2015 VIR MotoAmerica Supersport Results
The MotoAmerica Supersport races at Virginia International Raceway went to two different riders – but both were on Yamaha YZF-R6 machinery. The same could be said for the Superstock 600 class.
Winning Saturday’s race-one was Wheels IN Motion/Motorsport.com/Meen Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 pilot Josh Herrin, a former AMA SuperBike Champion. He remained glued to the man who led for 22 of 23 laps, Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha’s JD Beach, but was able to make a move on the final lap.
Herrin earned the win ahead of Beach and yet another Yamaha YZF-R6 rider, Beach’s teammate Garrett Gerloff.
Beach wasn’t about to let this happen again, though, and earned the Sunday’s MotoAmerica Supersport race after leading all 23 laps. He would take the win by 2.7 seconds ahead of Gerloff. Herrin took the final podium position after just nudging out M4 Suzuki’s David Anthony.
Beach’s victory puts him atop the championship standings by just a single point over Gerloff, 102-101. Herrin is third with 95 points.
“My first win at COTA felt amazing, but to win it in the rain… it just didn’t feel like it was a win,” Beach said of his first career victory in Texas in round one. “To finally get one in the dry like this is awesome. After yesterday, leading every single lap and then Josh [Herrin] coming by me with three corners to go, it was devastating. It was horrible. Today I just wanted to put the race in my own hands and just go for it. It was awesome.”
Richie Escalante was a popular winner of the Bazzaz Superstock 600 class, the Escalante Racing Yamaha-mounted rider topping Kyle Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman by 3.7 seconds to win his first-ever American National road race. The Mexico City, Mexico resident is believed to be the first from his country to win a road race National in the U.S.
With his maiden victory, Escalante moves to the top of the Bazzaz Superstock 600 Championship over Saturday’s race winner Joe Roberts, 78-75. Roberts, who had been perfect on the season going into Sunday’s second race with three victories, crashed out of his early race battle with Escalante, MotoAmerica reports.
“Joe (Roberts) was sliding the tires and crashed,” Escalante said in his ever-improving English. “I just wanted to slow down and finish the race. I am so happy and I continue this way to the next races. I thank my team and my family for supporting me and congratulations to these guys.”
2015 VIR MotoAmerica Supersport Results Race 1: 1. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 2. JD Beach (Yamaha) 3. Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha) 4. David Anthony (Suzuki) 5. Bobby Fong (Triumph) 6l Tomas Puerta (Yamaha) 7. Ben Young (Yamaha) 8. Kyle Wyman (Yamaha) 9. Hayden Gillim (MV Agusta) 10. Corey Alexander (Yamaha)
2015 VIR MotoAmerica Supersport Results, Race 2: 1. JD Beach (Yamaha); 2. Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha); 3. Josh Herrin (Yamaha); 4. David Anthony (Suzuki); 5. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha); 6. Cameron Petersen (Yamaha); 7. Ben Young (Yamaha); 8. Kyle Wyman (Yamaha); 9. Corey Alexander (Yamaha); 10. Hayden Gillim (MV Agusta).
2015 VIR MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Results, Race 1: 1. Joe Roberts (Yamaha) 2. Richie Escalante (Yamaha) 3. Travis Wyman (Yamaha) 4. Bryce Prince (Yamaha) 5. Nick McFadden (Suzuki) 6. Andy DiBrino (Yamaha) 7. JC Camacho (Yamaha) 8. Jason Aguilar (Yamaha) 9. Ryan Jones (Honda) 10. Christian Crosslin (Suzuki)
2015 VIR MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Results, Race 2: 1. Richie Eslcalante (Yamaha); 2. Travis Wyman (Yamaha); 3. Wyatt Farris (Yamaha); 4. Bryce Prince (Yamaha); 5. Christian Crosslin (Yamaha); 6. Andy DiBrino (Yamaha); 7. Jason Aguilar (Yamaha); 8. Nick McFadden (Suzuki); 9. Michael Gilbert (Yamaha) 10. Curtis Murray (Suzuki).