Makita Press Releases  


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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

(800) 4-MAKITA

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


The Rockstar Makita Suzuki Supercross team is prepped and ready to compete at Anaheim 1, the first round of the season taking place on January 9th. With the direction of motocross legend and Team Manager Roger DeCoster, the entire team is at the top of their game with the help of the championship-winning RM-Z450 and all-new fuel-injected RM-Z250. With a roster of winning athletes that includes Lites Champion Ryan Dungey and Australian Lites Champion Matt Moss moving up to the pro Supercross class and Austin Stroupe in the Lites East series, the team is looking to have a great 2010 season.


Dungey, the 2009 Supercross Lites West Champion and AMA Motocross 250 Champion and member of the winning U.S. Motocross of Nations team, is moving up to the primetime 450 class this year with the #5 Suzuki. He’s been putting the RM-Z450 to the test, and both racer and bike are in winning form.


Dungey’s fluid riding style and his ability to race smart will help him make a big impact in the Supercross series. Adding to Dungey’s chances of winning is mechanic Mike "Goose" Gosselaar, who wrenched on Ricky Carmichael’s championship-winning Suzuki’s in the past.


Australian Pro Lites Supercross and Australasian Pro Lites Champion Matt Moss is coming to the U.S. series and will be taking on the competition with his race-ready #712 RM-Z450. Moss sustained an injury in the final Australian SX race of the season on December 5, 2009, in which he compressed the T5 vertebrae in his back, but he’s on track to make his U.S. Supercross debut in the coming weeks. Moss is expected to recover in time to line up at the starting gate for most of the Supercross races and is looking forward to competing alongside Ryan Dungey aboard the Suzuki RM-Z450.


Austin Stroupe will be riding the #45 RM-Z250 and competing in the Pro Lites East series after finishing second in the series in 2009. Stroupe is consistently one of the fastest racers on the track, and with the help of the all-new fuel-injected RM-Z250, he’s poised to take the Pro Lites class by storm and get some valuable experience riding Moss’ RM-Z450.  


The AMA Supercross season begins at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on January 9, 2010.



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