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Another Podium For Haskovec At Fontana

By May 1, 2005April 26th, 20212005 News

Team M4 EMGO Suzuki extended their streak of podium finishes on Saturday at California Speedway, with Vincent Haskovec finishing “on the box” once again. After struggling a bit to get up to speed on Friday, Vincent Haskovec came through on Saturday, claiming his second consecutive AMA Formula Xtreme third-place finish to go along with his Daytona Superstock victory.

While many of the rival teams had tested several times at the Southern Californian racetrack, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki was working against the clock to play catch-up. Significant progress was made in their efforts, but not quite enough to where Haskovec was able to fight for the win like he did at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend.

“I knew it was going to be a hard battle,” the Czech Republic native admitted. “We didn’t test here. We just showed up on Thursday and got rained out. I wasn’t really happy about that. So we started the weekend a little bit behind. To be totally honest, I couldn’t find the rhythm all weekend; I was just searching. We were going in the direction we wanted to go in terms of set-up, but it looks like we kind of ran out of time. Obviously it was a good race, but I’d like to be a little closer to the leaders and we’re going to work to make that happen next time out.”

Haskovec and teammate Geoff May also took part in Saturday’s 100k AMA Superbike final. Haskovec picked up another top-ten finish, taking tenth place on his Pirelli-shod Superstock-spec machine, while May came home in thirteenth.

Before the afternoon’s races, the two qualified their GSX-R-based racebikes in preparation of Sunday’s finals. Haskovec claimed a second row starting spot for the 17-lap Superstock final, qualifying seventh best with a quick lap of 1:26.240.

May will start a row further back; the Georgian was ninth overall, setting a best time of 1:26.656. He was also ninth fastest in Supersport qualifying at 1:28.769.

Team M4 EMGO Suzuki will have a busy day on Sunday to close out the California Speedway weekend. The schedule features another 28-lap Superbike final in addition to the 17-lap Supersport and Superstock races.