Michael Jordan Motorsports on the Podium at Infineon AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race
NEWS May 7, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Michael Jordan Motorsports:
SONOMA, Calif. (May 7, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team celebrated their best results so far this season in the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA, this past weekend. National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden put in a tremendous ride to bring home a spectacular second-place finish, while MJM teammate Ben Bostrom carded an impressive fourth-place result.
For National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Hayden, the weekend at Infineon was all about turning his season around. He did just that, notching his best result of the year with Sunday’s second-place finish. In the 22-lap race, Hayden got a great start and clicked off aggressively consistent laps to put his National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the box. This podium result was made even sweeter, considering Hayden struggled on Saturday and endured a small off-track excursion before finishing 10th.
“It was a good weekend,” said Hayden. “On Sunday, I got a pretty good start on the National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000, and I tried to stay with the guys in front. I was riding on the edge, trying to keep up, and I was starting to slide all over the place and go back a little bit. When another rider came by me, I hung on with him and tried to wait for the last few laps and we had a fun battle on the last half of the track. We missed the podium in Atlanta and we struggled earlier this weekend, so it was nice to finish up the weekend on a good note.”
MJM’s Bostrom also made noticeable gains between Saturday’s and Sunday’s races. This improvement might be attributed to the fact that the Infineon course is Bostrom’s home track and one on which he is particularly comfortable. The weekend’s first AMA Pro National Guard Superbike race saw Bostrom get a good start on his MJM Suzuki GSX-R1000 and finish a respectable seventh. But on Sunday, Bostrom pulled out all the stops and pushed hard to finish just shy of the podium.
“I’ve been on the ground in three of four races this year, so it’s not been the greatest start to the season,” said Bostrom. “But thankfully, my MJM crew found the problem and fixed it. Also, I grew up around here and Infineon has always been one of my favorite tracks. It’s a rider’s track, and there aren’t a lot of straightaways. It’s one of the better tracks to go to for me.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship rider points standings, Hayden is in third place and Bostrom just moved up to 12th. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship series is at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, the weekend of May 26 - 28, 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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