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Monday, March 22, 2010
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MAKITA LAUNCHES THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR WITH LEDUC RACING

Rockstar/Makita LeDuc Racing looks forward to another strong season in 2010

MARCH 22, 2010 – La Mirada, CA – Makita Industrial Power Tools and LeDuc Racing have agreed to a third straight year of partnership in short course off-road racing. Makita joins Rockstar Energy as primary co-sponsors of Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing. 
 
Rockstar Makita Racing ended the 2009 season with a strong finish, and the team is looking forward to carrying the winning momentum and partnership into 2010. 
 
“The LeDucs are on the podium, race after race, but that’s not the whole story,” said Brent Withey, Makita senior brand manager. “They build their own trucks, drive their own rig to the races, and then they race their trucks. The LeDucs do it all – they’re the real deal.”
 
“To have Makita on board for a third straight year means a lot to us,” said Curt LeDuc. “Makita’s quality, commitment and leadership in the power tool industry also extends to off-road racing. This partnership is great for us and for short course off-road racing.”
 
Makita’s Accelerated Presence in Live Racing and Action Sports
In addition to short course off road racing, Makita is a fixture in Supercross and Motocross as Makita and Suzuki Racing recently began their sixth year of partnership with the launch of the 2010 Supercross season. Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing Team will also compete in ATV, Superbike and Off Road racing in 2010. Makita and Rockstar are also sponsors of the Scheuring Speed Sports Sno-Cross Team. In addition to live racing, Makita’s is the Official Power Tool sponsor of Major League Soccer (MLS), and the Mexican National Soccer Team (FMF) during their competitive matches in the US.
 
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies 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 10.8V Ultra-Compact 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. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatools and twitter.com/makitatools. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

 

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