David Vuillemin Battles Muddy Conditions at Toronto SX

Round 12 – AMA Supercross Series
Toronto, ON
Edwards Centre
March 29, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s David Vuillemin battled a frozen and muddy AMA Supercross track this past weekend at the Edwards Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  In spite of the less-than-stellar conditions, the Frenchman rode hard and picked up a 13th-place finish.  He is currently in eighth-place overall in the AMA Supercross Championship points chase.

In the AMA Supercross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Nico Izzi took the weekend off from racing because the Toronto event was not a part of the East Coast series.  

David Vuillemin:
“We got a big surprise when we discovered the track on Saturday morning.  The dirt was frozen when they built the track, and by Saturday the frozen dirt turned into mud.  The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 was great but the track was really tricky with a lot of ruts and mud.  It was the first time I’d ridden on a muddy Supercross track inside a dome!  I never felt comfortable all day.  We tried to change the set-up of the bike to make me feel better in these conditions, but it didn’t really help.  The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team gave it their all, but it was a difficult weekend for me with a 13th-place finish.  I can’t wait for next weekend in Texas to redeem myself.”
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, on Saturday, April 5, 2008.
Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #800
DNR – Toronto Supercross
13th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings

David Vuillemin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #12
13th Place – Toronto Supercross
8th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings         

Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z250, #341
NA – Toronto Supercross Lites
4th Place -- Overall Championship Points Standings
AMA Supercross Top 10 Finishers:                        

1.      Chad Reed, Yamaha (Holeshot)

2.      Kevin Windham, Honda

3.      Davi Millsaps, Honda

4.      Andrew Short, Honda

5.      Josh Hill, Yamaha

6.      Nick Wey, KTM

7.      Tim Ferry, Kawasaki

8.      Troy Adams, Honda

9.      Charles Summey, Yamaha

10.   Jason Thomas, Honda

AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1.      Shaun Skinner, Honda

2.      Matt Boni, Honda

3.      Kyle Cunningham, Honda

4.      Brady Sheren, Suzuki

5.      Kyle Tobin, Kawasaki

6.      Levi Kilbarger, Honda

7.      Nathan Skaggs, Honda

8.      Kyle Keylon, Honda

9.      Ryan Lockhart, KTM

10.   Jack Carpenter, Honda