Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha’s Beaubier Claims Daytona 200 Pole

Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha’s Beaubier

Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha’s Beaubier

2013 Daytona 200 Qualifying Results

Cameron Beaubier claimed pole for the 72nd DAYTONA 200 on Friday. Beaubier, on board his Yamaha Extended Services/Graves Yamaha YZF-R6, dominated the field to set a best time of 1:49.612 on the 3.51-mile traditional motorcycle course in the afternoon session.

The 20 year-old topped a front row of teammate Garrett Gerloff, Bobby Fong of Triple Crown/RMR, and Jake Zemke of Desmo Veloce for the 57-lap contest.

Beaubier led most of the session by a wide margin, eventually ending up with more than a second’s advantage over the rest of the field when the session ended. Beaubier won the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph traditionally awarded to the DAYTONA 200 pole winner handily, but his rivals are expecting to give him a tougher task on Saturday.

Cameron Beaubier (Y.E.S. Yamaha YZF-R6 SportBike) says: “This morning, conditions weren’t good but in the afternoon, the temperatures came up. I got a good draft on the straightaway at the finish.”

The front row offers a varying level of rider experience. Veteran Zemke is a former DAYTONA 200 winner while Gerloff has never competed in the 200-mile race before.

Row two is packed with some of the best young riders in the country. J.D. Beach of RoadRace Factory heads up the second row, along with Meen Motorsports’ Jake Lewis, last year’s winner Joey Pascarella on the Riders Discount Triumph and LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash.

The sighting lap for the 72nd DAYTONA 200 begins at 12:40 p.m. local time Saturday. The race will be televised on SPEED in a next-day delayed broadcast beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST on Sunday.

2013 Daytona 200 Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Laps
1 6 Cameron Beaubier Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 FASTEST FASTEST 1:49.612 9
2 8 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha Extended Service, Graves, Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 1.490 1.490 1:51.102 11
3 50 Bobby Fong Triple Crown/RMR Yamaha YZF-R6 1.720 0.230 1:51.332 11
4 98 Jake Zemke Desmo Veloce Ducati 848 1.987 0.267 1:51.599 12
5 95 JD Beach RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZF-R6 2.259 0.272 1:51.871 12
6 85 Jake Lewis Meen Motorsports Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 2.561 0.302 1:52.173 11
7 52 Joey Pascarella Riders Discount Racing Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 2.601 0.040 1:52.213 12
8 75 Huntley Nash LTD Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 2.631 0.030 1:52.243 11
9 32 Jake Gagne RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZF-R6 2.731 0.100 1:52.343 11
10 43 James Rispoli National Guard/Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 2.827 0.096 1:52.439 11
11 5 Steve Rapp GEICO Motorcycle Road Racing Honda CBR600RR 2.835 0.008 1:52.447 12
12 3 Benny Solis M4 Broaster Chicken Racing Honda CBR600RR 3.114 0.279 1:52.726 13
13 40 Jason DiSalvo Latus Motors Racing Triumph Daytona 675 3.375 0.261 1:52.987 13
14 42 Kenny Riedmann Sturgess Cycle Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 3.565 0.190 1:53.177 12
15 21 Elena Myers Sturgess Cycle Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 3.867 0.302 1:53.479 13
16 74 Bostjan Skubic Inotherm Racing Team Yamaha YZF-R6 3.885 0.018 1:53.497 12
17 86 Ben Young Ben Young Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 4.090 0.205 1:53.702 12
18 7 Fernando Amantini Team Amantini Yamaha YZF-R6 4.138 0.048 1:53.750 12
19 29 Barrett Long Longevity Racing Ducati 848 5.033 0.895 1:54.645 11
20 24 Scott Ryan Stiles Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 5.580 0.547 1:55.192 12
21 64 Shane Narbonne Six-FourMotorsports.com Suzuki GSX-R600 5.646 0.066 1:55.258 11
22 13 Melissa Paris MPH Racing Honda CBR600RR 5.854 0.208 1:55.466 13
23 41 Luke Mossey GB Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 6.293 0.439 1:55.905 10
24 84 Anthony Fania KSW Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 6.387 0.094 1:55.999 11
25 333 Tristan Palmer Huggys Speedshop Kawasaki ZX-6R 6.565 0.178 1:56.177 9
26 888 Luke Stapleford Profile Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 6.941 0.376 1:56.553 9
27 966 Daniel Ortega DanOrtegaRacing.com Yamaha YZF-R6 7.666 0.725 1:57.278 10
28 82 Daniel Guevara Guevara Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 8.453 0.787 1:58.065 12
29 166 Brian Kcraget TOBC Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 9.091 0.638 1:58.703 11
30 25 Barry Burrell ADR Motorsports 2 Yamaha YZF-R6 9.213 0.122 1:58.825 11
31 37 John Ashmead OPR-LEVEL 10 RACING Kawasaki ZX-6R 10.676 1.463 2:00.288 13

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