Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aaron Yates Set to Return to Action at AMA Superbike VIR Round This W/E


Aaron Yates sets it up for turn 10 at Barber Motorsports Park during race two action of the Honda Superbike Classic round of the AMA Superbike series in April of 2007. Yates qualified the #20 Jordan Suzuki/Gatorade/Hanes/Oakley-sponsored GSX-R1000 in the fifth spot on the grid for the weekend and raced to a 4/5 tally for the weekend's races. Yates finished the year ranked fourth in the AMA Superbike Championship, his first year racing for the Jordan team after having been with the Yoshimura Suzuki team since the start of the decade.
Aaron also raced the AMA Superstock class in '07, and won the fourth-year team it's first pole in the class as well as the win for the weekend at Barber. He finished the year ranked third behind the two Ben's--Spies, the '07 Superstock Champion and Bostrom, the '98 Superbike Champion. He won the 2008 AMA Superstock Championship for the team in his second year riding for Jordan and Co. This is his fourth year with Jordan, although he lost the better part of the year with his leg break accident at Fontana in late March.
Double A Ron will be a welcome site on his return in the paddock as well as on the track. Good luck on your return, Aaron. Great to see you back and ready to spin it up again!

Great news came acrossed the AMA Road Racing pike last night in that Aaron Yates will be returning to action at Virginia International Raceway this weekend to contest the #23 Jordan Suzuki at the AMA Superbike White Lightning Nationals that kick off Friday with practice rounds for all classes. Yates, who suffered a severe leg break in morning practice for the Fontana round back in late March and has been on the injured list since, will return to head up the team along with team mate Jake Zemke on the #54 Jordan/National Guard Suzuki for the weekend. And it looks like Canadian Brett McCormick, who has filled in for Aaron, will also see action for the weekend on another team bike.
The Jordan boys should be well equipped now that fourth-year member Aaron is coming back to the saddle. With first-year team mate Zemke sitting third in the overall AMA Superbike Championship after winning the squad it's initial wins in Superbike action back in early March, the final three rounds and six races in the series should be hot as lightning for not only the Jordan team, but the other race contenders as well.
You can read the official and unofficial versions of Aaron's return below. Good luck to Aaron on his return, and to the team overall for the weekend as well as the rest of the season!

Here's the official release from Michael Jordan Motorsports thanks to the fine folks over at

Greg White started a new 'Paddock Chatter' blog over on the official site of AMA Pro Road Racing recently, and here is his unofficial release concerning Aaron returning to action on Friday at the AMA Superbike round at the VIR White Lightning National:

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