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AMA Superbike Series a Solid Run for Ben Thompson at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course

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A string of bad luck for Millennium/KWS Suzuki was finally broken at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The team had a complete weekend of solid finishes, and a seventh place finish in Superstock. Team rider Ben Thompson was fast from the start. He turned a lap time of 1:26.541 to qualify on the second row in the seventh position.

AMA Superbike Series team rider Ben Thompson does well at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
AMA Superbike Series team rider Ben Thompson does well at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
In Superbike qualifying the Alaskan rider qualified on the fourth row with a time of 1:26.699. There were three red flags and four starts, and Thompson was lucky to survive an incident similar to the one which plagued him in Superbike Race One. Thompson managed to be in the right place at the right time over the weekend and was able to bring the Millennium Technologies Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the finish line.

Ben Thompson rides his Suzuki GSX-R1000 during the AMA Superbike Series
Ben Thompson rides his Suzuki GSX-R1000 during the AMA Superbike Series
The Superstock race was smoother with no incidents. Thompson got a great start from the second row and immediately stating riding with the pack leaders. In the middle of the race he stepped it up and ended up in seventh position.

“We’re hoping to build on this performance,” said Team Manger Chip Spalding. “We want to take some momentum into the last three rounds of the season. We've used K&N Engineering products at every race. K&N air and oil filters do the job of protecting our engines from dirt and track debris. K&N also keeps us competitive with the factory teams.”

“Hopefully our incident free weekend means the monkey is off our back,” said Team Owner Kevin Hunt. “Ben is healthy again and riding really well.”

Next up for Millennium/KWS Suzuki will be in Alton, Virginia at Virginia International Raceway.

Follow the progress of Ben Thompson and Millennium/KWS Suzuki throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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