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Tommy Hayden   » rider bio

Birth date July 14, 1978
Birth place Owensboro, Kentucky
Hometown Owensboro, Kentucky
Height 5-7
Weight 145
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Tommy Hayden

Career Highlights

2012 - Made a clean transition to AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, finishing fourth in the standings. Landed on the podium five times and ran his best race at Infineon Raceway where he got second place. 

2011 - Finished third in AMA Pro SuperBike with three wins (Infineon Race 2, Mid-Ohio Race 2 and Laguna Seca). Raced for Rockstar Makita Suzuki.

2010 - Earned first career National Guard SuperBike victory in Race Two at Auto Club Speedway.  Also won Race Two at Road America.

2009 - Finished third in the AMA Pro American SuperBike standings, finishing on the podium ten times - Daytona, Auto Club (2), Road Atlanta, Infineon (2), Mid-Ohio, Topeka, VIR and New Jersey. Led the most laps in the first race at Auto Club. Raced for Rockstar Makita Suzuki.

2008 - Finished eighth in the AMA Pro American Superbike standings despite finishing no lower than fifth all year.  Missed six mid-season races, however, after being injured in an AMA Pro SuperSport accident at California Speedway.  Recovered to turn in his best results of the season with second-place finishes in both races at Virginia.  Raced with the Yoshimura Suzuki team.

2007 - Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning a podium finish in race one at Road America and six additional top-five finishes in the series.  Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a podium finish at Daytona.  Raced with the Yoshimura Suzuki team.

2006 - Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning a podium finish at Laguna Seca and taking five additional top-five finishes.  Entered the Daytona round of the AMA Pro SuperSport Championship, taking third place.  Raced with Kawasaki Motors Corp.

2005 - Won the AMA Pro SuperSport title over his brother Roger for the second consecutive year with wins at Daytona, Infineon Raceway and Road America, and earned five additional series podium finishes... Raced in Superstock, winning the Barber Motorsports Park round and taking a podium finish at Pikes Peak.  Raced with Kawasaki Motors Corp. 

2004 - Won the AMA SuperSport Championship over his brother Roger with four wins and five additional series podium finishes.  Raced in Superstock, earning two wins and three additional podium finishes.  Raced with Kawasaki team.

2003 - Raced in AMA SuperSport, taking wins at Road America and Barber, and earning two additional series podium finishes.  Was runner-up for the Superstock title, with five wins.  Raced with Kawasaki factory team.

2002 - Competed in the AMA Pro SuperSport series, taking wins at Pikes Peak and Virginia, earning six additional series podium finishes and ending the season as runner-up for the title.  Also competed in Superstock, earning wins at California, Laguna Seca and Virginia, and finishing the season as runner-up for that title.  Raced with factory Kawasaki team.

2001 - Earned a best AMA Pro American Superbike result of fifth-place at Daytona.  Took second-place in the AMA Pro SuperSport race at Mid-Ohio.  Raced with factory Yamaha team.

2000 - Took a season best AMA Pro American Superbike finish of fifth at Laguna Seca.  Took third at the 600 SuperSport race at Pikes Peak.  Raced with Yamaha factory team.

1999 - Scored three 600 SuperSport victories, including an impressive win in the rain at Laguna Seca and had six additional series podium finishes.  Ended the season second in the championship.  Rode with Yamaha factory team.

1998 - Took 600 SuperSport podium finishes at Mid-Ohio and Pikes Peak.  Raced AMA Pro American Superbike with a best result of sixth at New Hampshire.  Rode for Muzzy Kawasaki.

1997 - Had four top-10 finishes in his debut AMA Pro American Superbike season and was named Rookie of the Year.  Ran 600 SuperSport and best finish was eighth at Mid-Ohio.  Rode for Muzzy Kawasaki. 

1996 - Raced in the AMA Pro Grand National Dirt Track Series where he was ranked 33rd.  Only road racing points were scored at Mid-Ohio where he was 15th in the 600 SuperSport final.

1995 - Scored a seventh-place finish in the 250 GP final at New Hampshire.

Early Career - Turned Pro in 1994 but still runs Flat Track when he can after beginning in that discipline.


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