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Team Suzuki/Yoshimura Signs Dustin Wimmer for 2007-08

Mon, Oct/02/2006

Team Suzuki/Yoshimura has a new number to paint on their semi for 2007. #191 Dustin Wimmer from Center Valley, PA has officially been signed to race for the team for the next two years.

Dustin has been a pro rider since he turned 17 and has had a stellar career so far. His first GNC Championship year ended with him in the sixth position. 2005 moved him back to 9th and then back up to 6th this year. In 2006, the World Power Sports Association had its inaugural year and Dustin Wimmer spent most of the season in first place only to lose to Team Suzuki/Yoshimura's Doug Gust in a down-to-the-wire finish in the final race.

Gust, however, is looking forward to have him trade Honda Red for Suzuki Yellow. "Wimmer is an outstanding racer," Gust said. "I'm sure glad he's going to be on my side next year."

Wimmer was also excited about joining the winning team: "It really hasn't hit me that I'm actually going to be racing with Doug Gust as my teammate. I've always looked up to him like my idol."

The two will make an interesting duo as they bridge the generation gap – This next year will find Gust celebrating his 40th birthday and Wimmer his 20th. No matter what, 2007 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Gust, Wimmer and the rest of us.

 

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