Infineon Superbike Results: Race 1

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AMA Superbike Results

With regard to winning in AMA Superbike, Josh Hayes is getting as predictable as Mat Mladin used to be.

The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha rider and reigning AMA Superbike champion qualified on pole and went on to win race 1 of the Sonoma weekend.

Hayes’ R1 Superbike was trailed the entire race by Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden. Hayden holeshot the race and led shortly before being overtaken by Hayes.

Hayden managed to stay with the Yamaha the entire race, falling off the pace only in the closing few laps to roll across the line securely in second. By the time the checkered flag came out Hayes had opened up a seven second lead to prove he is the king of Infineon.

The action behind the two leaders was between Martin Cardenas-showing impressive ability in moving up to the 1000cc M4 Suzuki Superbike – and Blake Young, on the second Rockstar Makita Suzuki.

The two were running like twins before Young went wide at the top of the course, allowing Cardenas through. Blake hounded Cardenas for the remainder of the race but couldn’t find a way under Cardenas, who made it to the podium in third place. Young finished fourth.

Behind the Yamaha and three Suzukis was a threesome of BMWs, ridden by Chris Peris-looking impressive on the private Team Iron Horse BMW-followed in close order by Steve Rapp (San Diego BMW) and Larry Pegram (Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing).

Ben Bostrom, after being in the mix, had a mechanical that ended his day, and Roger Hayden crashed out, which opened the door for Geoff May to move up to eighth on the Erik Buell Racing Buell 1125R. Coming in ninth in his first ride on the Kawasaki vacated by Eric Bostrom was the very impressive young gun JD Beach on the Attack Kawasaki ZX-10. Rounding out the top ten was Chris Ulrich on the M4 Suzuki.

As for Sunday’s AMA Superbike Race 2, weather is reported to be sketchy.

2011 AMA Superbike: Infineon Race 1 Results:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.1Josh HayesMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R122 LapsWINNER1:36.23632
2.22Tommy HaydenRockstar ·Makita ·SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10007.3557.3551:36.26725
3.36Martin CardenasM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100020.13412.7791:36.78421
4.79Blake YoungRockstar ·Makita ·SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100020.2030.0681:36.95818
5.8Chris PerisTeam Iron Horse BMW ·ESPBMW S1000RR44.73524.5321:37.53916
6.15Steve RappSan Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s CycleBMW S1000RR49.7565.0201:37.84915
7.72Larry PegramForemost Insurance ·Pegram RacingBMW S1000RR50.0240.2681:37.66114
8.99Geoff May—-Buell 1125R1:07.76717.7421:39.06913
9.10JD BeachCycle World Attack PerformanceKawasaki ZX-101:08.9351.1681:39.09412
10.18Chris UlrichM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10001:12.0113.0751:39.04111
11.2Chris ClarkYamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, YamahaYamaha R11:23.79611.7851:39.22910
12..62Chris TrounsonSan Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s CycleBMW S1000RR1:37.82614.0301:39.8049
13.42Chris SiebenhaarRockwell Time/BCS RacingSuzuki GSX-R100021 Laps1 Lap1:40.6928
14.68Tony KasperTeam Iron Horse BMW ·ESPBMW S1000RR4.9704.9701:41.1477
15.45James B. RandolphSan Jose BMW RacingBMW S1000RR6.4491.4791:40.4776
16.57Jeremy ToyeSan Diego BMW Racing Powered by Lees CycleBMW S1000RR15 Laps6 Laps1:39.1915
17.25David AnthonyADR Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R100014 Laps1 Lap1:37.9544
18..54Roger HaydenNational Guard Jordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10001:15.0701:15.0701:37.6073
19.23Ben BostromJordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100012 Laps2 Laps1:37.6742
20.33Jordan BurgessADR Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R10003 Laps9 Laps1:41.6790