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Monday, December 13, 2010

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Monday, December 13, 2010


Scheuring Speed Sports Makita Tools newcomer Darrin Mees is making quite an impression on the team and the competition this season.  Darrin made it back to back nationals with podium finishes as he raced to the number three spot in Saturday’s round of Semi-Pro Superstock competition in Fargo North Dakota. The event was the inaugural visit by the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series to Newman Outdoor Field on the campus of North Dakota State University and by all accounts was a huge success.
In addition to his strong performance on Saturday, Mees also raced from a first turn tangle to a strong sixth place on Friday night. Throughout both days of racing Mees was among the top qualifiers with a heat race win and several top threes. With qualifying rounds counting towards overall standings, Mees now sits in the number three spot just a few points out of the overall lead.
In the pro ranks, Robbie Malinoski swept both rounds of Pro Open qualifying to earn the number one pick in the main event. In the final, teammate Willie Elam shot out to the number four spot with Malinoski following in fifth. Just past the midway point Elam’s handlebars slipped on a hard landing and he dropped back to recover. Malinoski finished of a great ride to secure the number four spot while Elam held on to finish sixth.
Malinoski was on his way to his first podium of the season on Saturday in Pro Superstock when a late race incident with another rider took him out of contention. The two were battling for position when the competitor made an aggressive move jumping into Malinoski’s Ski-Doo race sled breaking the a-arm which left him without steering or suspension.

With an upcoming break in the national tour schedule, the team will take the positive energy of the last few weeks to test and prepare for our western swing to Sandy, Utah and Round 3 of the ACSS on January 8, 2011. Happy Holidays!


Makita's Accelerated Presence in Racing and Action Sports
Scheuring Speed Sports is a part of Makita's growing presence in racing and action sports.  Makita and Suzuki's long term partnership has yielded over 20 championships in Supercross, Motocross, Superbike, ATV, and Amateur – including Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey's historic 2010 championship run in Supercross and Motocross.  Makita is also a sponsor of the Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing team in Short Course Off Road Racing.  In addition to live racing, Makita is the Official Power Tool Sponsor of Supercross (SX), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the Mexican National Soccer Team (FMF) during their competitive matches in the U.S.
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories.  Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results.  Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion®.  Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more.  Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.  For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at  Follow Makita at,, and  The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Makita is Best in Class Engineering.



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