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2007 AMA Superbike Photo Gallery

2007 AMA Superbike - Check out the action in this MotorcycleUSA.com photo essay

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Tommy Hayden switches from Kawasaki to his new Yoshimura mount for 2007 - Daytona
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The reigning Superbike champ has a new, creative number plate - Daytona
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Ben Spies is looking for title number two in 2007 - Daytona
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Mladin is back to number 66. One more six and he'd really be smoking out there - Daytona
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Hacking wanted in to Superbike so bad for '07 he headed over to Kawasaki and the ZX-10R - Daytona
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Can Hacking hack it in Superbike on the Kwakker - Daytona
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Miguel Duhamel is looking for his sixth Daytona 200 - Daytona
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Eric Bostrom is Yamaha's ace in Superbike - Daytona
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Ben Bostrom won't be in Superbike, but will campaign the R1 in Superstock for 2007 - Daytona
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Ben Bostrom, not in Superbike, for now... - Daytona
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American Honda's Miguel Duhamel - Daytona
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking - Daytona
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Yoshimura Suzuki's - Daytona
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Monster Energy's Roger Lee Hayden - Daytona
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Yoshimua Suzuki's Ben Spies - Daytona
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Tommy Hayden - Daytona
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Jordan Motorsports Suzuki's Aaron Yates - Daytona
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Ben Spies claimed the first of what figures to be many 2007 wins in the Superstock class - Daytona
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Ben Bostrom hung on to take second in Superstock, his tires outlasting those of May - Daytona
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Ben Spies dispatched Geoff May with three laps to go in the Superstock race - Daytona
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Roger Lee Hayden took the checkers in the first Supersport race of the season - Daytona
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Tommy Hayden rounded out the podium in Supersport, finishing behind the top-running Monster Energy Kawasakis - Daytona
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The Round 1 Supersport podium - Daytona
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Jordan Suzuki rider Aaron Yates (20) and Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking (2) crash out on lap one at Daytona - Part 2
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Jordan Suzuki rider Aaron Yates (20) and Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking (2) crash out on lap one at Daytona - Part 1
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies on his way to victory at Daytona.
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Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp celebrates his first ever Daytona 200 victory in style.
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The Attack Kawasaki crew changes tires and fills Steve Rapp's ZX-6R during the Dayton 200.
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Defending Formula Xtreme champion Josh Hayes (1) leads the opening lap of the Daytona 200.
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Ben Spies tests at Infineon in April.
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Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki's Aaron Yates - Barber Motorsports Park
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Defending AMA Superbike Champion Ben Spies - Barber Motorsports
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American Honda's Miguel Duhamel - Barber Motorsports
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Yamaha's Eric Bostrom - Barber Motorsports
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Monster kawasaki's Jamie Hacking - Barber Motorsports
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Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki's Aaron Yates - Barber Motorsports Park
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Defending AMA Superbike Champion Ben Spies - Barber Motorsports
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Erion Racing Honda's Josh Hayes - Formula Xtreme Champion - Barber Motorsports
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Yamaha's Jason Disalvo - Barber Motorsports
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Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking on the ZX-10RR Superbike - Barber Motorsports
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Barber Motorsports Park
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Attack Kawasaki rider Steve Rapp - Barber Motorsports
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Tommy Hayden - Barber Motorsports
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Yoshimura Suzuki pilot Ben Spies sports good old number 11 in Superstock competition - Barber Motorsports
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Steve Rapp and his Attack kawasaki ZX-6R currently lead the Formula Xtreme championship - Barber Motorsports
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Formula Xtreme podium - Josh Hayes (1) Aaron Gobert (2) Steve Rapp (3) - Barber Motorsports Park
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Erion Racing Honda rider Josh Hayes (1) leads the Formula Xtreme race - Barber Motorsports Park
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Graves Yamaha pilot Josh Herrin had his career best finish in AMA Supersport - Barber Motorsports Park
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Supersport podium - Josh Hayes (1) Josh Herrin (2) Steve Rapp (3) - Barber Motorsports Park
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The Superstock race gets underway with eventual race winner Aaron Yates about to capture the first AMA Superstock victory for his Jordan Suzuki racing team - Barber Motorsports Park
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Superstock podium - Barber Motorsports Park
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Tommy Hayden (22) leads the Superbike race on Sunday while American Honda's Miguel Duhamel tries to figure out a way through a sea of Suzuki's - Barber Motorsports Park
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Superbike podium Mat Mladin (1) Ben Spies (2) Miguel Duhamel (3) - Barber Motorsports Park
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Yamaha's Eric Bostrom (32) leads the pack over the hill at the start of Sunday's Superbike final - Barber Motorsports Park
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Mladin turned the tables on Spies at Barber with his double-victory performance - Barber Motorsports Park
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Ben Spies was unstoppable once he got around Mladin in Race 1 - Fontana
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Ben Spies claimed victory in Race 1 at Fontana
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Ben Spies took back some of Mladin's momentum with a win on Saturday - Fontana
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Jordan Suzuki boss, Michael Jordan, you might have heard of him.
