2008 AMA Superbike Championship season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2008 AMA Superbike season
Previous: 2007 Next: 2009

The 2008 AMA Superbike Championship season was the 33rd season of the AMA Superbike Championship. Ben Spies won the championship riding a Suzuki.

Calendar and results[edit]

No Circuit Location Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 R1 March 8 Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin
2 R1 April 19 Barber Motorsports Park Leeds, Alabama Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin
R2 April 20 United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin
3 R1 April 26 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, California United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin United States Ben Spies
R2 April 27 Australia Mat Mladin United States Ben Spies
4 R1 May 17 Infineon Raceway Sonoma, California United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies
R2 May 18 United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies
5 R1 May 30 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies
R2 June 1 United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies
6 R1 June 7 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies
R2 June 8 United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin
7 R1 July 20 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin
8 R1 August 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin
R2 August 3 Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin
9 R1 August 16 Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin United States Ben Spies
R2 August 17 Australia Mat Mladin United States Ben Spies
10 R1 August 30 Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin
R2 August 31 United States Ben Spies United States Ben Spies
11 R1 September 28 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin Australia Mat Mladin

Riders Championship standings[edit]

Pos Rider Bike DAY BAR FON INF MIL RAM LAG M-O VIR RAT LAG Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 United States Ben Spies Suzuki 2 11 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 652
2 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 DNF 4 2 1 1 1 1 DSQ DSQ 1 2 1 557
3 United States Jason DiSalvo Yamaha 3 2 4 8 5 7 17 7 8 7 12 8 4 7 4 8 6 5 8 463
4 United States Eric Bostrom Yamaha 25 7 6 5 6 4 6 6 9 8 5 9 7 20 3 3 5 6 6 445
5 United States Jamie Hacking Kawasaki 5 4 21 6 7 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 19 5 13 21 421
6 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Honda 7 5 5 4 4 6 5 3 3 4 4 7 22 4 20 6 21 7 5 419
7 Canada Miguel Duhamel Honda 12 6 8 7 DNF 10 7 5 6 5 6 10 21 6 5 4 7 4 7 412
8 United States Tommy Hayden Suzuki 4 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 2 2 3 3 3 372
9 United States Aaron Yates Suzuki 6 20 7 11 DNF 5 4 4 5 6 8 3 234
10 United States Geoff May Suzuki 10 8 10 12 DNF 9 8 DNF 7 9 7 199
11 United States Scott Jensen Suzuki 16 13 16 13 8 DNF 11 10 13 11 11 188
12 Canada Chris Peris Suzuki 13 9 11 DNF DNF 11 9 8 10 12 10 186
13 United States Matt Lynn Honda 14 19 9 9 9 8 18 16 19 DNF 17 172
14 United States Dean Mizdal Suzuki 20 21 22 15 10 DNF 13 17 14 15 16 147
15 United States Johnny Rock Page Yamaha 24 16 12 17 15 14 18 101
16 United States Taylor Knapp Suzuki 12 14 13 DNF 11 11 94
17 United States Ryan Elleby Suzuki 15 DNF 12 10 13 13 92
18 United States Ben Thompson Suzuki 17 18 13 DNF 17 DNF 18 72
19 United States Keith Marshall Suzuki 22 16 19 16 15 67
20 United States Eric Haugo Suzuki 15 14 15 16 64
21 United States Reno Karimian Suzuki 18 16 13 15 DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 62
22 United States Martin Szwarc Suzuki 14 12 12 DNF 55
23 United Kingdom Alastair Seeley Suzuki 10 9 43
24 United States David Anthony Suzuki 9 12 DNF DNF 41
25 Canada Jordan Szoke Kawasaki 10 12 40
26 Colombia Santiago Villa Suzuki 21 17 20 DNF DNF 35
27 United States Hawk Mazzotta Suzuki 14 DNF DNF 14 34
28 United States Tim Knutson Suzuki 18 11 33
29 United States Brett McCormick Suzuki 14 15 33
30 United States Roger Lee Hayden Suzuki 8 DNF DNF 6 23
31 Canada Francis Martin Suzuki 22 17 23
32 United States Blake Young Suzuki 9 22
33 United States Jake Holden Suzuki 10 DNF 21
34 Japan Akira Yanagawa Suzuki 11 20
35 Venezuela Robertino Pietri Suzuki DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 14 DNF 17
36 United States Chris Ulrich Suzuki 15 DNF DNF 16
37 United States Lee Acree Suzuki 16 DNF 15
38 United States Jason Pridmore Suzuki 17 DNF 14
39 United Kingdom Matthew McBride Suzuki DNF 18 13
40 United States Brian McCormack Suzuki 18 13
41 Austria Horst Saiger Suzuki 19 12
42 United States James McBride Suzuki 23 8
43 United States Jeremy Toye Honda DNF DNF 0
44 United States Scott Russell Suzuki DNF 0
Pos Rider Bike DAY BAR FON INF MIL RAM LAG M-O VIR RAT LAG Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner (1)
Silver 2nd place (2)
Bronze 3rd place (3)
Green Finished, in points (4-20)
Blue Finished, no points (21+)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Not classified (NC)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Withdrawn due to injury (INJ)
Excluded (EX)
Race cancelled (C)
Bold Pole Position
Italics Lap Leader
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1 36 16 15
2 32 17 14
3 29 18 13
4 27 19 12
5 26 20 11
6 25 21 10
7 24 22 9
8 23 23 8
9 22 24 7
10 21 25 6
11 20 26 5
12 19 27 4
13 18 28 3
14 17 29 2
15 16 30 1
1pt for Pole Position
1pt for Most Laps Led
Mat Mladin won the races at VIR but was later disqualified for an illegal crankshaft.[1]

