Suzuki ATV Racingposted Oct 17, 2008
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From day one, the Rockstar/MSR/Pro Taper/Yoshimura/Suzuki ATV team has been racing at the highest level with world-class riders. With multiple championships and countless wins, there is little doubt that the team has established itself as a dominant force in ATV racing.
In 2002, Suzuki released the LTZ-400 sport quad, and with it came the potential to have a race team. With the help of talented veteran "Digger" Doug Gust, Suzuki was able to capture the 2003 and 2004 GNC Pro Production titles. This, however, would merely be the beginning for the squad. In 2005, they became a full-factory team, upgrading significantly in size, as well as hiring the incredibly fast Jeremiah Jones. In 2006, all the hard work paid off, as Gust captured the WPSA ATV Tour Championship title on top of the new QuadRacer LT-R450. For the 2007 season, Suzuki hired two up and coming pros, Dustin Wimmer and Chad Wienen, to team up with Gust. Also in the 2007 season, Yoshimura brand manager Kory Ellis won the ITP Quadcross championship.
In 2008, Suzuki got another number one plate to hang on its walls, as Dustin Wimmer absolutely dominated the 2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires AMA/ATVA National Championship, claiming five race wins along the way. Doug Gust added two more wins and Chad Wienen claimed the season finale, as well as taking the Steel City Pro Invitational.
To win a championship, you need all of the right tools. For the Rockstar/MSR/Pro Taper/Yoshimura/Suzuki team, that means only one brand: Motion Pro tools. The decision to use Motion Pro was automatic for all of those involved with the team.
"We've used Motion Pro on championship winning teams way before they sponsored us," says Yoshimura's Brant Russell. "Road Racing, WORCS Off-Road Championships, Motocross, Supercross, and ATV. These tools are simply the best. Plus, they are made by racers who know exactly what is needed to get to the checkered flag. Yoshimura is proud to be associated with Motion Pro products. Rockstar/MSR/Pro Taper/Yoshimura/Suzuki Team Manager Kory Ellis also has high praise for Motion Pro: "Motion Pro tools are a must in Pro ATV racing. I can't believe the things they think of. It's like if one day one of my mechanics is complaining about not being able to get to some hidden bolt - the next day here comes Motion Pro with a cool folding wrench of some sort that takes care of the job. Amazing!"
The tools aren't just used during racing season, though. "Digger" Doug Gust, who enjoys flying when he's not charging hard on the track, uses Motion Pro tools to keep his plane in the air: "I love Motion Pro and it's true, I use their tools on my airplanes!"
From small racks in the back of box vans to the shelves of the factory transporter, Motion Pro tools have always been there, whether they're working on factory Suzuki QuadRacer R450's or Doug Gust's airplanes. Motion Pro tools have been the preferred tool of all of those involved in the Rockstar/MSR/Pro Taper/Yoshimura/Suzuki team for a reason: champions need the best.