AMA Supersport: Beach Doubles at VIR

AMA Pro Racing

Supersport Monday: J.D. Beach took his Rockwall Engineering Yamaha to a dominant win over Joey Pascarella on his DNA Energy Drink Yamaha and Huntley Nash on his LTD Racing Yamaha.

Beach took his sixth win of the season by over 13 seconds and extended his AMA SuperSport Young Gun East Division points lead over his sidelined teammate Cameron Beaubier and today’s fourth place finisher, Tomas Puerta, Huntley Nash’s LTD Racing Yamaha teammate.

While Beach was able to again ride off into the distance, Pascarella had to battle his way through Puerta and then had a long battle with Nash to claim second place.

J.D. Beach says: “My bike is my baby, I take good care of that thing. We got that thing set up real good, it’s a great bike, the team’s great. All I have to do is get on it, twist the throttle and go.”

Supersport Sunday: In the first race of the day, Rockwall Engineering Yamaha rider J.D. Beach took his seventh win in the competitive AMA Pro SuperSport class.

With Huntley Nash finishing second on his LTD Racing Yamaha, it enabled Beach to capture his AMA Pro SuperSport Young Gun East Division championship.

J.D. Beach says: “I didn’t think I was going to win the championship when the season started. I was riding good at the end of the season last year but I knew Huntley was going to be stepping it up this year. I wasn’t sure what division Joey was riding in. I knew Cameron, I was excited because I kind of got him the ride for Rockwall.”

“After I got him the ride I realized that he was probably going to be kind of fast, so I kind of made a mistake there but I did what I knew how to do and rode consistent and rode to the best that I could. Not too crazy, but crazy enough to win, and it just ended up this way. If the team does go to New Jersey we’re going to be running Sportbike.”

After falling back at the start, Beach had to fight his way past a number of riders but once clear, he again sailed off into the distance, winning by five seconds over Nash who fought gamely all day himself to a worthy second place. Finishing third after running second in the early stages of the race was Dustin Dominguez on his family run Kawasaki.

This was Dominguez’s second race weekend with AMA Pro racing in 2010 and he again showed his speed by running right with the series regulars.

The Young Gun West Division championship winner, Joey Pascarella led early on his DNA Energy Drink Yamaha but he was sidelined after leading the first three laps. Nash took over the point but there was no denying Beach again this weekend, this is his third double win weekend this year and he certainly is one to watch for the future.

Travis Wyman completed a nice weekend with a fourth place finish on his Harv’s Harley-Davidson AB-1 Motorsports Yamaha. Wyman took sixth on Saturday and also rode to second in the Vance & Hines XR1200 series race.


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