Pegram Wins Road America Superbike
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Larry Pegram raced to his first AMA Pro Racing American Superbike victory in 10 years, beating Mat Mladin at Road America.
Pegram and Mladin swapped the lead several times throughout the 13-lap race before Pegram took the top spot for good with two laps remaining.
Pegram, riding the No. 72 Ducati, won for the first time since April 19, 1999, at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, Calif.
"It was definitely a great race," Pegram said. "I was expecting that I could run the pace, but I wasn't expecting to lead like that most of the time. I was real comfortable. When Mat would get in front of me, he wouldn't really get me anywhere. We were pretty even. It's been such a long time. I don't know if that was as good as the first win or not, but I don't want to wait 10 years for another one."
Mladin, who won the first race of an AMA doubleheader Saturday on the No. 7 Suzuki, failed to win for just the second time in 11 races this season. He leads the Superbike points standings by 110 points over teammate Tommy Hayden.
Aaron Yates finished third on the No. 23 Suzuki owned by NBA great Michael Jordan.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)