American Superbike 2008 – Laguna Seca
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Trio Sweeps Final AMA Superbike Podium of Season
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mladin wins race, Spies celebrates third title & Hayden rounds out Laguna Seca podium
Round 19 – AMA Superbike Series, Monterey, California, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, September 27 – 28, 2008
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing celebrated the end of the 2008 AMA Superbike season in true championship-winning style – by sweeping the AMA Superbike podium one-two-three at the final round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, on Sunday afternoon.
Six-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin won the 28-lap race, which means his career wins number 72 and this is his third win at Laguna Seca. Additionally, Mladin picked up his 55th career pole position this weekend.
Newly crowned AMA Superbike Champion Ben Spies finished second in the Laguna Seca race. Overall, three-time AMA Superbike Champion Spies has 10 wins for the year and eight additional podium finishes.
Rounding out the all-Rockstar Makita Suzuki podium was Tommy Hayden in third place. This result marks Hayden’s ninth AMA Superbike podium of the year, in spite of missing six races because of injury.
In the overall championship points standings, Spies finished first, Mladin finished second and Hayden finished eighth.
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