The following is a release from American Suzuki...
American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) announced today that Suzuki support rider, Cole Seely, will race factory rider Nico Izzi's Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 in the 250 class at round 10 of AMA Motocross at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Budds Creek, Maryland, on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
"I'm really excited to get this opportunity to race with the factory Suzuki team," said 19-year-old Seely, who resides in Newbury Park, California. "The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 is an awesome bike and I'm thrilled to get this once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with Roger DeCoster and the rest of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team."
Seely and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team came to an agreement that will allow Seely to operate out of the factory truck with factory mechanic Lee McCollum's support for the one race. So far this year, Seely has raced three 250 class events, with his best finish being 18th place overall at Thunder Valley in Lakewood, Colorado. Prior to the motocross season, Seely qualified for four AMA Supercross Lites races, with his best finish being 10th place at the San Diego, California, round.
"We've known Cole for several years," said Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team Manager Roger DeCoster. "He is a support rider for Fun Center Suzuki. With 250 class team rider Nico out for the remainder of the season and his bike available, there was an opportunity for Cole to ride in his place at Budds Creek. This would give our sponsors some additional attention and also allow an aspiring rider to have one day with a factory team."
Joining Seely as both a fan and spectator will be High School Musical star Corbin Bleu. Seely taught Bleu to ride for his new movie, Freestyle, set to debut in October. The popular actor will be hanging out with Seely and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team for the day.
For more information on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team, please log on to www.SuzukiCycles.com.