Chip Yates Signs with Matsushima Performance for AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and FIM World Supersport Racebike Preparation

NEWS May 19, 2009

Chip Yates Signs with Matsushima Performance for AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and FIM World Supersport Racebike Preparation

SONOMA, Calif. (May 19, 2009) - SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing announced today that they have inked a deal with Matsushima Performance to prepare racebikes for Chip Yates (AMA #89) in both AMA-legal, and WSS-legal configurations for the remainder of 2009.

Yates and crew chief Jimmy Summers tested and set up a newly-delivered Matsushima GSX-R600 on Friday May 15th at the AMA National at Infineon and then charged to a 24th place finish out of 40 riders on Saturday's AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race. Chip was battling for 22nd place in the Sunday race when he made contact with another rider in a racing incident and crashed out uninjured - he was scored 28th out of 40 riders.

Chip Yates: "We exceeded all the goals we set for the AMA Infineon race weekend and used our AiM Sports EVO 4 data acquisition system to get a good setting on the bike very quickly. Grant Matsushima built us a new AMA-legal motor for the race and it ran perfectly. We are pleased to have Matsushima performance as a new sponsor and supporter for the remainder of 2009."

The SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing team is dropping the bike off at the Matsushima race shop on the way home from Infineon so the AMA motor can be replaced with a special-built, WSS-legal motor for the Miller world race in two weeks. WSS rules allow improvements to cylinder heads and cams that are illegal in AMA competition.

Jimmy Summers: "We first have to thank Dainese for giving us a suit that saved Chip from injury so we can race at the World Supersport race as planned, and we were definitely impressed with the Matsushima bike this weekend. We believe it is a top 10 or 15th place capable package and Chip and I are working to get our results up there as quickly as possible. Our program is right on track given that Infineon was only our second AMA event."

Chip is sponsored by: SWIGZ.COM Dual Hydration System, Matsushima Performance, Dainese, AiM Sports LLC, Woodcraft, Armour Bodies, and R-Tech Racing Fuels (WSS only).

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