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Hayes Takes AMA Formula Xtreme Pole as Action Kicks Off At Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 29, 2008) -- Taking pole for tomorrow's AMA Formula Xtreme Championship race at Miller Motorsports Park, Erion Honda Racing's Josh...

Hayes Takes AMA Formula Xtreme Pole as Action Kicks Off At Miller Motorsports Park

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 29, 2008) -- Taking pole for tomorrow's AMA Formula Xtreme Championship race at Miller Motorsports Park, Erion Honda Racing's Josh Hayes came away with the biggest prize on day one of the HANNspree Superbike Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA Superbike Championship weekend.

The defending series champion and 10-time class winner topped the lap charts with a 2:52.777 run around Miller Motorsports Park's 4.5-mile Full Course, on which all AMA classes will compete. This time is nearly a minute longer than last year's pole performance on the 3.0-mile Outer Course. Hayes' teammate, Jake Zemke, who is riding a three-race win streak and holds the points lead, qualified second at 2:53.177. The Attack Kawasaki duo of Steve Rapp and Chaz Davies filled out the front row.

In other notable news, Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing rider Jamie Hacking was fastest in this morning's AMA Superbike Championship practice. This marks the first time this year that a non-Suzuki rider has posted fastest time in any session. In afternoon practice, things went back to normal, as Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ben Spies topped teammate Mat Mladin by stopping the clocks with a lap time of 2:47.037.

The AMA Superbike Championship, America's premier road race series, is sharing the facility with the HANNspree Superbike World Championship. On-track action will continue tomorrow with AMA Superbike, Supersport and Superstock practice preceding the first HANNspree Superbike World Championship practice at 10:30. The first race of the weekend, round five of the AMA Formula Xtreme Championship, is scheduled to kick off at 4:55 pm.

The HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA Superbike Championship weekend is the biggest event ever staged at Miller Motorsports Park, and may well be the biggest international sporting event in the State of Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Superbike World Championship races will be broadcast live on 95 television networks to 173 countries and an estimated television audience of 120 million. Advance ticket sales have already exceeded any other event in the track's history.

The event will be four days of on-track action, plus a myriad of off-track entertainment for fans including stunt bikes, freestyle motocross exhibitions, live bands, helicopter rides and sky diving.

For more information on the HANNspree Superbike World Championship, visit the series website at www.WorldSBK.com. For more information on the AMA Superbike Championship, visit their website at www.AMASuperbike.com.

For event or facility information, or to purchase tickets, call (435) 277-RACE (7223) or visit www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

-credit: mmp

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Series AMA , World Superbike
Drivers Steve Rapp , Jamie Hacking , Jake Zemke , Ben Spies , Chaz Davies , Josh Hayes