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2009 AMA Pro Road Racing Photo Gallery

2009 AMA Superbike - Check out the action in this MotorcycleUSA.com photo essay

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AMA Czar Roger Edmonson
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Jason Dialvo and his dad Jim at Barber.
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Rockstar Suzuki’s Mat Mladin won his seventh AMA Superbike Championship with a 9th place finish in Sunday’s American Superbike Race.
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Jason DiSalvo
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Josh Hayes in his new Yamaha gear at Daytona
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Josh Hayes on Yamaha at Daytona
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Josh Herrin on Graves Yamaha R6 at Daytona
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Michael Barnes on the Geico Buell 1125R at Daytona
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Josh Herrin and Shift Racing have agreed to a multi-year deal that will put the Graves Motorsports Yamaha racer in Shift's Vertex leather suit and gloves.
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Jazon DiSalvo testing the M4 EMGO Suzuki GSX-R600 with 2009-spec Dunlop tires at the Jennings GP track in Florida.
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'It’s one of my favorite tracks in the world and it’s my old stomping grounds' - Ben Bostrom
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Neil Hodgson rides the Corona Honda in American Superbike.
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Former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson will campaign the Corona Honda in American Superbike.
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Melissa Paris leads hubby Josh Hayes during Daytona 200 practice. The husband and wife will be the first couple to race the historic event.
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Team M4 Suzuki's Jason DiSalvo.
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Foremost Insurance Ducati's Larry Pegram.
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Erion Honda's Jake Zemke.
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking.
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Yamaha Factory Racing's Ben Bostrom.
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Rockstar Suzuki's Mat Mladin.
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Chris Ulrich - Daytona
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Corona Honda's Neil Hodgson.
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Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates.
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Yamaha Factory Racing's Josh Hayes.
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Aprilia's Chaz Davies.
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Erion Honda’s Tyler Odom takes the win over the Suzuki GSX-R600s of Joey Pascarella and James Wikle in AMA SuperSport.
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Ben Bostrom - Daytona
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2009 Daytona Bike Week.
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Corona Extra Honda Racing's Neil Hodgson finished second in American Superbike at Daytona.
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Leandro Mercado is filling in for Roger Lee Hayden on the Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki Team at Daytona.
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Ben Bostrom aboard his Yamaha YZF-R6 in Daytona SportBike.
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2009 Daytona 200 by Honda.
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Team M4 Suzuki's Martin Cardenas.
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Yamaha's Josh Hayes makes a pitstop at the Daytona 200 by Honda.
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2009 AMA Moto-GT Daytona
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AMA Moto-GT Daytona
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Danny Eslick tests at Fontana on the Number-9 Buell 1125R.
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American Superbike podium Race 1 at Fontana.
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Mladin leads teammate Hayden at Fontana's first American Superbike race.
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For Ducati's Larry Pegram, the first American Superbike race at Fontana ended earlier than expected.
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The first Daytona SportBike race at Fontana saw Buell's Danny Eslick on the podium.
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Danny Eslick celebrates with his Buell pit crew after scoring the first AMA Pro Road Racing win for the American marque.
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Eslick celebrates the Buell victory in the first Daytona SportBike race at Fontana.
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Jamie Hacking scored a podium finish in Daytona SportBike race 1, securing a lead in the championship points.
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Martin Cardenas on his Suzuki GSX-R ahead of the Ninja-mounted Hacking - Daytona SportBike Race 1.
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Only seven riders participated in the re-scheduled Fontana Supersport race, with Kawasaki's Dustin Dominguez taking the win.
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Fontana SuperSport winner Dustin Dominguez.
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Eslick powered the Buell 1125R to the front and never looked back - Daytona SportBike Race 1 Fontana
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Rossmeyer/RMR Buell’s Danny Eslick at Fontana.
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Eslick pushes the Buell's Daytona SportBike winning streak to two - Fontana
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Eslick held off a final charge from Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking in the second Daytona SportBike race - Fontana
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In the early laps, it was Jake Zemke pressuring Eslick at the front - Fontana Daytona SportBike Race 2
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American Superbike Race 2 podium featured the top two Rockstar Makita Suzukis, with Larry Pegram getting the Ducati 1098R up on the steps in third - Fontana
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Jake Holden filled in on the Corona Honda for the injured Neil Hodgson - Fontana
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Mat Mladin appears unstoppable in the new American Superbike class - Fontana American Superbike Race 2.
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Pegram surged in the final laps to overtake numerous riders for his third-place finish - Fontana
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Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates was fighting for a podium in the first half of the second American Superbike race, but fell to an eventual 10th - Fontana
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Hacking and Eslick after the second Daytona SportBike race at Fontana.
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Eslick is riding a two-race winning streak in Daytona SportBike - Fontana
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Mat Mladin looking calm and collected before Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta
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Hayden rode a solid first race at Road Atlanata, keeping a hard-carging Geoff May at bay.
