A number of sponsors and supporters provided critical backing for the 2008 AMA Sports Road Race Grand Championships, including HaydenBrosGeneralStore.com, the official online store of memorabilia from the professional racing careers of Nicky, Tommy and Roger Hayden, as well as Brian Weston and Bruce Porter of Arai Helmets, which donated two Arai helmets showcasing the autographs of many top AMA Superbike competitors. Both Clark and Shobert took home one of the autographed helmets as part of their awards.
"The Hayden family and Arai Helmets provided much-appreciated support for this year's AMA Sports Road Race Grand Championships," said AMA Racing Sponsorship Implementation Manager Gary Beggrow. "As the premier event for America 's amateur road racers, the Hayden family and Arai were a perfect fit for this unique program. Looking forward to 2009, we hope to bring additional well-respected brands to the AMA Sports Road Race Grand Championships and elevate the experience even higher for all of our competitors."