Father-and-sons off-road race team begins season with strong performance in Las Vegas

MARCH 9, 2010 – La Mirada, Calif. – Rockstar Energy/Makita Team LeDuc Racing launched a new season of short course off road racing at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series opener in Las Vegas last weekend. Makita joins Rockstar Energy as a 2010 sponsor of Team LeDuc Racing, marking their third season of partnership.

The father-and-sons race team, consisting of Curt LeDuc and his sons Kyle and Todd, is a fan favorite on off-road race tracks across the US. Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing ended the 2009 season with a strong finish in Las Vegas, and the  team is looking forward to carrying the winning momentum into 2010.

“Our life and career is based on power, and Makita delivers to our highest expectation, day in and day out,” said Kyle LeDuc. Curt LeDuc added, “Having the right Makita tools in the pits gives us the confidence on the track that we can repair anything before the next round.”

“We’re happy to be a part of this amazing race circuit with Rockstar Energy and the best family race team in the business, Team LeDuc Racing,“ said Brent Withey, Makita senior brand manager. “The speed and energy of this exciting sport continues to catch on, and we look forward to being a part of the action in 2010.”

2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS) Season Opener

Rockstar Energy/Makita Team LeDuc Racing ended the 2009 season with a strong performance in Las Vegas, and last weekend they picked up where they left off at the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS) opener in Las Vegas. In the Unlimited 4 truck final on Saturday, Curt and Kyle LeDuc went to work against the rest of the field in their 800 horsepower Ford F-150’s. Kyle battled with Johnny Greaves for much of the race and made a spectacular mid-air pass of Rick Huseman to move into second place behind Scott Douglas, and held on to earn a position on the podium. Curt moved his way through traffic from tenth place to finish just off the podium in fourth place. Todd LeDuc experienced a damaged radiator in his 800 horsepower Ford truck and battled slick track conditions, but kept his cool and captured a tenth place finish in Sunday’s Round Two Unlimited 2 battle.

Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing is preparing for the next stop on the LOORS circuit, which takes place at Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ on April 17-18, 2010.

Makita’s Accelerated Presence in Live Racing and Action Sports

In addition to short course off road racing, Makita is a fixture in Supercross and Motocross as Makita
and Suzuki Racing recently began their sixth year of partnership with the launch of the 2010
Supercross season. Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing Team will also compete in ATV and
Superbike racing in 2010. Makita and Rockstar are also sponsors of the Scheuring Speed Sports
Sno-Cross Team. In addition to live racing, Makita’s is the Official Power Tool sponsor of Major
League Soccer (MLS),

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