The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team bikes will have a different look on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium for round 12 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series. The team has joined forces with the Road 2 Recovery (R2R) Foundation in an effort to increase awareness and raise funding for the 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
The Suzuki RM-Z450s of Weston Peick and Malcolm Stewart, along with the Suzuki RM-Z250s of Justin Hill, Kyle Peters and Phil Nicoletti, will share a unique graphic design that incorporates the Road 2 Recovery colors. The Suzuki plastics, along with individual rider jerseys from the race, will then be auctioned off. JGRMX will also be offering the graphics kit for a limited time via www.jgrmx.com, with all proceeds going to R2R.
Founded in 2000, the Road 2 Recovery Foundation is dedicated to helping AMA licensed Professional Motocross/Supercross riders and Action Sports Athletes with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries. They also provide motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.
“We at R2R can’t thank the whole Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team and riders enough for this generous contribution,” stated Lori Amstutz, Director of Marketing and Events. “The funds from this auction will go a long way in helping Road 2 Recovery carry out our mission of helping injured athletes. It will also help us to continue funding special projects like the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, which directly helps keep these athletes safe every weekend. We are honored!”
Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager, Jeremy Albrecht, added, “I noticed that there weren’t any themed Supercross races this year, but I wanted to do something special that would help the sport. Jimmy Button and I came up with the idea and began working on an action plan to make it happen. We hope this weekend’s race raises awareness for the Road 2 Recovery Foundation and provides financial support for their initiatives.”
Beginning Monday, the autographed Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team plastics and rider jerseys will be available for bidding. Please visit https://www.ebay.com/sch/r2recovery/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= to view the selection. You can also purchase the limited edition R2R Suzuki graphics kit through www.jgrmx.com, with all of the proceeds going to the foundation.
About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.
About Autotrader: Autotrader is the most visited third-party car shopping site, with the most engaged audience of in-market shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today's empowered consumer looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or Certified Pre-Owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader's comprehensive marketing solutions guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience. Autotrader is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com.
About JGRMX: Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), based in Huntersville, NC, was founded in 2007 by Coy Gibbs, son of NFL Hall of Fame head coach and multi-time NASCAR Championship winning team owner Joe Gibbs. JGRMX competes in both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as well as the Monster Energy Supercross series with support from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. aboard Suzuki RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 race machines.
About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.