In an open letter and press release, Mladin stated: "After so many great years of racing in the USA, I will retire from AMA racing at the end of the 2009 racing season in New Jersey.
AMA Pro Racing Press Release
Fans that attend the 2009 Suzuki Big Kahuna Nationals at Virginia International Raceway will be able to give back to the community while enjoying the best that AMA Pro Road Racing has to offer. The event weekend, which features doubleheaders by AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL, will take place August 14-16, 2009, and those visiting the scenic track in Alton, Va., have the opportunity to donate a can of food to a local charity.
“After so many great years of racing in the USA, I will retire from AMA racing at the end of the 2009 racing season in New Jersey.
My career has been long and above and beyond my wildest expectations. I won my first national championship on dirt bikes back in 1981 (28 years ago) and have had an amazing career ever since.
If I had my time again, I would not change a single decision I have made, in life or in racing.
I would like to thank my team for their constant hard work. Without these guys, the 80+ race wins and multiple championships would not have been possible.
Corona Racing Press Release
Corona Extra Honda riders Jake Holden and Neil Hodgson put in very strong performances at the first ever AMA Superbike event at Heartland Park Topeka. Holden placed fourth in race two with Neil just behind in sixth. The first race saw Jake finish seventh and Neil tenth. Jake also set the fastest lap of the weekend and now holds the fastest lap for the track in AMA competition.
Holden immediately got the weekend off to a flying start with very fast times in practice that culminated in best overall qualifying time, a new AMA track record of 1 36.005. In Superpole, Jake was not able to match his speed but still finished on the front row in third, with a 1 36.540, his best start of the season. Neil was struggling with his shoulder injury during practice but still put the No. 100 CBR1000 into Superpole and a ninth position on the grid.
Pegram Racing Ducati
Yamaha Motor Corp
National Guard Jordan Suzuki
Taylor Knapp Racing
Aussie Dave Racing
Corona Extra Honda
Moto Garage Racing
Four Feathers Racing
Liberty Waves Racing
Tiger Team Racing
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