AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
Cameron Beaubier pulled the perfect weekend in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike at Barber Motorsports Park, winning pole, both races and both lap leader points for Y.E.S/Graves/Yamaha in Alabama.
Beaubier cleared off in the last couple of laps to win over Dane Westby (M4 Suzuki) by 2.163 seconds in a repeat of the top two finishers from Saturday.
After a post-Daytona injury sidelined him, Beaubier has returned to competition with a vengeance. The Californian has been a factor in recent GoPro Daytona SportBike races but took his first pole and wins this weekend. Westby made a bid with four laps to go, but Beaubier was able to rally and consolidate the lead.
“It feels awesome to get my first win and then back it up the next day,” said 19-year-old Beaubier. “It was weird because my first lap wasn’t very good at all. I then got through a few guys and got out front and I felt pretty good out front. I didn’t feel very good in second because it was super easy to get shuffled back. Out front I felt really comfortable, I tried to save my tires as much as I could, and towards the end I put my head down and pushed really hard to get away.”
After the race, Westby said he wished he’d waited until the final lap to make his charge but was positive about his form this weekend.
Points leader Martin Cardenas took his GEICO Suzuki to third place and expanded his points margin over second place points man Jason DiSalvo (Latus Motors Racing Castrol Triumph) who finished sixth. DiSalvo now trails Cardenas by 51 and fell into a tie with Westby.
Early leader Tommy Hayden of Y.E.S/Graves/Yamaha took fourth, ahead of Bobby Fong (Meen Motorsports), rewarded with a top five result.
J.D. Beach (RoadRace Factory/Red Bull), Jake Zemke (Ducshop Ducati), Benny Solis (Kneedraggers.com Yamaha) and Jake Gagne (RoadRace Factory/Red Bull) also scored in the top 10.
2012 Barber Motorsports Park AMA Daytona SportBike Race 2 Results:
|1.||6||Cameron Beaubier||Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R6||21 Laps||WINNER||1:28.292||0|
|2.||5||Dane Westby||M4 Suzuki||Suzuki GSX-R600||2.163||2.163||1:28.635||0|
|3.||36||Martin Cardenas||Geico Suzuki||Suzuki GSX-R600||3.709||1.546||1:28.503||0|
|4.||22||Tommy Hayden||Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R6||3.904||0.194||1:28.667||0|
|5.||50||Bobby Fong||Meen Motorsports Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||7.130||3.226||1:28.481||0|
|6.||40||Jason DiSalvo||Team Latus Motors Racing||Triumph Daytona 675||7.755||0.625||1:28.687||0|
|7.||95||JD Beach||Road Race Factory/Red Bull||Yamaha YZF-R6||18.996||11.240||1:28.751||0|
|8.||98||Jake Zemke||Ducshop Racing||Ducati 848||24.187||5.191||1:29.434||0|
|9.||20||Benny Solis||Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries||Yamaha YZF-R6||24.996||0.809||1:29.041||0|
|10.||132||Jake Gagne||Road Race Factory/Red Bull||Yamaha YZF-R6||29.636||4.639||1:29.370||0|
|11.||52||Joey Pascarella||Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team||Suzuki GSX-R600||34.043||4.407||1:29.468||0|
|12.||61||Michael Beck||Team Beck Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||44.192||10.148||1:30.293||0|
|13.||57||Cory West||Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team||Suzuki GSX-R600||1:00.538||16.346||1:30.411||0|
|14.||46||Shane Narbonne||MOB Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||1:00.794||0.256||1:30.926||0|
|15.||56||Austin Dehaven||Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries||Yamaha YZF-R6||1:03.474||2.680||1:30.549||0|
|16.||175||David Gaviria||Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries||Yamaha YZF-R6||1:04.178||0.703||1:31.071||0|
|17.||72||Bryce Prince||Rotobox/Nexx||Yamaha YZF-R6||1:10.984||6.806||1:31.074||0|
|18.||7||Fernando Amantini||Team Amantini||Kawasaki ZX-6R||20 Laps||1 Lap||1:31.758||0|
|19.||11||Michael Morgan||RIM Racing||Suzuki GSX-R600||11.203||11.203||1:32.991||0|
|20.||221(100)||Walt Sipp||Walt Sipp Racing||Buell 1125R||11.669||0.465||1:33.839||0|
|21.||213||David White||Number213.com||Yamaha YZF-R6||12.314||0.644||1:33.879||0|
|22.||86||Ben Young||BYR/Fogi Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||15 Laps||5 Laps||1:31.002||0|
|23.||75||Huntley Nash||LTD Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||12 Laps||3 Laps||1:29.775||0|
|24.||38||Kris Turner||Turner`s Cycle Racing||Triumph Daytona 675||8 Laps||4 Laps||1:30.397||0|
|25.||63||Jeff Wrobel||Wrobel Racing||Yamaha YZF-R6||5 Laps||3 Laps||1:32.395||0|
|26.||42||Kenny Riedmann||Sturgess Cycle Triumph||Triumph Daytona 675||1 Lap||4 Laps||1:34.892||0|
|27.||127||Ron Mears||Tornado Bait Racing||Honda CBR600RR||DNS||DNS||-no times-||0|