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Daytona: Suzuki race two report

Suzuki Makes Its Mark In Daytona SuperBike Brea, Calif. - March 6, 2010 - Suzuki continued their tradition of owning the racetrack at the opening round of AMA American SuperBike series in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 4 and 5.

Suzuki Makes Its Mark In Daytona SuperBike

Brea, Calif. - March 6, 2010 - Suzuki continued their tradition of owning the racetrack at the opening round of AMA American SuperBike series in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 4 and 5. The inaugural event of the 2010 season was a winner for Suzuki, in which their championship-winning GSX-R1000 took 7 of the top 10 spots in overall points after two days of racing.

The unbeatable GSX-R1000 is on course to take it all again, with many talented racers piloting the rocket ship bike on the track. Jake Zemke of the National Guard Jordan Suzuki team took first place in both races. His machine worked flawlessly throughout both 44-mile, 15-lap races.

Tommy Hayden steered his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 to second place in both races. On Friday, he and Zemke were only .009 seconds separated as they crossed the finish line.

Aaron Yates of Jordan Suzuki won the pole position after nabbing the quickest qualifying lap in the day leading up to the double header. Yates ended up fourth overall at the end of the Daytona event.

Blake Young, in his second year on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000, took fifth overall after grabbing the holeshot in Thursday's race and leading for a few laps.

The RoadRacingWorld.com Suzuki, with Chris Ulrich aboard, took sixth overall. Taylor Knapp and his RidersDiscount.com Suzuki took seventh, and Shane Narbonne finished ninth on his DASPerformance.com GSX-R1000.

Suzuki's race-winning GSX-R1000 is equipped to keep on winning in 2010. Expect Suzuki to continue to dominate the track throughout the SuperBike season with its unparalleled power and performance.

In the 69th running of the legendary Daytona 200, Geico Powersports RMR Suzuki's Danny Eslick took his GSX-R600 to the pole position and won the Rolex award for fastest qualifier. Eslick battled through the cold and challenging 200-mile race and took fourth. Vesrah Suzuki's Cory West took sixth overall.

-source: suzuki

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Series AMA
Drivers Tommy Hayden , Aaron Yates , Jake Zemke , Blake Young , Chris Ulrich , Cory West , Taylor Knapp , Shane Narbonne , Danny Eslick