Hayden wins by 0.177 seconds

Updated: June 6, 2010, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Suzuki rider Tommy Hayden won the AMA Pro American SuperBike final at Road America on Sunday for his second career victory.

Yamaha rider Josh Hayes started from the pole and was immediately pressured by a hard-charging Hayden. Hayden passed Hayes on the straightaway leading to the checkers to win by 0.177 seconds. Jake Zemke was third on a Suzuki owned by Michael Jordan.

"The last lap, last corner I was in a better position," said Hayden, who earned his breakthrough SuperBike victory in March at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. "When it comes down to the last lap like that and you're in second, all you can do is try to make sure you're in the very best spot and do everything perfect."

Hayden has a one-point lead over Hayes in the season standings.

In the Daytona SportBike division, Colombia's Martin Cardenas beat Josh Herrin by 0.275 seconds. Herrin lead the standings, 18 points ahead of Danny Eslick.


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