Monday, September 1, 2008

Race 2 Sunday August 31 Road Atlanta

Matt Mladin heading towards his bike ahead of Race 2 Sunday.

Matt flies through turn 1 in Race 2. He won Race 1 on Saturday after Ben Spies had a penalty for his front wheel going out of the 'start box' before the green light. Despite the fact Ben had to do a 'pit lane ride through' coming back onto the circuit in about 16th place he eventually fought his way towards the front finishing in 2nd behind Matt - now is that not riding or what?

The Race 1 win on Saturday gave Mladin his 7th consecutive race win tying him for the record with Ben who achieved the same feat 8 races before!!!

Race 2 and Matt is ahead of Ben - if Matt wins it will be a new record, 8 consecutive wins! Alas it wasn't to be. Ben caught Matt up with around 7 laps to go past him taking the victory so both now hold the same record.

Miguel Duhamel is being chased by Eric Bostrom (Ben's younger brother) eventually Miguel finishes in 4th place - a great ride and is now showing Hodgey a few things!

Matt, who finished 2nd behind Ben gets whisked away with Tommy Hayden who came 3rd. All three Rockstar Yoshimura Suzuki GSXR1000's taking the three top spots yet again.

Roger Lee Haydon unfortunately crashed during practice Saturday and couldn't race but here he is with his niece during the 2nd Superbike race his older brother eventually finished 3rd in.

The Red Bull Rookies warm those 125 KTM's up before going to the track to race - oh what a glorious smell.

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