Michael Jordan Motorsports Team Closes Out 2012 SuperBike Season With Two Podium Finishes
NEWS October 7, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Michael Jordan Motorsports:
NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 7, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team finished up the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike season with a bang at the series’ final round at NOLA Motorsports Park this past weekend in New Orleans, LA. MJM’s Ben Bostrom raced his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 to second place on Sunday, while National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden finished third on Saturday.
Sunday’s 18-lap race was a good one for MJM’s Bostrom. After qualifying second on the starting grid, Bostrom got a good launch on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 and ran in third for the first several laps. Bostrom continued to battle for a podium position as the race continued. Then, as the checkered flag was about to fly, the rider in front of Bostrom crossed a track boundary and was penalized five seconds. When the smoke cleared, MJM’s Bostrom walked away with the second spot on the podium.
“It was a good end to a rough day,” said Bostrom. “It was a tough race, but it was good overall. Everyone rode well and I had a good battle toward the end. And I can’t thank the Michael Jordan Motorsports team for giving me such a great bike with the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000. It’s been powerful all season long and it always reminds me why I love to race motorcycles.”
In the previous day’s race, National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Hayden was the one celebrating on the podium. Saturday saw Hayden overcome a lackluster start and make the most of his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000. Hayden put his head down and moved up steadily through the field to take a podium position via a third-place finish.
“It was an exciting race for me,” said Hayden. “I got a bad start; I got pinched off in Turn One and I tried to make it all back up and I ran off the track. Then I made up a few spots, but went off the track again. Finally, I just started picking guys off slowly, didn’t try to force anything and worked my way up. It wasn’t my best race, but we also got third in points and that’s my best season finish so far.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship points standings, Hayden finished the season in third place overall after capturing his first-ever SuperBike victory, plus seven podium finishes. MJM’s Bostrom finished sixth overall in the championship points, with three podium finishes.
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.
For more information on MJM, please visit www.23race.com, www.twitter.com/23race and http://www.facebook.com/23race.
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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