AARON YATES RE-SIGNS WITH MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS SUZUKI Yates to Return for 2008 Season to Race AMA Superstock and Superbike Aurora, IL (August 24, 2007) -- Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki is pleased to announce that Aaron Yates has...
AARON YATES RE-SIGNS WITH MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS SUZUKI
Yates to Return for 2008 Season to Race AMA Superstock and Superbike
Aurora, IL (August 24, 2007) -- Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki is pleased to announce that Aaron Yates has renewed his contract to race AMA Superstock and Superbike with the team for the 2008 season.
"I've been really happy with the team's progress this season," said Yates. "The Jordan race team and crew have worked very hard and I'm looking forward to building on our success next year."
Yates joined the Jordan Suzuki team in 2007, quickly earning the four year old squad its first pole position and Superstock race win at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama in April. Yates followed the success with a third place podium finish at California Speedway in Fontana, California later that month. In the AMA's premier race class of Superbike, he has earned four front row starts and the team's first-ever podium finish at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in July. Upon signing his new contract last weekend at Virginia International Raceway, Yates earned a second place podium finish in Superstock and the team's second podium result in AMA Superbike.
"Aaron has been a great asset to the Jordan Suzuki team and to the development of our Superbike. Aaron is a great competitor, with a lot of heart and determination," commented team general manager Ken Abbott. "He never gives up and works very hard for his team. He embodies what it is to be a Jordan athlete and our entire team looks forward to his return to help further our program and to make another run at the Superstock championship."
A four time AMA champion, Yates, 33, has won titles in the 1000 cc Superstock, 600 cc Supersport, 750 cc Supersport and SuperTeams classes. The Georgia-born racer turned pro in 1993 and has earned 43 career AMA National victories, four wins in AMA SuperTwins (Harley-Davison 883) class and four wins in AMA Super-Teams Endurance competition. Yates resides in Georgia and is married with two children. His hobbies include dirt bike riding, jet skiing as well as building and racing high performance Mopar cars at his local drag strip.
The Jordan Suzuki riders and crew have two more race weekends in the 2007 AMA Superbike Championship: a Superbike doubleheader at Road Atlanta August 31-September 2 in Braselton, Georgia and the season finale September 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.