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Ben on the COVER! [10 Aug 2003|10:21pm]

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[ mood | enthralled ]

Of American Health and Fitness. BIG IMAGE!!Collapse )

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Contacting Ben [10 Aug 2003|09:42pm]

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[ mood | curious ]

Has anyone ever written to him? Asked for a signed photo? Helmet? Sweaty set of leathers? Am planning to give it a go, but am new at this MotoBoi meeting thing. I am an old pro and Rockers...

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What's new with Ben? [09 Aug 2003|08:46am]

nytshaed
[ mood | sleepy ]

I was just wondering what was up with our favorite hellion on wheels. How is the Honda team doing?

Last week I got a VHS of the 2001 Superbike Racing Season Highlights in which Ben wins 6 of the 26 races!!!

This was the year he swept Laguna Seca and MAN, it makes you breathless to watch these guys do what they do, I can't imagine what it would be like in person. I hope to get to a SBK event where he is some time.

Well, happy Saturday to you all!

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Friday AMA Superbike Results In Brainerd [28 Jun 2003|03:21pm]

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Friday A.M. Practice: Ben Bostrom ran 8th with 1:38.519 as his best time.

Friday P.M. Qualifying: Ben Bostrom was 6th with 1:38.010 as his best time.
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Autographed Ben Bostrom Ducati Prints [28 Jun 2003|03:17pm]

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Get them while they're hot at AMASuperbike.com.
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Minnesota Nice: Ben Bostrom Returns To Scene Of First Win [28 Jun 2003|03:09pm]

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by dean adams
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
(From the AMA Superbike Website)

Four years ago: Clinton was in the White House, Dot com millionaires were spending freely that summer and Ben Bostrom won his first and only AMA Superbike race. It happened at Brainerd and the win was a double whammy since it was also Ducati's last AMA Superbike victory in America. more>>
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Who Needs A Win The Most? [28 Jun 2003|03:06pm]

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(From the USSuperBike Website)

This weekend's Brainerd round of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship is an opportunity for several riders in need of a win to add to their trophy collection. With the season halfway completed, the time is now to make things right for 2003, whatever a rider's situation might be.

Superbike: Honda's Ben Bostrom

Ben Bostrom's return to America hasn't gone as planned. The former World Superbike race winner and AMA Superbike Champion was expected to contend for race wins and the title; many insiders considered Benny to be perhaps the favorite. Ben was sharp from strapping on his helmet against the world guys, he had landed in last year's champion's seat, and he was reunited with Merlyn Plumlee, the crewchief he teamed with to win the 1998 title in his last year with Honda.

But it hasn't turned out that way. Ben started strong at the December tire test at Daytona and was a robust second in the 200 in March. However, he still hasn't found the magic on the Honda RC51. Most of his races this year have seen him lapping behind the leaders and finishing further back than anyone would imagine. Bostrom did look stronger in the opening laps of the dry Road America race, but couldn't manage the pace of the leaders for all 16 laps.

The problem is front-end feel, finding the elusive zone that will allow Ben to ride hard with confidence. Bostrom has ridden Ducati twins since 1999 and the Italian version of the V-twin race bike with its trellis-framed chassis is, according to Bostrom, "completely different" than the Japanese bike.

Can Brainerd be an oasis for the Californian? The RC51 has always done well at the Minnesota track, known for its simple layout and reliance on horsepower and drafting. After Road America, Ben was visibly angry at his lack of results this year. Maybe a more "aggro" approach would benefit him in Minnesota. More>>
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Bostrom: I'm Just A Rider [28 Jun 2003|03:03pm]

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by dean adams
Thursday, June 19, 2003
(From the AMA Superbike Website)

Former World Superbike star Ben Bostrom, who was voted most popular rider of the WSC series two years running, is disappointed with the current move by American Honda to pull their riders from the July Laguna Seca WSC races. The trio will ride the AMA Superbike race, but will not race the WSC event.more>>
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WSC Wild Card Decisions Getting Easier [28 Jun 2003|02:54pm]

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by dean adams
Monday, June 16, 2003
(From the AMA Superbike Website)

Anthony Gobert and the Austin Ducati team splitting up seems to have settled the matter of which AMA riders get entry into the Laguna Seca WSC event.

There were six positions open and presumably seven riders who desire entry--although American Honda has been on the fence whether they wanted to enter their riders at all. If they don't, it will be a massive blow to Ben Bostrom and the event itself. Gobert, Bostrom and Miguel DuHamel are huge crowd draws at Laguna WSC.more>>
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Vote for Ben! [11 Jun 2003|05:46pm]

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Go to http://www.amasuperbike.com/newind.htm. Click on SouperPoll: No Room @ The Inn? Who Should Get the WSC Wild Card Rides?

And vote for Ben Bostrom!
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Road America Images [09 Jun 2003|01:51am]

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Ben Bostrom confers with Freddie Spencer. (From AMA Superbike website)

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[Eric] Bostrom Wins The Elkhart Tire Lottery [09 Jun 2003|01:48am]

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http://www.amasuperbike.com/2003-Jun/e/n030608k.htm

The Sunday Elkhart race was all about tire choices. Two men picked different options, both good combinations that helped to determine their fates in the 16 lap final. Eric Bostrom won by 35 seconds and Miguel DuHamel moved from deep in the pack to fourth. While Miguel's combo of hand-cut slicks had the ideal rear tire but less-than-ideal front, Bostrom had the best front with the second best rear tire for the conditions. more>>
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[Eric] Bostrom Wins on Wet/Dry Road America [09 Jun 2003|01:46am]

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http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=4902

Kawasaki’s Eric Bostrom hoped for a wet race and he got it. On a wet, but rapidly drying track Bostrom set one fast lap after another to win his second race in three tries, this one coming on an overcast day at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Dropping the hammer from the minute he took the lead, from Ducati Austin’s Anthony Gobert on the third lap, Bostrom sped away, the lead growing to nearly 40 seconds before ending at 32.623.

Second went to Yoshimura Suzuki’s Aaron Yates, who patiently moved through the field, before crashing heavily on the cooldown lap. Dream Team Ducati’s Larry Pegram got his first podium finish of the year in third. more>>
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Bostrom: Worst Tires Ever [09 Jun 2003|01:42am]

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http://www.amasuperbike.com/2003-Jun/030608bbq.htm

honda ace slowed with poor choice/bad tire
by dean adams
Sunday, June 08, 2003


American Honda's Ben Bostrom that was not close to the optimum today in the wet/drying/dry conditions in the second race at Road America.

"That was the worst tire I have ever used in my life," Bostrom said. "I don't want to say more."

Bostrom said he's glad the series is going to Minnesota's Brainerd International Raceway. "I'm going to win that race," said an obviously angry Bostrom.
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Welcome! [09 Jun 2003|01:38am]

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Welcome to the Ben Bostrom community.

This is a place where fans like you and me can post news, pictures and other information about our favorite privateer.

In addition, AMA/WSC Superbike news are also welcome.

Any other posts will be judged under the discretion of the moderators and will be deleted if necessary.

Otherwise, have fun and welcome to the community.

~Admin
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