2012 New Jersey AMA Superbike | Race 2 Results

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AMA Pro Road Racing

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

More records fell as Josh Hayes extended his historic run of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing excellence on Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

The conquering Hayes yet again looked to be in a class of his own as he completed the double at the American Red Cross Devil’s Showdown presented by Team Pro-Motion.

He quickly ended any dreams his rivals may have held of mounting a challenge on the race’s opening laps and steadily built his advantage from there.

Following 23 faultless circulations, Hayes claimed the checkered flag with more than eight seconds to spare to score his 13th victory of the season — a new all-time AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike record.

The win also stood as the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha pilot’s tenth straight in succession, further extending his series’ mark.

Hayes said, “To be able to stretch away and pull away like that… just having pace on people — that’s what racing is all about. I like it and I’m working really hard and having fun.”

“It’s a big testament to my crew and how hard they’ve worked. It makes the hard work I’ve been doing at home feel like a big payoff. I’m glad I’m able to do this for my team.”

Hayes’ Yamaha teammate, Josh Herrin, gave the squad a third 1-2 result of the ’12 season in a fine return to form. After struggling throughout the weekend, Herrin relied on a tactic that has worked well for him in the past. The rookie pushed hard on the opening lap and clung on as long as possible to Hayes’ disappearing rear wheel. While he wasn’t able to stay there for more than a lap or two, it proved enough to pull him free from majority of his competitors.

However, Herrin’s opening lap featured an extra bit of drama as he and Jordan Suzuki’s Ben Bostrom made contact while contesting second. The Yamaha pilot pushed his way through in pursuit of Hayes. Bostrom, meanwhile, suffered a less enviable fate, pushed off track and falling all the way down to 15th.

Runner-up Herrin said, “Yesterday was horrible; it was nice to get a good start and be up there today and not have to work twice as hard to get there.

“I was trying to make the least amount of mistakes that I could. Josh had already gotten a little bit of a gap so I was trying to put a gap on them so I didn’t have to keep working super hard to keep them from passing me.

“This was probably the worst weekend I’d had all season as far as all the sessions go. It was definitely cool for me to fall and have a race like we did yesterday and bounce back like we did today.”

Team Amsoil/Hero’s Geoff May worked hard to stick with Herrin but eventually fell into the clutches of Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Young. The rivals dropped out of podium contention in a Turn 1 incident on lap 17 of 23 that left May and his #99 EBR 1190RS on the ground and Young off-course.

National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden inherited the position and went on to score his sixth podium finish of the ’12 season.

“The podium was maybe a gift today,” Hayden said. “We pretty much struggled all weekend being consistent. I think I showed up a little bit rusty… But all and all, I’m happy with the podium. My pace was a lot better than yesterday but we still have to cut down the gap to the two Joshes.”

Young returned to the fray amidst a group battling for fourth that also included Bostrom, who had successfully charged forward following his early misfortune, Attack Performance Kawasaki’s Steve Rapp, and Riders Discount L&L Supply’s Taylor Knapp.

Bostrom took control of the position late but was aced on the final lap by Young in a reversal of their Saturday shootout for second.

Rapp picked up sixth, just two tenths ahead of Knapp, while Team Hero EBR’s Danny Eslick, Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing BMW’s Larry Pegram, and KTM/HMC Racing’s Chris Fillmore rounded out the top ten.

Hayes heads to the series’ penultimate round at Homestead-Miami Speedway carrying a massive 98-point advantage and in strong position to clinch his third consecutive AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike title a round early.

2012 New Jersey AMA Superbike Results, Race 2:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.1Josh HayesMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R123 LapsWINNER1:20.8950
2.2Josh HerrinMonster Energy Graves YamahaYamaha R18.6408.6401:21.7490
3.54Roger HaydenNational Guard Jordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100016.6968.0551:21.9640
4.79Blake YoungYoshimura RacingSuzuki GSX-R100021.0554.3591:21.9710
5.23Ben BostromJordan SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100021.1340.0781:21.6700
6.15Steve RappAttack PerformanceKawasaki ZX-1024.0852.9511:22.2290
7.44Taylor KnappRiders Discount K&L SupplySuzuki GSX-R100024.3060.2211:22.1030
8.69Danny EslickTeam HeroEBR 1190RS29.4935.1861:22.3960
9.72Larry PegramForemost Insurance/Pegram RacingBMW S1000RR30.0280.5351:22.5150
10.11Chris FillmoreKTM/HMC RacingKTM RC8R30.2150.1871:22.4510
11.18Chris UlrichM4 Roadracingworld.com SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100055.85325.6381:23.2640
12.6Chris ClarkYoshimura RacingSuzuki GSX-R10001:08.24712.3931:22.4430
13.33Jordan BurgessKneedraggers.com/ Motul/Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R10001:11.5633.3161:24.0090
14.26Lloyd BayleyLB RacingSuzuki GSX-R100022 Laps1 Lap1:24.9380
15.511Tim J. BemisderferVesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100018.75618.7561:24.8460
16.94Michael GarnerSoutheast Sales RacingKawasaki ZX-1019.3120.5551:25.6010
17.99Geoff MayTeam Amsoil/HeroEBR 1190RS16 Laps6 Laps1:21.5610
18.78Reese WackerWacker Racing LLCSuzuki GSX-R100057.44557.4451:24.7540
19.17Trent GibsonSeven SportsSuzuki GSX-R100013 Laps3 Laps1:27.6660
20.25David AnthonyKneedraggers.com/ Motul/Fly RacingSuzuki GSX-R1000DNSDNS-no times-0