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Martin Cardenas Talks About What it Takes For Him To Go Fast
Martin and his team executed a perfect weekend, earning pole position, leading the most laps and winning both AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike races during the Triumph Big Kahuna Nationals at Road Atlanta. Martin now has a 20-point lead on the rest of the field going into this weekend's Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway.
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May 02, 2012
HOLDEN THIRD IN SUPERBIKE QUALIFYING FOR M4 MONSTER ENERGY SUZUKI
Jake Holden made a most impressive debut for Team M4 Monster Energy Suzuki on Friday at Infineon Raceway. Standing in for the injured John Hopkins, Holden ranked near the top of the charts right from the opening AMA Pro American Superbike class practice and continued to run up front throughout the day.
May 14, 2010
M4 EMGO Suzuki And Cardenas Vindicated: AMA Penalties Overturned On Appeal
On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 the AMA announced the reversal of an earlier decision to punish Team Hammer, Inc. rider Martin Cardenas (riding under the M4 EMGO Suzuki banner) and Jordan Suzuki teammates Aaron Yates and Jake Holden for technical infractions at the season finale at Laguna Seca, held September 15-16. All three riders had the 20 points they were docked restored in the standings and their $2000 fines will be returned.
December 05, 2007
BLAKE YOUNG SIGNS WITH TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI
Motorcycle racer Blake Young has signed a 2008-2009 contract with Team Hammer, Inc., which races as Team M4 EMGO Suzuki in the AMA Superbike Series. Young, a promising rising talent on the AMA scene, will compete in the AMA Superstock and Supersport classes in 2008. The contract includes an option for the 2010 season.
November 16, 2007
DIFFICULT DAY FOR BARNES IN BARBER FORMULA XTREME
Saturday was a mixed bag for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki at Barber Motorsports Park. The squad excelled in the day's qualifying sessions, claiming three front row grid positions for Sunday's finals, but had a tough outing in the Formula Xtreme contest.
April 21, 2007
BARNES REHABS WRIST AFTER SURGERY
Michael Barnes of Team M4 EMGO Suzuki recently underwent a medical procedure on his right wrist to correct a problem with tendonitis. Cysts that developed after a previous injury caused the tendonitis. Barnes, a Florida native who finished third in AMA Supersport points for the 2006 season, had the surgery at University of Florida Shands Jacksonville Hospital. Dr. Steve Augustine performed the procedure on Friday, December 15th.
December 20, 2006
BECK TO RACE WITH TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI IN 2007
Michael Beck has signed a contract to race for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki in 2007. The 18-year-old second-generation racer showed promise in his first year as an AMA pro rider in 2006 and demonstrated that he is one of the most talented young racers on the AMA scene.
October 26, 2006
TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI APOLOGIZES TO FANS FOR MID-OHIO CONTROVERSY
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki apologizes to fans who attended the AMA season finale at Mid-Ohio and were disappointed by the delays and schedule revisions forced upon the event by area rain showers.
October 07, 2006
BARNES AND MAY CLOSE OUT 2006 ON THE PODIUM AT MID-OHIO
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki completed a tremendously successful 2006 AMA road racing season with yet another stand-out weekend at the Mid-Ohio finale. Riders Geoff May and Michael Barnes combined to score three podiums and secure a pair of top-three championship rankings on the final day of the season.
October 01, 2006
BARNES SHINES AS RAIN INTERRUPTS RACING AT MID-OHIO
Saturday was a long and frustrating day at Mid-Ohio for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki with multiple rainstorms interrupting the action. Recurring rainfall in the area forced a number of long waits for a dry track and there were only fleeting moments of on-track activity. However, in one brief appearance beforea third shower prematurely ended the day, Michael Barnes put on an impressive performance.
September 30, 2006
MAY AND BARNES LEAD MID-OHIO SUPERSPORT
Coming in with momentum on their side, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki are aiming to close out the 2006 AMA season on a high note this weekend at Mid-Ohio. Full of confidence coming off of two consecutive double podium Supersport finishes, Geoff May and Michael Barnes are both hoping to claim a breakthrough victory for the squad this weekend.
