Homestead-Miami AMA SportBike | Race One Results


AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

Y.E.S. Graves Yamaha pilot Cameron Beaubier won the Saturday AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race in decisive fashion over Martin Cardenas and Bobby Fong.

Beaubier has now won six out of the last eight races in the GoPro Daytona SportBike class after an early-season injury effectively ended his shot at the title as Cardenas (GEICO Suzuki) has taken charge of the championship.

Beaubier took pole for the race, but Cardenas earned the holeshot on the start. By lap four, the Californian had moved to the front and earned a gap he held for the rest of the race.

“I was pushing pretty hard at the beginning,” said Beaubier. “I had a soft tire that had started spinning up by the end. I tried to stay consistent and brought it home. The team gave me an awesome bike.”

“I led for two laps,” said Cardenas. “Cameron passed me and was a little stronger at the beginning of the race. I could see the board, and Bobby was behind me. At the end, I put my head adown and increased my rhythm. It was good to finish second.

Beaubier took the win by 1.633 seconds over Cardenas, who was threatened by Fong and Dane Westby (M4 Suzuki). Westby closed on his rivals and looked to be making a strong push, but he couldn’t get by so he took fourth.

Jake Gagne had an odd race. The RoadRace Factory/Red Bull pilot ran up front early, dropped back with an apparent machine issue, then returned to the action down in the pack. He made it back to fifth place and cut the race’s quick lap (1:26.066).

Jake Zemke was sixth on the DucShop Ducati, ahead of Tommy Aquino ( and Jason DiSalvo (Latus Motors Racing Triumph).

Austin DeHaven, coming off an injury, was ninth for

2012 Homestead-Miami AMA SportBike Race One Results:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.6Cameron BeaubierYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R623 LapsWINNER1:26.1130
2.36Martin CardenasGEICO SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6001.6331.6331:26.2250
3.50Bobby FongMeen Motorsports RacingYamaha YZF-R62.6761.0431:26.1300
4.5Dane WestbyM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6006.3043.6281:26.2490
5.132Jake GagneRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R613.0376.7321:26.0660
6.98Jake ZemkeDucshop RacingDucati 84819.7156.6781:26.8820
7.124Tommy Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R619.8600.1441:26.8840
8.40Jason DiSalvoTeam Latus Motors RacingTriumph Daytona 67520.2080.3481:26.5780
9.56Austin Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R638.85718.6481:27.7120
10.52Joey PascarellaRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60039.2980.4411:27.5270
11.175David Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R639.5570.2591:27.6270
12.61Michael BeckTeam Beck RacingYamaha YZF-R651.08811.5301:27.8930
13.57Cory WestRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60051.9290.8411:27.8500
14.29Barrett LongLongevity RacingDucati 84856.1824.2521:28.0700
15.75Huntley NashLTD RacingYamaha YZF-R61:07.74411.5611:28.2770
16.42Kenny RiedmannSturgess Cycle TriumphTriumph Daytona 67522 Laps1 Lap1:29.7700
17.7Fernando AmantiniTeam AmantiniKawasaki ZX-6R0.2200.2201:28.8510
18.13Melissa ParisMPH RacingSuzuki GSX-R60016.98216.7621:30.3800
19.39Nicollas FerreiraDMS RacingYamaha YZF-R621 Laps1 Lap1:28.6480
20.95JD BeachRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R68 Laps13 Laps1:26.8430
21.72Bryce PrinceRotobox/NexxYamaha YZF-R61:21.9291:21.9291:29.0400
22.46Shane NarbonneMOB RacingYamaha YZF-R67 Laps1 Lap1:29.3940
23.38Kris TurnerTurner`s Cycle RacingTriumph Daytona 6754 Laps3 Laps1:29.7290
24.20Benny Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R63 Laps1 Lap1:34.2720