The disqualification of Mat Mladin for a crankshaft violation was on appeal until today when the AMA announced its final decision:
AMA Pro Racing announced today that the appeal of the disqualification of Mat Mladin on the #6 Suzuki from the Superbike races at Virginia International Raceway on August 16-17, 2008 has been deemed without merit and has been denied. The original penalty remains as previously announced and becomes final with this decision.
As a result, Spies wins the championship since his points lead cannot be overcome. OK, bring on the no rules racing.