Suzuki City Toronto Race Recap

Biloxi, MS – Round seven of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Series took riders north of the border to Toronto, Canada, for the penultimate round of the series. Faced with a soft and rutted course, Suzuki City’s Matt Goerke and Steven Clarke both managed to qualify for the event, maintaining their top 10 positions in the series points.

Matt Goerke:
“Toronto went all right. I got a good start and was in second till [Branden] Jesseman knocked me off the track. I caught back up to fifth, and I went off the track again after [Matt] Lemoine hit me, and then I crashed. I don’t know, I was kind of bummed because I was up front and got a good start, but then that stuff happened. I had really good lap times, so I was feeling confident. It was kind of a surprise, especially since I didn’t ride all week. I hurt my spleen and my back at St. Louis, so I took the entire week off. I even had to go to the hospital afterwards.

“I want to get another good start and this time stay up front and hopefully get on the podium this weekend. I finally figured out my starts. I think I have the speed to win one.” 

The next stop for the Suzuki City team is the Jacksonville Supercross on April 4, 2009, which marks the final round of the 2009 Eastern Regional Supercross Championship. For more information on the team, visit

Matt Goerke, Suzuki City RM-Z250, #34  
7th Place – Toronto Supercross
7th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings

Steven Clarke, Suzuki City RM-Z250, #77
15th Place – Toronto Supercross
10th Place  – Overall Championship Points Standings

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Toronto
1. Christophe Pourcel (Kaw)
2. Austin Stroupe (Kaw)
3. Broc Tickle (Yam)
4. Branden Jesseman (Kaw)
5. Matt Lemoine (Yam)
6. Wil Hahn (KTM)
7. Matthew Goerke (Suz)
8. Vince Friese (Hon)
9. Daniel Blair (Hon)
10. Blake Wharton (Hon)

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel (156)
2. Austin Stroupe (128)
3. Nico Izzi, Murrieta (112)
4. Blake Wharton (102)
5. Branden Jesseman (91)
6.Wil Hahn (83)
7. Matt Lemoine (82)
8. Matthew Goerke (82)
9. Daniel Blair (75)
10. Steven Clarke (71)

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.