Rockstar Makita Suzuki's AMA American SuperBike effort is going full steam ahead this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. With Tommy Hayden and Blake Young both in race-ready form, the racers are set to take their championship-winning bikes to the front of the pack this weekend for the Round 9 doubleheader.
Tommy Hayden set the pace on Friday by getting around the racetrack quicker than anyone else in the 50-minute qualifying 1 session. Hayden and his Makita tools tuned GSX-R1000 laid down a 1:20.624, taking the provisional pole. He won the Saturday race at Round 8 of the series in VIR and hopes to keep his successful season on track in New Jersey. Hayden is currently second in championship points and only 11 out from the lead.
Blake Young is making his racing return this weekend after missing three rounds. His last appearance was at Road America in June, and he suffered an injury at a test session shortly after. Young broke into the top 10 in Friday's qualifying 1 and he is looking forward to getting back to the business of racing.
Saturday's race at the New Jersey Motorsports Park goes off at 3:15 p.m. EST. Look for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki duo of Hayden and Young to be fighting to lead the pack.