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Jul 20, 2014

AMA Pro Superbike Race Two Results From Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

AMA Pro Road Racing Series/Buckeye Superbike Weekend

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Lexington, Ohio

July 20, 2014

Provisional Race Two Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R1), 16 laps

2. Cameron Beaubier (Yam YZF-R1), -0.001 second

3. Roger Hayden (Suz GSX-R1000), -21.805 seconds

4. Chris Fillmore (KTM RC8R), -28.988

5. Chris Clark (Suz GSX-R1000), -33.641

6. Taylor Knapp (Suz GSX-R1000), -34.881

7. David Anthony (Suz GSX-R1000), -40.452

8. Chris Ulrich (Hon CBR1000RR), -48.147

9. Cory West (EBR 1190RS), -51.392

10. Frankie Babuska (Suz GSX-R1000), -59.334

11. Bernat Martinez (Yam YZF-R1), -72.901

12. Johnny Rock Page (Suz GSX-R1000), -1 lap

13. Larry Pegram (EBR 1190RS), -4 laps, DNF, retired

14. Matt Orange (BMW S1000RR), -7 laps, DNF, retired

15. Martin Cardenas (Suz GSX-R1000), -14 laps, DNF, crash

Championship Point Standings (after 9 of 11 races):

1. Hayes, 230 points

2. Beaubier, 190

3. Hayden, 176

4. Anthony, 159

5. Clark, 148

6. Cardenas, 126

7. Fillmore, 119

8. West, 101

9. Martinez, 80

10. TIE, Pegram/Ulrich, 71

12. Babuska, 61

13. Trent Gibson, 55

14. Page, 51

15. Knapp, 49

16. Sean Dwyer, 30

17. Diego Pierluigi, 28

18. Reese Wacker, 27

19. TIE, Jason Farrell/Stefano Mesa, 20

More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

The Emperor Strikes Back As Josh Hayes Nips Teammate Beaubier By .001-Second To Win SuperBike Race 2 At Mid-Ohio; Gerloff Podiums In DSB Race 2

Lexington, OH - July 20, 2014 – As if AMA Pro SuperBike Race 1 weren’t exciting enough, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammates Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier came back for Race 2 less than three hours after their late-morning battle--which was won by Cameron--and the Yamaha YZF-R1-mounted pair went toe-to-toe again with an even closer result. Josh took the lead on the last lap and narrowly hung on to win his sixth SuperBike race of the year, this time by a margin of just one one-thousandth of a second over Cam.

After his photo-finish victory, Josh said, “That was a really fun race, and the finish was unbelievable. I thought, for sure, that Cameron had got me at the line. I led most of the race with not much of a gap back to my teammate, so when Cam got past me, it took everything I had to get back in front of him on the final lap. That was a crazy last lap for me, and I’m fortunate that I was able to come away with the win.”

For Josh, it was his 11th motorcycle road racing win (in any class) at Mid-Ohio, which is a new track record. The victory retains Josh’s 40-point lead in the Championship with one event and two SuperBike races left in the 2014 season.

Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha: Gerloff & Beach

In Sunday’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2, Garrett Gerloff improved on his fourth-place result from Race 1 to finish third, which was the Texan’s second podium of the year. JD, meanwhile, finished in eighth place in Race 2 after finishing sixth in Race 1 earlier in the day.

RoadRace Factory/Yamaha’s Jake Gagne, who finished second in Race 2, is now leading the Championship by a seven-point margin over Yamaha’s Jake Lewis, who finished fourth in Race 2. Lewis was the winner of Sunday’s DSB Race 1, held earlier in the day at Mid-Ohio.

Join Us In New Jersey

The final and deciding round of the 2014 AMA Pro SuperBike and GoPro Daytona SportBike racing seasons will conclude with the Devil’s Showdown at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 13 and 14.

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