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:

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1. 1 Josh Hayes Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Yamaha R1 22 Laps WINNER 1:36.236 32
2. 22 Tommy Hayden Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 7.355 7.355 1:36.267 25
3. 36 Martin Cardenas M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 20.134 12.779 1:36.784 21
4. 79 Blake Young Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 20.203 0.068 1:36.958 18
5. 8 Chris Peris Team Iron Horse BMW ·ESP BMW S1000RR 44.735 24.532 1:37.539 16
6. 15 Steve Rapp San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 49.756 5.020 1:37.849 15
7. 72 Larry Pegram Foremost Insurance ·Pegram Racing BMW S1000RR 50.024 0.268 1:37.661 14
8. 99 Geoff May —- Buell 1125R 1:07.767 17.742 1:39.069 13
9. 10 JD Beach Cycle World Attack Performance Kawasaki ZX-10 1:08.935 1.168 1:39.094 12
10. 18 Chris Ulrich M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:12.011 3.075 1:39.041 11
11. 2 Chris Clark Yamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:23.796 11.785 1:39.229 10
12.. 62 Chris Trounson San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 1:37.826 14.030 1:39.804 9
13. 42 Chris Siebenhaar Rockwell Time/BCS Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 21 Laps 1 Lap 1:40.692 8
14. 68 Tony Kasper Team Iron Horse BMW ·ESP BMW S1000RR 4.970 4.970 1:41.147 7
15. 45 James B. Randolph San Jose BMW Racing BMW S1000RR 6.449 1.479 1:40.477 6
16. 57 Jeremy Toye San Diego BMW Racing Powered by Lees Cycle BMW S1000RR 15 Laps 6 Laps 1:39.191 5
17. 25 David Anthony ADR Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Laps 1 Lap 1:37.954 4
18.. 54 Roger Hayden National Guard Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:15.070 1:15.070 1:37.607 3
19. 23 Ben Bostrom Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 12 Laps 2 Laps 1:37.674 2
20. 33 Jordan Burgess ADR Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 3 Laps 9 Laps 1:41.679 0