Press Release –
Yoshimura R&D of America has been busy these last few weeks. In addition to winning the last two GNC National races in a row with Team Suzuki/Yoshimura rider Jeremiah Jones, Yoshimura has been adding some new talent to the Pro Support team.
Jason Luburgh and Dana Creech are now sporting the Yoshimura colors made famous by over 50 years of racing. Yoshimura will be supplying pipes, building race engines, and providing technical help.
Yoshimura Vice President, Brant Russell had this to say, “We are really excited in adding both Jason and Dana to the Yoshimura family. Both of these riders are not only blazing fast, but really nice guys. Also, Wayne Hinson and I like hanging out with Jason’s Dad, he’s really cool.”
Russell also was impressed by these riders skills, “Both riders have tremendous talent. In Jason’s case, last week’s first moto showed his potential when he carded his first win on a quad he borrowed from his sister! Both of these riders will be platforms for us to showcase our engine building and exhaust capabilities. A lot of riders out there don’t know that we offer Suzuki LT-Z400 and LT-R450 engine building services to the public. I’m hoping that with the help of these two guys, that will change.”
Luburgh, 23 is from Zanesville, Ohio and has been in the Pro Class since 2001. “I couldn’t be more pleased with this new relationship with Yoshimura and I’m really excited about the bike.”
Both Luburgh and Creech will be campaigning the revolutionary new Suzuki LT-R450 QuadRacer. The machine that Jeremiah Jones was quoted as saying last week as “The best quad I’ve ever ridden.”
Yoshimura Team manager Wayne Hinson works closely with Creech, and recently has been doing a lot of testing with the likeable rider. “Dana is a really good test rider,” says Hinson, “In addition to being one of the best riders in the world from a racing perspective, he also gives us great development skills out on the west coast. He’s one of the most professional riders out there and I couldn’t be happier that Yoshimura added him to their support program. He’s been part of the Hinson Clutch support team for a long time.”
Creech was also thrilled. The 24 year old rider is from Eureka, CA and has been racing quads since he was three. “I’m really excited to be working with Yoshimura. They are really on the top of the game right now and I’m happy to be a part of their racing efforts.”
So far the 2006 racing season has been good for Yoshimura. Although not leading the points in GNC, recent race wins have been gratifying. Yoshimura ATV guru Russell is really happy with the season so far, “Yoshimura has been really fortunate this year with our support program,” Russell said. “Russell Shoemaker, John Ragon, and others have been putting in some great results in the amateur ranks, and now with the addition of Jason and Dana, things are just getting better all the time.”