In his second year with RoadRace Factory/Yamaha, JD fi nished fourth in the 2013 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike final points standings with 11 top fives and seven podiums on the year. JD competed in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike in 2012, aboard a RoadRace Factory/ Yamaha R6, where he earned 17 top-10 fi nishes in 19 races and finished 6th in the standings. He finished 8th in the AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Singles points standings, with his best race result being a 4th in Peoria, Illinois. He also raced in five AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Twins events, earning one pole position and two top-5 finishes. In 2011, he finished 4th in the Daytona 200 before moving up to AMA Pro SuperBike, where he earned six top-10 fi nishes in 12 races. He also raced in AMA Pro Flat Track where, out of seven starts in the Grand National class, JD notched four top-10s and one top-5 result. 2010 was a big year for JD, as he moved from Snoqualmie, Washington to Philpot, Kentucky. The move to the Bluegrass State paid off because he won the AMA Pro SuperSport East Division Championship. 2009 was JD’s first year as a professional road racer. He competed in AMA Pro SuperSport where he got on the podium three times, had a best finish of second, and fi nished 2nd in the East Division Championship. That same year, he also finished 4th in the AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Championship, earning three race wins and five podiums. In 2008, JD won the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship in only his second year as a road racer, becoming the fi rst American ever to win the title. 2007 was JD’s fi rst year of road racing when he was selected to compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship. As a rookie road racer, he fi nished 16th in points, with a best fi nish of 8th. Born in Snoqualmie, Washington, JD followed in his father’s steel-shoed footsteps and started fl at track racing when he was just three years old. See the Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6.
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