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Sep 11, 2007

Jordan Suzuki Previews The AMA Superbike Championship Finale At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Jake Holden (59) and Aaron Yates (20). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy of Jordan Suzuki.
Aurora, IL (September 11, 2007) This weekend, Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki riders Aaron Yates and Jake Holden return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the AMA Superbike Championship season finale. On Sunday, September 16th, the 2007 AMA road racing series will conclude after all four classes, including the Jordan Suzuki entries in Superbike and Superstock, cross the checkered flag.

In July, the Jordan Suzuki team participated in an abbreviated AMA class schedule alongside the U.S. Grand Prix (MotoGP), with both Jordan Suzuki riders competing only in Sunday's 28-lap (100K) Superbike event. At that time, Aaron Yates earned the team its first AMA Superbike podium with a third place finish. Yates later earned a second podium in the premier class at Virginia International Raceway with another third place finish. Yates seeks a strong finish on Sunday to close the five-point deficit and move into third place in the overall championship. He is currently third in the Superstock championship points.

Jake Holden, who used his July track time to prepare for the team's return to Laguna Seca, hopes to give his crew another podium finish in the AMA Superstock class. Holden is currently ninth in overall Superstock points and has earned three podium finishes (two second and one third) for the Jordan Suzuki team this season. Holden, who also competes in the Superbike series on a 2007 Superstock spec Suzuki GSX-R1000, placed eighth in the earlier event.

On Saturday, both riders will participate in early morning practices on the 2.238 mile course prior to qualifying to determine their starting positions for the final events scheduled for Sunday. During the lunch break on Sunday, race fans can stop by the Jordan Suzuki transporter for rider autographs before opening ceremonies and live racing action begins. The 17-lap (60K) Superstock event will race first at 1:00 p.m. PDT, with the 28-lap Superbike class competing at 3:00 p.m.

Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan formed Michael Jordan Motorsports in 2004 as a result of his passion for motorcycle racing. His mission is to bring a new level of excellence and style to the motorcycle racing industry.

For more information on the team, visit the race team website at www.23race.com. To learn more about the weekend's events, visit www.laguna-seca.com.
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