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Monday, June 2, 2008
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S SPIES WINS SECOND AMA SUPERBIKE RACE OF MILLER WEEKEND

Round 9 – AMA Superbike Series
Tooele, Utah
Miller Motorsports Park
May 29 – June 1, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing\'s Ben Spies celebrated the end of an excellent AMA Superbike double-header weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on Sunday. The defending AMA Superbike Champion won Sunday\'s 14 -lap race, after having already won Saturday\'s race and capturing pole position for the weekend. Sunday\'s result marks the two-time AMA Superbike Champion\'s 24 career AMA Superbike victory and increases his standings in the overall championship points standings. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Mat Mladin was right behind Spies off the start but he was overtaken over the course of the race and finished in fourth position. Six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mladin remains in second place in the overall championship points standings.
<b>Ben Spies</b>
"After the first few laps, I saw I had a gap on Mat. But I knew Jamie (Hacking) would be strong after doing so well yesterday. So I just tried to put in some good laps on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000. I tried to keep the gap the same and just bring home the win in the end. Everything was good this weekend, and I\'ve got to thank my crew for giving me such a good bike in the Suzuki. This weekend definitely helped us out in the whole championship points chase. What we\'ve been doing this year has worked so far. We\'ve won six in a row and we\'re going for that elusive seven. That\'s a record I definitely want... so we\'re going for it at Road America. We\'ll see how it goes. We\'re definitely going to give it a go and just try to keep winning races."


 

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