Makita 18V LXT Cordless Rules in off Road Racing
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Makita U.S.A., Inc.
14930 Northam St.
La Mirada, CA, 90638
Press release date: June 3, 2011
New videos capture three top drivers talking about Makita, winning races, and skateboards
La Mirada, CA - The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) rumbled through Glen Helen Raceway last month. One thing was loud and clear, even above the roar of 900HP race trucks: Makita 18V LXT rules in off road.
Makita 18V LXT cordless tools can be found in the hands of skilled mechanics from the top teams in the sport, including Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing, Rockstar Metal Mulisha Makita's "The General" Brian Deegan, Stronghold Motor Sports featuring Jeremy McGrath, and more.
Makita caught up Brian Deegan, Todd LeDuc, and Jeremy McGrath in the pits on race day, May 21, at Glen Helen. Brian Deegan talked about winning races and using Makita tools on "everything" - from his 900HP off road truck to his skateboard. When talking about his team's Makita 18V LXT tools, Todd LeDuc said it best: "This is the future. It's all we use."
Makita's Growing Presence in Racing and Action Sports
Off road racing is part of Makita's growing presence in racing and action sports, both as a sponsor and as a power tool of choice in the pits. Makita and it's long term partnership with Factory Suzuki has yielded over 20 championships in Supercross, Motocross, Superbike, ATV, and amateurs - including Ryan Dungey's historic 2010 championship run in supercross and motocross. Makita is also a sponsor of Metal Mulisha's Brian Deegan and the Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing Team in off road racing, as well as the Scheuring Speed Sports Makita Tools Snocross Team. Makita is also the Official Power Tool Sponsor of Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as the Mexican National Soccer Team (FMF).
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology(TM) (AVT(TM)), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS)grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. Makita is Best-in-Class Engineering.
Wayne Hart, Communications Manager