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Post-Race Report Event Information Class: Location: Date:

AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama June 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2012

Superbike Qualifying Results Pole Sitter: Ben Bostrom #23 Qualifying Position: Roger Hayden #54 Qualifying Position:

Josh Hayes 3rd 4th

Superbike Race Results

Race 1

Race 2

Winner: Ben Bostrom #23 Finishing Position: Roger Hayden #54 Finishing Position:

Josh Hayes 19th 6th

Josh Hayes 6th 5th

320 283 197 159 158 126

Leader -37 -123 -161 -162 -194

Superbike Championship Points 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 7)

Josh Hayes Blake Young Josh Herrin Geoff May Roger Hayden #54 Ben Bostrom #23

Yamaha Suzuki Yamaha Buell Suzuki Suzuki

Michael Jordan Motorsports 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 GSXR1000 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 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.

Barber Media SPEED – 1 hour televised coverage Sunday 6/24 SPEED – 1 hour televised coverage Monday 6/25 Sport Rider – “Who Else but Hayes” 6/24 Cycle News - “Hayes Perfect at Barber” 6/24 Ultimate Motorcycling – “ Barber AMA Superbike ” 6/25 The Birmingham News – “Hayes sweeps both Superbike Races at Barber” 6/25 Motorcyclist – “Eight-Track Player – Hayes wins again” 6/25 The Birmingham News – “Hayes Wins Superbike Pole at Barber” 6/23 SPEEDtv – AMA SBK: BMP Race Ticker 6/25 SPEEDtv – AMA SBK: BMP Qualifying Ticker 6/23

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