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Honda's Zemke ends Suzuki's 14-race win streak

6/18/2006

TOOELE, Utah -- Jake Zemke won the second leg of the AMA
Superbike Championship weekend doubleheader at Miller Motorsports
Park on Sunday.

With the victory, the Honda rider ended Suzuki's 14-race winning
streak dating to August 2005.

Series leader Ben Spies had a 3-second lead on his Suzuki when
the race was stopped due to oil on the track. On the restart
Suzuki's Mat Mladi led for eight laps before being passed by Zemke
with five laps to go.

Zemke went on to win the race by 4.134 seconds over Mladin.
Spies was third and remains the series leader.

It marked the first victory for Honda in the series since 2004
and Zemkes first win in nearly two years.

"I really have to give a tip of the hat to my crew who rebuilt
the bike after my crash yesterday," Zemke said. "Its been a long
time since I stood on top of the podium and boy does it feel
good."