March 8, 2008, Daytona, FL - Team Suzuki and Scorpion-sponsored rider, Mat Mladin, wins the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Having earned pole postion in qualifing Mladin is a man on a mission to win a 7th AMA Superbike Championship. When the light went green he lead the pack into turn 1 and then put his head down turning good lap times, stretching his lead to over a second, and leading the race wire to wire. In victory lane, during an interview with Speed TV's Greg White, Mat showed his gratitude thanking the team at Scorpion helmets for keeping "the main part safe". Congratulations to Mat and his team!
"I got a good start and I put my head down. It was a very good start, and Tommy was just on the outside of me. I tried to get in the corner deep to try and get in the lead. I knew we had a good motorcycle in the Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 today and I knew we could run some fairly good lap times... we did what we had to do today to get the win."
Follow Mladin when the series picks up at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL on April 18-20.
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