2008 AMA Superbike Photo Gallery
Atlas is on the gas at Fontana.
2008 AMA Superbike - Check out the action in this MotorcycleUSA.com photo essay
Cycle News’ Steve Atlas will carry the motojourno hopes in the upcoming Daytona 200.
There was still snow on the peaks for February's Fontana test.
Fontana test images.
The Rockstar Yoshimura Suzuki team figures to retain its powerhouse status.
Ben Bostrom flogs the 2008 Yamaha R1 around the Fontana circuit.
Eric Bostrom will carry the Tuning Fork hopes in the Superbike class.
Yamaha pits at chilly February Fontana Test.
Aaron Yates came on strong toward the end of 2007, can the Jordan team take that next leap in 2008?
Neil Hodgson is glad to be back in the thick of competition.
Josh Hayes is back once again on the FX Honda CBR600RR.
Jamie Hacking is focusing solely on Superbike this year.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki boys are getting ready for the 2008 opener.
Neil Hodgson turns some Fontana test laps.
Ben Spies will focus entirely on defending his Superbike championship in 2008 - Fontana Test.
Geoff May has switched from M4 EMGO Suzuki to Jordan Suzuki.
Aaron Yates is back in 2008 aboard the Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Ben Bostrom fought for the lead with Herrin - Daytona
Michael Barnes is back with a new team, riding STK with the Celtic Suzuki squad - Daytona
Josh Herrin was very impressive on the Graves Yamaha Supersport - Daytona
Herrin showed why he took the checkers at last year's SS finale - Daytona
A large contingent of Kawasakis were strong in SS, but not strong enough to unseat the front-running Yamahas - Daytona
The Supersport win was decided by 0.012 - Daytona
Although Bostrom blocked him at the finish, the two Yamaha riders made nice after the race - Daytona
Rain clouds threatened, but the track stayed dry for the season SS and STK openers - Daytona
Blake Young started out strong on the M4 EMGO Suzuki, taking the early lead in STK - Daytona
Young was leading the Jordan Suzukis for most of the first half of the race - Daytona
Aaron Yates grabbed the lead and held on for the final laps en route to what promises to be many STK victories in 2008 - Daytona
Yates is the favorite for the 2008 Superstock title - Daytona
Suzuki rider took the top 12 spots in STK, with Jordan Suzuki's Yates and May sharing the rostrum with M4 EMGO's Blake Young - Daytona
Ben Bostrom took the checkers at Daytona by a slim marging - Daytona
Chaz Davies is back for 2008 riding on the Attack Kawasaki ZX-6R in the Supersport and Formula Xtreme classes - Daytona
Erion Honda's Josh Hayes took his first-ever Daytona 200 win.
Attack Kawasaki's Chaz Davies rode to an impressive second place finish in the Daytona 200.
Erion Racing Honda's Josh Hayes picked up his first Daytona 200 victory.
Yamaha's Jason Disalvo finished third in the Superbike race - Daytona
Monster Kawasaki ace Jamie Hacking finished 5th.
Yoshimura Suzuki rider Mat Mladin claimed his 64th career victory in the AMA Superbike final at Daytona.
American Honda had a Daytona to forget. Starting with the disqualification of Miguel Duhamel after he swapped to his back-up bike following the first lap of the Daytona 200.
Erion Honda's Josh Hayes was disqualified after his Daytona 200 victory when his CBR600RR was found to be illegal after it's post race inspection by the AMA.
Larry Pegra ends up with a podium finish aboard his Ducati 848 at the Daytona 200.
The Yoshimura/Rockstar/Makita Suzuki team dominated the first round of the AMA Superbike series with Ben Spies (left) and Mat Mladin going 1-2.
The Attack Kawasaki team takes care of Chaz Davies' 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R during the 08 Daytona 200.
Cycle News' Steve Atlas made the most of his opportunity to ride for the Corona Racing team with an outstanding top ten finish.