September 29, 2006
BARNES RE-SIGNS WITH TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI FOR 2007
Veteran racer Michael Barnes has agreed to race the 2007 AMA season with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki.
September 26, 2006
ANOTHER SUPERSPORT DOUBLE PODIUM FOR MAY AND BARNES OF TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki added to their trophy collection this weekend at Road Atlanta as Geoff May and Michael Barnes came through to claim their second consecutive double podium finish in the AMA Supersport class aboard their Pirelli-shod GSX-R600s. It was the third time in 2006 that May and Barnes have stood on the Supersport podium together.
September 03, 2006
BARNES AND MAY ON THE FRONT ROW AT ROAD ATLANTA
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Michael Barnes and Geoff May will open their bid to duplicate their VIR dual podium result from the front row in Sunday's 15-lap AMA Supersport final at Road Atlanta.
September 02, 2006
MAY RE-SIGNS WITH M4 EMGO SUZUKI
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki and Geoff May have agreed to a contract extension that will see the 26-year-old rider from Georgia remain with the team in 2007.
September 01, 2006
TOP FIVES FOR TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI IN ATLANTA
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki opened the tenth round of the 2006 AMA road racing season in promising fashion at Road Atlanta, putting in three top-five performances on the day.
September 01, 2006
MAY AND BARNES ON THE SUPERSPORT PODIUM AGAIN AT VIR
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki riders Geoff May and Michael Barnes closed out a tremendous weekend of racing by claiming two of the three podium positions in Sunday’s AMA Supersport race at Virginia International Raceway.
August 20, 2006
TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI ON THE FRONT ROW IN VIRGINIA
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki was a major factor throughout the day on Saturday at Virginia International Raceway with riders Geoff May and Michael Barnes combining for three front-row qualifying performances and a top-five race finish on the day.
August 19, 2006
BARNES ON FRONT ROW IN VIRGINIA FORMULA XTREME, MAY FASTEST IN SUPERSPORT
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki opened the Virginia International Raceway AMA weekend in strong fashion on Friday, claiming a front-row grid position in Formula Xtreme and posting the fastest time in Supersport.
August 18, 2006
BARNES ON THE SUPERSPORT PODIUM WITH THRILLING MID-OHIO WEEKEND
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki ended the Mid-Ohio AMA racing weekend on a high note on Sunday, claiming a podium position and three top fives on the day.
August 06, 2006
FRONT ROW STARTS FOR MAY AND BARNES
Geoff May and Michael Barnes put in stellar efforts on Saturday at Mid-Ohio for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki, combining to score a top-five race result and three qualifying positions in the top five.
August 05, 2006
MAY FASTEST IN MID-OHIO SUPERSPORT PRACTICE
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki enjoyed a tremendous opening day to the AMA road racing weekend at Mid-Ohio on Friday, leading the way in Supersport, notching up three top-five practice performances, and qualifying on the second row for Saturday's Formula Xtreme final.
August 04, 2006
SOLID BUT FRUSTRATING DAY FOR TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki closed out the U.S. Grand Prix weekend at Laguna Seca with a frustrating day in which the squad was unable to capitalize on the terrific speed they displayed. While Michael Barnes and Geoff May both claimed solid placings, their results weren’t representative of the podium-caliber form the riders proved they had during the races.
July 23, 2006
BARNES FIFTH IN HOT LAGUNA FX RACE
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki enjoyed a productive day at Laguna Seca despite the extremely difficult conditions presented by Saturday’s sweltering heat. The squad picked up a top-five race result and a front row qualifying slot while contending with temperatures that topped 100°F.
July 22, 2006
BARNES IN TOP FIVE AT LAGUNA SECA
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki got out of the gates quickly on the opening day of action at Laguna Seca with Michael Barnes registering a pair of top-five performances on Friday.
