Michael Jordan Motorsports Celebrates Best AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Season in Years

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Roger Hayden raises trophy after Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course race
Roger Hayden raises trophy after Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course race
To some people, winning just comes easy. This statement was never more true than for legendary NBA star Michael Jordan. Since his retirement from professional basketball, Jordan, whose passion for motorcycle racing led him to form Michael Jordan Motorsports in 2004, has sought to bring a new level of excellence to the motorcycle racing industry. It is due to this elevated standard that the Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) team has celebrated its best season of AMA Pro National Guard Superbike in years.
Ben Nostrom knee drags on his #23 Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki GSXR-1000 race bike
Ben Nostrom knee drags on his #23 Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki GSXR-1000 race bike

Coming from this past weekend's double-header at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Michael Jordan Motorsports and National Guard racer Roger Hayden rode his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to second and third place podium finishes, as teammate Ben Bostrom took seventh-place finish on Saturday. This follows the Michael Jordan Motorsports teammates' solid finishes at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, in the double-header AMA Pro National Guard Superbike weekend weeks earlier. The month prior saw Hayden and Bostrom clinch their best results so far this season in the series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California., as Hayden fought his way to a spectacular second-place finish, while Bostrom brought in a respectable fourth-place result.

Turning his season around after running off the track and finishing 10th back in May, Hayden then explained the incident and how he turned around to take second place on the podium, "I was riding on the edge, trying to keep up, and I was starting to slide all over the place and go back a little bit. When another rider came by me, I hung on with him and tried to wait for the last few laps and we had a fun battle on the last half of the track. We missed the podium in Atlanta and we struggled earlier this weekend, so it was nice to finish up the weekend on a good note."

"We had a good weekend at Mid-Ohio," Hayden continued. "The first race went pretty good. I worked my way up to third and engaged in a good battle throughout the whole race. In the second race, I was able to go good right out of the gate and about halfway through the race, I moved into second. I had really good speed and ran with the leader the whole race. All in all, it was a good weekend for us and it was great to be back on the podium for both races. I can't thank my National Guard Jordan Suzuki team enough. Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling at Laguna Seca, which is a track that I like."

Trailing behind his teammate, Bostrom congratulated Hayden, "It was a rough weekend for the number 23 Jordan bike, but it was a great weekend for the National Guard Jordan 54. It was great to see Roger up on the podium and I hope to join him up there at Laguna Seca. And I have to thank the Jordan Motorsports boys, who are doing an awesome job as always."

Roger Hayden trails Ben Bostrom their Michael Jordan Motorsports AMA Pro Road Race bikes
Roger Hayden trails Ben Bostrom their Michael Jordan Motorsports AMA Pro Road Race bikes
Currently by Hayden, the Michael Jordan Motorsports team was formed between Live Nation Motorsports, Jordan's management company, and Gemini Racing, to compete in the 2004 AMA Pro Supersport and Superstock seasons with a single rider, Montez Stewart. Since that time, Michael Jordan Motorsports has been racing the AMA Pro Roadracing Series exclusively, earning a series of successes in its short time; including a 3rd place Superstock Daytona podium finish in 2005, Superstock win at Barber in 2007, and the 2008 Superstock Championship. Other firsts include the team's first Superbike podium at Laguna Seca (2007), the first Superbike pole at Daytona (2010) and the team's first first Superbike win at 2010's Daytona.

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