Saturday evening. Alessi picked up two more holeshots (that makes six in a row) and two more second-place moto finishes for his fourth second-place overall result this season. Teammate Byrne brought home fifth- and sixth-place moto finishes for a fifth-place overall result. This top-five finish is Byrne’s best result so far this season. Alessi remains in second place in the overall championship points and Byrne maintains his sixth-place position.
In the Motocross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Nico Izzi captured his first podium of the season with a third-place result, thanks to second- and fourth-place moto finishes. Teammate Ryan Dungey had a strong first moto with a third-place finish, but a high-speed get-off in the second moto meant Dungey wound up with an 11th-place overall result. In spite of this bad luck, Dungey is still second overall in the championship points chase, while Izzi is in eighth place.
AMA Motocross Top 10 (Moto Finishes)
1. James Stewart, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 2-2
3. Davi Millsaps, Honda 4-3
4. Andrew Short, Honda, 3-4
5. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 5-6
6. Timmy Ferry, Kawasaki, 8-5
7. Sean Hamblin, Yamaha, 7-8
8. Sean Collier, Kawasaki, 6-9
9. Josh Hill, Yamaha, 13-7
10. Jeff Alessi, Honda, 9-12
AMA Motocross Lites Top 10 (Moto Finishes):
1. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Josh Grant, Honda, 4-2
3. Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 2-4
4. Trey Canard, Honda, 5-3
5. Dan Reardon, Honda, 7-7
6. Matt Lemoine, Yamaha, 10-5
7. Matt Goerke, KTM, 6-10
8. Jake Weimer, Honda, 9-8
9. Mike Brown, Yamaha, 12-6
10. Ryan Sipes, KTM, 11-9



Trademarks: Makita®, LXT®, AVT® and the Makita logo, Teal color and Black & White color combination are the registered trademarks of Makita.
The other trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of Makita and others.
Nothing contained on this Makita site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on this site without the written permission of Makita or such third party that owns the trademark.