Monterey, Ca July 20, 2008 - Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing's Mat Mladin celebrated his fifth AMA Superbike win of the year and his 68th such career victory at Monterey, California's Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday afternoon. The six-time AMA Superbike Champion put in an impressive ride on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000, finishing 10 seconds in front of his teammate.
"It was a good race for us. We felt pretty comfortable with the limited time we've had on the racetrack. We felt like we had a good bike in the Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-1000 and this morning we just needed to sort out exactly what tire we wanted to use. I think everybody went with something pretty similar. I think we had a good pace, and then just got in front of Ben and put my head down and tried to make a break, and that's what happened."
Mat's Tribute to Bob Hannah Motocross Champion.