BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Australia's Mat Mladin earned the
provisional pole Friday for the Honda Superbike Classic
Doubleheader at Barber Motorsports Park with a record-breaking lap
on the 2.3-mile, 16-turn circuit.
Riding a new Suzuki GSX-R1000, Mladin finished in 1:24.943 to
break the mark of 1:25.047 that he set last year.
Qualifying will resume Saturday morning, followed by the first
race of the doubleheader AMA Superbike Championship. The second
race is Sunday.