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Sep 8, 2018

MotoAmerica: Wet Supersport Race One Results From NJMP (Updated)

New Jersey Motorsports Park.

MotoAmerica Championship Of New Jersey

MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Series

New Jersey Motorsports Park

Millville, New Jersey

September 8, 2018

Supersport Race One Results (wet conditions, all on Dunlop tires):

1. Hayden Gillim (Yam YZF-R6), 20 laps, Total Race Time 33:47.460, Best Lap Time 1:39.682

2. JD Beach (Yam YZF-R6), -13.723 seconds, 1:40.609

3. Richie Escalante (Yam YZF-R6), -22.783, 1:40.920

4. Anthony Mazziotto III (Yam YZF-R6), -35.848, 1:41.630

5. Nick McFadden (Suz GSX-R600), -60.082, 1:42.731

6. Miles Thornton (Suz GSX-R600), -68.033, 1:41.972

7. Jason Aguilar (Yam (YZF-R6), -77.166, 1:41.549

8. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6), -93.684, 1:44.195

9. Joseph Giannotto (Yam YZF-R6), -98.277, 1:41.462

10. JC Camacho (Yam YZ-R6), -100.616, 1:44.302

11. Jaret Nassaney (Suz GSX-R600), -100.683, 1:43.391

12. Cory West (Suz GSX-R1000), -1 lap, 1:44.993

13. Benjamin Smith (Suz GSX-R600), -1 lap, 1:45.609

14. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:45.963

15. Michael Gilbert (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:46.506

16. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:46.687

17. Caroline Olsen (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:46.978

18. Nolan Lamkin (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:47.052

19. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6), DNF, crash, 1:50.295

20. Daytona Anderson (Suz GSX-R600), DNF, crash, 1:51.420

21. Braeden Ortt (Yam YZF-R6), DNF, retired, no lap time recorded

22. Bailey Cox (Kaw ZX-6R), DNF, crash, no lap time recorded

23. Ashton Yates (Yam YZF-R6), DNS

24. Valentin Debise (Suz GSX-R600), DNS

Championship Point Standings (after 14 of 17 races):

1. Beach, 323 points, clinches Championship

2. Gillim, 230

3. Debise, 150

4. Prince, 144

5. McFadden, 139

6. West, 129

7. Esclante, 128

8. Mazziotto, 113

9. Ortt, 104

10. Aguilar

11. Thornton, 77

12. Gilbert, 69

13. Yates, 50

14. Camacho, 47

15. Anderson, 34

16. TIE, Smith/Farris, 23

18. Lucas Silva, 21

19. Giannotto, 19

20. Nassaney, 9

More, from a press release issued by Team Hammer:


The performance of M4 medAge Suzuki's Nick McFadden proved to be the lone bright spot for Team Hammer on a wet and gloomy day of racing on Saturday at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Valentin Debise and his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R600 were sidelined after the Frenchman was declared unfit to race Saturday morning due to lingering effects of a concussion suffered in Supersport Race 2 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex; Debise had passed multiple concussion protocol tests in France and again on Thursday at NJMP prior to a retest on Saturday. Prior to the retest, Debise made just three laps in final qualifying before pulling in and reporting that he did not feel well--yet he still qualified second quickest. Complicating matters, Debise exhibited systems of dehydration after a sweltering Friday.

McFadden stepped up in Debise's absence to compete near the front of the field in the day's Supersport contest.

The Kentuckian got away strongly from Row 3 and quickly established himself in the lead pack as the day's wet and wild MotoAmerica Supersport Race 1 took shape. His battle up front pulled him clear of the fight behind, allowing him to cruise home to an eventual fifth place result. The result was McFadden's seventh top-five finish of the 2018 season.

McFadden said, "I had a good Race 1 here at New Jersey Motorsports Park. I qualified eighth and got a good start. I was running fourth for the first few laps and tagged on to the leaders for as long as I could. I kept pace and eventually built up over twenty seconds back to sixth. I didn't quite have the pace to fight for the podium, but I was able to maintain the gap and bring home another top-five finish and collect some good points."

Meanwhile, it was a day to forget for the remainder of Team Hammer. Besides Debise being ruled out from taking part on Saturday, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Superbike star Jake Lewis and M4 RiCK! Suzuki's Daytona Anderson crashed in their respective races. Lewis managed to remount to finish eighth in the Superbike race while Anderson DNF the Supersport final.

The squad will look for a brighter Sunday as Debise will be re-evaluated and McFadden, Lewis, and Anderson will get another shot at the second half of the weekend doubleheader to conclude the penultimate round of the 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship season at NJMP.

About Team Hammer

The 2018 season marks Team Hammer's 38th consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 70 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 200 times and have won five AMA Pro National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships. The team has also won 135 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running "Methanol Monster" GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.

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