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AMA Superbike Infineon Results

Saturday, May 17, 2008
Yoshimura Suzuki finished 1-2 while Monster Energy Kawasaki gobbled up the third slot on the podium. - Infineon
Yoshimura Suzuki finished 1-2 while Monster Energy Kawasaki gobbled up the third slot on the podium.
Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies won his third consecutive AMA Superbike race in hot and windy conditions at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. The win was Spies 21st career Superbike win which puts him in third in the all-time win list.

Spies started the 28-lap race from pole position, however, when the green flag dropped it was Yamaha's Eric Bostrom with the holeshot. Behind Bostrom was the No. 1 bike of Spies, his Suzuki teammate Mat Mladin, American Honda's Miguel Duhamel and Yamaha's Jason Disalvo.

Bostrom's run up front would be short lived though, when Spies passed Bostrom's YZF-R1 before the end of the first lap. Mladin also made quick work of Bostrom, dispatching him in Turn 4 on the next lap.

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking moved past Disalvo into fourth position with American Honda's Neil Hodgson and Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates all in hot pursuit. Hacking continued to push to the front, passing Bostrom for third position on Lap 13.

"Were working on this thing slowly but surely," said Hacking. "I was being patient trying to push him [Bostrom] into a
E-Boz battles it out with Jamie Hacking during AMA Superbike s Race 2. - Infineon
E-Boz battles it out with Jamie Hacking during AMA Superbike.

Meanwhile Spies has completely check out on the field and had amassed over a 10-second lead over his teammate by halfway through the race. Spies continued unchallenged to the checkered flag.

"The bike worked pretty good," said Spies. "We're doing what we need to do to win the championship, but we got to try and make it faster for tomorrow."

Mladin finished comfortably in second place with Hacking nabbing his first-ever Superbike podium finish. Rounding out the top-five was Bostrom and Yates.

"I wasn't catching Ben today," Mladin said. "He was too fast. His team has done a great job this weekend. We'll give it another shot tomorrow."

AMA Superbike Saturday Race 1 Results:
1. Ben Spies, Suzuki
2. Mat Mladin, Suzuki
3. Jamie Hacking, Kawasaki
4. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha
5. Aaron Yates, Suzuki
6. Neil Hodgson, Honda
7. Jason Disalvo, Yamaha
8. Matt Lynn, Honda
9. Geoff May, Suzuki
10. Miguel Duhamel, Honda

Monster Energy Kawasaki s Jamie Hacking stood atop the podium for the first time in Superbike Race 1 at Infineon.
Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking pulled-off the double podium for the first time at Infineon Raceway with a pair of third place finishes.
Superbike Race 2

Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies won Sunday's Superbike Race 2 by a margin of 8.042-seconds over his teammate Mat Mladin. Spies jumped to the front immediately and led all 28-laps completely unchallenged. By winning both Superbike races Spies shaved 11-points off of Mladin's championship points lead.

"I was riding as hard as I could but I was having a couple of moments, some slides," said Spies. "It was a whole lot tougher than it was yesterday. I was trying to be consistent and not make too many mistakes."

In the earlier stages of the race Mladin kept within a second of Spies but my race mid-point Mladin couldn't keep pace with the laptimes Spies was throwing down.

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking would again grab the final podium position. Finishing behind Hacking was Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates with American Honda's Neil Hodgson finishing fifth.

"Hats off to my guys," said Hacking. "I want to thank my crew for getting this motorcycle to where it's at right now. We made the bike a lot easier for me to ride."
The AMA Superbike Race 2 podium looked exactly like Race 1 s  with Spies 1st  Mladin 2nd and Hacking 3rd. - Infineon
The AMA Superbike Race 2 podium looked exactly like Race 1's, with Spies 1st, Mladin 2nd and Hacking 3rd. - Infineon

AMA Superbike Sunday Race 2 Results:
1. Ben Spies, Suzuki GSX-R1000
2. Mat Mladin, Suzuki GSX-R1000
3. Jamie Hacking, Kawasaki ZX-10R
4. Aaron Yates, Suzuki GSX-R1000
5. Neil Hodgson, Honda CBR1000RR
6. Eric Bostrom, Yamaha YZR-R1
7. Miguel Duhamel, Honda CBR1000RR
8. Geoff May, Suzuki GSX-R1000
9. Chris Peris, Suzuki GSX-R1000
10. Ryan Elleby, Suzuki GSX-R1000

Jake Zemke made it three Formula Xtreme victories in a row with his win at Infineon. - Infineon
Jake Zemke made it three Formula Xtreme victories in a row with his win at Infineon.
Formula Xtreme Report - Zemke Again!

