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gsxr1000American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced today that the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing team will compete in the AMA Pro Racing Superbike series for 2009. After extensive discussions with AMA Pro Racing, American Suzuki has received clarification of the AMA rules that will see the Suzuki GSX-R1000 sportbike on the racing grid beginning with the opening round in Daytona, Fla., in March.

Road racing is an important activity for Suzuki at the professional and amateur levels. The manufacturer uses…  More info 

The Canadian Rally Championship is set to start this weekend on the snowy roads of the Rallye Perce Neige Maniwaki, presented by Subaru and supported by Yokohama and takes place in Maniwaki, Que., north of Ottawa. The event has run for over 40 years and has been on the national calendar for close to 35 years.

Canadian Rally Champions Patrick Richard of Squamish, B.C. and co-driver Alan Ockwell from Toronto finished third at Rallye Perce Neige last year in the debut event for the Subaru Rally Team Canada.

“This year we have a developed car, a year of working as a team and…  More info 

The Kaua‘i Police Department Patrol Services Bureau has designated February as Pedestrian Safety and Skateboard Awareness Month, a county news release announced Tuesday.

“We’re hoping that by focusing on pedestrian safety, motorists and pedestrians will be reminded that safety on our roadways is a shared responsibility,” Acting Captain Mark Scribner said in the release. “We also want to call attention to the county’s skateboard ordinance because it’s becoming a major safety issue.”

Throughout the month, patrol officers will be monitoring vehicular traffic at …  More info

Let’s say it’s a football afternoon after another great powder day in Tahoe. You’re from the east, a Pats fan, and heading out to a Truckee bar to watch the game. Expect to be surrounded by angry Niners fans? Think again. You’ll be in the thick of Patriots [team stats] Nation.

That’s not because Californians aren’t loyalists; they are. Rather, it’s because a healthy portion of the Tahoe area’s employee population is native New Englanders. Why? …  More info

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