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Daytona: Michael Jordan Motorsports Saturday race report

MICHAEL JORDAN MOTOR SPORTS EARNS TOP-TEN FINISHES AT DAYTONA Aaron Yates Takes Sixth with Teammate Geoff May Tenth Daytona, FL (March 8, 2008) -- Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki riders Aaron Yates and Geoff May each earned top-ten...

MICHAEL JORDAN MOTOR SPORTS EARNS TOP-TEN FINISHES AT DAYTONA
Aaron Yates Takes Sixth with Teammate Geoff May Tenth

Daytona, FL (March 8, 2008) -- Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki riders Aaron Yates and Geoff May each earned top-ten finishes in Saturday's season opener of the AMA Superbike championship at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.

With a qualifying session time of 1:37.553, Yates, starting from eighth position in the second row, earned a sixth place finish on the difficult race course. His teammate May bettered his starting position by one, finishing tenth in today's 15 (70k) lap event. May, who rides a Superstock spec Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the Superbike class, qualified with a time of 1:38.634.

"We're pleased with the results," said Pete Mauhar, team technical manager. "It's a great start to the season for the team. We're leaving Daytona with good points for Aaron and Geoff in both Superstock and Superbike."

Overnight rainfall and wind gusts of up to 25 mph caused AMA racing officials to delay today's on-track activities. The early morning Superbike practice session was shortened and rescheduled, and the live television broadcast of the Daytona 200 postponed the Superbike event until 5:00 p.m. EST.

With Michael Jordan in attendance, Yates earned the team's first win of 2008 in Thursday's season opener of the AMA Superstock championship. May finished in third place. The AMA Superbike Championship series resumes April 18-20, 2008 at Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, AL.

-credit: mjms

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Drivers Geoff May , Aaron Yates