Bostrom, who was going into Barber with an impressive 4th place ranking, broke ribs four and at the AMA Superbike race in Millville, New Jersey. Bostrom had hoped to recover in time to compete in Birmingham, but decided against doing so after attempting to ride his R1 street bike on Tuesday. Had he been able to race, Bostrom had an excellent chance of getting into the top three. Bostrom was very pleased with the decision to send Holden to Barber in his place. Bostrom said, "Holden is a master at Barber and Laguna. I think he will really do the team justice."