Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Tommy Hayden fought to the very finish for his fifth win of the 2010 AMA American Superbike series on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Hayden won with a margin of .052 in a heart-stopping finish as he battles for points toward the championship. Tommy is now only 18 points back from the leader, and Hayden will be on track Sunday for the final race ready to fight for the win. His teammate Blake Young started the day off right, getting the pole position after an impressive morning qualifying session. Young finished fourth in the race.
Young put together a solid race effort, and his best lap of the race was only two tenths of a second behind Hayden's best lap. Young earned the pole position point for the weekend and will be hunting for a podium finish on Sunday.