Makita Press Releases  
 
 
 
 
 
makitatools.com

SPONSORSHIP PRESS RELEASE

Monday, December 29, 2008
FOLLOW US:
CONTACTS:

Media:
Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410
whart@makitausa.com

Consumer:
(800) 4-MAKITA
makitatools.com

ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S REED TO STAGE TITLE DEFENSE AS 2009 MONSTER ENERGY® SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS AT ANGEL STADIUM

 
 
The 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross kicks off at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., this Saturday for the first of three races! Rockstar Makita Suzuki Supercross champion Chad Reed will defend his championship against the top racers in the world, including James Stewart, who returns from injury, Kevin Windham, who was runner-up last year and Ryan Villopoto, who is one of the world’s top young racers.
 
Reed dominated in Anaheim last year, WINNING ALL THREE RACES en route to his second Supercross title. The three-race sweep marked the first time the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider had won at the legendary Angel Stadium since 2004! He joins former Supercross class champion Stewart as the only riders to sweep all three races in Anaheim.
 
Stewart, who missed most of the 2008 Monster Energy® Supercross season due to a knee injury, will be the main Reed’s main challenge for the number-one plate.
 
Like it has shown in years past, this season’s Supercross Lites class is expected to be stacked with talent including Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, who was runner up in the 2008 Western Regional Supercross Lites class and won two of the three main events in Anaheim last year.
 
“The field is so deep in the lites class that I could probably name off a couple dozen guys that are going to be fast next year,” said Dungey. “I’m just going to train this off season and work toward being 100 percent for the start of the season. We’ll see who is lined up on the gate at that time.”
 
Past Rockstar Makita Suzuki Winners in Anaheim
 
AMA Supercross Class
Chad Reed
January 5, 2008                              
January 19, 2008                            
February 2, 2008                            
January 3, 2004                               
January 17, 2004                             
January  04, 2003                           
 
Ricky Carmichael
January 21, 2006                            
February  04, 2006                         
January 22, 2005                             
February 5, 2005                             
January 18, 2003                            
February  01, 2003                              
February 02, 2002                          
February 03, 2001                          
 
 
 
AMA Supercross Lites Class
Ryan Dungey
January 5, 2008                             
January 19, 2008          

 

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.