MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS TEAM EARNS TOP-FIVE FINISH AT LAGUNA SECA
July 29, 2012
MONTEREY, CA (July 29, 2012) – The Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team turned in a solid performance at this weekend’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. MJM’s Ben Bostrom raced his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 to his fifth top-five result of the season, while National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden overcame a mid-race fluke to finish up a respectable eighth.
Because the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike riders were sharing the Laguna Seca paddock with the MotoGP series, they were subject to abbreviated practice and qualifying sessions and only one race, instead of the usual two. Even so, the MJM crew made the most of their track time.
MJM’s Bostrom started the weekend by picking up his best qualifying position this year. Starting from the second spot on the grid, Bostrom got a good launch on his Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 and was the picture of consistency through all 23 laps of the race. Several times he put himself into position to battle for a podium spot before eventually finishing fifth.
“Of course I’m disappointed not to have given the Jordan Motorsports boys a top finish today,” said Bostrom. “Now it’s going to be a long six weeks until the next race, but I still believe we will win one of these last races. Thanks to my team as always for putting a great bike like the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 under me.”
National Guard Jordan Suzuki teammate Hayden also qualified well, nabbing the third spot on the starting grid. When the lights turned green, Hayden was strong off the line and slotted into third position. He was battling for that podium spot when he had some bad luck and fell back to eighth, finishing there.
“I had a pretty good weekend at Laguna,” said Hayden. “All the way up until the race. We were fast in qualifying and the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 was really working good. Unfortunately, in the race we had a little bit of a problem. It’s unfortunate because we had such good speed all weekend. Once again, I have to thank the whole MJM crew for giving me a great bike and working so hard all weekend, and I can’t wait for New Jersey.”
In the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship points standings, Hayden remains in fourth place while Bostrom moved up to eighth. The Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship is at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ, the weekend of September 7-9, 2012.
ABOUT MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS: Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan formed Michael Jordan Motorsports in 2004 as a result of his passion for motorcycle racing. His mission is to bring a new level of excellence and style to the motorcycle racing industry. For more information on MJM, please visit www.23race.com, www.twitter.com/23race and http://www.facebook.com/23race.
ABOUT THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: The National Guard is the oldest military branch. Today, Citizen Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while training part time, staying ready to defend America in the event of an emergency. The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. During local emergencies, Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters. Guard companies deployed overseas may see combat, but are often found building schools and hospitals, training local peacekeepers or teaching local farmers more efficient techniques and better uses of their land.
Michael Jordan Motorsports is proud to partner with: Jordan Brand (a division of Nike), National Guard, American Suzuki, Hanes, Gatorade, Bazzaz, Vortex Racing Components, FMF Exhausts, Gemini Racing, K-Tech Suspension-Orient Express Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, Mechanix Wear, K & N Air Filters, Dainese Leathers, AGV Helmets, Ancra Tie-downs, Chicken Hawk Racing Tire Warmers, Armour Bodies, DID Chains, Factory Pro Dyno, Roclun International, Cardo Scala Rider, STAR Motorcycle School, Motion Pro Tools, Zero Gravity Windscreens, with transportation provided by Eastside Trucking.
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