Oakley's Jamie Hacking Hacks the Competition Up
Oakley athlete Jamie Hacking secured his second AMA Pro Honda Oils Supersport crown of his career for Oakley this past weekend at Virginia International Raceway. With this win, Hacking locked up the ’06 championship with two races remaining thanks to his season-long virtuoso performance.
Hacking took the title in normal fashion by out dueling the competition. Hacking had to put the hammer down on fellow Oakley mate Michael Barnes, who took the lead for a bit. But at the end it was once again Jamie who led when it mattered the most, as he cruised to his sixth consecutive victory aboard the works YZF R6.
At the half waypoint of the race, Oakley’s Roger Hayden was quickly tracking down the leading trio on his Kawasaki ZX-6RR. However, just as the Kentuckian and brother of GP star Oakley’s Nicky Hayden was about to turn the race into a four-way fight for the win, he crashed out on lap 8 of 17.
"This feels every bit it as good as the first one. It’s just been a really good class for me, and my guys have always prepared me an excellent motorcycle. To win this championship again has definitely been a goal set in my mind, since we had it in ’03 and then lost it. It feels unbelievable to get it back, and to get it back with two races left to go is just incredible." said Hacking.
Hacking appears likely to close out his historic season with a pair of titles, as he currently leads the Repsol Superstock championship by 32 points with two races remaining. "I’ve got a week to settle in this glory and we got one more title that we’re trying to battle for and we can now focus on that 110%. We’ve got a nice little gap and we’re going to play it smart and just keep doing what we’re doing right."
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