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2009 AMA Pro Road Racing - Road Atlanta Photo Gallery
Mat Mladin before Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta
Check out the latest photos from the 2009 AMA Pro Road Race at Road Atlanta Raceway, including both races from American Superbike and Daytona Sportbike.
American Superbike Race 1 Podium (from left to right): second-place Tommy Hayden, winner Mat Mladin and third-place Geoff May - Road Atlanta
Geoff May celebrates his second podium finish of the season in American Superbike at Road Atlanta in Race 1.
Mladin contiunes his winning streak in Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta
Jordan Suzuki's Geoff May (54) passed Aaron Yates (23) and made Tommy Hayden work for second in Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
Jake Holden replaces injured rider Neil Hodgson on the No. 100 Corona Extra Honda bike to finish eleventh in Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta
Mat Mladin was in perfect form during Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta
Hayden rode a solid first race at Road Atlanata, keeping a hard-carging Geoff May at bay.
Mladin crossed the line with an intimidation 15-second advantage over second-place finisher Hayden in American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
Taylor Knapp (44) would pass Neil Hodgson's replacement Jake Holden (100) to end in the ten spot in Race 1 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
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
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.
Mat Mladin once again took the top spot in Race 2, with Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki teammate Blake Young taking second and Geoff May with twin third-places in American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
Blake Young would retake second place from Geoff Young on the final lap for the first podium of his Superbike career in Race 2.
This is about a close as anyone got to Mat Mladin in Race 2, as he easily left the field behind. He had a 10-second lead by lap 10 in Race 2 - Road Atlanta.
Geoff May (54) made a hard charge to pass Blake Young (79) and Josh Hayes on Lap 12, but Young was able to get him back and take second spot at Road Atlanta.
Mladin was all alone in race one, checking out from the field and making an easy day of racing for himslef at Road Atlanta. Can anyone beat him this year?
Mat Mladin trailed by Joshua Hayes, Larry Pegram, and Ben Bostrom at the start of Race 2 of American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
Privateer Suzuki rider Taylor Knapp (44) and Jake Holden (100) once again found themselves battling for position in the second race, with Knapp finishing two places in front of Holden in American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing’s Larry Pegram grabbed the final slot in the top ten in Race 2 of American Superbike. But it wasn't without some drama, here Pegram is seen getting bucked off the seat of his Ducati.
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.
Geoff May just wanted to remind you to '1-800-Go-Guard'. He had two third-pace finishes in American Superbike - Road Atlanta.
Mat Mladin is smokin' the competition in the 2009 American Superbike with back-to-back wins at Road Atlanta.
M4 Suzuki's Martin Cardenas took first, followed by Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki's Roger Hayden and Buell's Danny Eslick in Race 1 of Daytona SportBike - Road Atlanta.
It was Martin Cardenas first career AMA win in a red-flag-shortened Race One of Daytona SportBike at Road Atlanta.
Roger Hayden finished a half-second behind Daytona SportBike winner Martin Cardenas.
Buell's Danny Eslick, Honda's Jake Zemke, and Aprilia's Chaz Davies wrapped-up the final spots in the top five for Race 1 of American SportBike - Road Atlanta.
M4 Suzuki's Martin Cardenas passed Eslick on lap 15 and then put in his fasted time on the next lap (1:29.678) to take his first career Daytona SportBike win.
Roger Hayden(95) had his best finish of the season taking second place in Race 1 of Daytona SportBike - Road Atlanta.
Eslick scored his third consecutive podium for Buell at Race 1 of Daytona SportBike - Road Atlanta.
The rad flag ended Race 1 due to multiple crashes, and scoring was counted from Lap 16, giving Cardenas the victory amidst a heated battle in Daytona SportBike - Road Atlanta.
Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona/RMR Buell's Danny Eslick put the Buell 1125 on top in Race 2 of Daytona SportBike at Road Atlanta, his fourth podium finish of the year. Yamaha's Josh Herrin was a close second, with Honda's Chris Peris taking a distant third.
Eslick and Herrin shake after a well fought Race 2 of Daytona SportBike at Road Atlanta. Eslick became the point leader with 109 and Herrin takes third with 96.
Erion Honda's Chris Peris fought his way up after being as far back as 10th place to grab the final spot on the Daytona SportBike Race 2 podium at Road Atlanta.
Chaz Davies(57) had a good showing on the Aprilia RSV1000R and after a day running near the front grabbed sixth position. Meanwile, Buell's Danny fought his way to the front to win Race 2 of Daytona SportBike at Road Atlanta.
Danny Eslick(9) was able to pass Josh Herrin(8) in the 12th lap and hold the lead for the victory during Race 2 of Daytona SportBike - Road Atlanta.
Team Graves Yamaha's Josh Herrin was 0.483 second shy of Eslick for Race 2 at Road Atlanta.
Chris Peris(10) made an impressive charge on his Honda CBR600RR to pass Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking(88) and eventually secure the third place podium finish. Hacking would end in fifth place after Buell's Taylor Knapp took fourth in Race 2 of Daytona SportBike at Road Atlanta.
Danny Eslick used patience, power and skill to knee-grind his way to another first place finish in Race 2 of Road Atlanta.
Eslick gives a little Buell love to his fans after his Race 2 win in Daytona Sportbike - Road Atlanta.
Danny Eslick shows how to keep at tight line in Race 2 of Daytona SportBike - Road Atlanta.
Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki's Leandro Mercado earned his first win during his debut in the AMA Pro SuperSport race at Road Atlanta. He was followed by pole winner Josh Day and Joey Pascarella, both riding Yamaha YZF-R6s.
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.
Leanfro Mercado and Joey Pacarella at the head of the pack during the SuperSport race at Road Atlanta.
Dustin Domingues(44) would take a tumble and drop to 18th place, while Leandro Mercado(92) would grab the win after the red flag in Supersport at Road Atlanta.
Armando Ferrer and Rodolfo Ramirez lead Team Hurtbyaccident.com to win the SunTrust MotoGT race at Road Atlanta. Less than 15 seconds behind was Eric Pinson and Eric Haugo of the Buell Liberty Waves Racing team followed by Hawk Mazzotta and Ryan Elleby of Scooter Superstore.
The No. 69 Suzuki GSX-R600 gave HurtByAccident.com a 15 second win in the 2 hour long Moto-GT.
Liberty Waves Racing No. 41 Buell 1125R piloted by Eric Pinson and Eric Haugo kept the pressure on throught the 60 lap Moto-GT race to finish in second.
Rodolfo Ramirez and Armando Ferrer steered the No. 69 Suzuki GSX-R600 past the fuel-low No. 4 Scooter Superstore Aprilia on the last lap to take the overall Moto-GT at Road Atlanta.
The No. 77 Touring Sport Ducati PS1000LE of Frank Shockley and Elleby finished fourth overall and won the GT2 class.
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