Michael Jordan Motorsports Riders Ben Bostrom and Roger Hayden Rebound at Infineon
NEWS May 16, 2011
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
SONOMA, CA (May 16, 2011) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team had an up and down weekend at round two of the 2011 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Team riders Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden had tough luck Saturday and didn’t finish race one, but they both came back strong in race two on Sunday with a sixth place for Bostrom, just ahead of Hayden in seventh.
In Saturday’s race, Jordan Suzuki’s Bostrom got a great start after qualifying on the front row and ran in fourth place before slipping to fifth, where he held the position until a mechanical issue forced him out of the race. On Sunday, Bostrom slotted into sixth place on his GSX-R1000 and battled with teammate Hayden for the position, with Bostrom prevailing in the end. Bostrom sits in sixth position in the championship points.
“Today went a little better than yesterday,” said Bostrom. “We made some progress, but I hope that’s our worst race of the year. That was a tough one on one of my favorite tracks. I’m confident that my Michael Jordan Motorsports team will work hard on a different setup for my GSX-R and we’ll show up at Miller with a new bike. You can’t get disappointed; just have to go forward.”
Roger Lee Hayden on the National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R was running in ninth place in Saturday’s race when he was hit from behind by another competitor and knocked out of the race. Hayden got a good start on Sunday, racing with teammate Bostrom before ultimately finishing in seventh place. Hayden is eighth in the championship points race.
“This weekend was a bit of a struggle for me from the get-go,” Hayden said. “We changed the Suzuki a lot from Friday to Saturday, and it was better in the race. We were making up a lot of positions and moving toward the front and in the last corner, a guy ran into the back of me and we crashed. I was okay. We changed the bike again for today, and it was an improvement. I’m glad that Miller is soon because I’m ready to go again. My National Guard Jordan Suzuki team is working hard and we’ll get there.”
The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2011 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship series is at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on May 28-30, 2011.
ABOUT MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS:
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.
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