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Yoshimura Prepares for 2007 Racing Season Chino, CA - February 28, 2007 - Yoshimura racing activities are gearing up to a fever pitch. March is always a hectic time as all disciplines of racing activities collide at once. In...

Yoshimura Prepares for 2007 Racing Season

Chino, CA - February 28, 2007 - Yoshimura racing activities are gearing up to a fever pitch. March is always a hectic time as all disciplines of racing activities collide at once.

In AMA Pro Road Racing, Daytona is set to kick the year off with a bang. Last year's Champion Ben Spies is ready to defend his crown against multi-time champion and teammate Mat Mladin, as well as new team member Tommy Hayden. All three of the GSX-R1000 Suzuki riders set fast times at the recent Fontana tests, setting the mark for others to shoot at.

In Supercross, Team Rockstar/WBR/Suzuki is keeping Yoshimura plenty busy. Michael Byrne is currently running 5th in the Supercross title chase. The Satoshi Momma tuned RM-Z450 is plenty fast and Byrne is twisting the grip.

In the Supercross Lites class, the East Coast leg of the series has started up with Kelly Smith and Teammate Andrew McFarland looking for podium finishes. In Supercross Lites West, Troy Adams continues to make consistent top ten finishes. The RM-Z250 Suzuki Lites bikes have proven to be lightening fast and very competitive.

The MSR/Pro-Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura ATV racing team is in race mode heading into the ATVA opening round in Pell City, Alabama. Perennial champion Doug Gust is ready to rip alongside new teammate Dustin Wimmer for the WPSA title chase. The new sponsorship package has created a new look for the 4 wheeled racers, hopefully the same results will be revisited.

In house, Yoshimura ATV Brand Manager Kory Ellis is attacking the ITP Quad Cross series. Kory is coming off a big win at the Arizona round and has a good points lead heading into the third race of the series.

In off road racing, the new Gary Jones/Yoshimura team is forming up. Team rider Casey Johnson has turned in some impressive rides this season and now stands 4th overall in the prestigious WORCS series. The RM-Z450 has turned out to be quite a capable mount for off-road as well as MX.

-credit: yoshimura

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Series AMA
Drivers Tommy Hayden , Kelly Smith , Ben Spies