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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Round 12 – AMA Superbike Series
Monterey, California
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
July 18 - 20, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Mat Mladin celebrated his fifth AMA Superbike win of the year and his 68th such career victory at Monterey, California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday afternoon. The six-time AMA Superbike Champion put in an impressive ride on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000, finishing 10 seconds in front of his teammate Ben Spies.

Defending, two time AMA Superbike Champion Spies started from pole position (his fifth of the year and 21st of his career) and got the holeshot in the 28-lap race, but – having just finished a remarkable eighth place in the day’s earlier MotoGP race – was passed by his teammate and finished in second place.

Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden returned to racing after having been out due to injury for more than two months. The former AMA Supersport Champion raced his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a more-than-respectable fifth-place finish.

AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Ben Spies, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
4. Jamie Hacking, Kawasaki
5. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
6. Roger Lee Hayden, Kawasaki
7. Neil Hodgson, Honda
8. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
9. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
10. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
AMA Superbike Points Standings:
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. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
6. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
7. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
8. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
9. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki
10. Scott Jensen, Suzuki



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