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September 9, 2012

MILLVILLE, NJ (September 9, 2012) - Michael Jordan Motorsports returned to AMA Pro National Guard Superbike racing with a vengeance this weekend with MJM's Ben Bostrom and National Guard Jordan Suzuki's Roger Hayden both racing to Superbike podium finishes during the double-header race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey.

In Saturday afternoon's 23-lap race, Bostrom rallied after a poor start and charged hard on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 to finish a well-earned second - marking his first podium of the year. On Sunday, Bostrom again struggled off the line but remained undaunted and made his way through the field to a fifth-place finish. 

Said Bostrom: "Saturday's race started out a bit rocky for me, but overall it was a really fun race. It wasn't the most productive race, but it was really enjoyable. I could see the front runners battling and that allowed me to catch up to them. My Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 was running great and I felt like I had a lot of horsepower and speed out there. Now, we're just looking forward to racing at Homestead in a few weeks and getting back on the podium."

In Sunday's race, it was Hayden's turn to visit the box. After finishing ninth on Saturday, he was determined to put his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the podium, and he was not denied. The Kentucky native rode a smart race and took advantage of the events unfolding in front of him to pick up a hard-fought third-place result; his sixth Superbike podium of the year. 

Said Hayden: "My start wasn't that good but I worked my way up through the pack and got going pretty good. I was reeling in the front-runners on my Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 when two guys came together - and the podium was maybe a gift today. Overall, I'm happy with the podium and my pace was a lot better than Saturday, but we need to improve the gap before the next race."

In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship points standings, Hayden sits in fourth place while Bostrom has moved up to seventh. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team's next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship is at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida on September 21-23rd.

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