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:
|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|