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Larry Pegram put his Ducati 749R up on the podium in Formula Xtreme behind the Erion Honda duo of Aaron Gobert and Josh Hayes - Fontana
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Eric Bostrom found the Superbike podium on Saturday - Fontana
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Chaz Davies claimed his the first pole position of his AMA career in the Supersport race, where the Celtic Yamaha rider finished ninth - Fontana
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Ben Spies smiling because a) he won the Fontana Superstock race, or b) the woman on the right is his girlfriend. We can see the reasoning for either scenario.
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Mat Mladin kept Ben Spies from the double victory by claiming the checkers in Race 2 at Fontana.
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Aaron Gobert had a good outing on the Erion Honda in Formula Xtreme, finishing second to teammate Josh Hayes - Fontana
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Ben Bostrom checks things out with his Yamaha crew. The elder Bostrom finished fourth in the Superstock race - Fontana
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Ben Bostrom on his Superstock Yamaha R1 - Fontana
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Eric Bostrom ran strong in California, managing a pair of podium finishes in third - Fontana
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The AMA paddock was California dreaming at Fontana.
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One of the four starts during the red-flag-plagued Supersport race - Fontana
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Jamie Hacking claimed the Supersport win after three red-flag stoppages - Fontana
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MotoGP star John Hopkins was on hand to take in the AMA Fontana festivities - Fontana
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Jake Holden claimed his second career podium with a second-place finish in Superstock - Fontana
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Jake Zemke takes the turn in Superbike. Zeke managed a 6-5 line in California - Fontana
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James Ellison missed the top-10 in California, with the former MotoGP rider suffering from some arm tendonitus - Fontana
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Hacker has fared better in Supersport than Superbike so far this season. Hacking's best result in the premier class was eighth on Sunday - Fontana
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Josh Hayes was unable to fend off a late-lap surge by Hacking for the Supersport victory - Fontana
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Josh Herrin was the reason for one of the three red flags in Supersport, with the Yamaha phenom crashing out of the race - Fontana
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Mat Mladin proved he wasn't finished by giving Spies all he could handle in Race 2 and holding off the youngster for the win - Fontana
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The World Champion was on hand to cheer the Hayden clan to good fortune - Fontana
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It's shaping up to be a great battle between Spies and Mladin for the title - Fontana
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Hayden and his Yoshimura crew seem to be clicking better than ever and the third Yosh might be on the podium before too long - Fontana
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Hayden had his best results of the season with a 4-4 result - Fontana
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Ben Spies got back into the Superstock lead with his Fontana victory - Fontana
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Hacking is doing his best to recover from his Round 2 DNF with his victory at Fontana, but Hayes holds the lead via his second-place result - Fontana
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Jimmy Moore was back in the AMA at Fontana racing a Ducati 749R in Formula Xtreme. Moore is racing a limited AMA schedule as he prepares for Isle of Man - Fontana
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Aaron Yates lost a step in Round 3, with the Jordan Suzuki machine struggling with the bottom of the factory Superbike rides - the Monster Energy Kawasakis - Fontana
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Yates is a major force in Superstock, where he is the main rival of Ben Spies - Fontana
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Tommy Hayden showed some vigor at Fontana with a pair of fourth-place finishes - Fontana
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Doug Chandler almost cracked the top 10 on his NFS (No Factory Support) Honda privateer bike - Fontana
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Jake Zemke scored a 6-5 line at Fontana
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Josh Herrrin follwed up his second-place Supersport result at Barber with a DNF at Fontana, but the young Yamaha rider figures to be a player in the years to come - Fontana
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Mat Mladin and Ben Spies continued their championship duel at Fontana
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Ben Spies had to settle for second in Race 1 at Infineon
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Erion Honda's Josh Hayes (center) battled with teammate Aaron Gobert (left) for the Formula Xtreme win, with Steve Rapp taking third - Infineon
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Mat Mladin claimed a flag-to-flag victory in Race 1 - Infineon
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Duhamel bided his time behind DiSalvo and moved into third - Infineon
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Jamie Hacking in Supersport action - Infineon
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Mat Mladin in Sunday Superbike action - Infineon
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Ben Spies took the checkers once again in Superstock - Infineon
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Josh Hayes took the win in Supersport - Infineon
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Eric Bostrom's Infineon weekend didn't go as planned.
