Round 2 – AMA Superbike Series
Auto Club Speedway
March 20-22 2009
Six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin won his 74th AMA Superbike race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on Saturday afternoon, following an intense battle with Rockstar Makita teammate Tommy Hayden! Hayden rode an impressive race, taking the holeshot after a red flag incident, and battling with Mladin until late in the race when the Australian’s gutsy pass gave him the lead and the win. Hayden finished a close second and National Guard Jordan Suzuki rider Geoff May completed the Suzuki sweep of the podium at Auto Club Speedway, with a best-ever third-place finish. Newly signed Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Blake Young continues to impress with a fourth-place finish for his best result of the new 2009 season.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team’s next round will be at the Road Atlanta Suzuki Superbike Showdown in Braselton, Georgia, the weekend of April 3 - 5, 2009.
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki
4. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
5. Jake Holden, Honda
6. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
7. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
8. David Anthony, Suzuki
9. Taylor Knapp, Suzuki
10. Aaron Gobert, Honda