Participants[edit]

No Rider Team Motorcycle Tire
1 United States Ben Spies Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
2 United States Jamie Hacking Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R D
6 Australia Mat Mladin Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
7 United States Scott Russell Jamie James Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 D
8 Canada Chris Peris Team ESP Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
17 Canada Miguel Duhamel American Honda Honda CBR1000RR D
18 United States Chris Ulrich Roadracing World Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
20 United States Aaron Yates Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
22 United States Tommy Hayden Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
23 Colombia Santiago Villa Roadracing World Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
32 United States Eric Bostrom Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha YZF-R1 D
34 United States Michael Barnes M4 Emgo Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
38 United States Dean Mizdal M Racing Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
40 United States Jason DiSalvo Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha YZF-R1 D
48 United States Reno Karimian - Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
50 United States Matt Lynn Corona Extra Honda Honda CBR1000RR D
59 United States Jake Holden Corona Extra Honda Honda CBR1000RR D
61 United States Scott Jensen - Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
79 United States Blake Young M4 Emgo Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
85 United States Ryan Elleby - Suzuki GSX-R1000
87 United States Taylor Knapp - Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
92 United States Keith Marshall - Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
95 United States Roger Lee Hayden Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R D
99 United States Geoff May Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
100 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson American Honda Honda CBR1000RR D
107 Canada Jordan Szoke - Kawasaki ZX-10R
113 Canada Matthew McBride - Suzuki GSX-R1000
216 Canada Francis Martin - Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
241 United Kingdom James McBride - Suzuki GSX-R1000
269 United States Johnny Rock Page - Yamaha YZF-R1
311 Venezuela Robertino Pietri Roadracing World Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
312 United Kingdom Brian McCormack - Suzuki GSX-R1000 D
487 Japan Akira Yanagawa - Kawasaki ZX-10R
611 Canada Brett McCormick - Kawasaki ZX-10R D
710 Liechtenstein Horst Saiger - Suzuki GSX-R1000 P
907 United States Ben Thompson - Suzuki GSX-R1000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMA Statement On Mat Mladin's DQ". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 

External links[edit]