Foremost Insurance Pegram Ducati’s Larry Pegram completed the doubleheader sweep on Sunday, earning another victory at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas. Larry dominated the American Superbike race on Saturday, but Sunday’s event was a close fight with Tommy Hayden that left the race win in jeopardy until the checkered flag.
Pegram, mounted on the Ducati 1098R, was able to earn victory by just 0.333 after the two traded the lead in the late laps.
Larry Pegram Speaks…
"Does it look like I had a harder time of it today? I’m pretty beat and Tommy really gave me all we could handle out there," said Pegram. "It was a really good race, exciting for the fans and us competitors too. Looking at the timing sheet, I didn’t have a lead over three tenths of a second after the race got past the first couple of laps. Tommy made a move with a few laps to go and I tried to go right back after him and we were able to get the lead back. The Ducati 1098R is a fantastic bike and really proved a lot this weekend. Winning both races here at a new facility is great for our team. Needless to say, I love this track!"
The victory was the third one of the season for Larry and the Ducati 1098R in their first year back in AMA Pro Racing American Superbike. Pegram is now third in American Superbike points with just Virginia and New Jersey remaining. The VIR event is August 14-16.