Michael Jordan Motorsports Team Celebrates Top-Five Finish in Memorial Day SuperBike Race
NEWS May 29, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Press Release Courtesy of Michael Jordan Motorsports:
TOOELE, UT (May 28, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team celebrated the Memorial Day holiday weekend by capturing a solid top-five result in the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike race at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. MJM’s Ben Bostrom turned in a worthy performance and picked up his second top-five finish of the year.
This round of AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike was complemented by the visiting World Superbike series. As a result, the Superbike riders were subject to abbreviated practice and qualifying sessions and only one race, instead of the usual two. Also, as the event fell on a holiday weekend, the 16-lap Superbike race was held on Monday instead of Sunday.
The weekend saw MJM’s Bostrom continuing to come into his stride on the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000. Riding more confidently than he has all year, Bostrom qualified on the second row of the starting grid. At the beginning of the race, he got off the line with a good start and it was obvious Bostrom was back in his groove. He fought valiantly for fourth throughout the race before finishing fifth.
“What can I say,” said Bostrom. “Jordan Motorsports continues to improve our number 23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 and I’m confident that we can win. I can’t thank the boys enough for the long hours they’ve put in. It wasn’t our day today but we’re getting there.”
National Guard Jordan Suzuki teammate Roger Hayden, unfortunately, suffered a run of bad luck at Miller. Over the course of the weekend, the Kentucky native had several get-offs and damaged his “A” bike. Going into Monday’s event, Hayden had put only 10 laps on the bike he was racing. Despite this, he got a good start and ran in a podium position on the first lap. While battling for third, he went down again and retired for the day.
“I’m pretty disappointed,” admitted Hayden. “I could see the leaders getting away and I felt like I had more speed, but I ended up going into the turn wide and using a little too much front brake, and I lost the front end. But we’ve been fast the whole weekend and that’s something we can build on. It’s Memorial Day, and I wish we could’ve gotten a better finish for the National Guard. For now, though, we’ll just focus on Road America.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship points standings, Hayden remains in third place and Bostrom moved up to 11th. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship is at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI, the weekend of June 1 - 3, 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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