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Jamie Hacking in Supersport action, where Hacker was second - Infineon
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Mladin has a dominating weekend with the double victory performance - Infineon
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Unfortunately Roger Hayden's motor blew in the final laps of Sunday's Superbike race - Infineon
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It was another flag-to-flag victory for Mladin in Sunday's Superbike race - Infineon
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Ben Spies needs to find a way to match Mladin - Infineon
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Spies is definitely on the ropes in Superbike - Infineon
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Ben Spies is dominating Superstock - Infineon
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Jake Zemke found the podium at Infineon.
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Aaron Yates ran into trouble in Superbike - Infineon
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Yates has had success at Infineon in the past, but not in 2007 - Infineon
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Jamie Hacking in action at Infineon.
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E Boz grew up in the area and is usually strong in California, but not at Infineon in 2007.
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Jake Holden
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Josh Hayes - Road America
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Mat Mladin - Road America
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Mat Mladin took the win in Saturday's Road America race - Road America
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Tommy Hayden scored his first Superbike podium for Suzuki Saturday's Superbike race - Road America
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Aaron Gobert scored his first Supersport win at Road America.
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Ben Spies came into Road America tied for the points lead, then lost it, then won it back. A busy weekend for the young Texan - Road America
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Mat Mladin took the checkers on Saturday, along with the championship lead - Road America
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Mat Mladin was blistering on Saturday, but had to hold off on Sunday in the rain - Road America
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Aaron Gobert rode an aggressive race in Sunday's rainy Supersport contest, taking the win - Road American
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Aaron Yates was vying for a podium finish in Superbike before running off-track in Saturday's 16-lap affair - Road American
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Ben Bostrom worked his way up to fourth in the delayed Superstock race - Road American
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Ben Spies found his mojo on Sunday, winning both the Superbike and Superstock (seen here in Supertock trim) - Road American
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Eric Bostrom was nowhere near podium pace in Wisconsin - Road American
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Geoff May finished second to Spies in the Superstock contest - Road American
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Jake Zemke was unable to crack the podium code in either Superbike race - Road American
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Jamie Hacking got a pair of second-place Sunday finishes, one in Superbike and another in Supersport. That's alot of 2s for number 2 - Road America
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The second-place podium finish by Hacking in Sunday's Superbike race was arguably his best result of the year for Kawasaki - Road America
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Ben Spies had to battle with Geoff May, but went on to take the win in Superstock - Road America
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In a weekend of surprises, one of the most unexpected was a third-place podium finish by Scott Jensen - Road America
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Geoff May (left), Ben Spies (center), and Scott Jensen (right) share the Road America Superstock podium - Road America
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Mat Mladin savors his Saturday Superbike victory - Road America
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Mladin on the podium after his third-place finish, not the usual position for the six-time champ - Road America
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Suzuki privateer Scott Jensen celebrates his Superstock podium - Road America
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Ben Spies on the gas in Superbike - Road America
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Tommy Hayden's third-place podium in Superbike was his best result for Suzuki - Road America
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Steve Rapp was fighting with Josh Hayes for the Formula Xtreme podium, but fell to second thanks to Josh Hayes - Road America
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Chaz Davies rides this Celtic Yamaha R6 in the Formula Xtreme class.
