2012 New Jersey AMA SportBike | Race 2 Results

AMA Pro Road Racing

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

Martin Cardenas and GEICO Suzuki won Sunday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race from New Jersey Motorsports Park, his seventh win of the year. Dane Westby (M4 Suzuki) and Bobby Fong (Meen Motorsports) finished just behind Cardenas after the Colombian passed them in the final run to the flag.

“I gave it a go on the last lap and tried to go as fast as I could. I’m happy,” Cardenas said.

Earlier in the race, a red flag came out after Tommy Hayden hit fluid on the track from another rider returning to the track after an off-course excursion. Hayden highsided in the water on the track. Cameron Beaubier also crashed, as well as Aaron Gobert and Michael Beck.

After the restart, Cardenas looked to have the race in hand but got shuffled back in the lead pack as the laps counted down. Cardenas said Westby repeatedly made up nearly a half-second in turn ten, which made it tough to close up but he did so on the final lap.

“The bike worked awesome all weekend. I led for about ten or twelve laps and I knew Bobby was right behind me,” Cardenas said. “Dane passed me and so did Bobby and they did some good laps. I thought about throwing in the towel but I made one more run. I got a good drive out of the last corner and drafted them on the front straight. I knew all three of us could win. The last few races I was close, so I am glad today worked out for me.”

Westby, who started 13th, said he got a bad drive the final time onto the straight. “It just didn’t work out for us but a trophy and some champagne is not so bad,” he said.

Fong, a fantastic rider on a smaller team, earned the podium this time out. He wanted more, though – a second AMA Pro class victory. “I’m really upset with myself and I timed everything wrong,” said Fong. “It’s a work in progress and every weekend, we’re getting better.”

Tommy Aquino was fourth on the Kneedraggers.com Yamaha, ahead of young rider Jake Gagne on the RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha. A three-rider pack consisting of Cory West (Vesrah Suzuki), Jake Zemke (Ducshop Ducati), and J.D. Beach (RoadRace Factory/Red Bull) battled for sixth.

Notably, several top riders retired from the race including Jason DiSalvo, Beaubier and Hayden.

2012 New Jersey AMA SportBike Results, Race 2:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.36Martin CardenasGEICO SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60023 LapsWINNER1:23.8300
2.5Dane WestbyM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6000.0530.0531:23.3080
3.50Bobby FongMeen Motorsports RacingYamaha YZF-R60.2160.1631:23.9030
4.124Tommy AquinoKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R64.5014.2851:23.8880
5.132Jake GagneRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R619.03114.5301:24.7260
6.57Cory WestRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60028.2609.2281:24.9280
7.98Jake ZemkeDucshop RacingDucati 84828.2710.0111:24.9330
8.95JD BeachRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R628.2780.0071:24.6920
9.175David GaviriaKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R632.7584.4801:25.2660
10.61Michael BeckTeam Beck RacingYamaha YZF-R632.8860.1281:24.8500
11.46Shane NarbonneMOB RacingYamaha YZF-R633.0860.1991:24.8750
12.72Bryce PrinceRotobox/NexxYamaha YZF-R650.72017.6341:25.3320
13.52Joey PascarellaRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6001:01.80111.0801:26.4640
14.86Ben YoungBYR/Fogi RacingYamaha YZF-R61:02.2820.4811:26.4710
15.11Michael MorganRIM RacingSuzuki GSX-R60022 Laps1 Lap1:28.7220
16.63Jeff WrobelWrobel RacingYamaha YZF-R60.0510.0511:28.6630
17.966Daniel OrtegaConvergence Technologies RacingYamaha YZF-R60.1670.1161:28.1890
18.84Anthony FaniaKSW RacingYamaha YZF-R619.72119.5531:29.4380
19.13Melissa ParisMPH RacingSuzuki GSX-R60026.3376.6161:29.3430
20.42Kenny RiedmannSturgess Cycle TriumphTriumph Daytona 67517 Laps5 Laps1:25.5460
21.40Jason DiSalvoTeam Latus Motors RacingTriumph Daytona 6753 Laps14 Laps1:24.9740
22.22Tommy HaydenYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R62 Laps1 Lap1:24.3230
23.6Cameron BeaubierYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R60.5780.5781:24.5220
24.96Aaron GobertFull Tuck RacingYamaha YZF-R63.8533.2741:26.3770
25.75Huntley NashLTD RacingYamaha YZF-R61 Lap1 Lap1:30.3990
26.20Benny SolisKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0
27.74Josh GalsterGearzy/Josh Galster RacingYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0
28.7Fernando AmantiniTeam AmantiniKawasaki ZX-6RDNSDNS-no times-0
29.78Reese WackerWacker Racing LLCSuzuki GSX-R600DNSDNS-no times-0