Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is pleased to announce that the company has hired Michael Jacobs to fill the newly created position of Manager, Government and Fleet Sales.

In this new position, Jacobs will be responsible for the strategic development of Kawasaki’s government and fleet sales initiatives with the primary purpose of growing brand awareness for Kawasaki side x side vehicles, while increasing side x side business for KMC and its independent dealer network.

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Irvine, Calif. (January 20, 2014)
– Round 3 of Monster Energy Supercross returned to Angel Stadium in Anaheim to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the sport on Saturday. Two-time supercross champion and Kawasaki mounted Chad Reed powered his KX™450F to his 42nd career supercross win, and his first in nearly two years. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto worked his way into second place before a mistake dropped him to finish fifth. Jake Weimer charged to overcome a poor start and a late-race crash to finish 10th.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill was consistently fast throughout the day and into the night program on the retro-theme course. Hill finished second behind his teammate in his heat race and went into the main event confident. His KX™250F rocketed out of the gate and nearly had the holeshot before his back end stepped out, sending him to the ground. From last position, Hill charged forward to finish an impressive fifth. Teammate Dean Wilson battled for pole position in qualifying for the third consecutive week and dominated his heat race. In the main event, Wilson was up front until he caught a tuff block and went down. He remounted to charge back to seventh place. Darryn Durham suffered a crash in practice and was forced to sit the night out.