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Pro Road Racing April 26-27, 2014 | Fontana, CA Results

GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha...

The following two races were taped for airing on MAVTV. Log on to www.MAVTV.com for the exact time and channel.

Race FuelZ Pro Superbike... Round One of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha was an absolute barnburner as the dynamic duo of Cameron Beaubier and Josh Hayes fought hard for the win in today’s Yamaha SoCal Nationals Pro Superbike Race at Auto Club Speedway. At the checkers, Cameron took second place while Josh finished third.

Josh led for the majority of the race, but he was balked in the closing laps by a couple of slower riders who not only forced the three-time Superbike Champion off his preferred racing line, but he and his #4 Yamaha YZF-R1 ended up literally off the track. The incident unfortunately pushed Josh back to fifth.

Meanwhile, Cameron was also in the lead pack and took up the cause for the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team, where he led the 20-lap race for part of lap 17 and all of lap 18. Cameron battled with his old Sportbike nemesis Martin Cardenas for the win, and Martin ultimately got the victory.

Josh got back up to fourth place and, right before the finish line, he managed to pass Roger Hayden for third.

After the race, Cameron said, “Martin and I had a great battle just like we used to in Sportbike. He was doing a good job blocking the inside line, so I tried to go on the outside and square him up. It was a fun race, and I wished I’d won, but I’m happy to get second today.”

“Overall, I feel pretty good about my day,” Josh commented. “I had about five guys come right up the back of me with only about three laps to go in the race, and I went off the track. I fought back and, on the last lap, got a really good drive coming onto the front straight. I passed Rog right at the stripe, so I’m really glad to get on the podium for my team.”

 Race FuelZ Pro Superbike
 1 Martin Cardenas   
 2 Cameron Beaubier - YAM   
 3 Josh Hayes - YAM   
 4 Roger Lee Hayden   
 5 David Anthony   
 6 Chris Fillmore   
 7 Chris Clark   
 8 Chris Ulrich   
 9 Daytona Anderson   
 10 Mathew Orange   
 Standings after Round 1 of 3
 1  Martin Cardenas 25 
 2  Cameron Beaubier - YAM 20 
 3  Josh Hayes - YAM 16 
 4  Roger Lee Hayden 13 
 5  David Anthony 11 
 6  Chris Fillmore 10 
 7  Chris Clark
 8  Chris Ulrich
 9  Daytona Anderson
 10  Mathew Orange
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Dynojet Pro Sportbike... Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammates Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach both finished in the top five of today’s Yamaha SoCal Nationals Pro Sportbike Race at Auto Club Speedway. Garrett finished in second place after a spirited charge to the front, and JD netted a solid fifth-place result, while he continues to acclimate to his new team.

Garrett got a good start from the second row of the grid, but a missed shift caused his #8 Yamaha YZF-R6 Pro Sportbike to overrev, and it momentarily shut off as a safety precaution. He quickly got the bike running again and proceeded on his way, albeit a fair distance back in the field. Despite the adversity, Garrett went to work and started moving towards the lead. As the laps wound down, he made his way all the up to second place. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough laps left in race for Garrett to get close enough to challenge for the lead.

After the race, Garrett said, “I got a good launch and kind of missed a shift into second gear. The bike revved and stopped running, so that put me in a difficult situation. I didn’t give up, though, and I decided to just work on putting down fast lap after fast lap. I was happy that I was able to get back up to second place and get on the podium, but not so happy that I had a bad start.

If I could have been a bit little closer to the front, I might have been able to fight for the win. I’m glad that we have a race next weekend at Sonoma (Round Two of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented By Yamaha at Sonoma Raceway) because I’m so hungry for a win!”

 Dynojet Pro Sportbike
 1 Bobby Fong   
 2 Garrett Gerloff - YAM   
 3 Benny Solis - YAM   
 4 Jake Zemke   
 5 JD Beach - YAM   
 6 Chad Lewin - YAM   
 7 Joe Roberts   
 8 Jason Aguilar - YAM   
 9 Andre  Ochs - YAM   
 10 Michael Gilbert - YAM   
 Standings after Round 1 of 3
 1  Bobby Fong 25 
 2  Garrett Gerloff - YAM 20 
 3  Benny Solis - YAM 16 
 4  Jake Zemke 13 
 5  JD Beach - YAM 11 
 6  Chad Lewin - YAM 10 
 7  Joe Roberts
 8  Jason Aguilar - YAM
 9  Andre  Ochs - YAM
 10  Michael Gilbert - YAM
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