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New Orleans AMA SportBike | Race 2 Results

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AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

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

Martin Cardenas of the GEICO Suzuki squad got a measure of revenge on Cameron Beaubier (Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha) in Sunday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at NOLA Motorsports Park as the two class titans put on a memorable show during the final race of the 2012 season.

Cardenas crashed out of Saturday’s race won by Beaubier and the Yamaha pilot tied the series champion for victories this year with seven heading into today’s race.

Cardenas won Sunday’s nail-biter after a thrilling ending, one that saw both riders giving it all they had on the final lap. The Colombian was able to answer each of Beaubier’s tries at a pass and held off his younger rival for a 0.208 second win. For Cardenas, it was his eighth victory in his championship season.

Cardenas pulled away from the field early and Beaubier managed to catch up to make it a two-man fight. Both riders had slight bobbles that set up the last-lap showdown.

“For sure I wanted to beat Cameron,” said Cardenas. “Lately, he was winning a lot. I was prepared to give everything. If it worked out? Fine. If not? The ground was also okay. I gave everything I had.”

“Going into the last lap, I was pushing as hard as I could,” said Beaubier.

Tommy Aquino (Kneedragers.com Yamaha) beat Dane Westby (M4 Suzuki) to the line after that duo traded paint on the final lap.

J.D. Beach (RoadRace Factory/Red Bull) finished fifth after a podium on Saturday. He topped Jason DiSalvo (Latus Motors Racing Triumph) by less than half a second. Tommy Hayden, still recovering from an injury sustained at New Jersey in the fall, was next. Michael Beck of Team Beck Racing recovered from a crash on Saturday to finish eighth.

2012 New Orleans AMA SportBike Race 2 Results:

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1. 36 Martin Cardenas GEICO Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 18 Laps WINNER 1:42.593 0
2. 6 Cameron Beaubier Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 0.208 0.208 1:42.374 0
3. 124 Tommy Aquino Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 14.856 14.648 1:43.417 0
4. 5 Dane Westby M4 Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 15.052 0.195 1:43.258 0
5. 95 JD Beach Road Race Factory/Red Bull Yamaha YZF-R6 23.859 8.807 1:44.097 0
6. 40 Jason DiSalvo Team Latus Motors Racing Triumph Daytona 675 24.175 0.315 1:44.098 0
7. 22 Tommy Hayden Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 44.411 20.236 1:44.522 0
8. 61 Michael Beck Team Beck Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 48.833 4.422 1:44.697 0
9. 175 David Gaviria Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 55.022 6.188 1:44.895 0
10. 38 Kris Turner Turner`s Cycle Racing Triumph Daytona 675 1:03.243 8.221 1:45.251 0
11. 74 Josh Galster Gearzy/Josh Galster Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:07.492 4.248 1:45.752 0
12. 42 Kenny Riedmann Sturgess Cycle Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 1:08.276 0.784 1:46.099 0
13. 25 Chris Peris ADR Motorsports 2 Yamaha YZF-R6 1:12.175 3.899 1:46.204 0
14. 75 Huntley Nash LTD Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:12.234 0.059 1:46.357 0
15. 30 Danny Kelsey RPS Race Team Yamaha YZF-R6 1:12.423 0.188 1:46.280 0
16. 52 Joey Pascarella Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1:12.511 0.087 1:46.036 0
17. 86 Ben Young BYR/Fogi Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:13.774 1.263 1:46.434 0
18. 72 Bryce Prince Rotobox/Nexx Yamaha YZF-R6 1:21.233 7.458 1:46.630 0
19. 39 Nicollas Ferreira DMS Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:41.794 20.561 1:48.053 0
20. 7 Fernando Amantini Team Amantini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:42.005 0.210 1:48.033 0
21. 111 Derek Wagnon HSBK Racing Ducati 848 1:47.111 5.106 1:47.044 0
22. 56 Austin Dehaven Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 17 Laps 1 Lap 1:44.819 0
23. 13 Melissa Paris MPH Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 1:18.565 1:18.565 1:48.934 0
24. 63 Jeff Wrobel Wrobel Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:18.794 0.229 1:49.124 0
25. 24 Scott Ryan Stiles Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 15 Laps 2 Laps 1:47.678 0
26. 57 Cory West Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 6 Laps 9 Laps 1:43.917 0
27. 50 Bobby Fong Meen Motorsports Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 3 Laps 3 Laps 1:43.822 0
28. 98 Jake Zemke Ducshop Racing Ducati 848 1.073 1.073 1:43.843 0
29. 46 Shane Narbonne MOB Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 0 Laps 3 Laps -no times- 0
30. 132 Jake Gagne Road Race Factory/Red Bull Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS DNS -no times- 0
31. 20 Benny Solis Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS DNS -no times- 0
32. 34 Michael Barnes Kneedraggers.com/Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS DNS -no times- 0
33. 80 Garrett Willis SGA Racing/Yamaha Champions Riding School Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS DNS -no times- 0

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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