AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama June 19 Provisional Race Results (all on Dunlop tires): 1. Josh Herrin (Yam YZF-R6), 21 laps 2. Danny Eslick (Suz GSX-R600), -0.022 second 3. Cameron Beaubier (Yam YZF-R6), -0.187 4. Tommy Aquino (Yam YZF-R6), -0.448 5. Taylor Knapp (Suz GSX-R600), -4.854 seconds 6. Jason DiSalvo (Duc 848), -14.432 7. Kris Turner (Suz GSX-R600), -14.707 8. Tyler O’Hara (Yam YZF-R6), -38.605 9. Barrett Long (Duc 848EVO), -38.619 10. Tyler Odom (Hon CBR600RR), -45.133 11. Santiago Villa (Suz GSX-R600), -47.033 12. David Sadowski, Jr. (Duc 848EVO), -68.580 13. Matthew Sadowski (Duc 848EVO), -68.604 14. Wes Humphryes (Suz GSX-R600), -80.560 15. Michael Morgan (Suz GSX-R600), -82.306 16. Matt Hall (Yam YZF-R6), -84.688 17. Kenny Riedmann (Tri Daytona 675), -88.291 18. Dirk Sanchez (Duc 848), -1 lap 19. Sam Rozynski (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 28.791 seconds 20. Cory West (Suz GSX-R600), -1 lap, crash 21. Dane Westby (Suz GSX-R600), -13 laps, DNF, crash 22. P.J. Jacobsen (Duc 848EVO), -13 laps, DNF, crash 23. Paul Allison (Yam YZF-R6), -14 laps, DNF 24. Huntley Nash (Yam YZF-R6), -15 laps, DNF, mechanical 25. Ricky Corey (Yam YZF-R6), -19 laps, DNF, crash 26. Melissa Paris (Yam YZF-R6), -19 laps, DNF, crash 27. Nahun Alvarez (Hon CBR600RR), -19 laps, DNF, crash 28. Fernando Amantini (Kaw ZX-6R), -20 laps, DNF, crash Provisional Championship Point Standings (after 8 races): 1. Eslick, 161 points 2. Herrin, 157 3. DiSalvo, 141 4. West, 137 5. Aquino, 126 6. Beaubier, 113 7. Westby, 96 8. Jacobsen, 90 9. Knapp, 82 10. O’Hara, 72 11. Allison, 59 12. Amantini, 58 13. Villa, 57 14. Nash, 55 15. Odom, 45 16. Turner, 38 17. David Sadowski, Jr., 34 18. TIE, Long/Matthew Sadowski, 30 20. Jake Holden, 26 More, from a press release issued by Geiger Media on behalf of GEICO: Eslick powers into points lead in AMA SportBike championship standings BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 19) — GEICO Suzuki rider Danny Eslick finished in second-place Sunday in AMA Daytona SportBike racing at the Barber SuperBike Classic and, more importantly, took the series lead in the process. “I feel great about our weekend,” said Eslick, who also won Saturday’s race. “Overtaking the points lead is huge. We’ve worked so hard to get up here this season and all of our hard work seems to be paying off.” The 2009 class champ started Sunday’s race from the pole and nearly led wire-to-wire. Unfortunately, Eslick lost the lead to Josh Herrin in the second to last turn of the final lap and just didn’t have enough track left to retake the lead. “What a race,” Eslick said. “I knew the other guys were right there the whole race and they were just waiting to make their move. I just can’t believe how close it was. Of course I wanted to win but I still earned a podium finish and got an additional point for leading the most laps so I’m happy with our finish.” The Oklahoman said he was unfazed by the near 100-degree temperatures and humidity that punished riders from cooler climes. “I’m used to this heat,” Eslick said. “This is what it’s like all the time at home so maybe I got a little edge on the guys because of it but I don’t know. It’s just what I’m used to and what I like and it turned out to work well for us this weekend.” The next round of AMA Daytona SportBike racing will be July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. More, from a press release issued by LTD Racing: NOT-SO-SWEET HOME ALABAMA: TOUGH DAY FOR LTD RACING AT BARBER (Birmingham, AL) June 19, 2011 LTD RACING Y.E.S. Yamaha has seen many good days racing in 2011 — including three victories — but Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park round wasn’t one of the team’s banner days. Huntley Nash had machine difficulties early in the Daytona SportBike and was forced to retire despite his most promising race in the class to that point. David Gaviria crashed out of the SuperSport race while fighting for the lead. Tomas Puerta was forced to take a calculated ride to eighth place after soreness from a Saturday crash made it tough to push. Sam Nash earned eleventh place in SuperSport. “The bike felt the best it has yet before it broke,” said Huntley, who had finished ninth on Saturday. “It was unfortunate because I thought the way the race was developing, we could fight for eighth place. That’s the positive from it and we’re leaving here more competitive than when we got here.” Once again, West points leader David Gaviria was a contender for the SuperSport race, but unfortunately, he crashed out while contesting the lead. “I lost the front,” said Gaviria. “I should have waited, as I had plenty of laps to make a move.” With Gaviria out, Tomy Puerta was unable to earn a fourth 2011 SuperSport win for the team as he faced a tough race due to soreness from a previous crash. “I did my best today, but I did not have the strength after yesterday’s crash,” said Puerta of the injuries he incurred on Saturday. “I tried to stay with the leaders in the first two laps, but I soon knew it was impossible. My race was more of a Sunday ride, but I was still able to get in the top ten and earn some points for the championship.” For Sam Nash, however, the weekend was a positive one. He finished 9th and then 11th on Sunday in tough, hot conditions. “I finished higher yesterday, but I enjoyed this race more,” said Sam. “I raced with some quality guys today, and it was a lot of fun. That’s the point of this to me — to go out and try to beat some good racers.”
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