Mat Mladin raced to his 65th career victory at Barber - Barber Race 1
Jake Zemke got back to his winning ways with an FX win at Barber.
A new Rolex and a hot blonde on each arm - this racing stuff ain't bad, sometimes. - Barber
Chaz Davies takes the inside line. - Barber
Josh Hayes dices with the Attack Kawasaki. - Barber
The Attack Kawasaki team of Chaz Davies and Steve Rapp grabbed the third and fifth spots respectively in Birmingham. - Barber
American Honda's Miguel Duhamel worked his way to a sixth-place finish in Race 1 and an eighth-place finish in Race 2. - Barber
The Yoshimura Suzuki team snatched all three podium positions in Race 2. - Barber
There was plenty of Yoshimura Blue near the front of every Superbike race. - Barber
With its abundance of curves, riders stay on the edge of their tires for much of the race at Barber. - Barber
Weather was a concern before the race, but come Sunday conditions were almost ideal for racing. - Barber
Mat Mladin graced the top step of the podium in Race 1 while Yamaha's Jason DiSalvo finished a strong second. - Barber
Birmingham was the place to be this past weekend as the racing action heated up the Barber track.
Mladin was on fire this weekend, leaving the competition in his exhaust trails. - Barber
Will the Yoshimura streak of podiums be broken this year? Not if these two have anything to say about it. - Barber
Corona Honda's Jake Holden rode a very strong Barber race, actually leading before falling to Yates for a second-place finish - Barber
Josh Herrin turned the tables on teammate Ben Bostrom with a last lap pass for the victory in Supersport.
Barber Motorsports Superstock podium saw Aaron Yates, Jake Holden and Roadracingworld.com's Chris Ulrich.
Martin Cardenas celebrates his Formula Xtreme podium with a swig - Barber
Josh Herrin, Ben Bostrom and Jake Zemke on the Supersport podium - Barber
Mat Mladin celebrates win 66 - Barber
Tommy Hayden scores another podium in Superbike aboard the strong Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki - Barber
Neil Hodgson is still developing the Honda into a podium threat, with a fifth-place finish in the second Barber Superbike race - Barber
Herrin jumps out to the front in Supersport - Barber
Jake Zemke got back to the winner's circle with an FX victory - Barber
The heat is on Ben Spies in the Superbike class - Barber
It was an all Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki at Auto Club Speedway.
Corona Honda's Jake Holden nabbed the teams first victory aboard the all-new CBR1000RR.
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking struggled with grip all during the 28-lap race at Auto Club Speedway.
Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider Ben Bostrom would win Sunday's AMA Pro Honda Oils Supersport race. Erion Honda's Jake Zemke finished second followed by Bostrom's teammate Josh Herrin.
Defending AMA Superbike champion Ben Spies was unstoppable aboard his Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki in Superbike Race 1.
Matsushima Suzuki's Danny Eslick rode his GSX-R600 to an 8th-place finish. - Fontana
Jake Zemke held off teammate Josh Hayes for the victory in California. - Fontana
The Fontana Formula Xtreme podium - Hayes, Zemke, and Pegram. - Fontana
Miguel Duhamel rode hard and finished Race 1 on Saturday in seventh place. - Fontana
Neil Hodgson lost out on a podium position in Race 1 when Tommy Hayden snuck past on Lap 22. - Fontana
Jamie Hacking and Jason DiSalvo dice it out in Race 2. - Fontana
Tommy Hayden and Neil Hodgson try to close the gap. - Fontana
Spies lets the champagne fly after a hard-fought double podium weekend in California. - Fontana
B-Boz held off Erion Honda's Jake Zemke for the Supersport victory Sunday. - Fontana
Josh Hayes and Chaz Davies power through the turn. - Fontana
Josh Herrin followed up his victory at Barber with another podium finish at Fontana. - Fontana
Herrin douses Zemke with a little bubbly while Ben Bostrom soaks in the satisfaction of sitting atop the Supersport podium. - Fontana.
Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp takes an unscheduled shortcut through the turn. - Fontana
Corona Honda's Jake Holden battled Robertino Pietri and Aaron Yates for much of the race before securing the victory. - Fontana
Suzuki's Robertino Pietri rode well in the Superstock race and barely missed out on a podium finish. - Fontana
Corona Extra Honda Racing's Jake Holden gave Honda their second-ever Superstock win at Infineon Raceway on Sunday.
Matsushima Suzuki's Danny Eslick got the holeshot in the 17-lap Supersport race.
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking stood atop the podium for the first time in Superbike Race 1 at Infineon.
Erion Honda's Jake Zemke beat his teammate Josh Hayes by just 0.067 seconds in Saturday's 17-lap Formula Xtreme race.
Early leader Leandro Mercado before he highsided himself off his KTM RC 125 race bike.
Benny Solis, Jr. (center), from North Hollywood, Calif., won the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup race at Infineon Raceway on Sunday.
E-Boz battles it out with Jamie Hacking during AMA Superbike's Race 2. - Infineon
Erion Honda's Jake Zemke took Sunday's Formula Xtreme race and was joined on the podium by Steve Rapp and Josh Hayes. - Infineon
Jake Zemke made it three Formula Xtreme victories in a row with his win at Infineon. - Infineon
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking got a double dose of the podium in Sonoma, finishing third in both Superbike races. - Infineon
Yoshimura Suzuki finished 1-2 while Monster Energy Kawasaki gobbled up the third slot on the podium. - Infineon
Eric Bostrom leads the pack into the turn with a runaway freight train hot on his heels. - Infineon
The AMA Superbike Race 2 podium looked exactly like Race 1's, with Spies 1st, Mladin 2nd and Hacking 3rd. - Infineon
Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates keeps the pressure on. - Infineon
Josh Herrin tucks in behind Danny Eslick as they snake through a turn. - Infineon
When the tire smoke settled in Sonoma, it was Graves Motorsports' Ben Bostrom who earned the hard-fought Supersport win. - Infineon
Catch me - if you can! - Infineon
Corona Extra Honda's Jake Holden lets it rip after winning the Superstock race in a nail-biter over Aaron Yates. - Infineon
Joining Jake Holden on the podium at Infineon were Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates and Geoff May. - Infineon
A Superstock podium finisher during last year's AMA SB Road America round, privateer Suzuki rider Scott Jensen will ride the upcoming WSB Miller round as a wild card.
Graves Motorsports Yamaha Ben Bostrom has been a blur all season long.
Erion Honda's Josh Hayes.
Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp.
Erion Honda's Jake Zemke passes Attack Kawasaki's Chaz Davies in practice.
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking.
American Honda's Neil Hodgson.
Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin.
Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies.
Rockwall Honda's Aaron Gobert proved to be the man when the pavement was wet in Pro Honda Oils Supersport.
Foremost Insurance Leo Vince Ducati's Larry Pegram was third in the Formula Xtreme race at Road America.
Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies leads the pack into Turn 8 at Road America.
It's been a rainy racing weekend at Road America as M4 EMGO Suzuki's Blake Young demonstrates.
Graves Motorsports Yamaha's Ben Bostrom.
Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider Josh Herrin struggled at Road America.
Attack Kawasaki's Chaz Davies runs off into the gravel during FX practice.
Yamaha's Eric Bostrom during Superbike qualifying.
M4 EMGO Suzuki's Blake Young won his first-ever AMA Superstock race at Road America.
M4 EMGO Suzuki's Blake Young won in his home state of Wisconsin.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Mat Mladin finally got a win on Sunday.
Erion Honda's Jake Zemke looking for a way past Graves Motorsports Yamaha's Ben Bostrom.
Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup racing action at Road America.
Leandro Mercado of Argentina (center) won the seven-lap Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup race from Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Rookies Cup Indy test.
