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Monday, January 5, 2009

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
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Monday, January 5, 2009


Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Dungey podiums in Anaheim SX Lites

Round 1 – AMA Supercross Series
Anaheim, CA
Angel Stadium
Jan. 3, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed had an impressive 2009 AMA Supercross season debut at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium in California, on Saturday night. The two-time and defending AMA Supercross champion got a good start on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 and was battling for the lead when he suffered a nasty crash. The Australian rallied and rejoined the race, bringing home a third-place finish. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Mike Alessi got caught up in an early-race pile-up, but managed to get back into the fray and finished in 11th position. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne did not race, due to an injury sustained in the off-season. He hopes to be back racing as soon as possible.
In the Supercross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey also started the 2009 season with a podium finish. Although Dungey suffered a get-off in his heat race, he came back and won the evening’s LCQ. Following that, Dungey charged hard on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 in the SX Lites main to bring home an impressive third-place finish.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009.
Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #1
3rd Place – Anaheim 1 Supercross
3rd Place – Overall Championship Points Standings
Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #800
11th Place– Anaheim 1 Supercross
11th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings
Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z250, #10
3rd Place – Anaheim 1 Supercross Lites
3rd Place-- Overall Championship Points Standings
AMA Supercross Top 10 Finishers
  1. Josh Grant, Yamaha
  2. Andrew Short, Honda
  3. Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
  4. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki
  5. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  6. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
  7. Heath Voss, Honda
  8. Ben Coisy, Honda
  9. Nick Wey, Yamaha
  10. Paul Carpenter, Kawasaki
    *Holeshot -- James Stewart, Yamaha
AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers
  1. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
  2. Ryan Morais, Kawasaki
  3. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
  4. Chris Blose, Honda
  5. Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
  6. Ryan Sipes, KTM
  7. Justin Brayton, KTM
  8. Jeff Alessi, Honda
  9. Ben Evans, Honda
  10. Chris Gosselaar, Kawasaki
    *Holeshot – Dan Reardon, Honda
AMA Supercross Class Season Standings
  1. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 25
  2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 22
  3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Suzuki, 20
  4. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 18
  5. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 16
  6. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 15
  7. Ben Coisy, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 14
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 13
  9. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 12
  10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki, 11
AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
  1. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 25
  2. Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 22
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 20
  4. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Honda, 18
  5. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 16
  6. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., KTM, 15
  7. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 14
  8. Jeff Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Honda, 13
  9. Ben Evans, Boise, Idaho, Honda, 12
  10. Chris Gosselaar, Spring Valley Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 11



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