Road America AMA SBK: Qualifying Results

2011 AMA Superbike

Josh Hayes was fastest during Friday’s qualifying session, and the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 rider continued his domination Saturday, taking the pole position for Round 4 of the AMA Superbike Championship in Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.

The current AMA Superbike points leader posted a 2:11.913 during qualifying at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road America circuit. The reigning Superbike Champion was 0.309 of a second ahead of his rival, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young, who beat Hayes to the checkered flag at Round 3 in Miller last weekend.

Taking the third-qualifying spot on the grid was Young’s teammate, Tommy Hayden; together, the top three AMA Superbike riders starting on the front at Road America are also the only ones to win in 2011 so far. Young doubled at Daytona, Hayes and Hayden both took a win at Infineon, and Young took the single race at Miller, which was only one race due to running at the same time of World Superbike last weekend.

Rounding out the top five during qualifying at Road America was Team Iron Horse BMW’s Chris Peris and M4 Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas.

Josh Hayes (Monster Energy Team Graves Yamaha) says: "This has always been a good track for me. I always have a smile on my face here…. I was able to go out and put together a few good laps by myself, and then I did a few good laps with Blake in front of me and it was about 20 percent easier.

"I had something to gauge off of and it made things a little easier for me. Now, I feel like I can maintain a good pace for the entire race, and I feel like I can put together thirteen fast ones."

Photos: Geoffrey Siehr

2011 AMA Superbike: Road America Qualifying Results

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapLaps
1.1Josh HayesMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R1FASTESTFASTEST2:11.91314
2.79Blake YoungRockstar ·Makita ·SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10000.3090.3092:12.22216
3.22Tommy HaydenRockstar ·Makita ·SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10000.5430.2342:12.45616
4.8Chris PerisTeam Iron Horse BMW ·ESPBMW S1000RR1.2350.6922:13.14810
5.36Martin CardenasM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10001.2630.0282:13.17615
6.54Roger HaydenNational Guard Jordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10002.0150.7522:13.92814
7.23Ben BostromJordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R10002.4600.4452:14.37313
8.15Steve RappSan Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s CycleBMW S1000RR2.8310.3712:14.74412
9.72Larry PegramPegram RacingBMW S1000RR3.0450.2142:14.95814
10.99Geoff MayAmsoil EBR RacingBuell 1125R3.0490.0042:14.96212
11.2Chris ClarkYamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, YamahaYamaha R13.2410.1922:15.15416
12.10JD BeachCycle World Attack Performance Kawasaki ZX-104.2701.0292:16.18316
13.86Jason FarrellSpeed Tech PerformanceKawasaki ZX-105.3301.0602:17.24313
14.25David AnthonyADR Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R10005.4210.0912:17.33413
15.68Tony KasperTeam Iron Horse BMW ·ESPBMW S1000RR7.5012.0802:19.41414
16.66Brian HallSchaumburg AudiKawasaki ZX-107.6880.1872:19.6018
17.33Jordan BurgessADR Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R10007.7530.0652:19.66614
18.78Reese WackerWacker Racing LLCSuzuki GSX-R10008.2150.4622:20.12816
19.12Trent GibsonSeven SportsSuzuki GSX-R10009.6201.4052:21.53312
20.9Eric HaugoViking MotoSuzuki GSX-R100010.5370.9172:22.450