AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California July 25, 2010 Provisional Race Results (all on Dunlop tires): 1. Ben Bostrom (Yam YZF-R1), 23 laps 2. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R1), -0.440 second 3. Tommy Hayden (Suz GSX-R1000), -7.331 seconds 4. Jake Holden (Suz GSX-R1000), -10.170 5. Larry Pegram (Duc 1098R), -18.033 6. Jake Zemke (Suz GSX-R1000), -22.257 7. Eric Bostrom (Suz GSX-R1000), -35.516 8. Brett McCormick (Suz GSX-R1000), -40.806 9. Chris Peris (BMW S1000RR), -41.817 10. Geoff May (Buell 1125RR), -42.126 11. Taylor Knapp (Suz GSX-R1000), -46.969 12. Jeremy Toye (BMW S1000RR), -63.394 13. Ricky Corey (Yam YZF-R1), -70.563 14. Jason Pridmore (Suz GSX-R1000), -79.026, ran off track 15. Hawk Mazzotta (Yam YZF-R1), -1 lap 16. Brian Parriott (Apr RSV4 Factory), -1 lap, 3.712 17. Chris Siebenhaar (Suz GSX-R1000), -1 lap, 3.971 18. Skip Salenius (Suz GSX-R1000), -1 lap, 7.197 19. Steve Atlas (Suz GSX-R1000), -1 lap, 21.356 20. Trent Gibson (Suz GSX-R1000), -1 lap, 29.984 21. Chris Clark (Yam YZF-R1), -3 laps, DNF, crash 22. Johnny Rock Page (Suz GSX-R1000), -7 laps, DNF 23. Chris Ulrich (Suz GSX-R1000), -21 laps, DNF, crash 24. Miguel Duhamel (Duc 1098R), DNS 25. Kevin Boisvert (Suz GSX-R1000), DNS Provisional Championship Point Standings (after 13 of 19 races): 1. Hayes, 311 points 2. Tommy Hayden, 302 3. Zemke, 260 4. Pegram, 225 5. Ben Bostrom, 223 6. Blake Young, 197 7. Ulrich, 150 8. Knapp, 141 9. McCormick, 112 10. Holden, 93 11. Clark, 89 12. May, 64 13. John Hopkins, 62 14. Aaron Yates, 59 15. Shane Narbonne, 58 16. David Anthony, 56 17. Page, 54 18. Peris, 43 19. Eric Haugo, 40 20. Eric Bostrom, 35 More, from a press release issued by Michael Jordan Motorsports: MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS HOLDS ONTO THIRD PLACE IN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AT LAGUNA SECA MONTEREY, CA (July 25, 2010) Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) holds onto third place in the championship points race after completing round seven of the 2010 AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike Championship held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA this weekend. National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Jake Zemke scored a sixth place finish and Aaron Yates’ replacement rider, 18-year-old Brett McCormick, finished eighth. National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Zemke started in seventh and quickly worked his way up to fifth place. Zemke ran in fifth for ten laps before falling back to sixth place, which is where he finished. Zemke remains a solid third in the championship points race heading into the next event at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). “The boys did a good job,” Zemke said. “We’ve been struggling since we got here, but we definitely got the bike a lot better for the race. It was good enough to be close to the guys in the beginning. Maybe not the top guys, but that group from third to fifth. We should have had a little better shot at that. I got by Larry (Pegram) but by then I’d pretty much used up everything I had and the tires had gone off pretty bad. He was able to get back by me and I was having a few issues. We brought it home, but it’s been a frustrating two weeks and it’s definitely not where we want to be. We should be up at the front racing with those guys not back where we are at.” Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Brett McCormick started in tenth and made his way up to eighth place in three laps. McCormick maintained his eighth place position until lap 16, when he engaged in a battle that put him back to tenth before fighting back to an eighth place finish. McCormick sits in ninth place in the championship points race. During the weekend, Jake Zemke’s National Guard Suzuki GSX-R1000 was once again proudly sporting the state patch of the California National Guard’s largest combat brigade, the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The corresponding National Guard state patches will be placed on Zemke’s Suzuki for the remainder of the 2010 season. Look for the 2010 Michael Jordan Motorsports team at their next event at VIR in Alton, VA on August 13-15, 2010. ABOUT MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS: Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan formed Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) 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 MJM, please visit www.23race.com, www.twitter.com/23race and http://www.facebook.com/23race. Michael Jordan Motorsports is proud to partner with: Jordan Brand (a division of Nike), National Guard, American Suzuki, Upper Deck, Hanes, Gatorade, Bazzaz, MMI – Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Vortex Racing Components, Gemini Racing, K-Tech Suspension-Orient Express Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, K & N Air Filters, Dainese Leathers, AGV Helmets, Ancra Tie-downs, Chicken Hawk Racing Tire Warmers, Armour Bodies, DID Chains, Factory Pro Dyno, Roclun International, STAR