2012 Daytona 200 | Results

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2012 AMA Daytona Sportbike

In only his third AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike start, 19 year-old Joey Pascarella took home the win at the 71st Daytona 200 Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Pascarella, aboard the Project 1 Atlanta/March of Dimes Yamaha YZF-R6, was able to hold the lead despite having three riders (Jason DiSalvo of Latus Motors Racing Triumph, Cameron Beaubier of Graves Yamaha, and Martin Cardenas of GEICO Suzuki) on his tail at the conclusion of the 57-lap race.

Pascarella’s margin of victory was 0.048 over DiSalvo, with Beaubier edging out Martin Cardenas by photo finish.

Pascarella and Beaubier were the only two riders remaining in the lead pack after the second round of pit stops, but Cardenas and then DiSalvo managed to run down the fast teens from several seconds back to make a four-man battle in the final four laps.

Pascarella, who led 41 laps, ran in first as the riders entered the chicane on the final lap. The fast four moved past a lapped rider and made the charge to the stripe for the 57th time, where Pascarella encountered another backmarker. Pascarella did not test the bike or ride before Wednesday’s practice.

Joey Pascarella says: “I knew I could do it and I had faith in myself. I ran my own race. I thought if I led on the last lap and someone passed me, so be it. I felt most comfortable in the lead. Everyone was there the whole race. It ended up working out. I got a draft on a lapper and I was able to bring it home with a win. I don’t know what we’re doing for the rest of the season, but hopefully the team and I can keep going.”

Project 1 Atlanta won the pole for the 2011 race with rider Jake Zemke.

Runner-up DiSalvo charged hard after slowing before the first round of stops.

Jason DiSalvo says: “I thought I had an issue with the motorcycle and I backed off the pace considerably and we lost a good bit of time. We went through our pit stop and got back out there and everything looked okay and we kept going,” said last year’s Daytona 200 winner.

“Once I thoroughly chastised myself for making a silly move like that — you ride it until it stops, you don’t think you hear a noise and pull in — I just rode as hard as I could every lap. Every lap of that race was ten tenths, as hard as I could go. It ended up working out right that we were right there in the end. Through all the laps, and all the sliding around and slicing through lapped riders, it was just in the back of my mind that I was riding for Gary (Nixon) and riding for his memory, and for my crew and all the hard work they put in.”

Cameron Beubier says: “The race was awesome. I really didn’t get a good draft to the line, but I am happy with third.”

Behind the lead pack, another set of riders participated in an equally ferocious battle. M4 Broaster Chicken Suzuki rider Dane Westby led that pack filled with veterans and young riders, breaking away at the line to close out the top five.

Ducshop Racing’s Zemke followed, with Y.E.S. Graves Yamaha’s Tommy Hayden, RoadRace Factory/Red Bull’s Jake Gagne, SGA Racing’s Tommy Aquino in tow. Cory West and the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team rounded out the top 10.

