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Tommy Hayden’s 1st AMA Superbike Win

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Tommy Hayden nailed down his first AMA Superbike win ever in Fontana at the Auto Club Speedway and we’re pretty darn sure this is his first of more SBK wins in the future. Hayden’s determination and persistence is nothing short of inspiring.

Thanks to Tommy, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 has won 75% of the AMA Superbike races so far. Hayden is now the veteran of the team and feels he should be racking up

wins for the whole organization.

Tommy Hayden

"It’s really strange for me since I’ve won a lot of races and even championships in other classes, and I’m racing a lot of the same guys now in the SuperBike class," Hayden said. "It seems like it’s never the same guy who beats me, and it’s always a guy who I’ve beaten plenty of times before. Whatever the reason, I haven’t been able to put it together. It feels good to finally get that weight off my shoulders."

"Before on the team I had Ben [Spies] and Mat [Mladin] who always won races, so it didn’t feel like too big of a deal if I didn’t win," Hayden said. "But now I feel it’s my responsibility to, no matter what, be there and represent the team who deserves, at minimum, be battling for the lead."

Hayden is currently second in overall points in the 2010 AMA Superbike Championship.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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