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Thursday, April 22, 2010
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI WINS IT ALL AT ROAD ATLANTA

The Suzuki SuperBike Showdown was owned by Rockstar Makita Suzuki. Blake Young and his GSX-R1000 come away from Road America in Braselton, Georgia, with the maximum amount of points possible after taking the pole, leading the most laps, and winning both races. Blake’s teammate Tommy Hayden also had a solid weekend and took second and third respectively, furthering his run at the championship.

Blake started the weekend off right, earning the pole position by setting the fastest lap time in qualifying. He and his GSX-R1000 were on point all weekend.  Young led every lap of the race on Sunday, despite a heated battle with the second-place rider who couldn’t manage to overtake Blake and his Suzuki. Young led every lap on Saturday and earned that point, and he also earned the pole position point, and then earned the win.

Tommy Hayden finished third on Sunday, making it a double podium weekend for him and his GSX-R1000. Hayden was consistent on the track, and his bike performed smoothly. He never allowed the riders behind him to catch up, holding tight to his position throughout the race. Hayden’s bike hugged the track as they put in solid lap times throughout the 20-lap race.  Hayden is now only four points out of first place for the 2010 championship.

On Saturday, Young won after the AMA assessed a penalty to a rider who jumped the start. Hayden wound up second on Saturday, making it a double podium weekend for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.

The next race takes place at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., on May 14-16.


 

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