AMA Superbike Report
Jake Zemke continued his impressive debut with Michael Jordan Motorsports giving the NBA legend his second straight American SuperBike win at Daytona International Speedway. Zemke charged past fellow Suzuki rider Tommy Hayden at the finish line by a mere 0.009 seconds.
1st – Jake Zemke Speaks…
"It was so close," Zemke said. "I didn’t know who won. I was riding around on that last lap after the checkered flag and I kept looking at the tower looking at the numbers. I’m like mine’s on top but when is it going to change. I couldn’t really celebrate until I got in here (in Gatorade Victory Lane). I still wasn’t sure."
Tommy Hayden, who was runner up in Thursday’s race as well, hoped leading the race was the best position to be in coming to the checkered flag after watching Zemke ride away in the closing laps of Thursday’s race.
2nd – Tommy Hayden Speaks…
"I knew Jake was going to be tough again," Hayden said. "I thought leading was going to be my best bet. I just didn’t have quite enough speed. The race was a couple feet too long for me today."
The top-five motorcycles were separated by less than a second with Ben Bostrom rounding out the podium. Zemke’s teammate Aaron Yates finished fourth with Larry Pegram on a Ducati finishing fifth.
AMA Supersport Report
After barely missing the victory in the SuperSport race Thursday by .001 seconds, 17-year-old Joey Pascarella dominated Friday’s race leading every lap of the 35-mile race.
Joey Pascarella Speaks…
"We were all riding really good," Pascarella said. "I just put my head down and rode as hard as I could."
LTD Racing swept the podium with Pascarella’s teammates Jake Gagne and Tomas Puerta finishing second and third.
Next up for Daytona 200 Week is the Daytona Supercross By Honda on Saturday. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.