MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey
MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
July 13, 2019
Twins Cup Race Results (all on Dunlop tires):
1. Kaleb De Keyrel (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), 12 laps, Total Race Time 18:41.790, Best Lap Time 1:31.813
2. Michael Barnes (Duc Monster 797), -0.683 second, 1:32.229
3. Alex Dumas (Suz SV650), -0.846, ran off track, 1:32.185
4. Draik Beauchamp (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -7.934 seconds, 1:32.893
5. Kris Turner (Suz SV650), -8.676, 1:32.852
6. Jason Madama (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -9.668, 1:33.015
7. Chris Parrish (Suz SV650), -10.222, 1:32.886
8. Cooper McDonald (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -12.366, 1:33.055
9. Curtis Murray (Suz SV650), -18.092, 1:33.744
10. Joseph Blasius (Suz SV650), -32.487, 1:34.980
11. Eziah Davis (Suz SV650), -32.705, 1:34.944
12. Robert Fisher (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -32.891, 1:34.502
13. Chris Bays (Suz SV650), -33.491, 1:34.788
14. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650), -41.316, 1:35.175
15. Dr. Danielle Diaz (Kaw Ninja 650), -41.991, 1:35.691
16. Kris Lillegard (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -58.705, 1:36.970
17. Ned Brown (Suz SV650), -62.286, 1:36.750
18. Ray Hofman (Suz SV650), -63.048, 1:36.986
19. David Catalina (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -70.403, 1:37.234
20. Steven Shakespeare (Duc), -86.192, 1:38.592
21. Michael Kim (Suz SV650), -95.370, 1:38.464
22. Clifton Ramsdell (Suz SV650), -102.878,1:40.086
23. Dr. Carl Price (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -1 lap, 1:40.273
24. Jim Whitten (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -1 lap, 1:40.396
25. Andrew Yzabal (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), -1 lap, 1:39.698
26. Gino Angella (Suz SV650), -1 lap, 1:43.869
27. Jorge Ehrenstein (Suz SV650), -1 lap, 1:43.901
28. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650), -2 laps, 1:40.332
29. Darren James (Yam FZ-07/MT-07), DNF, crash, 1:33.116
30. Dustin Walbon (Suz SV650), DNF, 1:38.677
More, from a press release issued by Team Hammer:
ALEX DUMAS ON THE PODIUM AGAIN AT LAGUNA SECA
Team Hammer continued its run of podiums on Saturday as the race action got underway for the hugely popular combined WorldSBK/MotoAmerica Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca.
Roadracing World Young Guns pilot Alex Dumas backed up his maiden Twins Cup victory last time out at Utah Motorsports Complex with another podium ride on Saturday at Laguna Seca.
Dumas stole the holeshot from second on the grid and proceeded to lead the opening nine laps of the 12-lap race aboard his Suzuki SV650.
Dumas found himself embroiled in an intense scrap for victory over the final three laps and clawed his way back into striking distance as the race opened its final lap.
However, the young Canadian was forced to run wide after saving a big slide entering Turn 2, dropping him to third position. That’s where he would stay to the checkered flag, finishing just 0.846-second off the win.
It was yet another impressive performance for the rising star and marked his third podium finish in succession.
“I had a good start, and I’m really happy how I was able to lead most of the race,” Dumas said. “I did make that mistake on the last lap — I downshifted into first gear, and I was sliding all over. I tried to make it up, but we ran into a bunch of lappers. I thought about the championship and third place was a good result. I’m just really looking forward to moving on to Sonoma now.”
Dumas’ Twins Cup teammate, Autovest Suzuki’s Joseph Blasius, won a tight four-rider fight for the final spot in the top 10.
Blasius ran just outside the top 10 for most of the race, but made a late and ultimately hit the stripe 0.218-second in front of the 11th-place finisher with 12th and 13th both within a second as well.
Superbike ace Jake Lewis piloted his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R to a fifth top-5 result in his last seven races. Lewis got away with the lead seven-rider pack early and used that quick start to build an unassailable gap over the second group.
Lewis rode a steady race from that point forward and capitalized on the misfortune of a couple of his rivals to climb to fifth at the flag.
Meanwhile, Daniel Mole slashed nearly a half-second off his qualifying best aboard his Pacific Utility Suzuki GSX-R1000R en route to a 21st-place result in the 12-lap Stock 1000 race.
M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s middleweight duo of Bobby Fong and Sean Dylan Kelly had the day off to contemplate Sunday’s Supersport final qualifying session and race.
Both riders again look capable of battling up front with Fong fourth and Kelly eighth-fastest provisionally, with Kelly expecting to improve as he continues to gain experience around the idiosyncratic circuit on the team’s potent GSX-R600 racebike.
With the Twins Cup and Stock 1000 classes complete for the weekend, all attention will be focused on Sunday’s Superbike and Supersport shootouts as Team Hammer looks to add to its weekend trophy haul.
About Team Hammer
The 2019 season marks Team Hammer’s 39th consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 74 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 217 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.