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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI’S JAMES STEWART BRINGS HOME SECOND STRAIGHT WIN AT ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS

February 17, 2014

ARLINGTON, TX (February 17, 2014) - Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart celebrated a stunning victory at round seven of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships at ATT Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Saturday night. Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to his second consecutive win and became the first rider to capture back-to-back victories this season. He also moved up to third place in the overall championship points and is currently two points out of second. Stewart came into Arlington after last weekend’s victory made him the first rider in 450 Supercross history to win at least one main event in 10 consecutive seasons. Needless to say, Stewart was ready to race. In his heat, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider led all six laps to take the win. After making a few changes to his bike, Stewart went back out for the main event. He got a good launch off the gate on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and ran in second for the first two laps before taking over the lead. Stewart went on to turn in an effortlessly smooth ride for the remaining 18 laps and capture his 47th career Supercross victory. “It was a great race,” said Stewart. “I got a really good jump off the gate and I was keeping the pace nice and smooth because Arlington is a track you could easily override. I did have a few sketchy moments, but overall it was awesome. It was perfect. It was great to get a win last weekend and then to get another win this weekend. After our heat race, we made some changes to the bike that just made the Yoshimura
Suzuki RM-Z450 all that much better. I know my team believes in me and that’s the best part. But I also believe in myself and when it was time to go racing, I was there. Now I’m looking forward to doing it again next weekend at Atlanta.” Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next event is the eighth round of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships on Saturday, February 22nd, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit, and quality that have been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com. 

About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and
incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Suzuki Motor of America, Yoshimura Racing, Motorex, Dunlop, Renthal, Vortex, Showa, Seven, Hinson Clutch Components, Renegade Fuels, Mechanix Wear, Works Connection

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