The final round of the 2014 AMA Pro Superbike Championships at New Jersey Motorsports Park turned out very well for Owensboro’s Roger Lee Hayden. He won the first race of the weekend with an impressive performance in the pouring rain. Roger then followed that victory with a second place finish in the second round race on Sunday, which locked him in to finish the season second overall in points. A press release from Team Suzuki said Hayden had seven podium finishes in 2014 season.
“I’m really happy with the way the season went,” Hayden said after the race. “We’ve been consistent and fast, and we were on the podium at just about every race. This was our first year together and I’m really proud of my team. I can’t thank Yoshimura and Suzuki enough for giving me this opportunity. This weekend was a good way to finish the season, I rode as hard as I could, every lap. This was my first time to finish second in points, and I learned a lot this year. We can all be proud of this.”
Roger, the younger brother to Nicky and Tommy Hayden, has made a solid name for himself in his own accomplishments during his career. He won the AMA Pro SuperSport title in 2007 and has finished fourth, third, and now second in AMA Pro SuperBike standings.