AMA Superbike: Double Win for Young

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Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young moved to third overall in the 2010 AMA Superbike Championship standings after winning both races during Round 3 at Road Atlanta this past weekend.

Team Graves Yamaha rider Josh Hayes crossed the finish line first in race 1 on Saturday, but Young took top spot on the podium after race officials penalized Hayes (dropping him to sixth) for not completing his ride-through penalty after jumping the start in the red flag-interrupted race. Young’s teammate Tommy Hayden joined him on the podium to celebrate his first Superbike win, while National Guard Jordan Suzuki rider Jake Zemke took third.

Race two on Sunday saw Young lead all 20 laps after starting from the pole position, with Hayes remaining within striking distance throughout and missing top spot by just  0.136 of a second. Hayden was a distant third and Zemke fourth.

Canadian Brett McCormick, riding the Jordan Suzuki #23 bike in place of the injured Aaron Yates, was DNF for both races; crashing on Saturday and leaving with mechanical problems on Sunday.

Jake Zemke stays in the points lead with 145, four more than Tommy Hayden, while Young has 130.

Round 4 of AMA Pro American Superbike is at Infineon Raceway in California May 14-16.

2010 Road Atlanta American SuperBike Race 1 Results (April 17)

1. Blake Young (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 20 laps

2. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -.0457 second

3. Jake Zemke (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -0.611 second

4. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha YZF-R1), -9.450 seconds

5. John Hopkins (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -19.155

6. Josh Hayes (Yamaha YZF-R1), -21.216 

7. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -39.046

8. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -42.648, ride-through penalty

9. Chris Clark (Yamaha YZF-R1), -69.749

10. Barrett Long (Ducati 1098R), -78.312

11. Tim Hunt (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -81.306

12. Shane Narbonne (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -81.431

13. Skip Salenius (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -89.829

14. Larry Pegram (Ducati 1098R), -1 lap

15. Johnny Rock Page (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -4 laps, DNF

16. Eric Pinson (BMW S1000RR), -5 laps, DNF

17. Brett McCormick (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -12 laps, DNF

18. Tray Batey (Suzuki GSX-R1000K9), -17 laps, DNF

2010 Road Atlanta American SuperBike Race 2 Results (April 18)

1. Blake Young (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 20 laps

2. Josh Hayes (Yamaha YZF-R1), -0.136 second

3. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -16.986 seconds

4. Jake Zemke (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -18.370

5. John Hopkins (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -25.143

6. Larry Pegram (Ducati 1098R), -26.560

7. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -26.734

8. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -45.476

9. Chris Clark (Yamaha YZF-R1), -87.276

10. Barrett Long (Ducati 1098R), -1 lap

11. Shane Narbonne (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -1 lap

12. Skip Salenius (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -1 lap

13. Eric Pinson (BMW S1000RR), -1 laps

14. Johnny Rock Page (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -1 lap

15. Tim Hunt (Suzuki GSX-R1000K8), -2 laps

16. Brett McCormick (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -11 laps, DNF

17. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha YZF-R1), -14 laps, DNF

18. Tray Batey (Suzuki GSX-R1000), DNS

Overall Standingings after Round 3

1. Zemke, 145 points

2. Hayden, 141

3. Young, 130

4. Hayes, 107

5. Pegram, 92

6. Ulrich, 76

7. Knapp, 72

8. Bostrom, 70

9. Hopkins, 62

10. Aaron Yates, 62

11. Clark, 52

12. Narbonne, 39

13. McCormick, 37

14. David Anthony, 34

15. Long, 33

16. Shawn Higbee, 32

17. Page, 30

18. Jeffery Tigert, 27

19. Eric Haugo, 25

20. Pinson, 24

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