Rookies Cup Indy test.
Eric Bostrom was unable to fend off the advance of Yates - Laguna Seca
Hacking missed out on his seventh consecutive podium by less than a tenth - Laguna Seca
Mladin had Spies beat on a track that has favored the young Texan - Laguna Seca
The Superbike win give Mladin the momentum back - Laguna Seca
Mladin now has a 36-point advantage to make up for his unprecedented seventh Superbike crown - Laguna Seca
Aaron Yates scored a big podium finish for the satellite Jordan Suzuki squad - Laguna Seca
Ben Bostrom came out on tops in the Supersport race at Laguna.
Bridesmaid no more, Jake Zemke won the 2008 AMA Formula Xtreme championship in an epic battle with Josh Hayes.
Jake the Snake Zemke gettin' ir done at Road Atlanta.
Aaron Yates captured the AMA Superstock Series with a valiant ride in front of his hometown fans on Sunday at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
The Supersport podium included winner Josh Hayes, runner-up Jake Zemke and third-place finisher Ben Bostrom.
The Honda's looked strong in the Supersport race, with Hayes winning the race while Zemke finished in second.
Riders snake through the bends of the Road Atlanta course.
Mladin tied Spies' record for consecutive AMA Superbike victories with his seventh win in a row.
Jordan Suzuki's Geoff May won the race, but Aaron Yates won the Superstock title after finishing in second place.
Josh Hayes has been on a tear recently, winning the Formula Xtreme and Supersport races in Atlanta.
Tommy Hayden held off Yamaha's Jason DiSalvo for a podium position in the first Superbike race.
Miguel Duhamel and Jason DiSalvo would dice it out all day, with the advantage going to DiSalvo in Race 1 while Duhamel finished stronger in Race 2.
Just when it looked like Mladin was unbeatable, Ben Spies came out and smoked him in Race 2 to solidify his grip on the championship.
Spies had a bumpy ride in Race 1 and had to do everything within his power to finish in second place.
Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke will ride in the AMA Superbike contest at Laguna Seca for Monster Energy Kawasaki.
AMA Roadracer Michael Beck earned top ten finishes in both the Formula Xtreme and Supersport classes at Laguna Seca.
AMA Pro Racing awarded Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider Tommy Aquino with 2008 AMA Road Race Rookie of the Year honors.
The Red Bull AMA US Rookies Cup Selection Event is taking place at Barber Motorsports Park, with more than 50 young riders vying for a spot to compete in the 2009 US Rookies Cup.
The three-way battle for the victory left the crowd of over 46,000 at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix wondering which of the talented Rookies would come out on top.
Josh Hayes Formula Xtreme - Miller Motorsports Park
Larry Pegram Formula Xtreme - Miller Motorsports Park
Formula Xtreme racing action - Miller Motorsports Park
AMA Superbike podium - Miller Motorsports Park
American Honda's Neil Hodgson - Miller Motorsports Park
Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Miller Motorsports Park
AMA Superbike - Miller Motorsports Park
AMA Superbike Race 1 - Miller Motorsports Park
AMA Superbike - Makita Suzuki's Ben Spies - Miller Motorsports Park
Ben Spies during AMA Superbike Race 2 - Miller Motorsports Park
Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking - Miller Motorsports Park
Makita Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Miller Motorsports Park
Graves Yamaha Supersport rider Ben Bostrom - Miller Motorsports Park
Corona Honda's Jake Holden - Miller Motorsports Park
Jordan Suzuki's Geoff May - Miller Motorsports Park
Jordan Suzuki rider Aaron Yates - Miller Motorsports Park
Geoff May wins his first career AMA Superstock race - Miller Motorsports Park
Formula Xtreme - Miller Motorsports Park
Aaron Yates takes the Superstock win at Mid-Ohio
Josh Hayes (1) leads Jake Zemke during the Formula Xtreme final at Mid-Ohio
Mat Mladin takes a win at Mid-Ohio
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