Wednesday, July 1

US NEWS: WIMMER AND GUST DOMINATE MUDDY CREEK

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing's Dustin Wimmer and Doug Gust celebrated their first double podium of the season at the weekend's Muddy Creek AMA ATV Motocross National in Blountville in Tennessee.

Wimmer piloted his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to victory while team mate Gust followed him home in second place. This victory is Wimmer's fourth of the 2009 season and he is currently in second place in the overall championship points standings. For Gust, this result marks his third podium finish of the season and he is in fourth place in the overall championship
points standings.

In the GNCC, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing's Chris Borich continues his winning ways: The series championship points leader charged hard on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 at the Snowshoe National in West Virginia and picked up his fourth consecutive victory of the season.

As if that weren't impressive enough, this win is also Borich's sixth overall win this season and Borich now heads into the GNCC's two-month summer break with more than 20 points on second place.

Dustin Wimmer - 1st place AMA ATV MX:

"It feels great to be back on top. In the first moto, once I got the track down, I just put my head down and started passing people on my Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450. I had to work hard for the win in the first moto but in moto two, I got a much better start and I was able to take over the lead quickly and just be in cruise control. This win was a real confidence-booster for me. I put in a lot of hard work and it paid off for me this weekend. I'm still only at about 95 per cent but I'll be at 100 per cent for round nine and I'm looking for another win. I'm only about seven points off the lead and I hope to take over that soon and give Suzuki another championship."

Doug Gust - 2nd place AMA ATV MX:

"My Rockstar Makita Suzuki performed really well for me this weekend. It had the power I needed to get good starts and good results. I put in a good charge in the first moto and worked up to second. I've been doing a lot of training in between races and I'll be training hard again because at the next round, I want to win. It's really great when Dustin and I are both on the podium in the number one and two spots like we were this weekend. It's a big confidence-booster for the team when we both do well. I'm in fourth place in the points chase right now, so I'm excited about that."

Chris Borich - 1st place GNCC:

"The track was a little different from the last time I raced here. They added in a 10-mile section so we were doing 20-mile laps. I took it easy on my Rockstar Makita Suzuki QuadRacer R450 on the first lap because I didn't know what to expect. My goal was to keep moving forward. I'm really happy that I have a nice points lead going into the break. It takes a little weight off my shoulders. Over the break, I'm going to take a couple of weeks off to relax, and then I'm going to be training hard again.

"The prospect of taking a championship this year has me really pumped up, but I have to stay grounded and focused. I'm just going to take it one race at a time. I'm hoping for a couple more wins when we come back from the break so I can give Suzuki a championship,"

AMA Pro ATV Motocross Top 10 Finishers:

1. Dustin Wimmer (Rockstar Makita Suzuki)
2. Doug Gust (Rockstar Makita Suzuki)
3. Chad Wienen (Kawasaki)
4. Jeremy Lawson (Can-Am)
5. Josh Upperman (Honda)
6. Harold Goodman (Honda)
7. Jeremie Warnia (Can-Am)
8. Cody Miller (Can-Am)
9. Joe Byrd (Honda)
10. Thomas Brown (Yamaha)

AMA GNCC XC1 Top 10 Finishers:

1. Chris Borich (Rockstar Makita Suzuki)
2. Bill Balance (Yamaha)
3. Brandon Sommers (Yamaha)
4. Jarrod McClure (Yamaha)
5. Bryan Cook (Honda)
6. Donald Ockerman (Yamaha)
7. Chris Bithell (Can-Am)
8. Ryan Lane (Honda)
9. Taylor Kiser (Yamaha)
10. Duane Johnson (Honda)