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Suzuki’s Tommy Hahn Podiums in Seattle

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Rockstar Energy Suzuki returned to the West coast in a big way at the AMA Supercross race on Saturday night in Seattle, with 450-class rider Tommy Hahn racing his way to a season-best second-place finish.

Tommy Hahn says: "It was a great night for me," said Hahn. "I was feeling really comfortable all day, got in some good practice laps, got a good start in the main, and fought hard all the way through to the end."

The track conditions were muddy and soft, which lead to some deep ruts and a track surface that was different every lap. While the soft dirt gave many riders trouble, Hahn didn’t struggle on his RM-Z450.

"The track was pretty tough, but I like those kinds of conditions," commented Hahn. "I felt right at home." The RM-Z’s sharp handling helped Tommy carefully pick the fastest lines through the difficult track, and got great drives down the straights thanks to the powerful engine.

Tommy’s ride also made an impression on Team Manager Bill Keefe, who said, "Tommy rode like he owned it. We’re really proud of his performance in Seattle, and look forward to building on this momentum in Salt Lake!"

The race in Seattle marked the return of the riders Ryan Morais and Hunter Hewitt in the Western Regional Lites class, and both raced hard on the tough track. Morais got off to a strong start in the main, and rode well despite the difficult conditions.

Ryan Morais says: "I felt more like I was on an Endurocross track than a Supercross track," said Morais. "The dirt was super soft and rutted out, but my RM-Z250 had the power to give me the good drives that I needed." Morais went on to finish just inside the top five, while Hewitt rounded out the top ten.

The next round of the AMA/FIM Supercross championship will take place on May 1 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Suzuki Supercross fans should head to Suzuki of Salt Lake on Friday night where the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team will be signing autographs from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

The next round of the AMA/FIM Supercross championship will take place on May 1 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Suzuki Supercross fans should head to Suzuki of Salt Lake on Friday night where the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team will be signing autographs from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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