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Sep 14, 2013

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race One Results From New Jersey Motorsports Park

New Jersey Motorsports Park's Thunderbolt Course.

New Jersey Lottery Devil's Showdown/GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey September 14, 2013 Provisional Race One Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Cameron Beaubier (Yam YZF-R6), 23 laps 2. Jake Lewis (Yam YZF-R6), -1.029 seconds 3. Jake Gagne (Yam YZF-R6), -31.937 4. Bobby Fong (Tri Daytona 675R), -31.975 5. Dane Westby (Hon CBR600RR), -32.205 6. James Rispoli (Suz GSX-R600), -33.815 7. Jason DiSalvo (Tri Daytona 675R), -52.541 8. Jake Zemke (Tri Daytona 675R), -60.684 9. Eric Stump (Yam YZF-R6), -67.993 10. Benny Solis (Hon CBR600RR), -68.016 11. Elena Myers (Tri Daytona 675R), -78.905 12. Kyle Wyman (Tri Daytona 675R), -79.012 13. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6), -79.036 14. Dustin Dominguez (Kaw ZX-6R), -1 lap 15. Fernando Amantini (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 37.638 16. Barrett Long (Duc 848), -1 lap, 55.208 17. Daniel Ortega (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 55.488 18. Melissa Paris (Hon CBR600RR), -1 lap, 69.556 19. Scott Ryan (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 83.420 20. Ben Young (Yam YZF-R6), -14 laps, DNF 21. Garrett Gerloff (Yam YZF-R6), -20 laps, DNF, crash 22. Joey Pascarella (Tri Daytona 675R), -22 laps, DNF, crash 23. JD Beach (Yam YZF-R6), -23 laps, DNS 24. Kenny Riedmann (Tri Daytona 675R), -23 laps, DNS

Championship Point Standings (after 11 of 13 races):

1. Beaubier, 341 points* 2. Gagne, 244 3. Gerloff, 200 4. Beach, 196 5. Lewis, 172 6. Rispoli, 159 7. Westby, 147 8. DiSalvo, 130 9. Fong, 124 10. Solis, 93 11. Amantini, 78 12. Young, 75 13. TIE, Myers/Pascarella, 72 15. Riedmann, 68 16. Paris, 51 17. Long, 44 18. Ryan, 43 19. Zemke, 33 20. Stump, 30

*clinches Championship

More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

Cameron Hammers ’Em As Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Rider Clinches 2013 DSB Title With Race 1 Win At New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ - September 14, 2013 – Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Cameron Beaubier will remember this day for the rest of his life, as will his family, friends, and fans. In one fell swoop, the soft-spoken, yet lightning-fast, northern Californian won Saturday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1, clinched the 2013 Daytona SportBike Championship, and set a new record for most DSB wins in a single season. Despite only needing to score a handful of points to wrap up the 2013 DSB title in today’s race, Cameron was determined to keep his winning streak alive, and he successfully extended it to 8 wins in a row and 10 out of 11 wins this season. Also, earlier in the day, Cameron earned his seventh pole position out of seven rounds for a perfect qualifying record this season. “It’s an awesome day,” Cameron said. “I can’t thank my Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team enough for all they’ve done for me this season. Also, I’ve got to thank my Mom and Dad, and my girlfriend Kayla for all their love and support. It feels really good to get this Championship for Yamaha.” In contrast to Cameron’s fortunes, Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate Garrett Gerloff had a day that he’d just as soon forget. While racing in the lead group on lap three, Garrett lost the front of his #8 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6, and he suffered a mild tipover that put him out of the race. About the incident, Garrett said, ”I thought the left side of my tires had more heat in them than they did, and I was trying to catch up to Cameron and Jake in the lead. With the (cooler) track temps today and the cold tires, I ran out of side grip in Turn 3 and lowsided. It was a mistake, and I’ll learn from it and come back strong for tomorrow’s race. I want to say congratulations to my teammate Cameron. He’s had an amazing season, and my hat’s off to him.” Daytona SportBike Race 2 from New Jersey Motorsports Park is scheduled for tomorrow at 3 PM ET. For more news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @YamahaMotorUSA.

