December 23, 2010, La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is proud to announce its return as the Official and Exclusive Power Tool of Supercross for 2011. Makita also returns as a primary sponsor of the championship-winning Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team, and World Supercross and Motocross Champion, Ryan Dungey.
Dungey is coming off a record-breaking season in 2010, winning both championships as a rookie. He is the only person to ever accomplish this feat.
The 2011 Supercross Season launches on January 8, 2011, at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The schedule includes 16 races in stadiums across North America, including Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX, and Rogers Centre in Toronto. The schedule also includes racing at historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, as well as Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a new venue for 2011. The season culminates with the championship race at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas in May.
For impatient supercross fans, the season kicks-off Sunday, December 26 (5 p.m. Eastern), as CBS Sports will broadcast a 2011 Supercross Preview Show to launch what is already being called the greatest season in the sport’s history. The one hour preview show, which will lead out of Sunday’s CBS Sports NFL coverage, will take fans through the highly anticipated story lines that are emerging as the January 8 gate drop for the 2011 season approaches.
Makita’s Accelerated Presence in Racing and Action Sports
Supercross is a part of Makita’s growing presence in racing and action sports, both as a sponsor and as a power tool of choice in the pits. Makita and Suzuki’s long term partnership has yielded over 20 championships in Supercross, Motocross, Superbike, ATV, and Amateur – including Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey’s historic 2010 championship run in Supercross and Motocross. Makita is also a sponsor of the Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing team in Short Course Off Road Racing, as well as the Scheuring Speed Sports Makita Tools Snocross Team. In addition to live racing, Makita is the Official Power Tool Sponsor of Major League Soccer (MLS), and the Mexican National Soccer Team (FMF) during their competitive matches in the U.S.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. Follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.