Yates and May preview AMA Superbike Mid-Ohio
Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) returns to Lexington, Ohio this weekend for Round 8 of the AMA Pro Racing Championship at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 2.4 mile natural road course is nestled in the farmlands of central Ohio and traditionally draws one of the largest and most boisterous crowds on the AMA circuit. Those fans will undoubtedly be looking out for MJM riders #23 Aaron Yates and #54 Geoff May, as the two come into Round 8 deadlocked in championship points with 173 apiece.
Jordan Suzuki #23
The Jordan Suzuki team is currently riding a wave of good results, with back-to-back podium finishes (in Rounds 6 and 7), and looks to continue that trend at Mid-Ohio. Aaron Yates won 2008’s Superstock race at Mid-Ohio and has shown remarkable speed recently on his 2009 American Superbike after consistently putting his GSX-R 1000 at the sharp end of the timing sheets at Round 7 Laguna Seca. Yates and crew will take to the track on Friday at 9:40 a.m. for Practice 1 at Mid-Ohio and have their sights firmly set on another podium result.
Aaron Yates Speaks…
"For sure I’m ready for this weekend," said Yates. "We’ve had a nice run of podiums lately and the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 is working pretty well for us. The team has been working hard and I just want to get back on track and finish the season off strong for the Jordan Suzuki team."
National Guard Jordan Suzuki #54
Geoff May and the National Guard Jordan Suzuki team are coming off a challenging weekend at Laguna Seca, where the #54 team never quite got their set-up dialed in. Seeking redemption in Round 8, May comes into Mid-Ohio determined to get his GSX-R 1000 back up on the box. With three podium finishes to his credit in 2009 and elbow-dragging speed at Mid-Ohio, May isn’t someone the competition wants to lose track of over the upcoming weekend.
Geoff May Speaks…
"The National Guard Jordan Suzuki team and I can’t wait to get back on track," said May. "We left Laguna Seca feeling like we had some unfinished business out on the track and I want to get back up on the box and give the National Guard squad the results they deserve."