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September 24, 2012

HOMESTEAD, FL (September 24, 2012) - Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Young turned in what can only be called a spirited performance at the penultimate round of the AMA Pro Superbike Championship this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL. Young was absolutely on fire, racing his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a hard-fought podium finish in Saturday’s race.

The weekend started out with Yoshimura Suzuki’s Young capturing a front-row position on the starting grid. Then, in Saturday’s 23-lap race, Young got a good launch on his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 and took the holeshot. He swapped the lead for several laps before taking a firm hold on second. As the race progressed, Young blazed between second and third before finally crossing the finish line in the final podium spot. On Sunday, Young chose not to race because of track conditions that he considered to be unsafe.

“I was racing at the front on Saturday, then I got passed and I thought that was going to be the end of my day,” said Young. “But it turned out to be a pretty good race. I have to thank the Yoshimura Suzuki team because the GSX-R1000 was working really good. Saturday was a great race and really fun. Hopefully we can do this at the last round, but be doing it for the win."

Yoshimura Suzuki teammate Chris Clark did not race this weekend after developing a lung infection from battling bronchitis at the previous round in New Jersey. Although Clark attempted to ride in the first practice session at Homestead-Miami, he eventually opted out of the weekend to recover for the final round of AMA Pro Superbike in two weeks.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro Superbike Championship series is the final round at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA, the weekend of October 5 - 7, 2012.

Homestead SBK Race 1:
1.  Roger Hayden
2.  Danny Eslick
3.  Blake Young
4.  Geoff May
5.  Ben Bostrom
6.  Chris Ulrich
7.  David Anthony
8.  Larry Pegram
9.  Taylor Knapp
10. Aaron Yates

Homestead SBK Race 2:
1.  Josh Hayes
2.  Steve Rapp
3.  Ben Bostrom
4.  Josh Herrin
5.  Geoff May
6.  Robertino Pietri
7.  Bruno Silva
8.  Chris Ulrich
9.  Sean Dwyer
10. Roger Hayden

2012 Superbike Standings:
1.  Josh Hayes – 517
2.  Blake Young – 401
3.  Josh Herrin – 307
4.  Roger Hayden – 293
5.  Geoff May – 259
6.  Ben Bostrom – 240
7.  Larry Pegram – 238
8.  Danny Eslick – 212
9.  Steve Rapp – 191
10. Chris Clark – 167

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