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Chaz Davies is a 20-year-old, Welsh-born rider who is campaigning the AMA Formula Xtreme and Supersport classes in the AMA.
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Celtic Racing Yamha's Chaz Davies - Miller
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Erion Racing Honda's Aaron Gobert - Miller
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Steve Rapp - Attack Kawasaki - Miller
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Josh Hayes - Erion Racing Honda - Miller
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Formula Xtreme podium - MIller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Crash 4 - Miller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Crash 3 - Miller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Crash 2 - Miller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin - Crash 1 - Miller
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Yamaha's Eric Bostrom - MIller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Tommy Hayden - Miller
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Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking - Miller
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Ben Spies - Yoshimura Suzuki - Miller
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AMA Superbike start Saturday - Miller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies - Miller
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AMA Superbike podium Saturday - Miller
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies is Number One - Miller
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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jamie Hacking picked up his second win of the season at Miller Motorsports Parkway. - Miller
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Spies was joined on the podium by Jake Zemke and Miguel Duhamel for Race 2 Sunday. - Miller
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This was the picture most of the pack saw for Race 2 - Spies and Zemke's taillights. - Miller
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Mat Mladin (66) leads Miguel duhamel during the Sunday superbike final at Miller.
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Aaron Yates put the Jordan Suzuki on the podium again with his 3rd in Superstock - Miller
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Graves Yamaha's Ben Bostrom was runner-up in Superstock at Miller.
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Ben Spies was the shining light for Yosh Suzuki by nabbing a hat-trick including the win in Superstock - Miller
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Neil Hodgson is back in the AMA, for one round at least. The British rider is seen here testing a Corona Honda Superbike.
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Roger Hayden looked like a veteran when he schooled sophomore rider Herrin in Supersport - Laguna Seca
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It was good to see Hodgson back in the AMA, and the British rider almost scored a podium on the Corona Honda - Laguna Seca
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The past rounds have seen Mladin's momentum shift over to Spies - Laguna Seca
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Spies looked very strong, lapping qualifying results that would put him ahead of some of the MotoGP riders - Laguna Seca
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Josh Herrin almost snagged his second career victory in the Supersport race - Laguna Seca
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Mat Mladin's poor start spoiled his chance of catching Spies - Laguna Seca
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Ben Spies is looking more and more certain of his second Superbike title - Laguna Seca
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The Superbike podium finish by Aaron Yates was the first for an ecstatic Jordan Suzuki team.
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Aaron Yates celebrates his Laguna Seca Superbike podium.
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Doug Chandler turns some laps at Laguna.
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Tommy hayden aboard the Yoshimura Suzuki. Aside from little bro Roger, it wasn't a great weekend for the Hayden clan.
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American Honda's Miguel Duhamel used his many years of AMA experience to hold off Jordan Suzuki's Aaron Yates at the finish line. - Mid-Ohio
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Mat Mladin rode like a man possessed after he got a second chance to start side-by-side to rival Spies. - Mid-Ohio
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Sometimes red flags work in your favor so that you get the opportunity to wave the checkered flag. - Mid-Ohio
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It appeared Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies was about to run away with the victory in Race 1 until a red flag allowed Mladin to restart even-up with Spies. - Mid-Ohio
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Celtic Yamaha's Chaz Davies grabbed a podium spot during the Formula Xtreme race. - Mid-Ohio
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking rode to a third place finish in Race 2 Sunday in Lexington. - Mid-Ohio
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Erion Honda's Josh Hayes won Saturday and became only the second rider to win back-to-back Lockhart-Phillips USA Formula Xtreme races at the Lexington, Ohio circuit. - Mid-Ohio
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Mat Mladin added two checker flags to his illustrious resume of 59 AMA Superbike victories. - Mid-Ohio
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Ben Spies finished 2-2 at Mid-Ohio and still holds a 17-point lead over teammate Mat Mladin. - Mid-Ohio
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Ben Spies is the points leader and got some wet laps in on the new Dunlop test track in the Alabama, which runs sprinklers to simulate conditions in the wet.