More, from a press release issued by GEICO Motorcycle Road Racing:

GEICO Honda rider Westby takes fifth in first Devil's Showdown race

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 14) - Dane Westby was all smiles after racing to a fifth-place finish aboard his GEICO Motorcycle Honda in Saturday's GoPro Daytona SportBike race. Westby spent most of the New Jersey Lottery Devil's Showdown, this week's stop in the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series, in a pack of four riders jockeying for third place for most of the race. Being a part of that group fighting for a podium all race long gave Westby a lot of confidence. "It was a lot of fun with those guys," Westby said. "We've hit on a great setup and were able to run with those guys today and battle back and forth. It's nice to get a fun race out of the deal. The track, the bike, and I are gelling together this weekend. It's a nice feeling." Westby started off the race ninth on the grid, but he didn't stay that deep in the field for long. "Historically it's when I do best here," Westby said. "Last year I did the same thing: Started pretty far back and moved my way through. It kind of lit a fire under me. That's what happened today. It seems to work for me. I'm able to get into a groove, have fun riding, and not be so on edge." Westby worked his way up into the pack with Jake Gagne, Bobby Fong, and James Rispoli. Positions were changed in every corner and down every straight stretch as the quartet of riders made their way around the circuit. "All those guys were making mistakes, I was just making the fewest mistakes," Westby said. "We really have a great setup for this track, and I was able to make passes in a lot of different places. At the end I wasn't sure how much I had left in my bike and on my tires, so I didn't think it was a good idea to push too hard and do something that might ruin such a good run." Westby is ready to jump right back on the bike and keep racing. "It wouldn't be bad if it were a quadruple-header this weekend," Westby said. "We'll just have to wait for tomorrow and the second half of the doubleheader. We should be good tomorrow. I'm going to try the same thing. I'm going to relax and have fun. "I'm missing the taste of some champagne, so hopefully we can get up on the podium tomorrow." Sunday's second half of the Devil's Showdown starts at 3 p.m. EDT and will be aired live on CBS Sports Network.

More, from a press release issued by Team Hammer PR:


Saturday was a day of marked improvement for Team Hammer at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Following a somewhat difficult return to action Friday following an extended layoff, the squad's contenders took big strides forward and registered promising results in their respective races.

GEICO Road Racing Honda's Dane Westby featured heavily in Saturday's exciting Daytona SportBike contest, battling back and forth in a four-rider pack contending for a podium finish. The Oklahoman displayed a number of the deft overtaking maneuvers he's well known for, storming into third on multiple occasions.

Westby, who started from the third row, ultimately collected fifth place at the flag, his third top-five result of the 2013 AMA Pro season.

He was joined in the SportBike top 10 by M4 Hotbodies Racing's Benny Solis. Like Westby, Solis charged forward in the race aboard his Honda CBR600RR after qualifying in 16th position. The North Hollywood resident missed out on ninth by just 0.023 after waging a spirited race-long scrap for the position.

Solis said, "Today was a much better day. The result was a 10th but it was much better than practice and qualifying. I had a fun race, a good battle to the very end. I learned some stuff for sure, and picked up my lap time. Now we're moving forward and the goal is to continue to move forward tomorrow."

MPH's Melissa Paris too moved forward when it mattered the most. After qualifying 22nd, Paris scooped up a 16th-place result aboard her Team Hammer Contract Services-prepared Honda CBR600RR.

M4 Broaster Chicken Racing's Chris Ulrich made the most of a second chance in Saturday's AMA Superbike race. After encountering an electronics issue at the race's originally start, he bounced back to contend for a spot just outside the top 10 following a red flag and restart. In the end, the Californian came home a close 13th aboard his CBR1000RR Superbike.

Ulrich explained what happened, stating, "The launch control has been acting a little bit funny. I've been trying to get the hang of it -- I had it working pretty well early in the season but we've been changing specs as we work on the electronics all the time. I'm still trying to get it going.

"I didn't have a bad race. I was in the hunt for the top 10 most of the way and made some good moves. We have some areas we must improve, and we're working hard. We're not quite there, but we'll get through this weekend and see what we've got for Laguna. After that we've got a lot of development work to do over the off-season. We've got a hard winter ahead of us, but I have a lot of faith in my guys.

"Tomorrow we'll be shooting for the top 10. If we can do it, we can do it."

Team Hammer will look to continue their forward march in Sunday's second half to the New Jersey Motorsports Park doubleheader.

About Team Hammer: In 2013, Team Hammer, Inc. is competing in its 33rd consecutive racing season, and is marking its seventh year of offering technical and logistical support through its Contract Services Department. Riders on Team Hammer-prepared racebikes have earned 59 AMA Pro National race wins; 135 AMA Pro National podium finishes; 5 AMA Pro Championships; 133 Overall National Endurance race wins; 13 National Endurance Championships and assorted other race wins and titles.