Michael Jordan Motorsports Brings Home Two Top-Five SuperBike Finishes at Road Atlanta
NEWS April 22, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Michael Jordan Motorsports:
BRASELTON, GA (April 22, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team celebrated a successful doubleheader weekend at Round Two of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA this weekend. National Guard Jordan Suzuki rider Roger Hayden carded two impressive top-five finishes, while MJM teammate Ben Bostrom picked up a solid top-10 result.
Hayden was the epitome of consistency at Road Atlanta. The Kentucky native shined during qualifying, coming in fourth and capturing a front-row grid position. Then, in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s races, Hayden battled for a podium position on his National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 before bringing home two fourth place results.
“Two fourths is a little disappointing after being on the podium twice at Daytona,” said Hayden. “At the same time, we made a run for the podium, we finished both races and we learned some stuff. Although fourth place isn’t where we want to be, I feel like I’m riding good and the National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 is working great. Hopefully, we can move on to Infineon and get back on the podium.”
MJM teammate Ben Bostrom also admitted to some disappointment this weekend, but still put in a commendable effort. In Saturday’s race, Bostrom gave 100 percent, getting a good start on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 and clicking off 20 smooth laps to finish eighth. On Sunday, Bostrom got another good start but suffered a get-off early in the race and was out for the day.
“It was really a tough weekend,” said Bostrom. “The Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a lot better than I’ve shown at the first few races. I’ve crashed out of three of four races and that’s unheard of. I usually don’t crash all year, so I’m not doing the bike any favors. I got eighth on Saturday and that’s top 10, but it’s not where I want to be. I’m definitely looking forward to racing at Infineon. I grew up in that area and I like the racetrack, and I think our bike will be racing for first there.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship rider points standings, Hayden is currently in third place and Bostrom is in 16th. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship is at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA, the weekend of May 4 - 6, 2012.
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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ABOUT THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
The National Guard is the oldest military branch. Today, Citizen-Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while training part time, staying ready to defend America in the event of an emergency. The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. During local emergencies, Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters. Guard companies deployed overseas may see combat, but are often found building schools and hospitals, training local peacekeepers or teaching local farmers more efficient techniques and better uses of their land.
Michael Jordan Motorsports is proud to partner with: Jordan Brand (a division of Nike), National Guard, American Suzuki, Hanes, Gatorade, Bazzaz, Vortex Racing Components, FMF Exhausts, Gemini Racing, K-Tech Suspension-Orient Express Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, Mechanix Wear, 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, Cardo Scala Rider, STAR Motorcycle School, Motion Pro Tools, Zero Gravity Windscreens, with transportation provided by Eastside Trucking.
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