July 21, 2006
MAY THIRD IN UTAH FOR TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki rounded out the first-ever AMA roadracing weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT with a trophy-winning effort on Sunday. Entering the weekend with a season-long run of fourth-place results in the Superstock class, Geoff May picked up his game even further in Utah, claiming his first podium finish of the year with a third-place ride aboard his Pirelli-shod GSX-R1000.
June 18, 2006
FRONT ROW QUALIFYING EFFORTS FOR MAY AND BARNES
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki continued to run up front on Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. After setting the pace on Friday by topping the leaderboards in the Superstock and Supersport practices, team riders Geoff May and Michael Barnes locked up front row starting positions for Sunday's 13-lap races.
June 17, 2006
TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI TOPS SUPERSPORT, SUPERSTOCK TIME CHARTS IN UTAH
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki opened the first day of AMA competition at the brand-new Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT in tremendous fashion on Friday. The squad topped the practice leaderboards twice during the day, with Geoff May posting the best time in Superstock and Michael Barnes and May combining to score an impressive 1-2 result for the team in the Supersport session.
June 16, 2006
MAY AND BARNES ON THE ELKHART LAKE PODIUM FOR TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki enjoyed a spectacular trophy-winning day at Road America in AMA roadracing action on Sunday. Geoff May and Michael Barnes battled at the front of the Supersport final and ultimately came away from the Wisconsin weekend with a pair of podium finishes for their efforts.
June 04, 2006
BARNES FIGHTS FOR A PODIUM SPOT IN WISCONSIN
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Michael Barnes finished a close fourth in Saturday's Formula Xtreme race at Road America after a spirited ride on his Suzuki GSX-R600. 'Barney' ran in third for much of the Formula Xtreme race, but lost out when a full-factory rider passed him on the final lap.
June 03, 2006
MAY SECOND IN ROAD AMERICA SUPERSTOCK PRACTICE
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki gave their rivals something to think about on Friday at Road America, registering four top-four practice performances on the day. Based on their tremendous showing at the four-mile long circuit in 2005 and the impressive gains already displayed in 2006, the squad came into the weekend with high hopes. Following the opening day of action, those lofty expectations have only intensified.
June 02, 2006
MAY FOURTH AGAIN AT INFINEON RACEWAY
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki picked up their ninth top-five result of the 2006 AMA season on Sunday at Infineon Raceway. Geoff May continued to display both speed and consistency by claiming his fourth consecutive fourth-place Superstock finish.
May 21, 2006
BARNES RETURNS TO FORMULA XTREME WITH TOP FIVE FINISH IN SONOMA
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki’s Michael Barnes made a successful return to the Formula Xtreme class this weekend at Infineon Raceway after missing the season’s opening three races due to a knee injury suffered at Daytona International Raceway. Despite his extended layoff from riding the team’s Pirelli-shod GSX-R600 FX racer, the Floridian guided it to a top-five finish in his comeback performance on Saturday.
May 20, 2006
WEATHER ENDS FRIDAY EARLY FOR TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI
The opening day of the Infineon Raceway weekend was cut short for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki on Friday due to rainy weather. The steady precipitation caused the morning’s practice sessions to be halted and then continued on deep into the afternoon, bringing about an early conclusion to the day. Despite the abbreviated track time in Sonoma, California today, the squad quickly demonstrated that they’re capable of building on the early season form that has already allowed them to claim three podium finishes in the year’s first three race meetings.
May 19, 2006
MAY TO APPEAR ON 2-WHEEL TUESDAY
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Geoff May will appear on Speed TV's 2-Wheel Tuesday program with host Greg White tomorrow, May 16th. The show airs at 8 PM Eastern time, with a re-air later that evening (10 PM Pacific time).
May 15, 2006
BARNES EARNS ANOTHER PODIUM IN FONTANA SUPERSPORT
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki continued to add to their 2006 trophy haul today at California Speedway, picking up a podium finish and three top-fives on the day. After setting the fastest time in Supersport on Friday and then qualifying on the front row on Saturday, Michael Barnes came through in a major way in Sunday’s 17-lap race as well.
