Suzuki ATVs and motorcycles racking up wins
The 2010 racing season is still in its infancy, but Suzuki ATVs and motorcycles are off to an impressive start.
The ATV MX season opener in Alabama showed why back-to-back champion Dustin Wimmer and his QuadRacer R450 have won more ATV MX races than anyone in recent history. Wimmer is leading the points chase, and he is looking to put in many great performances in 2010. Also aboard the QuadRacer R450 is 2009 GNCC champion Chris Borich. Borich has two wins in the GNCC series so far this season, and he shows no sign of slowing down.
In the AMA Supercross series, Ryan Dungey is taking his fuel-injected RM-Z450 to the top. Dungey currently owns the Supercross series points with a solid lead that will be tough for competitors on other bikes to overcome. Dungey has scored four wins, captured many holeshots, and has led a ton of laps. In the Eastern Regional Lites Class, Austin Stroupe and his all-new, fuel-injected RM-Z250 have been at the front of the pack all season. Stroupe has a firm grasp on the second spot in overall points in the class.
The RM-Z450 is not just a supercross killer. Josh Strang has been dominating the GNCC pro class with his RM-Z. Strang is currently leading the series, and has gone three for three so far. Also making its mark in the GNCC class, the all-new RMX450Z is in the lead. Rodney Smith has won once so far this year, been on the podium twice, and is currently the points leader in the Sportsman A class.
Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 is once again in the lead of the AMA American Superbike Series. With an impressive double win in Daytona Beach, Fla., Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Jake Zemke put himself atop the points board in the first round of racing with his Suzuki GSX-R1000. The second race of Round 2 in Fontana, Calif., saw Tommy Hayden take his championship-winning GSX-R1000 to the top of the podium, and eight of the top-10 riders in the class were aboard a GSX-R as well. Zemke is currently leading the class in points, and Hayden is right behind him in second. Suzuki has dominated the Superbike series for the last seven years, and the quick and responsive GSX-R1000 is doing well on the track in 2010.
Also on track to a great season, the GSX-R600 is making a strong showing in the AMA Daytona SportBike class. Danny Eslick won the pole position at the legendary Daytona 200 with the bike, and has had strong showings so far this season. He finished second in Fontana to another GSX-R600, which was piloted by Martin Cardenas. Eslick is currently second in overall points for the season, and both he and Cardenas are poised to have a solid 2010 in the AMA Daytona SportBike class.