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:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.22Tommy HaydenRockstar ·Makita ·SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100022 LapsWINNER1:36.69830
2.1Josh HayesMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R11.9251.9251:36.76826
3.79Blake YoungRockstar ·Makita ·SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100018.61616.6911:37.29421
4.15Steve RappSan Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s CycleBMW S1000RR24.5255.9091:37.88518
5.72Larry PegramForemost Insurance ·Pegram RacingBMW S1000RR28.1253.5991:37.37916
6.23Ben BostromJordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100031.9173.7921:38.28415
7.54Roger HaydenNational Guard Jordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100035.8013.8831:38.25114
8.36Martin CardenasM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100045.5069.7051:38.05513
9.8Chris PerisTeam Iron Horse BMW ·ESPBMW S1000RR50.0134.5071:38.98912
10.2Chris ClarkYamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, YamahaYamaha R151.0971.0841:38.93111
11.57Jeremy ToyeSan Diego BMW Racing Powered by Lees CycleBMW S1000RR51.4970.4001:39.05010
12.99Geoff May—-Buell 1125R1:03.39911.9021:39.0219
13.45James B. RandolphSan Jose BMW RacingBMW S1000RR1:20.87517.4761:40.0728
14.62Chris TrounsonSan Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s CycleBMW S1000RR1:29.1248.2481:39.9827
15.42Chris SiebenhaarRockwell Time/BCS RacingSuzuki GSX-R100021 Laps1 Lap1:41.8676
16.25David AnthonyADR Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R10009 Laps12 Laps1:38.3650
17.18Chris UlrichM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000DNFDNF-no times-0
18.33Jordan BurgessADR Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R1000DNFDNF-no times-0
19.10JD BeachCycle World Attack PerformanceKawasaki ZX-10DNFDNF-no times-0
20.68Tony KasperTeam Iron Horse BMW ·ESPBMW S1000RRDNFDNF-no times-0