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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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

(800) 4-MAKITA

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Spies, Mladin, Hayden sweep podium in Saturday & Sunday Superbike races
Round 18 – AMA Superbike Series
Braselton, Georgia
Road Atlanta
August 29 - 31, 2008
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing ruled the proverbial roost at Road Atlanta, following up Saturday’s AMA Superbike win with another such victory on Sunday afternoon in Braselton, Georgia. The all-Rockstar Makita Suzuki podium saw two-time and defending AMA Superbike Champion Ben Spies in the top spot, with six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin in second position and teammate Tommy Hayden in third. Spies started the 25-lap race from pole position and ran in second to Mladin for much of the race before taking over the lead and capturing his first Road Atlanta Superbike win. This is Spies’ 28th career AMA Superbike win and his 10th such win of the year. Mladin led most of the laps before being overtaken by Spies, and this is his 14th AMA Superbike podium of the season, eight of which were wins. For Hayden, who led the first lap before settling into third place, this is his eighth Superbike podium of the year. Currently, Spies leads the
AMA Superbike title chase, Mladin is in second place and Hayden is in ninth.
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Ben Spies, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
5. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
6. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
7. Neil Hodgson, Honda
8. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
9. Matt Lynn, Honda
10. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki
AMA Superbike Points Standings:
1. Ben Spies, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
4. Jamie Hacking, Kawasaki
5. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
6. Neil Hodgson, Honda
7. Miguel Duhamel, Honda
8. Geoff May, Jordan Suzuki
9. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
10. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki



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