Biloxi, MS - The Suzuki City Lites team has their best race of the season this past Saturday night in St. Louis, with Matt Goerke carding a season-high fourth, with teammate Steven Clarke coming across the stripe in seventh.
“We had a great night in St. Louis,” says Michael Nasakaitis, the very pleased team manager. “Tonight was the third time this season we had both guys in the top 10. It's nice to see all the hard work pay off.”
Suzuki City is one of only three teams to have a rider finish in the top 10 at every Eastern Regional Lites race thus far.
“Matt Goerke has been working on his starts; he finally got the one he needed,” Nasakaitis says. “He put his head down, put in some impressive lap times and scored his best result of the season.”
Steven Clarke has also been riding really well, even though he’s been nursing a knee injury. “Between it being his first season in supercross and riding injured, I couldn't ask for a better performance from Scuba,” admits Nasakaitis.
“The entire team, riders, mechanics, and guys back at the shop have put so much effort into this season, it's great to see the results coming in.”
The next stop for the Suzuki City team is the Toronto Supercross on March 28, 2009. For more information on the team, visit www.suzukionly.com.
Matt Goerke, Suzuki City RM-Z250, #34
4th Place – St. Louis Supercross
6th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings
Steven Clarke, Suzuki City RM-Z250, #77
7th Place – St. Louis Supercross
9th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings
Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Results
1. Blake Wharton (Hon)
2. Austin Stroupe (Kaw)
3. Nico Izzi (Suz)
4. Matthew Goerke (Suz)
5. Christophe Pourcel (Kaw)
6. Matt Lemoine (Yam)
7. Steven Clarke (Suz)
8. Daniel Blair (Hon)
9. Darryn Durham (Yam)
10. Shane Sewell (Yam)
Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel - 131
2. Austin Stroupe - 106
3. Nico Izzi - 102
4. Blake Wharton - 91
5. Branden Jesseman - 73
6. Matthew Goerke - 68
7. Wil Hahn - 68
8. Matt Lemoine - 66
9. Steven Clarke - 65
10. Daniel Blair - 63
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 www.suzukionly.com for more information.