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Fontana: Michael Jordan Motor Sports race summary

MICHAEL JORDAN MOTOR SPORTS RETURNS TO THE WINNER'S CIRCLE Yates earns Second at Auto Club Speedway Fontana, CA (April 28, 2008) - Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki rider Aaron Yates rode his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a second place finish in...

MICHAEL JORDAN MOTOR SPORTS RETURNS TO THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
Yates earns Second at Auto Club Speedway

Fontana, CA (April 28, 2008) - Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki rider Aaron Yates rode his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a second place finish in Sunday's AMA Superstock race. This is Yates' third podium finish for the Jordan Suzuki team this season, and his second podium finish at the 2.3 mile California race track.

Yates qualified for Sunday's event with a 1:24.279 time, earning a front row start with teammate Geoff May, who started from third place with a qualifying time of 1:25.338. Both riders got off to a good start before the race was red flagged after a rider crashed on lap one. On the restart, Yates rode strongly in second place for eight laps, momentarily dropping to fourth, before regaining the second spot. Anticipating the green flag, teammate May jumped the start. After serving a pit lane penalty, May crossed the finish line in ninth place.

In the AMA Superbike races, both Yates and May qualified with 1:25.228 and 1:26.239 times respectively. Yates completed race one of the two race doubleheader in 11th eighth place with May finishing in 12th place. In Sunday's second Superbike race, Yates, who started the race from the second row, ended the event in 14th place, earning valuable points in the series championship. May's race ended on the 4th lap, giving the racer a 16th place finish.

-credit: mjms

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Series AMA
Drivers Geoff May , Aaron Yates