JORDAN SUZUKI PREPARES FOR AMA ROAD RACING SEASON FINALE Yates and May to Conclude 2008 Season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Aurora, IL (September 26, 2008) --Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki riders Aaron Yates and Geoff May return to...
JORDAN SUZUKI PREPARES FOR AMA ROAD RACING SEASON FINALE
Yates and May to Conclude 2008 Season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Aurora, IL (September 26, 2008) --Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki riders Aaron Yates and Geoff May return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend for the AMA Superbike Championship season finale. On Sunday, September 28, the 2008 AMA road racing series will conclude after riders in all four classes, including the Jordan Suzuki entries in Superbike and Superstock, cross the checkered flag.
Yates, who has already clinched the 2008 AMA Superstock Championship, is seeking his 18th Superstock win to solidify his place as the second winningest rider in class history. He is also currently in the top 10 in overall AMA Superbike points. In July at Laguna Seca, the Jordan Suzuki team participated in an abbreviated AMA class schedule alongside the U.S. Grand Prix (MotoGP), with both Jordan Suzuki riders competing in the 28-lap (100K) Superbike race. At the event, Yates earned the team its first AMA Superbike podium of the season with a third place finish.
Jordan Suzuki rookie Geoff May, who used his July track time to prepare for the team's return to Laguna Seca, hopes to give his crew another podium finish in the AMA Superstock class. May, who is currently third in overall Superstock points, only 14 points out of second place, has earned four podium finishes (two wins and two thirds), including his first AMA National win for the Jordan Suzuki team. May also competes in the Superbike series on a production based Suzuki GSX-R1000 and placed 12th in the previous Laguna event. After 14 top 10 finishes in 18 rounds, May is currently eighth in the overall Superbike points standing.
Both riders will participate in practice sessions on the 2.238 mile course prior to qualifying to determine their starting positions for the final events scheduled for Sunday. During the lunch break on Sunday, race fans can stop by the Jordan Suzuki transporter for rider autographs before opening ceremonies and live racing action start. The 17-lap (60K) Superstock event will begin at 1:00 p.m. PDT, with the 28-lap Superbike class competing at 3:00 p.m.