MICHAEL JORDAN MOTOR SPORTS WINS IN OHIO Aaron Yates Podiums in 7th Straight AMA Superstock Race Lexington, OH (August 4, 2008) -- Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki's Aaron Yates won Sunday's AMA Superstock race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car...
MICHAEL JORDAN MOTOR SPORTS WINS IN OHIO
Aaron Yates Podiums in 7th Straight AMA Superstock Race
Lexington, OH (August 4, 2008) -- Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki's Aaron Yates won Sunday's AMA Superstock race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This is Yates third win for the Jordan Suzuki team and his seventh consecutive Superstock podium finish in the class.
Yates, who qualified for the pole position for the 16-lap event, got off to a good start, quickly grabbing the hole-shot on his Suzuki GSX-R1000. Yates put his head down and held the lead until lap 14 when he was briefly passed by the Suzuki ridden by Blake Young. Yates was able to get by his competitor on lap 15, where he remained and crossed the checkered flag with a 0.931 second margin of victory. Yates was awarded an additional point each for the pole position and for leading the most laps, in addition to 36 points for the race. He is currently leading the overall AMA Superstock points standings by 31 points.
Yates' teammate, Geoff May qualified for second position and ran a strong race in third place for 11 laps, before he was overtaken. May charged hard toward the last podium spot, crossing the finish line in fourth place. A rookie with Jordan Suzuki, May has earned three Superstock podium finishes, including his first AMA National win, in six outings with his new team. He is currently third in overall points in the AMA Superstock championship and ninth in the AMA Superbike standings.
The next stop for the Jordan Suzuki team and the AMA Superbike Series is Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia August 15-17, 2008. For more information on the Jordan Suzuki team, visit the race team website at www.23race.com. Fans can watch the AMA Superbike Championship series on SpeedTV.