Michael Jordan Motorsports Team Podiums Twice at New Jersey SuperBike Race Weekend
NEWS September 10, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Michael Jordan Motorsports:
MILLVILLE, NJ (September 9, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team returned to AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike racing with a vengeance this weekend following the series’ six week mini-break. MJM’s Ben Bostrom and National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden both raced to SuperBike podium finishes during the double-header race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ, in Saturday and Sunday events.
In Saturday afternoon’s 23-lap race, MJM’s Bostrom rallied after a poor start and charged hard on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 to finish a well-earned second. On Sunday, Bostrom again struggled off the line but remained undaunted and made his way through the field to a fifth-place finish. Saturday’s result marks Bostrom’s first podium of the year, as well as his best finish of the season so far.
“Saturday’s race started out a bit rocky for me,” said Bostrom. “But overall it was a really fun race. It wasn’t the most productive race, but it was really enjoyable. I could see the frontrunners battling and that allowed me to catch up to them. My Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 was running great, and I felt like I had a lot of horsepower and speed out there. Now, we’re just looking forward to racing at Homestead in a few weeks and getting back on the podium.”
In Sunday’s race, it was National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Hayden’s turn to visit the box. After finishing ninth on Saturday, Hayden was determined to put his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the podium, and he was not denied. The Kentucky native rode a smart race and took advantage of the events unfolding in front of him to pick up a hard-fought third-place result. This SuperBike podium is Hayden’s sixth so far this year.
“My start wasn’t that good,” admitted Hayden. “But I worked my way up through the pack and got going pretty good. I was reeling in the front-runners on my Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 when two guys came together… and the podium was maybe a gift today. Overall, I’m happy with the podium and my pace was a lot better than Saturday, but we need to improve the gap before the next race.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship points standings, Hayden sits in fourth place while Bostrom moved up to seventh. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship is at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL, the weekend of September 21 - 23, 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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