Suzuki celebrates 2009 championships

Suzuki employees and sponsors celebrate six titles

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Sep. 18, 2009, Photography by Suzuki
American Suzuki Motor Corporation had a lot to celebrate this week. A successful 2009 racing season saw six championships go to Suzuki and the champions were honored at corporate headquarters in Brea, Calif.

On hand for the event was seven-time AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin, West Coast Supercross Lites and 250cc Motocross champion Ryan Dungey, 450cc Motocross champion Chad Reed, ATV Pro Motocross champion Dustin Wimmer and WERA champions Team Vesrah. Suzuki employees and sponsors were there to offer congratulations.

The event kicked off with an award ceremony where the champions were given custom engraved awards presented by the president and executive vice president of American Suzuki Motor Corporation. Following the presentation, attendees were treated to a catered lunch.

Suzuki honored Mat Mladin for earning his seventh AMA Superbike championship.

Afterwards Suzuki employees were given a chance to get autographs and photos from their favorite Suzuki riders. In addition, the team road race and motocross transporters were on hand for tours and to display championship winning equipment. Mat Mladin’s GSX-R1000, Ryan Dungey’s RM-Z250, Chad Reed’s RM-Z450 and Dustin Wimmer’s QuadRacer R450 were on display to check out along with a product display from Makita power tools.

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