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Monday, March 23, 2009

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

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Monday, March 23, 2009


Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Izzi back on the SX Lites podium

Round 12 – AMA Supercross Series
St. Louis, Missouri
Edward Jones Dome
March 21, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed won his third AMA Supercross race of the season on Saturday night at St. Louis, Missouri’s Edward Jones Dome! The two-time, defending AMA Supercross Champion got a great start and charged hard all night to take the win in the 20-lap main. Prior to the main, Reed also won his heat race at the beginning of the night. This overall victory allows Reed to continue to lead the championship points chase. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Mike Alessi rallied after a mid-week crash to finish an impressive fourth in his heat race and then seventh in the main event. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne remains injured and did not race. He hopes to be back racing again soon.
In the Supercross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Nico Izzi overcame a nasty crash in practice to have a good night overall. The young rider finished second in his qualifying heat race and then ran second in the 15-lap main event for most of the race before bringing home a strong third place finish. Izzi has been on the podium in all but one of the Supercross Lites races this year!
AMA Supercross Top 10 Finishers: 
1. Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. James Stewart, Yamaha
3. Josh Grant, Yamaha (Holeshot)
4. Andrew Short, Honda
5. Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
6. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
7. Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
8. Davi Millsaps, Honda
9. Kevin Windham, Honda
10. Paul Carpenter, Kawasaki
AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1. Blake Wharton, Honda (Holeshot)
2. Austin Stroupe, Kawasaki
3. Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Matt Goerke, Suzuki
5. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki
6. Matt Lemoine, Yamaha
7. Steven Clarke, Suzuki
8. Daniel Blair, Honda
9. Darryn Durham, Yamaha
10. Shane Sewell, Yamaha



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