2012 Laguna Seca AMA SportBike | Results

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Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike results from Laguna Seca listed below

Cameron Beaubier won a fantastic three-way fight for another GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, taking his fourth victory in the past five races in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class with a bold last-lap move over series points leader Martin Cardenas.

The Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha pilot battled for 20 laps with his teammate Tommy Hayden as well as Cardenas in a real thriller.

Beaubier showed Cardenas a wheel on several occasions, but the Colombian did not give the young challenger any opportunity to pass heading into the final lap. The young standout made a move to the outside of turn one, an unlikely passing area, then surprised Cardenas on the inside of turn two and made the move stick. Cardenas was able to hold off the charging Hayden but couldn’t counter Beaubier in the final turn or the run to the line.

Beaubier’s margin of victory was 0.092 over Cardenas and 0.425 over Hayden.

Cameron Beaubier (Graves Yamaha YZF-R6 SportBike) says: “Martin made a little mistake coming out of the last corner and I was able to pass him into two. I was riding a little impatient in the middle of the race, trying to get around Tommy and showing Martin a wheel here and there. I felt like I could get in there pretty good but to tell the truth I did not plan that move. I saw the opportunity.”

Jake Zemke took fourth place, just 2.555 seconds back as the Ducshop Ducati rider once again ran a strong race.

Jake Gagne of Roadrace Factory/Red Bull earned fifth. The young rider has recovered from arm pump surgery and had a trying race but was able to finish even after a collision with second place points man Dane Westby, who had highsided just in front of him.

Cardenas now leads Westby by 64 points in the GoPro Daytona SportBike point standings, 314-250, with Beaubier and Hayden tied for third 16 points back at 234 a piece.

2012 Laguna Seca AMA Daytona SportBike Results:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.6Cameron BeaubierYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R620 LapsWINNER1:27.9180
2.36Martin CardenasGEICO SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6000.0920.0921:28.0390
3.22Tommy HaydenYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R60.5180.4251:27.7740
4.98Jake ZemkeDucshop RacingDucati 8483.0742.5551:28.2050
5.132Jake GagneRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R624.65921.5851:28.8560
6.57Cory WestRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60033.1398.4791:29.6590
7.20Benny SolisKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R633.7590.6201:29.5710
8.52Joey PascarellaRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60033.7620.0031:29.6470
9.95JD BeachRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R634.0320.2691:29.4750
10.7Fernando AmantiniTeam AmantiniKawasaki ZX-6R36.5632.5301:29.5910
11.92Tyler OHaraMeen Motorsports RacingYamaha YZF-R640.9124.3491:29.2110
12.175David GaviriaKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R644.7133.8011:29.6300
13.96Aaron GobertFull Tuck RacingYamaha YZF-R651.1496.4361:30.0290
14.61Michael BeckTeam Beck RacingYamaha YZF-R652.8921.7421:30.1960
15.86Ben YoungBYR/Fogi RacingYamaha YZF-R656.7333.8401:30.2610
16.75Huntley NashLTD RacingYamaha YZF-R656.9120.1791:30.3890
17.56Tommy AquinoKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R656.9700.0571:29.6840
18.5Dane WestbyM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6001:02.7535.7831:29.9310
19.74Josh GalsterGearzy/Josh Galster RacingYamaha YZF-R61:27.05924.3061:31.8260
20.26Ted RichSBKTraining.comYamaha YZF-R619 Laps1 Lap1:33.3540
21.128Chris DuranDuran RacingYamaha YZF-R63.9493.9491:33.2450
22.13Melissa ParisMPH RacingYamaha YZF-R64.5570.6081:33.0190
23.50Bobby FongMeen Motorsports RacingYamaha YZF-R616 Laps3 Laps1:28.2310
24.122Matthew PrestingTeam AMS RacingYamaha YZF-R611 Laps5 Laps1:34.0620
25.72Bryce PrinceRotobox/NexxYamaha YZF-R61 Lap10 Laps2:09.1530
26.118Nahun AlvarezNA RacingYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0
27.121Brian PinkstaffZlock RacingKawasaki ZX-6RDNSDNS-no times-0