Erion Racing Honda's Jake Zemke won Saturday's 17-lap Formula Xtreme race over his Erion teammate and reigning champion, Josh Hayes. The win is Zemke's third this year.

At the start of the race it was Zemke who grabbed the holeshot aboard his Honda CBR600RR. Behind was Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp, Hayes, Rapp's Kawasaki teammate Chaz Davies, and M4 EMGO Suzuki's Cory West.

Hayes went around Rapp for second place on Lap 3 and the Erion Honda riders battled back and fourth for the remaining laps with the two finishing with a gap of only 0.067 seconds between them.

"I though we had the perfect setup but it wasn't so perfect come race time," said Zemke. "Josh was riding great. He really made me work for that one."

Rapp claimed the final podium position while his teammate Davies suffered a DNF.

"I got a really good start," Rapp said. "The bike is working well. The crew is doing a great job. I didn't see what happened to Davies, but he was riding great."

AMA Formula Xtreme Race Results:
1. Jake Zemke, Honda
2. Josh Hayes, Honda
3. Steve Rapp, Kawasaki
4. Cory West, Suzuki
5. Larry Pegram, Ducati
6. Danny Eslick, Suzuki
7. Nicky Moore, Kawasaki
8. Garrett Carter, Suzuki
9. Fernando Amantini, Kawasaki
10. Brian Parriott, BMW

AMA Formula Xtreme Championship Points:
1. Zemke, 132
2. Rapp, 114
3. Pegram, 111
4. Davies, 95
5. Hayes, 89
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Ben Bostrom
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Jake Zemke Bio
All the hard work paid off in 2008 when Jake won his first AMA Superbike series championship by claiming the Formula Xtreme title that has eluded him for all these years.
Supersport Race Report - Infineon
Graves Motorsports Yamaha Ben Bostrom has been a blur all season long.
Graves Motorsports Yamaha's Ben Bostrom won his third Pro Honda Oils Supersport race over Erion Honda's Jake Zemke. The win was the second of his career here at the 2.22-mile Sonoma, California track.

Pro Honda Oils Supersport Race Results:
1. Ben Bostrom, Yamaha YZF-R6
2. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR600RR
3. Danny Eslick, Suzuki GSX-R6000
4. Blake Young, Suzuki GSX-R600
5. Josh Hayes, Honda CBR600RR
6. Josh Herrin, Yamaha YZF-R6
7. Cory West, Suzuki GSX-R600
8. Michael Beck, Yamaha YZF-R6
9. Aaron Gobert, Honda CBR600RR
10. Chaz Davies, Kawasaki ZX-6R

Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship Points:
1. Bostrom, 145
2. Herrin, 123
3. Zemke, 117
4. Young, 104
5. Eslick, 98
Superstock Report - Infineon
Corona Extra Honda Racing s Jake Holden gave Honda their second-ever Superstock win at Infineon Raceway on Sunday.
Corona Extra Racing Honda's Jake Holden won his second consecutive AMA Superstock at Infineon Raceway on Sunday.

Holden started the 17-lap race from pole position but at the start of the race it was Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates with the holeshot. Behind him was M4 EMGO Suzuki's Blake Young, Holden, Yates' Jordan Suzuki teammate Geoff May and Roadracingworld.com's Robertino Pietri. 

On Lap 14, KWS Motorsports Lee Acree ran into the back of Jason Pridmore's Azteq USA-sponsored GSX-R1000 causing both of them to crash, which in turn brought out the red-flag. Both riders were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The race was officially called and Holden was declared the winner.

"I kept hearing them Jordan Suzukis behind me and I knew I couldn't make a mistake because they were right there," said Holden. "I just put my head down and tried not to make any mistakes."

AMA Superstock Race Results:
1. Jake Holden, Honda CBR1000RR
2. Aaron Yates, Suzuki GSX-R1000
3. Geoff May, Suzuki GSX-R1000
4. Chris Peris, Suzuki GSX-R1000
5. Blake Young, Suzuki GSX-R1000
6. Robertino Pietri, Suzuki GSX-R1000
7. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R1000
8. Ryan Elleby, Suzuki GSX-R1000
9. Scott Jensen, Suzuki GSX-R1000
10. David Anthony, Suzuki GSX-R1000

AMA Superstock Championship Points:
1. Yates, 138
2. Holden, 126
3. Ulrich, 104
4. May, 104
5. Young, 88

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