Round 5 - AMA ATV Motocross Series Walnut, Illinois Sunset Ridge MX Park May 2-3, 2009
Round 6 --GNCC Lafayette, Tennessee Weekend Warrior Titan May 2-3, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing's Chris Borich captured an impressive second-place finish in the weekend's round six of the Weekend Warrior Titan GNCC event in Lafayette, Tennessee. So far this season, Borich has won two races on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 and this podium result marks his second runner-up finish. Currently, Borich is third in the overall championship points.
In the AMA ATV MX Series, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing's Doug Gust walked away with a third-place finish from round five of the AMA ATV Motocross Series this weekend at Sunset Ridge MX Park in Walnut, Illinois. The multi-time Pro ATV MX Champion carded fourth-and sixth-place moto finishes on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to capture the final podium spot. This result marks Gust's first podium of the 2009 season. Currently, Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Dustin Wimmer is out with injury. Prior to getting injured, Wimmer was leading the series and hopes to resume racing soon.
"At the start, I took an inside line on my Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 and was able to avoid a bottleneck that caught a lot of other guys. But I ended up mid-pack and then worked my way into fifth pretty quickly. Then I just tried to ride smart. I like the track and it would have been nice if the weather had been better, but I just made the best of it. I just wanted to stay consistent because I really wanted to put my Suzuki on the podium."
"It feels good to be back up on the podium. I've been training really hard and it paid off. I was able to get a good start off the line on my Rockstar Makita Suzuki LT-R450. The track was really good, there were good lines to choose from and there were plenty of places to pass. In moto two, I almost tipped over going into the first turn, but I hung on and ended up in about seventh off the start. I just stayed consistent and was able to capitalize on a few things and ended up on the podium at the end. Now, I'm going to head home and train for the next three weeks so I'm ready when we head to Steel City."
"I'm hoping to return to racing for the next round and I've been doing everything I can to heal fast. It makes it really hard when you put so much work and effort into winning and staying on top, then to get injured. It's so frustrating; I can't even really describe how it makes me feel."
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next .the Geico Mountain Ridge GNCC in Somerset, Pennsylvania, the weekend of May 16-17, 2009, and at the ATV Stampede National at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania, the weekend of May 23-24, 2009.
AMA GNCC XC1 Pro Top 10 Finishers: op 10 Finishers:
1. Taylor Kiser, Yamaha
2. Chris Borich, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing
3. Brandon Sommers, Yamaha
4. Donald Ockerman, Yamaha
5. Brent Sturdivant, Can-Am
6. Adam McGill, KTM
7. Ryan Lane, Honda
8. Bill Balance, Yamaha
9. Bryan Cook, Honda
10. Jarrod McClure, Yamaha
AMA ATV Motocross Top 10 Finishers:
1. Chad Wienen, Kawasaki
2. Cody Miller, Can-Am
3. Doug Gust, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing
4. Josh Creamer, Kawasaki
5. Josh Upperman, Honda
6. Jeremie Warnia, Can-Am
7. Patrick Brown, Yamaha
8. Brandon Smith, Can-Am
9. John Natalie, Can-Am
10. Jeremy Lawson, Can-Am