Michael Jordan Motorsports Team Brings Home Top-Five Finishes in SuperBike at Barber Motorsports Park
NEWS June 25, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Release Courtesy of National Guard Jordan Suzuki:
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 24, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team is really starting to see the impressive fruits from its collective labor. MJM teammates Roger Hayden and Ben Bostrom both raced their Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000s to solid finishes in the double-header AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.
National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Hayden bounced back from recent crashes to qualify on the front row of the grid this weekend. On Saturday, he got a good launch on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 and finished fifth. Sunday’s 21-lap race saw a repeat of Saturday, with Hayden getting another good start and riding confidently to bring home another fifth.
“I got a good start on Saturday,” said Hayden. “And I settled into a rhythm and got up to fifth. I’m still trying to get my comfort level back after I had a few crashes one weekend, so I’m not as aggressive on the bike as I can be. But I got a better start on Sunday and I felt like I was riding better overall. We’re going to Mid-Ohio next and that track has been good to me. I got my first Superbike podium there, so I’m looking forward to it.”
MJM’s Bostrom also qualified on the front row and got a great start on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 on Saturday. He was running in third when he lost the front and had to retire for the day. On Sunday, however, Bostrom rallied and got another good start and battled with his teammate Hayden before finishing sixth.
“I was pretty disappointed on Saturday,” said Bostrom. “The Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 was working great and I know it was capable of a podium. On Sunday, I got a good start but it was really slick out there. I know I couldn’t have gone any quicker than I did. I raced as hard as I could for every lap. Now I’m focusing on Mid-Ohio. I can’t wait for that race, the track has lots of corners and we’ll go good there.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship points standings, Hayden sits in fifth place, while Bostrom is seventh. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship is at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, the weekend of July 13 - 15, 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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