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Feb 25, 2014

Kraft To Ride Yoshimura Suzukis In 2014 WERA Campaign


February 25th, 2014 – Maumee, OH – Honda East Suzuki of Toledo's rider Eddie Kraft will be competing on Yoshimura-backed 2014 Suzuki GSX-R750's in the upcoming season, racing in both WERA regional and WERA national events. Kraft enters the season with 19 regional championships, two National Championships and over 70 race wins. He most recently won the WERA North Central 600 Superstock, 600 Superbike, 750 Superstock and 750 Superbike Championships in 2013.

Honda East's Sales Manager Gabe Miller commented, "We're excited for another great year with Eddie and Witchkraft Racing, as we enter into our seventh year together. We're looking forward to providing an increased track presence for both the team and our dealership. We strive to offer the best pricing on all our OEM bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, generators and OEM parts. Our relationship with Eddie has paid off every year we've been together, and we’re ready to get rolling."

Senior Vice President Don Sakakura states, "Yoshimura R&D of America is proud to support Witchkraft Racing in their race campaign for 2014. The team will have Yoshimura’s championship-proven R-77 performance exhaust systems at their disposal, as well as a number of other Yoshimura performance hard parts and engine performance systems. With the team using the Suzuki GSX-R’s this year we feel they already have a head start."

"It's a new challenge I'm really excited about," said Eddie. "The Suzuki will provide a fresh outlook on our racing program and help us improve as a team. Honda East has really led the charge in making this transition happen with Suzuki and I can't thank them enough. These new bikes, together with Yoshimura backing is more than I could ask for. I've wanted to work with a company like Yoshimura for some time and to be able to have their support now is absolutely huge. I flat-out cannot wait to get started."

About Honda East: As a family owned and operated Ohio motorcycle dealer, Honda East's philosophy is to treat each customer like a family member, every visit. Our award-winning sales staff will strive to meet and exceed your expectations, whether you are purchasing a new vehicle, calling with a question, picking up a part, or just looking in our shop. Located in Northwest Ohio, Honda East is the #1 ranked dealership in both Ohio and Michigan; offering a full line of sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, ATVs, scooters, watercraft and snowmobiles not only by Honda, but Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Indian, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Can-Am, Kymco, Bombardier, Polaris and Artic Cat. Honda East prides themselves on the best out the door deal, period. No games, no hassles.

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit

Witchkraft Racing would also like to thank their 2014 sponsors: Pirelli Tires,, MCJ Motorsports, Oakley, GoPro, Dynojet, Motul, Moto Liberty, RS Taichi, Shoei Helmets, NGK, Worldwide Bearings, Chicken Hawk Racing, Ohlins USA, Knox, Vesrah and Motion Pro. Also Performance Cycleworx, Pit Bull, Sharkskinz, Samco, Hammer Nutrition, Spider Grips, M.C. Designs and Andrew Swenson Designs.

For more information on Honda East, visit For information on Yoshimura, visit And for news on the race team, please visit 

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