Throwback Thursday: Phoenix Battle of Superbike Champs

Larry Lawrence | August 29, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Phoenix Battle of Superbike Champs

Photo by Henny Ray Abrams

In this week’s Throwback we travel back 26 years to 1993 and the opening round of that year’s AMA Superbike Championship at Phoenix International Raceway. In this photo we see some ultra-close racing action between Doug Polen (Fast by Ferracci Ducati), Thomas Stevens (Yoshimura Suzuki) and Miguel Duhamel (Muzzy Kawasaki). What makes this grouping especially intriguing is the fact that within a couple of years all three would be AMA Superbike Champions. When this shot of taken Stevens had already earned the title in 1991. Polen would go on to win his championship later that year and in 1995 Duhamel would wear the crown. Polen won the race this day at PIR.

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