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Mat Mladin was testing Dunlop tires in the wet thanks to the Dunlop test track in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Dunlop’s figure-eight track, which is equipped with an extensive sprinkler system allowing test rider Rich Conicelli to turn some wet laps.
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VIR- Formula Xtreme's Josh Hayes
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VIR - Mat Mladin start
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VIR - Formula Xtreme's Larry Pegram
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While Mladin's smile looks genuine, you've got to feel a sense of consternation in Spies camp.
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VIR - Start
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Aaron Gobert was unable to continue his success on the CBR600RR, with an eighth-place finish in FX and missing the top-ten in Supersport - VIR
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Aaron Yates earned yet another Superbike podium for the upstart Jordan Suzuki squad - VIR
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Holden and Yates are burning it up on the Jordan Suzuki team, which is enjoying its most successful AMA season to date - VIR
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Tommy Hayden earned a fifth-place finish in Race 2 - VIR
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Aaron Yates has been making some of the factory boys look slow - VIR
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Ben Spies is enjoying a much safer lead in his Superstock title quest - VIR
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Number 11 isn't having any trouble wrapping up the Superstock championship aboard the GSX-R1000R - VIR
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Roger Hayden didn't have the race he wanted in Supersport, seeing his points lead slip - VIR
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Jason DiSalvo earned a 7-DNF byline - VIR
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The factory Yamaha Superbike effort has been struggling, with Eric Bostrom's sixth-place finish the best at Virginia - VIR
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Yamaha's Ben Bostrom is second in the Superstock points, but finished fourth at Virginia - VIR
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Josh Hayes is unstoppable in Formula Xtreme - VIR
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Jamie Hacking could have made up a lot of ground in Supersport, but had to settle for third - VIR
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Take away one crash at Laguna and Hayes has had a picture-perfect season - VIR
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Mat Mladin has to feel pretty good about his title chances, even six points down - VIR
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Hacking managed his third podium of the season on Saturday, and it wasn't even raining - VIR
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A big surprise in Supersport was the second-place run of Martin Cardenas - VIR
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Jake Holden scored a third-place podium in Superstock - VIR
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Geoff May got a disappointing DNF in the STK race - VIR
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Mat Mladin was the man at Virginia - VIR
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Will Spies be able to stop the man above? He'll have to if he wants the title - VIR
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Roger Hayden was able to score a top-five finish, but Hacking got the better result for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team - VIR
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Ben got a pair of second-place finishes. Not good enough for a 2007 crown if he keeps it up - VIR
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The points lead for Spies has shrunk to six - VIR
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The Superbike field gets underway at Virginia - VIR
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The Superbike field gets underway at Virginia - VIR
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The championship pressure is all on Number-1 - VIR
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Purdee girls in Virginia - VIR
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Australian Superbike Champion Jamie Stauffer is set for his AMA Superstock debut at the upcoming Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca rounds.
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin made it five in a row at Road Atlanta with his win in Race 1.
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Erion Honda's Josh Hayes earned the No. 1 plate at Road Atlanta with his victory Saturday.
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin swept the double at Road Atlanta for the second consecutive year and now leads teammate Ben Spies by three points for the championship plate.
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Mladin celebrated his Road Atlanta victory by smokin' some tires.
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Ben Spies earned the Supersport No. 1 plate Sunday at Road Atlanta.
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Attack Kawasaki's Ben Attard finished second in Road Atlanta's Formula Xtreme race, 0.412 seconds off of Josh Hayes winning pace. - Road Atlanta
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Martin Cragill claimed a podium spot for the second consecutive race on his Ducati. - Road Atlanta
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jaime Hacking has been coming on strong the last part of the season, consistently riding his way onto the podium. - Road Atlanta
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Erion Honda's Josh Hayes claimed his second consecutive Formula Xtreme championship with his victory at Road Atlanta. - Road Atlanta
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin swept the podium at Road Atlanta and now holds a three-point advantage over Spies heading to Laguna. - Road Atlanta
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With one more win, Mladin will set a new AMA Superbike record for most consecutive victories with seven. - Road Atlanta
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Even good starts couldn't help Ben Spies fend off a determined Mat Mladin. - Road Atlanta
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Ben Spies won the AMA Superstock class via his victory Sunday at Road Atlanta. - Road Atlanta
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Does Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies have enough in him to repel the Mat Mladin storm that's been raining down on Spies' championship title hopes? - Road Atlanta
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If Spies hopes to beat Mladin at Laguna Seca, he needs to capture pole and try to put some distance between himself and Mladin early. - Road Atlanta
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Check please. Mladin grabbed the holeshot in Race 2 Sunday and checked out early. - Road Atlanta
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Ben Spies claimed the AMA Superbike title with his dramatic pass thru the corkscrew at Laguna.