Motorcycle School, Motion Pro Tools, Zero Gravity Windscreens, with transportation provided by Eastside Trucking. More, from a press release issued by AMA Pro Racing: Bostrom Takes Goes from Pole to Victory Lane in National Guard SuperBike Battle at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Sixth Different Winner in SuperBike in 2010 Season; Hayes Now Leads Hayden by Nine Points MONTEREY, Calif. (July 25, 2010) – Today’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike race at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix was won by a rider who loves everything about Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and he has the record here to prove it. Ben Bostrom and his Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha team culminated a very special weekend by winning from the pole position to capture his third career AMA Pro SuperBike victory. Bostrom also won here last year in Daytona SportBike and also a World SuperBike race here in 1999. — TV broadcast will be late tonight/early tomorrow at 1 a.m. ET (10 p.m. PT) on SPEED — Finishing second was points leader Josh Hayes aboard his Team Graves Yamaha. Hayes led the race early and fought all the way until the checkered flag on what was on paper a fine weekend. Hayes was disappointed with himself but he admitted that this was a difficult track for him and he paid tribute to his Team Graves Yamaha team for their hard work in giving him a bike he could win with. Third place went to Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Tommy Hayden. Hayden maintained second in the points standings despite having a weekend where he felt he didn’t get the best from himself and his machine. Once again, his mental toughness was on display as he took a solid points haul when his situation wasn’t at its best. Ben Bostrom almost gave the game away early on in the race when he came into the famous Corkscrew turns at the top of the circuit and had a big moment under braking and had to run off the track and rejoin, albeit very carefully! Streaking by was a very strong starting Jake Holden on his M4 Monster Energy Suzuki as he took full advantage of the moment to lead until Hayes got by a fine riding Holden in a hold-your-breath pass on the front straight. Hayes and Holden were side-by-side coming out of the last corner and held station right next to each other until Hayes was able to squeak by to take the lead that he would hold for the next 12 laps. It took Bostrom a little while but he eventually got by Holden for second and set sail after Hayes. Bostrom closed up on Hayes and the two rode in synchronized fashion for a number of laps until Bostrom got by Hayes in turn five on lap 15. Hayes didn’t let up whatsoever but Bostrom was in sync on a track he loves and he captured his third career AMA Pro SuperBike win in fine fashion. Ben wasn’t the only Bostrom that had a great day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, his brother Eric, riding the new Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki put in a stellar performance in only his second appearance this year. Starting sixth, he fell back to 16th at the start and then began a sterling comeback ride to seventh at the flag. He battled his way back into contention with the likes of Geoff May on his Buell, a strong running Chris Peris on the Team Iron Horse BMW and Brett McCormick who rewarded the hard work of his Jordan Suzuki team with eighth place after a couple of off-track excursions in yesterday’s qualifying sessions. Foremost Insurance Ducati’s Larry Pegram also ran well today, continuing his solid year. He and Jake Zemke aboard his National Guard Jordan Suzuki had their own battle but Pegram was able to pull away from Jake to finish fifth with Zemke in sixth well ahead of the aforementioned Eric Bostrom in seventh. But it was Ben Bostrom’s day. He said yesterday that if he didn’t lead right away he would go and get the win and he did just that. Josh Hayes and Tommy Hayden stayed in lock step in the championship chase by finishing together, therefore not allowing the other to break away on points. Bostrom commented on his day, “Every time I ride into this track, it reminds me of home, I love the fog and when I can ride up here and see the blue sky start to break through, it makes me happy and a happy rider rides well.” Hayes talked about his day, “I wanted to win here, this has always been a very, very difficult racetrack for me. I don’t have a single excuse, I had a great motorcycle but I was very inconsistent this week but I am happy with second. Now we are going to two tracks that are really good for me that I had great weekends last year so I want to hurry up and get there and let’s get back to business.” Don’t miss tonight’s broadcast of the National Guard SuperBike race on SPEED TV, it will air at 1:00 a.m. ET early Monday morning. Please check www.amaproracing.com for the complete results of today’s race. Next up for AMA Pro Road Racing will be August 13-15 at Virginia International Raceway. 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