2012 New Jersey AMA Superbike | Race 1 Results

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2012 AMA Pro Road Racing

Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Superbike results from New Jersey Motorsports Park listed below

Saturday’s American Red Cross Devil’s Showdown presented by Team ProMotion at New Jersey Motorsports Park saw another historic day of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing as Josh Hayes continued to stake his place among the series’ all-time legends.

The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha superstar obliterated the field in Saturday’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike contest, tearing open a 1.6-second lead on the opening lap and working his advantage up to a nearly unthinkable 22.210 seconds by the time he claimed the checkered flag.

On a day that Hayes delivered a performance that would have made seven-time series king Mat Mladin proud, the Mississippian bettered or equaled three of the Australian’s all-time records.

Having tied the record for most consecutive poles (11) earlier in the day, Hayes’ one-sided victory established the series’ all-time mark for most consecutive victories (nine), and moved even with Mladin for most wins in a single season (12).

Mladin wasn’t the only legend to take a hit in the record books on Saturday, as Hayes now boasts 29 career total victories, moving ahead of three-time champ Ben Spies for sole possession of third all-time.

“What can I say? Things are going pretty good,” Hayes said. “The bike is an incredible machine. The R1 has been treating me good for a long time and this has been a good race track for me with that bike.”

Commenting on the rapid accumulation of record marks, Hayes added, “It’s pretty cool. When I got this opportunity at Yamaha I couldn’t imagine I’d be here now. I’m still pretty awestruck by it. When I graduated high school I had just bought my first street bike and to think that one day I’d be here is pretty amazing. I hope my parents are proud. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and I’m going to keep working hard at it and do it for as long as I can.”

While Hayes spent almost no time in his would-be challengers’ sights, they kept the racing unpredictable for the non-Hayes steps on the podium.

Michael Jordan Motorsports entries Roger Hayden and Ben Bostrom suffered twin sputters off the line, both dropping from the front row with poor starts to outside the top ten as the contest opened.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Young and Attack Performance Kawasaki’s Steve Rapp tussled for second while Hayes was making his escape. However, Rapp tumbled out of second on lap 3, with his crash opening the door for Young to control the battle for the position the bulk of the contest.

Young corralled a pack that included Team Amsoil/Hero’s Geoff May, Riders Discount L&L Supply’s Taylor Knapp, and finally Bostrom, who charged up into podium contention.

Bostrom continued to systemically work forward, ultimately stealing second away from Young on lap 20 of 23. The Yosh pilot attempted a counterattack but couldn’t find a way by around the former World Superbike star, who claimed his first podium result since taking a runner-up finish here at NJMP one year ago.

Bostrom said, “It was entertaining. I saw Josh was going and these guys were battling up there. It allowed me to catch up. My Jordan Motorsports bike was really good today. We need to get a good start tomorrow and see what we can do against the ‘blue streak.’ Josh is riding incredibly. We’ll try to hang with him tomorrow.”

Young rounded out the podium with his 14th top-three of the season.

“It was a disappointing race for me,” Young admitted. “I got off to a good start and that’s pretty much where the race ended for me. Josh put his head down right away. It was pretty frustrating on my behalf and I’m sure the team’s behalf… I need to perform better tomorrow.”

Knapp collected a mighty impressive fourth, while Hayes’ Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammate, Josh Herrin, finished fifth after running off track and falling well down the order early.

May came home in sixth, followed by Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing’s Larry Pegram on the BMW S1000RR.

KTM/HMC Racing’s Chris Fillmore finished eighth, one spot ahead of Hayden, who also ran through the dirt to make a difficult day even worse.

Kneedraggers.com/Motul/Fly Racing’s David Anthony completed the top ten.

Hayes will have an opportunity to make even more history on Sunday, with a new single-season wins record within his reach.

2012 New Jersey Motorsports Park AMA Superbike Results, Race 1:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.1Josh HayesMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R123 LapsWINNER1:20.7370
2.23Ben BostromJordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100022.21022.2101:22.1020
3.79Blake YoungYoshimura RacingSuzuki GSX-R100022.2630.0521:22.5040
4.44Taylor KnappRiders Discount K&L SupplySuzuki GSX-R100024.8782.6151:22.1270
5.2Josh HerrinMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R126.6951.8171:22.2190
6.99Geoff MayTeam Amsoil/HeroEBR 1190RS28.5551.8601:22.4720
7.72Larry PegramForemost Insurance/Pegram RacingBMW S1000RR35.4706.9141:22.7140
8.11Chris FillmoreKTM/HMC RacingKTM RC8R38.9733.5031:22.8950
9.54Roger HaydenNational Guard Jordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100041.5522.5791:22.6590
10.25David AnthonyKneedraggers.com/ Motul/Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R100045.5944.0411:23.1720
11.18Chris UlrichM4 Roadracingworld.com SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100045.7060.1121:23.1100
12.69Danny EslickTeam HeroEBR 1190RS1:00.34914.6431:23.1090
13.511Tim J. BemisderferVesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100022 Laps1 Lap1:24.5460
14.26Lloyd BayleyLB RacingSuzuki GSX-R10003.3503.3501:24.9920
15.6Chris ClarkYoshimura RacingSuzuki GSX-R100055.90452.5531:22.5870
16.94Michael GarnerSoutheast Sales RacingKawasaki ZX-1021 Laps1 Lap1:27.3250
17.17Trent GibsonSeven SportsSuzuki GSX-R100034.06434.0641:26.7220
18.33Jordan BurgessKneedraggers.com/ Motul/Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R100019 Laps2 Laps1:24.4700
19.78Reese WackerWacker Racing LLCSuzuki GSX-R100018 Laps1 Lap1:24.9580
20.15Steve RappAttack PerformanceKawasaki ZX-102 Laps16 Laps1:21.7950