Homestead-Miami AMA SportBike | Race 2 Results


AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

Jake Gagne of the RoadRace Factory/Red Bull team won the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, a surprise win for the class rookie. Gagne showed fine form in a wet race to take his first AMA Pro victory. He topped Dane Westby of the M4 Suzuki team and Cameron Beaubier (Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha) in a race delayed by weather issues. Martin Cardenas clinched the championship for M4 Suzuki in the race as he became a two-time class champion.

Westby earned the lead on the start and Gagne harried him for ten laps until he made the pass for the lead. The young rider eventually fomented a lead of over seven seconds as he dominated the second half of race.

“Right away, I knew how fast we’d go. I got in behind Dane, and we took off. I saw we had a couple of seconds. I tried to get by Dane and see what I could do and did a couple of laps to pull a gap. I was able to pull it home. I was hoping for a podium, but a win is even crazier. I can’t wait to get to NOLA and try it again.”

“I tried to be conservative and was a little more conservative than necessary. I had some tire left at the end,” said Westby. “That’s all there was to it.

“To tell the truth, I was riding a little tense and nervous,” said Beaubier.

Cardenas finished fourth, enough to ensure he’d win the 2012 title. The Colombian, who is the 2010 champ, earned seven wins on the way to clinching the crown this season.

“The championship was great for us. We took advantage of the points we had,” said Cardenas. “We came here to Miami with the mission to win the championship. I focused on trying to clinch it, and I’m very happy.”

David Gaviria ( Yamaha) earned his best GoPro Daytona SportBike finish yet in fifth, as did Kris Turner (Turner’s Cycle Racing). Huntley Nash (LTD Racing) equaled his best class finish in seventh.

2012 Homestead-Miami AMA SportBike Race 2 Results:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.132Jake GagneRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R623 LapsWINNER1:31.9860
2.5Dane WestbyM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6007.1267.1261:32.4350
3.6Cameron BeaubierYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R614.2487.1221:31.9220
4.36Martin CardenasGEICO SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60038.34024.0921:33.7160
5.175David Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R642.8044.4631:33.5880
6.38Kris TurnerTurner`s Cycle RacingTriumph Daytona 67558.38615.5821:33.8990
7.75Huntley NashLTD RacingYamaha YZF-R61:02.9874.6011:34.3780
8.56Austin Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R61:05.0132.0251:34.2320
9.95JD BeachRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R61:14.1119.0971:33.4910
10.52Joey PascarellaRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6001:20.0145.9031:33.8470
11.29Barrett LongLongevity RacingDucati 8481:24.0514.0371:35.2360
12.39Nicollas FerreiraDMS RacingYamaha YZF-R61:33.7049.6521:36.1540
13.46Shane NarbonneMOB RacingYamaha YZF-R622 Laps1 Lap1:36.4420
14.72Bryce PrinceRotobox/NexxYamaha YZF-R63.0443.0441:36.4150
15.7Fernando AmantiniTeam AmantiniKawasaki ZX-6R29.46026.4161:37.7740
16.42Kenny RiedmannSturgess Cycle TriumphTriumph Daytona 67540.58711.1271:37.4020
17.61Michael BeckTeam Beck RacingYamaha YZF-R641.4860.8981:37.6370
18.40Jason DiSalvoTeam Latus Motors RacingTriumph Daytona 67521 Laps1 Lap1:34.5380
19.124Tommy Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R620 Laps1 Lap1:34.8650
20.50Bobby FongMeen Motorsports RacingYamaha YZF-R69 Laps11 Laps1:42.8530
21.13Melissa ParisMPH RacingSuzuki GSX-R6004 Laps5 Laps1:46.7860
22.57Cory WestRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6001 Lap3 Laps2:04.7960
23.98Jake ZemkeDucshop RacingDucati 848DNSDNS-no times-0
24.20Benny Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0