Infineon AMA Superbike: Race 2 Results

2011 AMA Superbike Results

From the start of Sunday’s Superbike Race Number 2 at Infineon Raceway, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden looked strong, clinging effortlessly to the rear fender of Josh Hayes’ Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R1.

As has been the routine for a number of bouts here between the two, they gapped the field and went at for the entire race. However, there was a distinct difference in Hayden’s body language from past scenarios.

As the AMA Superbike duo circulated the course it was evident Tommy was feeling more comfortable then usual. He stayed on Hayes, biding his time.

Then, five laps from the finish, Hayes made a very rare mistake, going wide and allowing the Kentuckian through to first. Hayden didn’t waste the opportunity and put his head down. The final laps unfolded without any further drama, with Hayden eventually opening up almost a two-second lead over Hayes.

The AMA Superbike race win for Hayden is a definite confidence builder. To have taken the race win on one of Hayes’ favorite tracks, where the rider has enjoyed a slew of victories, will certainly carry over to the ensuing venues on the race calendar.

Back in the pack Blake Young brought home the second Rockstar Makita Suzuki for third, pretty much riding by himself after Hayes and Hayden checked out. Steve Rapp was the first of three BMWs inside the top ten, bringing his San Diego BMW S1000RR across the stripe in fourth, followed by BMW number two, ridden by Larry Pegram.

Finishing the day in sixth was Jordan Suzuki-mounted Ben Bostrom, and seventh was Tommy’s brother, Roger Hayden, on board the National Guard GSX-R1000. Martin Cardenas brought his M4 Suzuki home in eighth, followed in ninth by the third BMW S1000RR, ridden by Chris Peris. Rounding out the top ten was Chris Clark on the Pat Clarks Sports Yamaha R1.

The AMA Superbike circus moves on to Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, getting the season into full swing.

2011 Infineon AMA Superbike Race 2 Results:

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1. 22 Tommy Hayden Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 22 Laps WINNER 1:36.698 30
2. 1 Josh Hayes Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Yamaha R1 1.925 1.925 1:36.768 26
3. 79 Blake Young Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 18.616 16.691 1:37.294 21
4. 15 Steve Rapp San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 24.525 5.909 1:37.885 18
5. 72 Larry Pegram Foremost Insurance ·Pegram Racing BMW S1000RR 28.125 3.599 1:37.379 16
6. 23 Ben Bostrom Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 31.917 3.792 1:38.284 15
7. 54 Roger Hayden National Guard Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 35.801 3.883 1:38.251 14
8. 36 Martin Cardenas M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 45.506 9.705 1:38.055 13
9. 8 Chris Peris Team Iron Horse BMW ·ESP BMW S1000RR 50.013 4.507 1:38.989 12
10. 2 Chris Clark Yamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha R1 51.097 1.084 1:38.931 11
11. 57 Jeremy Toye San Diego BMW Racing Powered by Lees Cycle BMW S1000RR 51.497 0.400 1:39.050 10
12. 99 Geoff May —- Buell 1125R 1:03.399 11.902 1:39.021 9
13. 45 James B. Randolph San Jose BMW Racing BMW S1000RR 1:20.875 17.476 1:40.072 8
14. 62 Chris Trounson San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 1:29.124 8.248 1:39.982 7
15. 42 Chris Siebenhaar Rockwell Time/BCS Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 21 Laps 1 Lap 1:41.867 6
16. 25 David Anthony ADR Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 9 Laps 12 Laps 1:38.365 0
17. 18 Chris Ulrich M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 DNF DNF -no times- 0
18. 33 Jordan Burgess ADR Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 DNF DNF -no times- 0
19. 10 JD Beach Cycle World Attack Performance Kawasaki ZX-10 DNF DNF -no times- 0
20. 68 Tony Kasper Team Iron Horse BMW ·ESP BMW S1000RR DNF DNF -no times- 0