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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S SPIES WINS RECORD-BREAKING 7TH CONSECUTIVE AMA SUPERBIKE RACE ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S MLADIN BRINGS HOME SECOND PLACE

 

Round 10 – AMA Superbike Series
Elkhart Lake, WI
Road America
June 7, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ben Spies won Saturday’s AMA Superbike race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This record-breaking win means that defending AMA Superbike Champion Spies is the first-ever rider to win seven consecutive AMA Superbike races. The two-time AMA Superbike Champion was the pole-sitter in this race – the first of two in the double-header weekend – and led all 16 laps to victory on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000. In addition to this being Spies’ seventh win of the season, it also marks his 25th AMA Superbike career win. Six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin got off the line with his teammate and battled for the lead. In the end, however, Mladin brought home a strong second-place result. 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.

Ben Spies:
“The weekend was really good, other than my throwing the bike down in practice this morning. It was a tough race, the pace was really hot. Mat was staying right there, making me work for it. I’ve got to thank my guys because they had to build me a new bike after I crashed. We’re going to do everything we can to try and win another one tomorrow on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000. Right now we want to get another Superbike title and if we accomplish that by winning races and setting records, then great. But basically, we need to finish in front of Mat and to do that we’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing because that seems to be working for us.”

AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:

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