Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Barber Superbike: Race 1 Results

2011 Barber Superbike: Race 1 Results

2011 AMA Superbike

Spoiler Alert: Barber Motorsports Park AMA Superbike Race 1 result below

Typical of Alabama summer weather, thunderstorms brewed at Barber Motorsports Park Saturday, plaguing race 1 of the 2011 AMA Superbike serie.

The race was red flagged with 16 of 21 laps remaining while the typical three were out front – Rockstar Makita Suzuki duo of Tommy Hayden and Blake Young in first and second, and pole-sitter Josh Hayes third on the Monster Graves Yamaha YZF-R1.

But once the race restarted under wet conditions, most of the uperbike grid was on rain tires, including the previous mentioned front-runners. But knowing points are crucial, these three rode conservatively for the remainder of the Race 1 in Barber, allowing a rookie to take his first AMA Superbike win – M4 Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas.

Joining the Colombian on the front row was National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Ben Bostrom and Young. The reigning AMA Superbike champ Hayes would finish fourth.

Upon the restart, Bostrom’s teammate Roger Lee Hayden took the lead, followed by Young and Cardenas. Cardenas, last year’s AMA SportBike Champion, took the lead from Roger Hayden, and Bostrom moved into second. On the final two laps, Bostrom and Cardenas fought intensely for the lead, but Cardenas would keep it, as Young stalked them comfortably from behind, taking third.

Martin Cardenas (M4 Suzuki GSX-R1000) says: “It’s always great to win in whatever class you’re in, but it’s different to win in the dry than in the wet. So this is good, but if it were a dry race it would be much better. We’ll see tomorrow in the dry what happens … I’ll give my best. But today, I’m very happy for me and my team.”

“We had a very good bike, and the thought was obviously to wait until a couple laps from the end, then attack him,” said Bostrom afterward. “I thought I was good on the brakes, but he was also very good on the brakes, so I got snookered there.”

The AMA Superbike action continues Sunday at Barber for Race 2, which is slated for 4:30 p.m. EDT. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for Race 2 results, and also join us on Facebook for the latest in motorcycle news.

2011 AMA Superbike: Barber Motorsports Park, Race 1 Results

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1. 36 Martin Cardenas M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 21 Laps WINNER 1:26.890 31
2. 23 Ben Bostrom Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.137 0.137 1:27.571 25
3. 79 Blake Young Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 2.019 1.881 1:26.774 21
4. 1 Josh Hayes Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Yamaha R1 2.878 0.858 1:26.688 19
5. 72 Larry Pegram Pegram Racing BMW S1000RR 6.863 3.985 1:28.179 16
6. 54 Roger Hayden National Guard Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 10.730 3.866 1:26.762 15
7. 22 Tommy Hayden Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 47.857 37.126 1:26.633 14
8. 10 JD Beach Cycle World Attack Performance Kawasaki ZX-10 58.522 10.665 1:29.032 13
9. 12 Trent Gibson Seven Sports Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:00.054 1.531 1:31.800 12
10. 57 Jeremy Toye San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 1:12.527 12.473 1:30.211 11
11. 8 Chris Peris Team Iron Horse BMW ·ESP BMW S1000RR 20 Laps 1 Lap 1:28.662 10
12. 15 Steve Rapp San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 0.325 0.325 1:27.246 9
13. 99 Geoff May Amsoil EBR Racing Buell 1125R 22.133 21.807 1:28.432 8
14. 33(89) Jordan Burgess ADR Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 51.050 28.917 1:30.858 7
15. 62 Chris Trounson San Diego BMW/Locust Powered by Lee`s Cycle BMW S1000RR 53.679 2.628 1:31.044 6
16. 2 Chris Clark Yamaha Extended Service, Pat Clark Sports, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha R1 53.700 0.020 1:28.404 5
17. 78 Reese Wacker Wacker Racing LLC Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:01.404 7.704 1:31.082 4
18. 34 Danny Kelsey M & M Roadracing Honda CBR1000RR 19 Laps 1 Lap 1:31.265 3
19. 63 Skip Salenius Karma Tequila Racing Yamaha R1 31.082 31.082 1:32.533 2
20. 28 Kevin Boisvert Bayside Performance Suzuki GSX-R1000 6 Laps 13 Laps 1:34.722 0

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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