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Monday, August 18, 2008
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI SWEEPS SUPERBIKE PODIUM FOR THE 4TH TIME THIS YEAR AT VIR

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Mladin, Spies, Hayden 1st, 2nd & 3rd!

Round 15 – AMA Superbike Series
Alton, Virginia
Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
August 15 - 17, 2008
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing absolutely dominated Saturday’s AMA Superbike race in the double-header weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia. The 28-lap race started with an all-Suzuki front row of the grid and ended with a Rockstar Makita Suzuki podium sweep. Six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin won the race, while his teammates Ben Spies and Tommy Hayden finished second and third, respectively. This victory is Mladin’s eighth AMA Superbike win of the season and his 71st such career win. Two-time and defending AMA Superbike Champion Spies took the pole position this weekend – his seventh of the season – and led the first few laps before bringing home his 14th podium finish of the year. Meanwhile, Hayden rode an impressive race and was excited to return to the podium after missing six races due to injuries sustained earlier in the year. Currently, Spies leads the AMA Superbike title chase, Mladin is in second place and Hayden is in 11th.
 
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Ben Spies, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
5. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
6. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
7. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki
8. Roger Hayden, Kawasaki
9. Chris Peris, Suzuki
10. Kenny Noyes, Suzuki
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. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
5. Neil Hodgson, Honda
6. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
7. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
8. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
9. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki

10. Chris Peris, Suzuki


 

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