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Monday, March 9, 2009
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S MLADIN WINS, HAYDEN 3RD DAYTONA SUPERBIKE RACE

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Young captures top-five finish

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mat Mladin celebrated his 73rd AMA Superbike victory by taking the win at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Thursday afternoon. The six-time AMA Superbike Champion also captured the coveted pole position in the new Superpole procedure, thus taking his 56th career pole position. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden qualified right behind Mladin and rode an impressive 15-lap race. Hayden got a rough start but worked his way up into third place. Right down to the wire, he was battling for second position and the final result was a photo finish with Hayden taking third. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s newest team member Blake Young started the season strong by carding an impressive fifth-place finish in his first AMA Superbike race with his new team.

AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Neil Hodgson, Honda
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Larry Pegram, Ducati
5. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
6. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
7. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
8. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
9. Michael Laverty, Suzuki
10. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki 
AMA Superbike Points Standings:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Neil Hodgson, Honda
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Larry Pegram, Ducati
5. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
6. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
7. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
8. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
9. Michael Laverty, Suzuki
10. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki

 

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