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SUZUKI SPORTBIKETRACKGEAR.COM’S ELENA MYERS HANGS TOUGH AT HOMESTEAD

September 24, 2012

HOMESTEAD, FL (September 24, 2012) - Team Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com rider Elena Myers came through a challenging, rain-soaked double-header race weekend with style and grace at the penultimate round of AMA Pro SuperSport at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL, this past weekend. Overcoming an incident in the first race and facing lightning and thunderstorms in the second, Myers remained undaunted and put in solid rides on her Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki GSX-R600.

On Saturday, Myers picked up a second-row qualifying spot on the starting grid. In the 18-lap race, she got a good launch off the line and was running in the top 10 when she suffered a minor get-off and had to retire for the day. In spite of this bad luck, Myers turned up on Sunday more than ready to return to the fray. Despite inclement weather, she got a top-10 start on her Suzuki GSX-R600. Ever the professional, Myers played it safe in the poor conditions and turned in a smooth, consistent performance to bring home ninth.

“It was a crazy weekend, to say the least,” said Myers. “Battling with the weather was stressful for everyone. Overall, with a crash and a ninth-place finish, I’m not too pleased. But there is one race weekend left, so it’s time to make things happen and get my Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki GSX-R600 up on the podium.”

With this weekend behind her, Myers and crew are already preparing for the final round of the series in Louisiana in two weeks. That last event will be part of the AMA SuperSport West Series, where Myers is currently third in the overall championship points.

The Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro SuperSport season is the final round at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA, the weekend of October 5 - 7, 2012.

About American Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) founded the Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 147 distributors in 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com. Follow Suzuki on facebook for exclusive team content www.facebook.com/SuzukiCycles.

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