Mammoth Motocross is just around the corner and what is always the case for the Brett Downey Safety Foundation as we approach the opportunity to race in the Sierras, is safety first.

Those of you who are familiar with Mammoth and the track know there is a different breed of obstacles on the track which most amateur races don’t see and specifically are the large pine trees. In order to help reduce and minimize the risk of injury, the Foundation has teamed up with American Suzuki Motor Corporation. With the financial support of Suzuki, the Safety Foundation is able to provide padding to wrap the 10 trees alongside the course that the Foundation and promoters feel pose a potential risk to riders. Suzuki has given great effort in both creativity and financial support to help make sure each rider and tree have a reduced risk of possible injury should a rider come in contact with any one of the ten trees that will be padded during the course of the event.

Steve Bortolamedi, Senior Communications Manager MC/ATV Division, American Suzuki says “American Suzuki Motor Corporation is very passionate about amateur motocross as well as the safety of riders, regardless of the brand they chose to ride and race. We at Suzuki are very proud to have partnered with the Brett Downey Safety Foundation and wish all the competitors at the 2010 Mammoth Motocross the best of luck!”

It is the goal of the Foundation to get the message out about rider and track safety to each and every rider, parent, track owner and promoter across the country. For more information on supporting the Brett Downey Safety Foundation and its programs, please feel free to visit our website,, or give us a call at 951-824-9494.

About the Brett Downey Safety Foundation: Established in 2004, The Brett Downey Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization lead by a volunteer staff. Its mission is to supplement the motocross community by increasing safety awareness of riders, parents, track owners and promoters to help make the sport of motocross as safe as possible by minimizing injuries and helping to preserve all motocross tracks.

About Suzuki: The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.


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