Three Americans for Miller World Superbike!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Ben Spies leads the American charge at the upcoming World Superbike races in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In a couple weeks I’ll head off to Miller Motorsports Park for the upcoming World Superbike races and, I must say, I’m pretty amped!
We American’s now have plenty to root for. With Ben Spies
showing his immense talent on the factory Yamaha all season thus far and Erion Honda’s Jake Zemke
filling in for an injured John Hopkins on the Sitggy Motorsports Honda, there’s two top talents riding at a track they both know and go well at – each have won AMA Superbike races at MMP.
And things just got even better with the announcement that Jamie Hacking
will fill in for injured Makoto Tamada on the Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki ZX-10R. On top of it being on a bike he knows well, racing one all last AMA season, Hacking also goes really well at MMP and was able to keep Spies honest in the AMA Superbike races last year.
"I can't really say what a realistic expectation would be without riding the bike, but Miller does seem to suit my style,” Hacking said in a recent press release. “Last year, it was our best track on the ZX-10R and I hope that we can try for a top ten."
That’s three American riders, all past champions, up against what may be the most stacked grid in the history of World Superbike, racing in our own backyard. Doesn’t get much better than that, now does it?
We're also sticking around to ride the Monday after at Miller with Apex Trackdays
, then riding dual-sport bikes from Salt Lake City back to Southern Californa with the Kawasaki PR guys and our buddy Chris Hesse of Hoobastank. Okay, so maybe it does get better... Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that adventure in a future issue of MotoUSA Magazine