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May 31, 2014

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race One Results From Road America (Updated)

Road America.

Subway SuperBike Doubleheader/AMA Pro Road Racing Series

Road America

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

May 31, 2014

Provisional GoPro Daytona SportBike Race One Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jake Gagne (Yam YZF-R6), 12 laps

2. Garrett Gerloff (Yam YZF-R6), -1.319 seconds

3. JD Beach (Yam YZF-R6), -1.346

4. Jake Lewis (Yam YZF-R6), -1.415

5. Jason DiSalvo (Tri Daytona 675R), -4.815

6. Blake Young (Yam YZF-R6), -11.937

7. Tomas Puerta (Yam YZF-R6), -12.027

8. Kyle Wyman (Yam YZF-R6), -12.187

9. Benny Solis (Yam YZF-R6), -12.236

10. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6), -12.594

11. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR600RR), -13.388

12. Kenny Riedmann (Tri Daytona 675R), -16.999

13. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6), -17.212

14. Fernando Amantini (Yam YZF-R6), -21.150

15. Daniel Ortega (Yam YZF-R6), -21.359

16. Shane Narbonne (Yam YZF-R6), -32.754

17. Roi Holster (Yam YZF-R6), -33.877

18. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600RR), -34.510

19. Dane Westby (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, DNF, mechanical

20. Elena Myers (Tri Daytona 675R), -3 laps, DNF, mechanical

21. Joe Roberts (Hon CBR600RR), -3 laps, DNF, crash

22. Michael Barnes (MV F3 675), -3 laps, DNF

23. Jordan Imrie (Duc 848EVO), -4 laps, DNF

24. Gerry Signorelli (Tri Daytona 675R), -9 laps, DNF, mechanical

25. Steve Rapp (Tri Daytona 675R), -10 laps, DNF, crash

26. Danny Eslick (Tri Daytona 675R), -11 laps, DNF, crash

27. Bobby Fong (Tri Daytona 675R), -12 laps, DNF, retired

More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Teammates Gerloff & Beach Finish Second & Third In Daytona SportBike Race 1 At Road America

Elkhart Lake, WI - May 31, 2014 – Yamaha YZF-R6 riders swept the podium in Saturday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Road America, and Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammates Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach finished second and third, respectively, in an exciting race that included a red-flag-restarted three-lap sprint to the finish.

For Garrett, the drama of the restarted race almost equaled the drama that the 18-year-old Texan had experienced during final qualifying when he went down hard on his #8 R6. Garrett was banged up, but he avoided serious injury. His R6, on the other hand, didn’t fare quite as well.

After the race, Garrett said, “My Y.E.S. team had to totally rebuild the bike for me after my crash this morning, and they did a great job getting it race-ready in a very short amount of time. We weren’t able to get in any practice laps since the race followed right after qualifying, so I wasn’t sure what I had. The front-end felt a little different, so I had to adjust to the change and just concentrate on my laptimes. The restart helped me because my team was able to adjust the front suspension and get me a little more comfortable. It was a big improvement, and I’m really happy to finish second, although I wish I’d won. But, we’ve got another race tomorrow, so I’ll being racing hard for a win.”

JD commented, “On the restart, I didn’t get off the line as well as I’d hoped, and I knew, with only three laps to the checkers, that I had to put my head down and just go. It’s great to get on the podium with a third, but I want more, and we’ll try again for a win tomorrow.”

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race 2 will start on Sunday at 2:00 PM CST.

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More, from a press release issued by Team Hammer:


Saturday proved to be another difficult day for Team Hammer and Joe Roberts at Road America as Friday's misfortunate only seemed to magnify overnight.

The day started off promising enough as M4 Racing's Roberts stepped up his pace considerably during the morning's Daytona SportBike qualifying session. The 16-year-old hustled his CBR600RR around the four-mile circuit with a best time of 2:22.666, an improvement of 0.988 over his Friday best. That gain saw him advance from 15th to 13th on the grid.

He continued his forward climb in the DSB race, pushing up to 11th early in the contest as he threw in another lap in the '22s.

Unfortunately, he encountered persistent problems as the race took shape and ultimately crashed out while working lap 10 of a scheduled 12. The Californian's big fall brought out a red flag and he was unable to continue at the restart.

Roberts said, "I'm still pretty beat up -- I landed on the rumble strip on my stomach and went across. It was good I was wearing a chest protector. My finger hurts pretty good too."

Roberts was later x-rayed. The results found a broken bone in his hand which will render the young racer out of action for at least two weeks.

"I went wide and came out in some real funky stuff and it just highsided me,” said Roberts. “It was bummer -- we dropped off a bit because it wasn't downshifting and I kept running wide.”

About Team Hammer: In 2014, Team Hammer, Inc. is competing in its 34th consecutive racing season, and is marking its eighth 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.

More, from a press release issued by Yamalube/Westby Racing:


Elkhart Lake, WI (May 31, 2014) -- Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Dane Westby made a valiant effort for the podium on Saturday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI, but disaster struck with half a lap to go, leaving the Oklahoman with nothing to show for his valiant effort.

Westby suffered a mechanical issue on the 12th lap after moving back into second place.

The contest, ultimately won by Jake Gagne, saw Westby battle with fellow Yamalube-sponsored riders Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach until the race was stopped due to a red flag with nine laps complete. If the race had been declared over, Westby would have celebrated on the podium.

However, the race was restarted with three laps remaining, setting up a wild dash to the finish. Westby jumped back up to second but had to pull off the track in a frustrating end to his day.

“I was really pleased with the performance in the first race,” said Westby. “Gagne was on fire. Congratulations to him. I wish I could have gotten a better start, so I called my buddy Rickey Gadson tonight for some tips. I feel confident in our race. I stand behind AMA Pro but I didn’t agree with the idea to restart the race."

Dane continued, "I had worked my way up to second after the restart. We had a component problem, and I wasn’t able to complete the race – something that stings after Daytona, especially. Tomorrow will be a beautiful day, and we’ll have another shot. It’s nice to have a doubleheader race for that reason.”

Westby and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team are looking forward to race two, which begins at 2 PM local time on Sunday in Wisconsin.