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Roger Hayden withstood a red flag delay to close out his first ever AMA title, finishing third in the '07 Supersport finale.
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The Superstock podium found two Jordan Suzuki machines on the steps, with Jake Holden taking the win for MJ's AMA squad - Laguna
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Jordan Suzuki's Jake Holden closed out the 2007 season with a win - Laguna Seca
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Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki's Aaron Yates - Laguna Seca
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Monster Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking rode the wheels off his ZX-6R but came up 2nd - Laguna Seca
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Roger Lee Hayden - AMA Supersprt champion. Do you like the way that sounds Rog? - Laguna Seca
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Cycle News Road Test Editor Steve Atlas took advantage of a one-off ride with Corona Honda. He was 17th in Supersport - Laguna Seca
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Spies tastes the victory champagne with a little help from former teammate Aaron Yates - Laguna Seca
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Momma says winning Superbike races is better than foosball - Laguna Seca
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies celebrates his second AMA Superbike championship in as many years - Laguna Seca
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Yoshimura Suzuki has been the most dominant team in the AMA paddock and they get another championship thanks to Ben Spies taking the win in the grand finale at Laguna Seca 2007.
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Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin will have to wait until 2008 for a shot at reclaiming the crown he lost two years ago - Laguna Seca
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The AMA Superbike championship finale gets underway at Laguna Seca.
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Jake Zemke finished fourth in what may be his last ride on an American Honda superbike - Laguna Seca
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Cycle News Road Test Editor Steve Atlas took advantage of a one-off ride with Corona Honda. He was 17th in Supersport - Laguna Seca
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Cycle News Road Test Editor Steve Atlas took advantage of a one-off ride with Corona Honda. He was 17th in Supersport - Laguna Seca
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Ben Bostrom was unable to take the checkers in the final '07 Superstock race - Laguna Seca
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Chaz Davies in his final '07 Formula Xtreme race on the Celtic Yamaha - Laguna Seca
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Marty Cragill aboard his Ducati in the Formula Xtreme race - Laguna Seca
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Eric Bostrom couldn't find the steps with his R1 during the '07 finale - Laguna Seca
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It was a disappointing year for the Yamaha return to Superbike, with Bostrom only able to muster a handful of podium appearances - Laguna Seca
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With Josh Hayes having crashed in both FX and Supersport competition, Aaron Gobert was left to carry the Erion Honda torch - Laguna Seca
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Hacking will have to wear that No. 2 plate for another season, as Roger Hayden claimed the Supersport crown - Laguna Seca
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Josh Hayes had a wicked highside in the Supersport main, which brought out the red flag - Laguna Seca
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The Jordan Suzuki team works on Jake Holden's machine - Laguna Seca
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Geoff May took a tumble in the Supersport main - Laguna Seca
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Ducati's Larry Pegram ran strong in FX, earning a season best second-place finish - Laguna Seca
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Tommy Hayden was unable to find the same success as his Yoshimura teammates in 2007 - Laguna Seca
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Where will Zemke race for 2008 is anyone's guess, but third-place in the championship isn't half bad - Laguna Seca
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Mat Mladin gave it everything he had, but it wasn't enough - Laguna Seca
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Even without the title, Mladin had a spectacular season, winning more races than any rider in Superbike history - Laguna Seca
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You better believe Mladin will be back and hungrier than ever for 2008 - Laguna Seca
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Ben Spies proved a lot of critics wrong this season, showing some intestinal fortitude during the season finale - Laguna Seca