April 30, 2006
BARNES ON SUPERSPORT FRONT ROW AT FONTANA
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki picked up a front row grid position and a top-ten race result on Saturday at California Speedway. Carrying in the momentum of last weekend's double podium performance in Alabama, the squad has continued to regularly challenge at the top of the charts.
April 29, 2006
BARNES FASTEST IN SUPERSPORT PRACTICE
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki was back in action on Friday, just days removed from their double podium performance at Barber Motorsports Park, the previous round of the 2006 AMA roadracing championship series. The team was a major factor again today at California Speedway with Floridian Michael Barnes leading the charge.
April 28, 2006
MAY ON SUPERSPORT PODIUM IN BIRMINGHAM
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Geoff May claimed the second podium finish of the weekend for the squad at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL on Sunday. One day after Kurtis Roberts debuted for the team with a third-place finish in the Formula Xtreme race, May guided his Pirelli-shod GSX-R600 to third in the 17-lap Supersport contest.
April 23, 2006
ROBERTS ON PODIUM, MAY ON FRONT ROW AT BIRMINGHAM
Kurtis Roberts picked up a podium result in his Team M4 EMGO Suzuki debut on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park. The two-time Formula Xtreme champion quickly diced his way up into third in the 17-lap FX final and held the position to the checkered flag.
April 22, 2006
TEAM M4 EMGO SUZUKI RETURNS TO ACTION AT BARBER
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki came into the second round of the 2006 AMA season at Barber Motorsports Park on Friday four-strong and determined to make their presence felt throughout the weekend at the scenic Alabama circuit.
April 21, 2006
Kurtis Roberts To Race For Team M4 EMGO Suzuki
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki is pleased to announce that three-time AMA Champion Kurtis Roberts will race for the team in AMA Nationals at Barber Motorsports Park April 20-23 and at California Speedway April 27-30. Former MotoGP racer Roberts will fill-in for Michael Barnes, the team's regular Formula Xtreme entrant, who suffered a knee injury at Daytona in March.
April 16, 2006
Roberts, May, and Fouchek Complete Barber Test For M4 EMGO Suzuki
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki completed a two-day test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday. For the team, it was an opportunity to prepare for next month's race at the facility located just a couple of hours from the M4 EMGO Suzuki race shop. The team's regular riders, Geoff May and Shea Fouchek, were joined by Kurtis Roberts, who filled in for the injured Michael Barnes at the test.
March 29, 2006
Kurtis Roberts To Test For Team M4 EMGO Suzuki In Birmingham
Veteran racer Kurtis Roberts will test for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday and Tuesday. Roberts will ride a Formula Xtreme Suzuki GSX-R600, as the team's regular entrant in the class, Michael Barnes, is not fully recovered from a knee injury sustained in a Daytona crash.
March 26, 2006
May's Valiant Superstock Charge Comes Up Short
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki came into Thursday at Daytona Internationa Speedway with high hopes for Geoff May and he didn't disappoint. The Georgian fought for the lead and consistently diced with the AMA roadracing series' top racers before ultimately scoring two strong results.
March 10, 2006
"Iron Man" May Quick In Four Classes At Daytona While Barnes Out After Injury
Just days removed from his spectacular showing at the CCS/ASRA event at Daytona International Raceway last weekend, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Geoff May came out swinging in the opening day of AMA roadracing competition for the 2006 season. Showing both impressive consistency and speed, the Georgian was near the top of the charts in all four classes on Wednesday.
March 08, 2006
Geoff May and M4 EMGO Suzuki Red Hot at Daytona
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Geoff May and Michael Barnes made a big splash at the CCS/ASRA event at Daytona last weekend in preparation for this weekend's AMA races. May won six of eight events he entered, and almost took home one more winner's trophy.
March 07, 2006