Theft: Racing Leathers Stolen From Yoshimura Racing In Chino, California

Theft: Racing Leathers Stolen From Yoshimura Racing In Chino, California

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Several sets of race-worn leathers and two drag racing cylinder blocks have been stolen from the Yoshimura Racing race shop in Chino, California.

 

Five sets of leather racing suits worn by Yoshimura Suzuki riders Martin Cardenas, Roger Hayden, Tommy Hayden, Mat Mladin, and Blake Young were stolen from displays in the lobby of Yoshimura Racing’s shop on Thursday, February 20.

 

Retired Mat Mladin leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.
Retired Mat Mladin leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.

Art work representing the Roger Hayden leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.
Art work representing the Roger Hayden leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.

Photos of the leathers that were stolen can be seen above and below.

Art work representing the Blake Young leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.
Art work representing the Blake Young leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.

Art work representing the Martin Cardenas leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.
Art work representing the Martin Cardenas leathers that were stolen from Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.

The thief (or thieves) also took two special cylinder blocks custom made for Suzuki Pro Stock drag race bikes. The cylinder blocks have RLR machined in the sides, as seen in these photos.

 

An example of the Suzuki drag racing cylinder blocks that were stolen from Yoshimura Racing. Note the "RLR" machined in the side. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.
An example of the Suzuki drag racing cylinder blocks that were stolen from Yoshimura Racing. Note the “RLR” machined in the side. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.

An example of the Suzuki drag racing cylinder blocks that were stolen from Yoshimura Racing. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.
An example of the Suzuki drag racing cylinder blocks that were stolen from Yoshimura Racing. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura Racing.

These items are rare and easy to identify, according to Yoshimura Racing Manager Rich Doan.

 

The Chino Police Department is investigating the theft, but Doan asked that anyone with information regarding these items please contact Yoshimura Racing first at (909) 364-0186.

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