AMA Superbike Report
Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) has a lot to celebrate this week as National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Jake Zemke pulled off another victory, completing the sweep of the opening Superbike doubleheader and owning the points lead in the 2010 AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike Championship.
National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Jake Zemke took up where he left off yesterday with only a couple of minor exceptions. In today’s race, Zemke led 9 of 15 laps and was in second place behind fellow Suzuki rider, Tommy Hayden, on the last lap coming out of the chicane. Zemke ended up catching Hayden at the line for a scant margin of victory of .009 seconds. Jordan Suzuki’s Aaron Yates duped his first race result as well, finishing only .212 seconds behind Zemke in fourth place.
Jake Zemke Speaks…
"I think for everybody here, when you’re sitting at home all winter long, this is what you’re thinking about – coming out of here with two wins," Zemke said. "For that to actually happen, it’s not real often that all your plans come the way you imagine them in your head. It was the closest race I’ve ever been in. I was riding around on the cool-off lap and looking at all the towers and the numbers."
"I was like, well, I’m on top now but when are they going to change it? I didn’t celebrate until I got into Victory Lane. My crew did an awesome job once again. To be able to come into Daytona and be able to pull this off – it’s their first Superbike win and we just did it back-to-back. For the team, for the sponsors, it’s their first win as well and I’m just happy to be in this position."
Jordan Suzuki’s Aaron Yates was optimistic about his two fourth place finishes, especially considering the margin between him and fellow MJM teammate Zemke.
Aaron Yates Speaks…
"Today I got the hole-shot and tipped it in and went across the paint and the thing lit up and spun and got a little crazy on me," said Yates. "I couldn’t pass anybody on the banking and everybody else was passing me there. We were real close to the winner there, within a second or a half a second to the winner. You never know what’s going to happen here with the draft, but we’ll take it on to the next track and the Jordan Suzuki this year is going to be real strong so I’m looking forward to getting to some tracks with some turns."
The 2010 Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event will be at the Suzuki Superbike Challenge at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on March 26-28, 2010.