The final round of the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing series was a memorable one for the Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha team, as 19-year-old Cameron Beaubier and 17-year-old Garrett Gerloff each piloted their Yamaha YZF-R6s to wins in their respective race classes at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans.
Cameron won Saturday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race One and finished second in Sunday’s Race Two and, on the strength of his one-two finish, he was named “The Big Kahuna” of the event and was awarded the coveted surfboard trophy. He was also The Big Kahuna at the previous DSB round at Homestead-Miami Speedway, so Cam and his girlfriend Kayla Weaver can now hit the waves together up in northern California where they both live.
Meanwhile, Garrett battled back from a technical issue with his #96 Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha R6 during Saturday’s AMA Pro Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport Race One, and he won Sunday’s Race Two to finish out the season on a high note.
Tommy Hayden returned to DSB action aboard his #22 R6, but he was still unfortunately feeling the effects of the multiple injuries that he suffered in a crash at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Tommy put in a yeoman’s effort at NOLA, and he finished 10th and 7th on the weekend.
Attached above are highlights of “The Y.E.S. Men” in New Orleans.
For news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page.