2013 Daytona AMA SuperBike VideoThe 2013 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike season began this past weekend with the first of 11 rounds at Daytona International Speedway.
Helping to highlight Daytona 200 Week, the SBK series began on a quick note for three-time AMA SBK Champion Josh Hayes. The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha rider was quickest throughout practice, and took the pole by over a second ahead of National Guard Suzuki’s Roger Lee Hayden.This momentum continued during the opening laps of race 1 of 2, but by lap five, things slowed dramatically. Hayes would have clutch issues attributed to his aggressive launch, and ultimately suffer a DNF.But luck was still in the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha paddock. Josh Herrin, who was running in second until Hayes had issues, took the race-1 win at Daytona. It was Herrin’s first-ever SuperBike victory.Herrin would take victory at the 2.9-mile circuit featuring 12 turns ahead of Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas and Pegram Racing Yamaha’s Larry Pegram.Attached above are video highlights of race 1 at Daytona. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for race 2 video highlights. To read a review of race 1, including full results, click here.
This week Teejay chats to Tyler Poppe. Tyler works on the TV show Mayans MC–and yet he doesn’t ride an American V-Twin. Wassup with that?? Also, Arthur finds out from friend Mike Cardillo about his thoughts on the full-size version of the Kawasaki KLX 140R F trail bike.