Suzuki City Daytona Recap

After missing the main in Indianapolis the weekend prior, Matt Goerke thrived in front of his home state fans, as the Lake Helen resident charged through the pack to finish sixth at the 2009 Daytona Supercross. It was Goerke’s best result of the 2009 season. His teammate, Steven Clarke, pulled the holeshot in the AMA Supercross Lites main event, but unfortunately several crashes relegated the youngster to a 16th on the rough and sandy circuit.

Matt Goerke:
Yeah, it felt like I was riding well, finally! I wish I could’ve got a start up front, but it’s been the same thing all year; I’ve got to work on my starts. I have to figure out something, because if I get a start I definitely think I can run up there. Things are going really good with the team. We’ve been getting the bike better every week, so I’m really looking forward to this week in New Orleans.”

The next stop for the Suzuki City team is the New Orleans Supercross on March 14, 2009. You can also meet Matt Goerke and Steven Clarke, as well as Ricky Carmichael, at the Suzuki City open house this Friday, being held at their shop in Biloxi, Mississippi. The festivities start at 5:00 p.m., so be sure to get there early! For directions, visit

Steven Clarke, Suzuki City RM-Z250, #77
16th Place – Daytona Supercross
9th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings

Matt Goerke, Suzuki City RM-Z250, #34  
6th Place
– Daytona Supercross
10th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Daytona

  1. Christophe Pourcel (Kaw
  2. Martin Davalos (KTM)
  3. Nico Izzi (Suz)
  4. Matt Lemoine (Yam)
  5. Wil Hahn (KTM)
  6. Matt Goerke (Suz)
  7. Darryn Durham (Yam)
  8. Broc Tickle (Yam)
  9. Blake Wharton (Hon)
  10. Kyle Keylon (Hon)

16. Steven Clarke (Suz)

Team Suzuki City would like to pay special thanks to the sponsors: Suzuki City, Biloxi, MS; RG3 Biloxi; Utopia; Thermo Probe; Parts Unlimited; Two Brothers; CV4; Pirelli; Crew Wear; TCX; Cometic; VP Racing Fuels; Wiseco; Moose Racing; Suzuki Genuine Accessories; RK Excel; K&N; Works Connection; Motion Pro; Boyesen; Pro Taper; Parts Unlimited Brakes by SBS; MGX Unlimited; Hansen & Associates; Moto Master; Beau Rivage Casino & Resort

About Suzuki City: Suzuki City is a full-line Suzuki dealership based in Biloxi, Mississippi, which offers a complete line of Suzuki superbikes, sportbikes, cruisers, dual-sport bikes, motocrossers, dirt bikes, and ATVs as well as a big selection of parts, accessories, and apparel. They also offer engine and suspension services. They are also home of RG3 Biloxi, the same suspension that the team uses. Visit for more information.