2012 Daytona 200 Results

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1. 52 Joey Pascarella Project 1 Atlanta Yamaha YZF-R6 57 Laps WINNER 1:50.322 0
2. 9 Jason DiSalvo Team Latus Motors Racing Triumph Daytona 675 0.048 0.048 1:49.607 0
3. 6 Cameron Beaubier Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 0.112 0.063 1:49.780 0
4. 36 Martin Cardenas Geico Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 0.112 0.000 1:49.867 0
5. 5 Dane Westby M4 Broaster Chicken Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 44.354 44.241 1:50.167 0
6. 98 Jake Zemke Ducshop Racing Ducati 848 47.418 3.064 1:50.203 0
7. 8 Tommy Hayden Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 47.531 0.112 1:51.087 0
8. 132 Jake Gagne Road Race Factory/Red Bull Yamaha YZF-R6 47.547 0.016 1:50.336 0
9. 827 Tommy Aquino SGA Racing/Yamaha Champions Riding School Yamaha YZF-R6 47.643 0.095 1:50.414 0
10. 57 Cory West Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team Suzuki GSX-R600 58.335 10.691 1:50.908 0
11. 95 JD Beach Road Race Factory/Red Bull Yamaha YZF-R6 1:22.196 23.861 1:50.852 0
12. 16 Robertino Pietri Katra/SGA Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.441 21.244 1:51.689 0
13. 60 Michael Beck Full Tuck Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 56 Laps 1 Lap 1:52.389 0
14. 50 Bobby Fong Meen Motorsports Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 23.704 23.704 1:51.399 0
15. 700 David Gaviria LTD Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 35.474 11.770 1:51.448 0
16. 29 Barrett Long Longevity Racing Ducati 848 53.345 17.871 1:51.956 0
17. 19 Shawn Higbee Higbee-Racing Buell 1125R 53.521 0.175 1:51.006 0
18. 7 Fernando Amantini Team Amantini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:12.226 18.705 1:51.718 0
19. 100 Bostjan Skubic Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team Suzuki GSX-R600 1:36.491 24.265 1:53.736 0
20. 86 Ben Young BYR/Fogi Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 55 Laps 1 Lap 1:53.325 0
21. 74 Josh Galster Josh Galster Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 0.084 0.084 1:53.402 0
22. 43 Reese Wacker MOB Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 23.411 23.326 1:53.755 0
23. 20 Paul Allison Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 1:08.711 45.300 1:51.909 0
24. 45 David Sadowski, Jr. Top Shelf Motorcycles Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 1:28.995 20.284 1:53.188 0
25. 71 Nico Vivarelli APEX/Mousebox Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:36.293 7.298 1:54.296 0
26. 13 Melissa Paris Sea Miracle Yamaha Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 54 Laps 1 Lap 1:55.328 0
27. 41 Pat Mooney Pat Mooney Racing Buell 1125R 8.380 8.380 1:54.808 0
28. 46 Shane Narbonne MOB Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 13.631 5.251 1:53.958 0
29. 84 Anthony Fania KSW Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 38.374 24.743 1:56.088 0
30. 14 Dalton Dimick Gearzy Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 38.974 0.599 1:53.638 0
31. 12 Ricky Orlando Ricky Orlando Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:10.435 31.461 1:56.852 0
32. 63 Jeff Wrobel Wrobel Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 53 Laps 1 Lap 1:55.956 0
33. 175 Sam Rozynski Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 51 Laps 2 Laps 1:57.565 0
34. 24 Scott Ryan Stiles Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 50.595 50.595 1:53.711 0
35. 72 Bryce Prince Rotobox/Nexx Yamaha YZF-R6 43 Laps 8 Laps 1:53.938 0
36. 240 Frankie Garcia Tuned Industries/Aussie Dave Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 32 Laps 11 Laps 1:55.982 0
37. 37 John Ashmead Peter Brady Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 29 Laps 3 Laps 1:56.540 0
38. 77 Matthew Sadowski Top Shelf Motorcycles Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 28 Laps 1 Lap 1:53.688 0
39. 229 Darren James Ruthless Racing Inc. Buell 1125R 27 Laps 1 Lap 1:57.472 0
40. 56 Austin Dehaven Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 17 Laps 10 Laps 1:52.556 0
41. 35 Benny Solis Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team Suzuki GSX-R600 15 Laps 2 Laps 1:50.038 0
42. 23 Dario Marchetti Ducshop Racing Ducati 848 11 Laps 4 Laps 1:56.098 0
43. 34 Michael Barnes Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 9 Laps 2 Laps 1:52.703 0
44. 75 Huntley Nash LTD Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 DNF DNF -no times- 0
45. 38 Kris Turner Turner`s Cycle Racing Triumph Daytona 675 DNS DNS -no times- 0
46. 10 Eric Haugo Viking Moto Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS DNS -no times- 0