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Spies takes first, Mladin spotlight

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SONOMA -- Ben Spies put together a dominating performance on Saturday, leading the Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown at Infineon Raceway from nearly start to finish to earn his third straight Superbike victory of the season.

But Spies' effort on the track was overshadowed by Mat Mladin's outburst after the race, as the six-time AMA champion sounded off on new series owners Daytona Motorsports Group and the changes it has proposed for next season.

"You saw the best riders in America on the best bikes," Mladin told fans as he was being interviewed in the winner's circle. "Hopefully next year you won't see a bunch of piece of crap motorcycles with...

Read the full article by Curtis Pashelka in the Contra Costa Times and see a slideshow from the race