New Orleans AMA SportBike | Race 1 Results

2012-new-orleans-ama-sportbike-race-one-results (1)2012 AMA Pro Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike results from NOLA Motorsports Park, New Orleans, listed below

It was a true showdown in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike. GEICO Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas clinched the title in Miami, but many times during the 2012 season he had to watch Cameron Beuabier, who had no title aspirations after an earlier injury, win races for Y.E.S /Graves/Yamaha. With the championship decided, both riders could go for it in New Orleans.

Beaubier came out on top as Cardenas crashed out in the waning laps while the duo fought for position at the front. It was the seventh win of the year for Beaubier, which ties him with Cardenas for the most victories on the season in GoPro Daytona SportBike.

Cardenas rode off into the lead twice, as the race was stopped by a red flag caused by an ugly crash that happened on lap three when Meen Motorsports’ Bobby Fong hit the rear of polesitter Jake Gagne’s RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha in turn one. After the race was restarted, Cardenas once again pulled away, only to have Beaubier charge through the pack and catch up with the Colombian. Cardenas had several near-crashes before relinquishing the point to Beaubier. The two-time Daytona SportBike Champion had just slipped back into the lead before crashing out of the final series of turns with two to go.

“I was trying to make my way up towards the front,” said Beaubier. “I put my head down and managed to catch up to Cardenas. He made a mistake and crashed. It’s not the way I wanted to win but my team gave me a great bike.”

Dane Westby finished second for M4 Suzuki, maintaining second place in the series points. He beat J.D. Beach on the RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha and Tommy Aquino on the Kneedraggers.com Yamaha, who tangled in the final corners.

Jake Zemke earned a top five on the DucShop Ducati. Jason DiSalvo was sixth on his Latus Motors Racing-branded Triumph. David Gaviria earned seventh on his Kneedraggers.com Yamaha.

2012 AMA SportBike Race 1 Results:

PosNo.Rider(s)TeamBikeIntervalGapBest LapPoints
1.6Cameron BeaubierYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R618 LapsWINNER1:42.7790
2.5Dane WestbyM4 SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R6004.7824.7821:43.8060
3.95JD BeachRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R67.6352.8531:43.7690
4.124Tommy AquinoKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R612.4374.8021:43.6580
5.98Jake ZemkeDucshop RacingDucati 84822.0019.5631:44.1760
6.40Jason DiSalvoTeam Latus Motors RacingTriumph Daytona 67524.8692.8681:44.7460
7.175David GaviriaKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R625.4280.5591:45.0140
8.57Cory WestRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60025.7060.2781:45.0230
9.56Austin DehavenKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R626.0460.3391:44.9230
10.22Tommy HaydenYamaha Extended Service, Graves, YamahaYamaha YZF-R626.1730.1261:44.8810
11.38Kris TurnerTurner`s Cycle RacingTriumph Daytona 67543.26617.0921:45.1120
12.86Ben YoungBYR/Fogi RacingYamaha YZF-R647.7594.4921:46.1530
13.46Shane NarbonneMOB RacingYamaha YZF-R648.8981.1391:45.9880
14.52Joey PascarellaRiders Discount Vesrah SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60048.9030.0041:45.8360
15.30Danny KelseyRPS Race TeamYamaha YZF-R61:06.47717.5731:46.8960
16.39Nicollas FerreiraDMS RacingYamaha YZF-R61:07.3750.8981:47.2430
17.7Fernando AmantiniTeam AmantiniKawasaki ZX-6R1:11.3904.0141:47.2630
18.24Scott RyanStiles RacingYamaha YZF-R61:11.4660.0761:47.5950
19.42Kenny RiedmannSturgess Cycle TriumphTriumph Daytona 6751:38.30026.8341:46.0010
20.74Josh GalsterGearzy/Josh Galster RacingYamaha YZF-R61:39.1000.7991:48.4030
21.63Jeff WrobelWrobel RacingYamaha YZF-R61:41.8902.7891:49.2650
22.61Michael BeckTeam Beck RacingYamaha YZF-R617 Laps1 Lap1:44.8640
23.72Bryce PrinceRotobox/NexxYamaha YZF-R627.86627.8661:47.2920
24.36Martin CardenasGEICO SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R60015 Laps2 Laps1:43.2390
25.111Derek WagnonHSBK RacingDucati 84811 Laps4 Laps1:47.5170
26.25Chris PerisADR Motorsports 2Yamaha YZF-R62.2072.2071:47.4390
27.75Huntley NashLTD RacingYamaha YZF-R69 Laps2 Laps1:46.9040
28.50Bobby FongMeen Motorsports RacingYamaha YZF-R62 Laps7 Laps1:44.0720
29.132Jake GagneRoad Race Factory/Red BullYamaha YZF-R60.1620.1621:43.9100
30.13Melissa ParisMPH RacingSuzuki GSX-R60015.58315.4211:50.1880
31.20Benny SolisKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0
32.34Michael BarnesKneedraggers.com/Triple Crown IndustriesYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0
33.80Garrett WillisSGA Racing/Yamaha Champions Riding SchoolYamaha YZF-R6DNSDNS-no times-0