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Thumbs up ***Spoiler*** AMA Supersport

Yamaha’s Jamie Hacking clinched the Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship with his fifth victory of the year, today’s win coming on anovercast afternoon at Virginia International Raceway.

“Hats off to every single one of these guys in blue shirts out here, Yamaha guys; they’re the ones that gave me a bike that I could go out and ride like this every weekend,” Hacking said on the podium.

The title was made possible when Kawasaki’s Roger Lee Hayden, then second in the point standings, fell on the eighth of 17 laps. Hacking still had to finish near the front, which he did, beating Team M4 EMGO Suzuki’s Geoff May by 1.752 seconds. May’s teammate Michael Barnes was third.

Hacking said he “didn’t want to believe it” when his crew signaled with his pit board that the number 95 of Hayden was out.

“Is he back there or is this for real?” Hacking said. “I finally saw a green bike (by the side of the track near turn one) and that’s when I relaxed a little bit and was able to throw in some pretty decent laps at the end.”

On his cooldown lap, Hacking stopped in the turn three-four area to high-five the fans lining the fence.

He ended the day with 294 points, 90 more than MPT Performance’s Danny Eslick, eighth today, with Hayden dropping to third at 203.

It was Yamaha’s fifth Supersport championship and Hacking’s second. He last won the title in 2003.

Hacking spent most of the race locked in a battle with May and Barnes, who led the first lap before Hacking took over.

May surged forward a time or two-he led the 10th lap-and kept the heat on until the final few laps when it was clear Hacking had a comfortable margin.

“We had a last minute decision that really allowed us to hang in there,” Barnes said. “We switched tires on the grid.”

Topline Printing’s Chris Peris (Yam) finished alone in fourth, over four seconds in front of Attack Kawasaki’s Ben Attard.

Attard passed MPT Performance’s Blake Young on the 12th lap, but was too far back to make a run at Peris.


1. Jamie Hacking (Yamaha)

2. Geoff May (Suzuki)

3. Michael Barnes (Suzuki)

4. Chris Peris (Yamaha)

5. Ben Attard (Kawasaki)

6. Blake Young (Suzuki)

7. Damon Buckmaster (Kawasaki)

8. Danny Eslick (Suzuki)

9. Jeff Wood (Suzuki)- 10. Tony Meiring (Suzuki)

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