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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S MLADIN WINS SUNDAY'S SUPERBIKE RACE AT ROAD AMERICA ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S SPIES BRINGS HOME SECOND PLACE

 

Round 11 – AMA Superbike Series
Elkhart Lake, WI
Road America
June 8, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Mat Mladin captured the win in the second of two AMA Superbike races at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on Sunday. In spite of semi-wet conditions, six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mladin rode hard on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSXR1000 and picked up his fourth win of the season and his 67th career AMA Superbike victory. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Ben Spies challenged Mladin for the lead multiple times during the 16-lap race before bringing home a second-place result. Two-time, defending AMA Superbike Champion Spies, who won Saturday’s race, currently leads the points chase in AMA Superbike and Mladin is in second place. Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Tommy Hayden is recovering from injuries sustained at a recent round of AMA Superbike and did not race this weekend.

Mat Mladin
“It was a good race for us, we just tried really hard to get the win. I just had to keep pushing and try to geton top of Ben and get some more wins. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 was a completely different bike today than it was yesterday. We gambled with a set-up change that helped us not lose time in certain areas of the track.”

AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:


1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Ben Spies, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Jamie Hacking, Kawasaki
4. Neil Hodgson, Honda
5. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
6. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
7. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki
8. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
9. Alastair Seeley, Suzuki
10. Chris Peris, Suzuki

AMA Superbike Points Standings:


1. Ben Spies, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Neil Hodgson, Honda
4. Jamie Hacking, Kawasaki
5. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
6. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
7. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
8. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
9. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki
10. Scott Jensen, Suzuki

 

 


 

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