Last week just before earning his second of back-to-back Supercross wins, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing extended the contract with multi-time Supercross/ Motocross Champion James Stewart for another year.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart captured his first win of the 2014 AMA/ FIM World Supercross season at round six of the series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on Saturday night.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart turned in an outstanding performance at round four of the 2014 AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland, California on Saturday night.
After finally getting over the cold that has plagued him for the last few rounds, Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to second place and picked-up his second podium-finish of the season.
ANAHEIM, CA – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated his first podium finish of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross season on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Although Stewart still struggled with lingering illness, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider pushed through it and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a well-earned second place at the second of three Anaheim rounds.
Although Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart wasn’t 100 percent all day, he still qualified third fastest in the premier 450 class. He went on to get a good start in his six-lap heat race and pulled into the lead right off the bat. Taking advantage of a clear track, Stewart pulled a gap and rode six perfect laps on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to claim his first heat race win of the season. In the 20-lap main event, Stewart again got a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and slotted quickly into second place. He went on to lead the race and fend off aggressive attacks from the competition before eventually finishing second.
CHINO, CA – Check out the behind the scenes action of the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team at the second round of the 2014 AMA FIM Supercross Championship in Phoenix, AZ. James Stewart’s Suzuki RM-Z450 required a near complete rebuild after crashing out of the last qualifying session of the day.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., (SMAI) announces the appointment of Takeshi Hayasaki as President. Mr. Hayasaki, a long-serving executive of Suzuki Motor Corporation, has many years of experience in the motorcycle/ATV industry, and began his new position December 16. The company also announced that Takao Kudo has been named Executive Vice President and will oversee the new After Sales Operations group.
“Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., is well-positioned right now for growth,” said Mr. Hayasaki, “with a new company focused on the recreational Powersports industry and exciting new models for 2014. I’m eager to work with Suzuki staff and dealers to continue this growth and brand momentum. We are creating opportunities for Suzuki dealers and Suzuki enthusiasts nationwide.”
PHOENIX, AZ – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart bounced back in a big way from last weekend’s crash to turn in a first-class performance at Saturday’s round two of AMA/FIM Supercross at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. Although the Yoshimura Suzuki rider was feeling under the weather, Stewart stepped it up for the main event and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to an impressive fourth-place result.
“I’ve had some good luck at Phoenix in the past,” said Stewart, one of only two riders to win in both the 450 and 250 classes at this venue. “So Phoenix has been pretty good to me.”
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – MX Sports is pleased to announce the return of Sunoco, a world leader in the manufacturing of high quality race fuels, as a supporting partner of the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL. This year, Sunoco Race Fuels has teamed up with Suzuki to give away a brand new 2014 Suzuki RM-Z to one lucky winner during the week of the National.
Registration for the drawing will take place at the Sunoco Fuel Truck beginning on Saturday, July 27 and running through Tuesday, July 30. The lucky winner will be drawn randomly on Wednesday, July 31, and will order their new 2014 bike through Suzuki, paid for by Sunoco Race Fuels. No purchase is necessary to enter.
BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) continues its introduction of 2014 vehicles by announcing the 2014 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. The company recently announced the expansion of the Suzuki Boulevard cruiser line.
For 2014, the Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 feature updated ECM ignition programs that improve starting, as well as race-inspired Champion Yellow-and-black graphics to best fit each bike’s high-performance character. These upgrades show Suzuki’s continued commitment to the already-strong performance of its RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, facts proven in part by Cycle World magazine’s repeat acknowledgement of the RM-Z450 as Best Motocrosser in 2011 and 2012. And in 2013, both the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 was chosen by Transworld MX as their bikes of the year. The RM-Z450 was also selected as the class-leader by RacerX.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated two stunning holeshots and a solid third-place overall result at the season-opening round of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California, on Saturday.
After missing the final three rounds of AMA/ FIM World Supercross series due to injury, Stewart returned to racing with a vengeance over the weekend, demonstrating tremendous speed, discipline and consistency and racing two very smart motos: In both 30-minute races, he took the holeshot on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and got out-front immediately. In the first moto, he led briefly before slotting comfortably into third. In the second moto, he stepped it up and led the first five laps before again finishing third. The two combined results handed the Yoshimura Suzuki rider third-place overall.