Aug 3, 2013
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by David Swarts
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GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport: Joe Roberts (2) on his California Superbike School Roadracingworld.com Honda CBR600RR at Miller Motorsports Park. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
Joe Roberts smashed the class lap record and earned the pole position in GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport qualifying Saturday morning at Miller Motorsports Park.
Roberts, age 16, lapped the 3.0-mile Perimeter Course in 1:56.566 on his California Superbike School Roadracingworld.com Honda CBR600RR, beating Benny Solis' 2011 record of 1:58.384 by 1.8 seconds.
Hayden Gillim improved from ninth in provisional qualifying to second in final qualifying with a lap of 1:57.070 on his Team 95/RM Racing Yamaha.
Tomas Puerta, the provisional pole-sitter and SuperSport West Championship point leader, was trying to secure pole position on his RoadRace Factory Yamaha, but he crashed Saturday morning and will start third based upon the 1:57.189 he did on Friday.
Jeff Tigert earned the final spot on the front row with a time of 1:57.252 on his Baby Appleseed/CM Motorsports Yamaha.
The top 12 riders were under the old lap record.
Miller Motorsports Park National/GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport
Miller Motorsports Park
August 3, 2013
Provisional Combined Qualifying Results (all on Dunlop tires):
1. Joe Roberts (Hon CBR600RR), 1:56.566
2. Hayden Gillim (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.070
3. Tomas Puerta (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.189, crash
4. Jeffrey Tigert (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.252
5. Corey Alexander (Suz GSX-R600), 1:57.328
6. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.405
7. Miles Thornton (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.562
8. Brandon Cleland (Tri Daytona 675R), 1:57.615
9. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.625
10. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.728
11. Charles Weaver (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.910
12. Ryan Matter (Yam YZF-R6), 1:57.917
13. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6), 1:58.727
14. Erick Sanchez (Yam YZF-R6), 1:58.787
15. Royce McLean (Yam YZF-R6), 1:58.904
16. Andrew DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6), 1:59.027
17. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:59.585
18. Andre Ochs (Yam YZF-R6), 1:59.599
19. Alexander Hartl (Yam YZF-R6), 1:59.608
20. Neill Herbert (Yam YZF-R6), 1:59.820
21. Ryan Max Johnson (Yam YZF-R6), 2:00.327
22. Javelin Broderick (Yam YZF-R6), 2:00.982
23. Chad Swain (Yam YZF-R6), 2:00.993
24. Daytona Anderson (Yam YZF-R6), 2:01.210
25. Timothy Hines (Yam YZF-R6), 2:01.563
26. Mark Windham (Yam YZF-R6), 2:01.733
27. Jeremy Simmons (Yam YZF-R6), 2:01.930
28. Nobi Iso (MV Agusta F3 675), 2:03.151
29. Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR), 2:03.474
30. Matheus Perrira (Yam YZF-R6), 2:03.563
31. Michael Pond (Yam YZF-R6), 2:03.888
32. Patricia Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6), 2:05.351
33. Kelly Barnett (Yam YZF-R6), 2:05.726
34. John Crump (Bue 1125R), 2:06.457
35. Donald Ellsworth (Kaw ZX-6R), 2:07.425
36. Jon Foy (Kaw ZX-6R), 2:07.781
110% of Fast Time: 2:08.222
37. Kat Zimpel (Yam YZF-R6), 2:10.124
38. Danielle Diaz (Suz GSX-R600), 2:11.292
39. Chris Crump (Bue 1125R), no time recorded