Sep 21, 2011
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Speedcell sponsored Josh Hayes clinches AMA Superbike title in New Jersey
September 21, 2011 (Las Cruces, New Mexico) "” Speedcell Technologies, makers of lithium batteries and lightweight energy solutions, enjoyed its best season ever of AMA competition in 2011.
The 2011 AMA Superbike season finale at New Jersey Motorsport Park saw Josh Hayes riding his Speedcell-equipped Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R1 to a thrilling victory and second place race finishes, resulting in the Mississippi native retaining his number one plate.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Blake Young also made the most of his Speedcell-equipped Yoshimura built Superbike, winning no less than seven races throughout the course of the season in route to second place overall in the championship.
Tommy Hayden, riding another Speedcell-equipped, Rockstar Makita Suzuki superbike earned three race victories on his way to third place overall in the 2011 AMA Superbike Championship final standings.
Team M4 Suzuki's Martin Cardenas also earned his first career Superbike victory on his Speedcell equipped GSX-R1000. The Colombian rider demonstrated his riding talent by adapting quickly to the power of the 1000cc engine in his rookie season. Consistently running in the front allowed Martin to secure fourth place overall in the championship.
Jordan Suzuki's Ben Bostrom ended the season in fifth place overall after two second-place race finishes and consistent top-ten results.
National Guard Jordan Suzuki rider Roger Hayden enjoyed a successful return to AMA Superbike competition. The youngest Hayden brother tasted podium champagne on two occasions while also scoring eight top-five finishes that saw him end the season in sixth place overall.
Y.E.S./Pat Clark/ Graves Yamaha rider Chris Clark continued his rise through the American Superbike ranks finishing the season in eighth place with a best finish of sixth and nine top-ten finishes.
Iron Horse/ ESP BMW rider Chris Peris, in his first full season on the BMW superbike, earned a highest finish of fifth place at the second round. Five additional top-tens in the highly competitive Superbike class, against better funded teams, rewarded Peris with eleventh place in the championship.
Team M4 Suzuki's Chris Ulrich finished an injury plagued 2011 season in eighteenth place after a great start to the season that saw the California rider earn two top-ten finishes and an eleventh in the first three races.
Josh Herrin was in contention all season for the Daytona Sportbike title on his Speedcell equipped, Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R6. Herrin won five races in 2011 and racked up ten top-fives over the course of the season. Herrin battled until the end, scoring first and second place finishes in the season finale but ultimately coming up nineteen points short of first place in second.
Tommy Aquino continued to impress on his Y.E.S./Pat Clark/ Graves Yamaha R6. 2011 saw the young rider score his first AMA Daytona Sportbike victory and collecting ten top-five finishes throughout the season resulting in third place overall in the DSB championship.
M4 Suzuki's Dane Westby was another Speedcell equipped rider to score his first AMA Daytona Sportbike victory in 2011. Six top-five finishes resulted in Westby ending the season in seventh place overall in the championship.
Colombian rider Santiago Villa continued to improve on his Speedcell equipped M4 Suzuki, scoring two top-ten's.
Team SuzukiScoopFans Elena Meyers finished a solid 2011 Supersport season on her Speedcell-equipped GSX-R600. Although she was unable to reach the top step of the podium this year as she did last year, her three top-five and additional two top-ten finishes resulted in a fifth place championship standing.
About Speedcell Technologies
Speedcell Technologies, a division of Navitus Group, was established in 2008 to create a lightweight lithium battery alternative to original equipment lead acid batteries. Speedcell engineers design and build all batteries in-house, in the USA. Speedcell builds OEM battery replacement and custom battery solutions for specific applications. Speedcell also works with various cell chemistries and builds battery management systems. Speedcell supplies batteries to the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. Speedcell is a proud supplier to Monster Energy Graves Yamaha, Rockstar Makita Suzuki, M4 Suzuki, Jordan Suzuki, National Guard Jordan Suzuki, Y.E.S./ Pat Clark/ Graves Yamaha, Iron Horse/ ESP BMW, SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki in the AMA. Speedcell also supplies batteries for MZ Moto 2 in the Moto2 World Championship.