West Coast SX Lites rider to race premier class
BREA, Calif., (Feb. 27, 2008) – Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing announced today that AMA Supercross Lites West Coast contender Ryan Dungey will make his Supercross-class debut on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana, this Saturday, March 2, 2008.
“Since Ryan struggled in the last few West Coast Lites rounds, we felt it would be a good idea to keep him busy and riding over the break,” said Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “Also, the team’s been down a couple riders in the Supercross class with injuries to both Mike Alessi and Michael Byrne, and we owe it to our sponsors, Rockstar Energy Drink and Makita Industrial Power Tools, to be well represented in the premier class. So we are giving Ryan a shot on the RM-Z450 and, so far, he seems to have adapted well to the bike. We’ll give it a try for a few rounds and see how it goes.”
Added Dungey, “I’m looking forward to racing in the premier class on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450. Two months is a long break from racing and this is a new challenge on a whole different level. I’ve been testing the RM-Z450 and I really like the bike – the way it handles, the speed, it’s a great package overall. I think it’ll be a lot of fun and a great learning experience for me.”
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