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Monday, May 18, 2009

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

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Monday, May 18, 2009


Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Hayden gets another Infineon podium

Round 5 – AMA Superbike Series, Race 2
Sonoma, California
Infineon Raceway
May 15-17, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mat Mladin returned to his race-winning ways in the second AMA Superbike race of the double-header weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, on Sunday afternoon. The six-time AMA Superbike Champion started from pole position on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000, got into the lead immediately and created a gap to take the win! This victory marks Mladin’s eighth win (out of a possible nine) this season and his 80th career AMA Superbike victory. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Tommy Hayden celebrated two podium positions this weekend, thanks to a third-place finish on Sunday that followed up his second-place finish on Saturday. This IMPRESSIVE result is Hayden’s sixth AMA Superbike podium finish of the 2009 season.
Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki rookie Blake Young opted to sit out this race weekend after injuring his hand at the previous round at Barber Motorsports Park. Young hopes to be back racing at the next event at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
4. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
5. Larry Pegram, Ducati
6. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki
7. Taylor Knapp, Suzuki
8. David Anthony, Suzuki
9. Neil Hodgson, Honda
10. Ryan Ellerby, Yamaha
AMA Superbike Points Standings:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Josh Hayes, Yamaha
4. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha
5. Geoff May, National Guard Jordan Suzuki
6. Larry Pegram, Ducati
7. Aaron Yates, Jordan Suzuki
8. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
9. Taylor Knapp, Suzuki

10. David Anthony, Suzuki



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