2011 Daytona Supersport: Race 1 Results

AMA Supersport

The first AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race of the 2011 season culminated in a last-lap drafting battle that produced an all-Colombian podium, LTD Racing’s Tomas Puerta-who worked construction over the off-season to pay his way back to the U.S.-took his first AMA Pro victory of his career in dominant fashion.

Tomas Puerta finished more than seven seconds ahead of the Rata Racing’s Ducati-mounted Stefano Mesa and Puerta’s LTD teammate David Gaviria, the second- and third-place riders separated by only .008.

Tomas Puerta says: "I’m really excited about it; I’m really happy with my first win. I’ve been waiting for this since last year, and this year I think I will try to be the champion and try hard every time. For the first four laps I was trying really hard because I felt somebody was there…. When I saw a little gap, I tried to make it bigger because I know it’s really hard to win here."

Stefano Mesa says: "The bike is fantastic-really, really fast; you completely top out when you draft somebody. At the beginning I crashed really bad going into a turn and I fractured my hand, but I had to go out just to make my points and have fun. I made it, and I can’t believe I’m up here in my third race. I guess Colombians are excellent in bikes."

David Gaviria: "The beginning of the race was so difficult to ride. I was so concentrated and so focused on the race; I’ve never been here before and I tried to learn as much as possible during the race about the draft. [The draft] is weird to explain, because you get behind somebody and immediately the bike runs very fast, so you have to be fast also to get out of it and not crash with another-you have to be careful a lot with that; I have to learn more about that.

Benny Solis (Roadracingworld.com) and Dustin Dominguez (House of Kawasaki) rounded out the top five.

2011 AMA Supersport: Daytona Race 1 Results:

PosNo.Rider(s)BikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
112Tomas PuertaYamaha YZF-R610 LapsWINNER1:52.9030
237Stefano MesaDucati 8487.6247.6241:53.8540
3700David GaviriaYamaha YZF-R67.6330.0081:53.7040
435Benny SolisHonda CBR600RR7.6700.0361:53.5620
568Dustin DominguezAprilia RSV1000R15.2347.5641:54.1790
621Elena MyersSuzuki GSX-R60016.8111.5761:54.5630
743James RispoliSuzuki GSX-R60016.8680.0561:54.8740
877Eric StumpYamaha YZF-R616.9300.0621:54.5780
996Ricky ParkerYamaha YZF-R616.9990.0681:54.0350
1069Hayden GillimYamaha YZF-R617.3140.3151:53.7000
1172Miles ThorntonYamaha YZF-R623.9436.6281:55.1000
1228Ryan KerrKawasaki ZX-6R33.0029.0591:56.1140
1344Sam NashYamaha YZF-R633.0170.0151:56.0480
14314Charlie LongSuzuki GSX-R60033.0450.0271:56.1420
1540Travis OhgeYamaha YZF-R633.0940.0481:56.3040
1673Sebastiao FerreiraYamaha YZF-R633.1970.1031:55.7490
1786Ben YoungYamaha YZF-R636.0892.8911:56.1890
1863Jeff WrobelYamaha YZF-R61:15.43439.3451:59.4850
19115Jett ChandlerYamaha YZF-R61:17.5732.1382:00.0670
20248Zared LeonYamaha YZF-R61:17.6980.1251:59.3910
21546Roi HolsterYamaha YZF-R61:37.44219.7432:01.8420
22610Russell ProctorYamaha YZF-R61:37.4850.0422:01.5720
23164Cristian OlguinKawasaki ZX-6R1:55.71318.2272:02.7390
2423Jose FloresDucati 8482:01.0315.3182:04.9010
2530Nicholas HaymanDucati 8482:01.1580.1272:04.9290
2681Brad GrahamDucati 8489 Laps1 Lap1:56.4410
2750Emerson ConnorDucati 8487 Laps2 Laps1:54.2400
2891Brent LyskawaDucati 848DNFDNF-no times-0
295Corey AlexanderSuzuki GSX-R600DNFDNF-no times-0
3097Nicholas HansenSuzuki GSX-R600DNFDNF-no times-0
3134Jacob MormanYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0
3225Morgan MurphySuzuki GSX-R600DNSDNS-no times-0