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Mar 16, 2013

AMA Pro SuperSport Race Two Results From Daytona

GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Series

Daytona International Speedway 

Daytona Beach, Florida, March 16, 2013 

Provisional Race Two Results (3.5-mile course, all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tomas Puerta (Yam YZF-R6), 10 laps 2. Charles Weaver (Yam YZF-R6), -1.031 seconds 3. Corey Alexander (Suz GSX-R600), -1.134 4. Jeffrey Tigert (Yam YZF-R6), -1.189 5. Travis Wyman (Suz GSX-R600), -1.212 6. David Sadowski, Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), -1.267 7. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6), -1.390 8. Miles Thornton (Yam YZF-R6), -1.834 9. Mark Miller, Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), -1.835 10. Travis Ohge (Suz GSX-R600), -2.740 11. Hayden Gillim (Yam YZF-R6), -2.915 12. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6), -3.741 13. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R), -13.226 14. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6), -13.229 15. Ryan Matter (Yam YZF-R6), -23.066 16. Cody Wyman (Suz GSX-R600), -23.174 17. Ryan A. Jones (Suz GSX-R600), -26.292 18. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6), -28.960 19. Alex Shaw (Yam YZF-R6), -33.085 20. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6), -33.170 21. Jeremy Simmons (Yam YZF-R6), -42.588 22. Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R600), -43.136 23. Max Flinders (Yam YZF-R6), -43.253 24. Chad Swain (Yam YZF-R6), -43.458 25. Caroline Olsen (Suz GSX-R600), -43.616 26. Curtis Murray (Suz GSX-R600), -43.616 27. Ronny Frias (Yam YZF-R6), -43.669 28. Kristofer Knopf (Yam YZF-R6), -44.830 29. Roi Holster (Yam YZF-R6), -51.261 30. Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR), -53.776 31. Michael Pond (Yam YZF-R6), -66.343 32. Daytona Anderson (Yam YZF-R6), -66.685 33. JD Mosley (Yam YZF-R6), -71.741 34. Brandon Cleland (Tri Daytona 675R), -72.048 35. Alexander Guilbeault (Yam YZF-R6), -72.175 36. Jon Couch (Suz GSX-R600), -73.283 37. Patricia Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6), -74.282 38. Ryan Haddock (Yam YZF-R6), -84.383 39. Donny Wright (Suz GSX-R600), -84.730 40. Brett Probert (Suz GSX-R600), -91.214 41. JC Gibbs (Yam YZF-R6), -93.194 42. Dean Dufrene (Suz GSX-R600), -113.630 43. Carlos Gulfo (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap 44. Ryan Hobbs (Duc 848), -1 lap, 26.463 45. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6), -3 laps, DNF 46. Matthew Sadowski (Yam YZF-R6), -5 laps, DNF, crash 47. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6), -5 laps, DNF 48. Shawn Hill (Yam YZF-R6), -7 laps, DNF 49. Pat Mooney (Buell 1125R), -10 laps, DNS 50. Erick Sanchez (Yam YZF-R6), -10 laps, DNS 51. Armando Ferrer (Yam YZF-R6), -10 laps, DNS 52. Neill Herbert (Yam YZF-R6), -10 laps, DNS 53. Jamie Bishop (Yam YZF-R6), -10 laps, DNS

Provisional SuperSport East Championship Point Standings: 1. Mesa, 44 points 2. Gillim, 30 3. Alexander, 28 4. Miller, 25 5. Cody Wyman, 18 6. Travis Wyman, 16 7. Thornton, 12 8. Valdez, 9 9. Jones, 5 10. Murray, 3

Provisional SuperSport West Championship Point Standings: 1. Puerta, 48 points 2. David Sadowski, Jr., 40 3. Ferreira, 29 4. Weaver, 25 5. Ohge, 21 6. TIE, Matt Sadowski/Tigert, 18 8. Farris, 17 9. Blevins, 13 10. Matter, 10

More, from a press release issued by Motorcycle-Superstore.com:

Puerta takes second Daytona race in Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 16) - For the second time is as many days, a rider from Colombia won the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race at Daytona International Speedway. Tomas Puerta led six of 10 laps aboard his RoadRace Factory Racing Yamaha on Saturday to join countryman Stefano Mesa as Daytona winners this weekend. "I was trying to think about being in the lead on the last lap of the chicane," Puerta said. "I changed my mind with two laps to go. On the last lap I just put my head down and didn't care where everyone was at in the draft. "I saw I had a little bit of a gap going through the horseshoe, and I just kept charging from there." Puerta made that lead hold up to the finish and increased the gap to a final margin of 1.03 seconds over second-place Charles Weaver and his Napa Auto Yamaha and 1.133 seconds over third-place Cory Alexander and his National Guard Suzuki. "Everyone on the team is more confident than last year," Puerta said. "I'm hoping we can get a lot of wins this year." Weaver said his bike was working very well in the draft all race long. "It was kind of unexpected," Weaver said. "I was OK in warmup, but had a little spill and went into the grass. We gridded 13th and I just kept making my way forward. "Second-to-last lap I finally caught the lead group and drafted past most of them to get to second." The race was briefly red-flagged early on when a rider went off the track, which Alexander said worked to his advantage. "After the second start my bike was running great," Alexander said. "I made my way up from 11th, so I'm really pumped to be on the podium after a rough start to the weekend. I'm really happy."