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Road Atlanta: Erion Honda race report

THE ERION HONDA TEAM TAKES THE FORMULA XTREME TITLE AND A DOUBLE ONE/TWO FINISH AT ROAD ATLANTA Braselton, Ga...The Suzuki Superbike Showdownpresented by Rockstar at Road America, August 29-31 proved to be a weekend of celebration for the Erion...

THE ERION HONDA TEAM TAKES THE FORMULA XTREME TITLE AND A DOUBLE ONE/TWO FINISH AT ROAD ATLANTA

Braselton, Ga...The Suzuki Superbike Showdownpresented by Rockstar at Road America, August 29-31 proved to be a weekend of celebration for the Erion Racing Honda team as Jake Zemke clinched the AMA Formula Xtreme title and teammate Josh Hayes took the win in both Formula Xtreme and the Pro Honda Supersport Championship presented by Shoei.

Piloting their Parts Unlimited, American Honda, Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals, Erion Racing Hondas, Zemke and Hayes rode an incredible race in both events enabling them to score a one/two finish across the board.

For Zemke bringing home his first AMA championship was definitely a dream come true.

"This has been a long time in the making," said the native California with a big smile. "I can't tell you how happy I am. The crew gave me great machines every time and a large part of this win is due to their hard work. Josh and I really battled it out at this one. In fact, I got by him on the last lap coming under the bridge, but he got me back just before the finish and in the end, we crossed the line a mere 0.043 seconds apart. It was really close."

"My congratulations to Jake," said Hayes, who has held the Formula Xtreme title for the past two years. "He has been looking for this day for a long time and to be able to lock the championship before the final race of the season is totally awesome."

In the Pro Honda Supersport event Hayes and Zemke once again battled back and forth for the lead with Hayes coming out in first. This win marked his second 600cc consecutive victory this season.

"We had a good battle going," said Hayes, who has now taken five wins in his last six races. "I finally managed to get some space between us a couple of laps from the end. It was really a pretty smooth weekend and Jake definitely put up a great fight. The last three races have been good for me and I am looking forward to another good weekend at the final race of the season at Laguna Seca in September which is where the title will be decided. If Jake can grab all the points and the leader, Ben Bostrom finishes below 17th, then Jake can take the title which would be really cool. And, all we all know, you can't predict the outcome. It isn't over until the end, so we will both be ready to give it our all right up until the Checkered Flag signals the end."

-credit: Erion Racing

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Series AMA
Drivers Jake Zemke , Ben Bostrom , Josh Hayes