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Eric Bostrom posts top time at AMA test session at Infineon Raceway. SONOMA, Calif. -- Kawasaki's Eric Bostrom posted the fastest time during a one-day test session on Thursday at Infineon Raceway for riders on the AMA U.S. Chevy Trucks...

Eric Bostrom posts top time at AMA test session at Infineon Raceway.

SONOMA, Calif. -- Kawasaki's Eric Bostrom posted the fastest time during a one-day test session on Thursday at Infineon Raceway for riders on the AMA U.S. Chevy Trucks Superbike Championship Series.

Bostrom ran a lap around the redesigned 12-turn, 2-mile circuit at 1 minute, 38.05 seconds aboard his ZX-7RR to top all Superbike riders, while Yamaha's Damon Buckmaster led Formula Xtreme riders (1:38.60). Jake Zemke (Erion Honda) was tops for Supersport (1:40.19).

Eight teams, including factory teams Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha, and 19 riders participated in the one-day test session in advance of the AMA Supercuts Superbike Challenge, presented by Honda of Milpitas, May 2-4 at Infineon Raceway. Riders tested three new portions of track at Turns 1, 8-10 and 11 designed to address rider concerns.

Most riders agreed that those who tested will be at a huge advantage when the series visits the Sonoma Valley in May.

"The guys who didn't test are going to be at a big disadvantage, that's for sure," said Yamaha rider Jason DiSalvo. "Suzuki is especially going to be behind to start the weekend."

"We worked on our gear box all day because that affects everything we do on the course," said Honda's Ben Bostrom. "It was a good day for us and we'll be ready when we come back here in May."

Rounding out the top five in times behind Eric Bostrom and Buckmaster were: Kurtis Roberts (Erion Honda) 1:38.62, Jamie Hacking (Yamaha) 1:38.75 and Miguel Duhamel (Honda) 1:38.80.

AMA Test Session at Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. ¯ Times from Thursday's test session for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) at Infineon Raceway on the 12-turn, 2-mile road course:

1. Eric Bostrom, (Kawasaki) 1 minute, 38.05 seconds
2. Damon Buckmaster (Yamaha) 1:38.60
3. Kurtis Roberts (Honda) 1:38.62
4. Jamie Hacking (Yamaha) 1:38.75
5. Miguel Duhamel (Honda) 1:38.80
6. Jake Zemke (Honda) 1:39.57
7. Ben Bostrom (Honda) 1:39.64
8. Doug Chandler (Honda) 1:40.10
9. Jake Zemke (Honda) 1:40.19
10. Larry Pegram (Ducati ) 1:40.31
11. Tommy Hayden (Kawasaki) 1:40.44
12. Marty Craggill (Honda) 1:41.39
13. Aaron Gobert (Yamaha) 1:41.40
14. Jason DiSalvo (Yamaha) 1:41.42
15. Miguel Duhamel (Honda) 1:41.46
16. Alex Gobert (Honda) 1:41.73
17. Marty Craggill (Honda) 1:42.00
18. Jason Curtis (Honda) 1:42.03
19. Tony Meiring (Kawasaki) 1:42.69

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Series AMA
Drivers Larry Pegram , Kurtis Roberts , Miguel Duhamel , Tommy Hayden , Tony Meiring , Jamie Hacking , Doug Chandler , Eric Bostrom , Damon Buckmaster , Jake Zemke , Marty Craggill , Alex Gobert , Aaron Gobert , Jason Curtis , Ben Bostrom