Ben Bostrom (born May 7, 1974) is an American motorcycle racer.
The son of Dave and nephew of Paul Bostrom, both successful dirt-track racers, Bostrom began his career in the same fashion by winning the AMA National 600 Dirt Track Championship in 1993. He moved to road racing in 1995.
Bostrom captured the AMA Superbike championship as a Honda rider in 1998, without winning a race. A year later Bostrom, astride a Ducati and still racing full time in the AMA series, won a Laguna Seca World Superbike race (and finished second in another) as a wild card entry.
Bostrom first raced full time in the Superbike World Championship in 2000 on a factory Ducati. In 2001 he won an unexpected 6 races, including 5 in a row on a factory L&M Ducati, to finish third overall. Bostrom didn't win a race in 2002, and scored weaker results as the season progressed.
For 2003 Bostrom returned to the domestic series the year after for American Honda on an RC51, staying there in 2004 on the brand new Honda Fireblade CBR1000. He made a return to international racing for 2005, with the Renegade Honda team in the World Superbike Championship, but was not successful. He qualified slowest of the 28 international entries in Qatar at the first round, but scored a few top ten finishes during during the season. Bostrom returned to Ducati as Neil Hodgson's teammate for the 2006 AMA Superbike Championship. Ducati withdrew from the AMA Superbike Championship at the end of 2006, leaving Ben to join Yamaha in 2007 for a rebuilding year, riding in the AMA Superstock Championship, where he finished second in points, though unable to score a win.
At Virginia International Raceway in 2008 Bostrom finished 2nd. He gave his trophy to Sam Koup (the Grandson of racer Larry Koup), and dsitributed his champagne bottle and hats to others.
In addition to Superbike, Bostrom races Supermoto- a multi-discipline format involving off-road, flat track and road-racing in one event. Bostrom won the 2004 AMA Supermoto championship and the gold medal at the inaugural X-Games Supermoto competition. The X-Games race (whose field included European Supermoto Champion Eddy Seel and seven-time Supercross champ, Jeremy McGrath) saw Bostrom win after nearly tipping over five laps from the finish.
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