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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S TOMMY HAYDEN PODIUMS IN MID-OHIO SUPERBIKE RACE ON SUNDAY

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Young, Mladin finish 4th, 7th

Round 8 – AMA Superbike Series, Race 2
Lexington, Ohio
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
June 17-19, 2009
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden brought home a podium finish in the second of two AMA Superbike races in the series double-header weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Sunday afternoon. Although Hayden had struggled in Saturday’s race and finished sixth, on Sunday the Kentucky native put all the proverbial pieces together and captured a third-place finish on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000. This result marks Hayden’s seventh visit to the AMA Superbike podium this year and he is currently second overall in the championship points standings. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Blake Young was right there with Hayden all the way and finished in fourth place. Superbike rookie Young got a good start and battled with his teammate before settling into fourth place in the 21-lap race. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mat Mladin struggled a bit with set-up this weekend and finished in seventh position. Despite this result, the six-time AMA Superbike Champion still leads the overall championship points standings by more than100 points with just three rounds left in the season.
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas, the weekend of July 31 – August 2, 2009.
 
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
2. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
5. Larry Pegram, Ducati
6. Michael Laverty, Suzuki
7. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
8. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki
9. Neil Hodgson, Honda
10. Taylor Knapp, Buell
 
AMA Superbike Points Standings:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
4. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
5. Larry Pegram, Ducati
6. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
7. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki
8. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
9. Taylor Knapp, Buell
10. David Anthony, Suzuki

 

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