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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S REED CAPTURES 1ST 2009 AMA SUPERCROSS VICTORY AT INDIANAPOLIS

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Alessi gets 1st SX podium & Izzi cards another SX LItes podium

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed celebrated his first AMA Supercross victory aboard his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana! The two-time, defending AMA Supercross Champion got the holeshot and rode FLAWLESSLY to take his first 2009 win! Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing teammate Mike Alessi captured his first AMA Supercross-class podium at Indy, thanks to an impressive third-place finish, and joined Reed on the box. Meanwhile, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne also had a good night, bringing home an eight-place finish in only his third race back from injury.
 
In the Supercross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Nico Izzi enjoyed his third podium finishin as many races on Saturday night. The young rider won his first heat race of the season and thenfinished third in the 15-lap main event. Currently, Izzi is in second place in the overall championshippoints chase.
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Saturday, March 7, 2009.
 
Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #1
1st Place – Indianapolis Supercross & tied for 1st Place – Overall Points Standings
Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #800
3rd Place – Indianapolis Supercross & 8th Place – Overall Points Standings
Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #26
8th Place – Indianapolis Supercross & NA – Overall Points Standings
Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z250, #20
3rd Place – Indianapolis Supercross Lites & 2nd Place -- Overall Points Standings
 
AMA Supercross Top 10 Finishers:
1. Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing (Holeshot)
2. James Stewart, Yamaha
3. Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Josh Grant, Yamaha
5. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
6. Ben Coisy, Honda
7. Davi Millsaps, Honda
8. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
9. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
10. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki
 
AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1. Austin Stroupe, Kawasaki
2. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki (Holeshot)
3. Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Branden Jesseman, Kawasaki
5. Steven Clarke, Suzuki
6. Levi Kilbarger, Honda
7. Daniel Blair, Honda
8. Matt Lemoine, Yamaha
9. Shane Sewell, Yamaha
10. Kyle Keylon, Honda

 

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