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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S MLADIN PODIUMS IN HIS FINAL AMA SUPERBIKE RACE AT NEW JERSEY

Jordan Suzuki's Yates completes second Suzuki, double-podium of weekend

AMA Superbike Series, Race Two - Round 11
Millville, New Jersey - New Jersey Motorsports Park - September 4 - 6, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mat Mladin celebrated his AMA Superbike swan song with a podium appearance at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey, on Sunday afternoon. Seven-time AMA Superbike Champion Mladin announced his retirement from AMA Superbike racing earlier this season and this weekend’s double-header event marked the end of the newly crowned 2009 AMA Superbike Champion’s career. In Saturday’s race, Mladin was in a battle for the lead when he crashed out of the race. On Sunday, he raced his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 as hard as ever and battled for the lead for most of the race before finishing in an impressive second place. Mladin was joined on the podium by Jordan Suzuki’s Aaron Yates in third place. Yates and Mladin and Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Tommy Hayden had all been battling for podium spots and Hayden was actually making a pass for the lead when he crashed out of the race. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young finished up the weekend in ninth place after struggling a bit with throughout the weekend.
 
AMA Superbike Top 10 Finishers:
2. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
9. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
AMA Superbike Points Standings:
1. Mat Mladin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Tommy Hayden, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
6. Blake Young, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing

 

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