Graced with beautiful weather, the pristine Barber Motorsports Park played host to last weekend's round 2 of the AMA Superbike series doubleheader weekend where Mat Mladin showed all challengers the fast line around the race track.
Taking pole position and winning both Saturday and Sunday's Superbike races after leading each from the green flag, Mladin was un-daunted in his quest to drop the hammer on the competition. Ironically, his Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 was dressed with a #6 plate as Mladin wheelied it across the finish line on Sunday to earn his 66th career Superbike win; his 7th at Barber Motorsports Park. Congratulations to Mladin and crew on a job well done.
On a somber note, Monster Kawasaki's Roger Lee Hayden was seriously injured Saturday, during a high speed, on-track collision that caused him to be punted from his ZX-10R. Roger Lee is currently under the care of the nation's best surgical and nursing personnel. Along with race and motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere, we wish him a full and speedy recovery.
AMA Superbike racing rolls into the California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. this coming April 26, 27 weekend. Recalling the epic battle between rivals Mladin and Spies during the 2007 race at the Speedway, fans hoping to witness a thrilling repeat performance can catch the action on Speed, live from the California Speedway, Sunday, April 27.
In racing news from across the pond, the Bennett's British Superbike Series was also in action this past weekend at Thruxton Motorsport Center in Andover , United Kingdom . Thruxton was an airfield originally built in 1940. During WWII, the site was used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Air Force as a staging ground during the D-Day Landings. Presently, being one of the fastest circuits in the country it should be no wonder that Rocket Racer Steve Brogan felt right at home as he dominated both the Supersport and Superstock races over the weekend. Aboard his HM Plant Honda CBR machinery, Brogan earned pole position in each event and fought fierce competition to take victory in both races.
A hearty congratulation goes out to Steve Brogan and the whole HM Plant Honda team!