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Sep 8, 2012

Hayes Secures AMA Pro Superbike Pole Position At New Jersey Motorsports Park

Josh Hayes (1). Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy of AMA Pro Racing
American Red Cross Devil's Showdown/GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing
National Guard SuperBike
New Jersey Motorsports Park
Millville, New Jersey
September 8, 2012
Provisional Qualifying Session Two Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R1), 1:20.776
2. Steve Rapp (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:21.521
3. Blake Young (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:21.762
4. Geoff May (EBR 1190RS), 1:21.770
5. Ben Bostrom (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:21.903
6. Roger Hayden (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:21.991
7. Larry Pegram (BMW S1000RR), 1:22.243
8. Taylor Knapp (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:22.291
9. Chris Clark (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:22.447
10. Josh Herrin (Yam YZF-R1), 1:22.855
11. Chris Fillmore (KTM RC8R), 1:23.169
12. Danny Eslick (EBR 1190RS), 1:23.190
13. David Anthony (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:23.264
14. Chris Ulrich (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:23.352
15. Jordan Burgess (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:25.011
16. Reese Wacker (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:25.176
17. Lloyd Bayley (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:26.285
18. Michael Garner (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:26.499
19. Tim J. Bemisderfer (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:27.005
20. Trent Gibson (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:27.634

Provisional Combined Qualifying Results:

1. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R1), 1:20.776
2. Steve Rapp (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:21.521
3. Roger Hayden (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:21.581
4. Ben Bostrom (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:21.589
5. Blake Young (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:21.762
6. Geoff May (EBR 1190RS), 1:21.770
7. Larry Pegram (BMW S1000RR), 1:22.202
8. Taylor Knapp (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:22.291
9. Josh Herrin (Yam YZF-R1), 1:22.409
10. Danny Eslick (EBR 1190RS), 1:22.421
11. Chris Clark (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:22.447
12. Chris Fillmore (KTM RC8R), 1:22.561
13. David Anthony (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:22.896
14. Chris Ulrich (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:23.352
15. Tim Bemisderfer (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:23.785
16. Jordan Burgess (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:24.713
17. Reese Wacker (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:25.176
18. Lloyd Bayley (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:26.285

107% of Fast Time: 1:26.430

19. Michael Garner (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:26.498
20. Trent Gibson (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:27.627

More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

Jersey? Sure! Josh Hayes Ties Record For Consecutive Poles In AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike

Millville, NJ September 8, 2012 After setting provisional pole in yesterday's first qualifying session, two-time defending SuperBike Champion and Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Josh Hayes kept his #1 crossplane-crankshaft YZF-R1 at the top of the lap charts and earned his 11th consecutive pole position, which ties him for the AMA Pro Road Racing record in the SuperBike class.

The series has been to nine venues so far this season, including this weekend's round at the 14-turn, 2.2-mile New Jersey Motorsports Park road course, and Josh has won the pole at every round this year. His record of 11 poles in a row extends back to the final two rounds last season.

"I was kind of surprised to see the laptimes as fast as yesterday because of the rain last night, and there were a few damp patches on the track," Josh commented. "I've had four years on my R1, and that's a big benefit. We know what we have to do to win, and that's what we're going to try to do." Josh has won a total of 11 races so far this season, including eight wins in a row.

SuperBike Race 1 is scheduled for later today at 3:15 PM EST.

For more news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha's Facebook page.