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The Race 1 Podium (from left to right) Tommy Hayden in second, Mat Mladin in first, and Geoff May with third in American Superbike - Road Atlanta
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M4 Suzuki's Martin Cardenas won both Daytona SportBike motorcycle races at Barber Motorsports Park.
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It was a heated race between Geoff May, Joshua Hayes, Blake Young, Aaron Yates, and Larry Pegram to round out the top five places in Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
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Larry Pegram was within a second of the top five finishers, ending up in seventh place on his Ducati 1098R in Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta
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Aaron Yates(23), Geoff May(54), Blake Young(79), and Josh Hayes(4) had a tight race for the final two podium positions after Mat Mladin swept Race 2 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
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Blake Young would retake second place from Geoff Young on the final lap for the first podium of his Superbike career in Race 2 - Road Atlanta
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Geoff May just wanted to remind you to '1-800-Go-Guard'. He had two third-pace finishes in American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
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Mat Mladin is smokin' the competition in the 2009 American Superbike with back-to-back wins at Road Atlanta.
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Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona/RMR Buell's Danny Eslick came up short in Race 1 of Daytona SportBike at Road Atlanta, landing in third. Cardenas took first with Hayden bringing up second.
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A handful of riders, including Mercado, fell when it started to rain on the back section of the track. Eventually the red flag came out on the same lap and Mercado was able receive limited repairs and recover to win SuperSport at Road Atlanta.
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Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Mat Mladin secured yet another win in American Superbike Race 2 at Barber Motorsports Park.
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Yamaha's Ben Bostrom finished the weekend on the podium twice in American Superbike at Barber Motorsports Park.
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Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking led almost the entire race until Cardenas passed him on the last lap in Race 2 at Barber Motorsports Park.
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Garrett Carter won a wet AMA Pro SuperSport race at Barber Motorsports Park.
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Larry Pegram passing Mat Mladin on his way to second - American Superbike Race 1, Infineon Raceway
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Hayes broke Mat Mladin's American Superbike lock with the Race 1 victory - American Superbike, Infineon Raceway
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Mladin parlayed pole position into a 0.734-second lead by the end of Lap 1 and never looked back in the wire-to-wire win in Race 2 - American Superbike, Infineon Raceway
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Thwarted in race one, Bostrom had unfinished business to address in Sunday’s second Superbike race, but Mladin once again stole the win - American Superbike, Infineon Raceway
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Martin Cardenas swept the Daytona SportBike weekend at Infineon Raceway.
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Ben Bostrom - American Superbike, Road America
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Chaz Davies - Daytona SportBike, Road America
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Danny Eslick - Daytona SportBike, Road America
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Roger Hayden - SuperSport, Road America
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Josh Hayes - American Superbike, Road America
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Josh Herrin - Daytona SportBike, Road America
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Neil Hodgson - American Superbike, Road America
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Neil Hodgson - American Superbike, Road America
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Mat Mladin - American Superbike, Road America
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Mat Mladin - American Superbike, Road America
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Chris Peris - Daytona SportBike, Road America
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Martin Cardenas - Daytona Sportbike, Road America
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Mike Laverty - American Superbike, Road America
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Aaron Yates - American Superbike, Laguna Seca
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Ben Bostrom - American Superbike, Laguna Seca
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Christopher Fillmore - Daytona SportBike, Laguna Seca
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Mat Mladin - American Superbike, Laguna Seca
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Mat Mladin - American Superbike, Laguna Seca
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Danny Eslick - Daytona SportBike, Mid-Ohio
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Danny Eslick - Daytona SportBike, Mid-Ohio
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Johnny Rock Page - American Superbike, Mid-Ohio
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Josh Hayes - American Superbike, Mid-Ohio
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Josh Hayes - American Superbike, Mid-Ohio
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Josh Day - American Superbike, Mid-Ohio
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Danny Eslick - Daytona Sportbike, Topeka
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Martin Cardenas - Daytona SportBike, Topeka
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Larry Pegram - Americans Superbike, Topeka
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Larry Pegram - American Superbike, Topeka
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Yamaha's Josh Hayes won American Superbike Race 1 at VIR.
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Yamaha's Tommy Aquino leads the field before crashing out of Daytona SportBike Race 1 at VIR.
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Yamaha's Josh Herrin won both Daytona SportBike races at VIR.
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Yamaha's Ben Bostrom leads Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates in American Superbike Race 1 at VIR.
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Rockstar Suzuki's Mat Mladin wrapped up his seventh AMA Superbike championship at VIR on Sunday.
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J.D. Beach and Garrett Carter had a full-on duke fest during the SuperSport race at VIR. Beach would come out on top.
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Yamaha's Josh Herrin pulls a trademark 'Waheed' wheelie after doing the double in Daytona SportBike at VIR. Just kidding. Good Job Josh!