Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Road Race Team - Josh Hayes

Josh Hayes #4
Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Team

Three-time SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes finished a close second in the 2013 SuperBike points standings to his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate and 2013 SuperBike Champ Josh Herrin. Hayes won eight races and earned two additional podiums. “The Mississippi Madman” also had a season sweep in qualifying, earning all eight SuperBike pole positions, and he set a new lap record at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

In 2012, Josh won his third consecutive SuperBike Championship, and he did it in record-setting fashion, rewriting AMA Pro Road Racing history in several categories. Josh set a new record for most SuperBike wins in a single season with 16, and he also set a new record for most consecutive SuperBike wins in a single season with 10. In addition, Josh tied the record for most SuperBike poles in a single season with 10, and he had seven perfect weekends. In seven rounds during the 2012 season, Josh qualified his #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 SuperBike in the pole position, won both SuperBike races, and also led the most laps in both races.

Josh won his second consecutive SuperBike Championship in 2011, as well as his second SuperBike title in a row for Yamaha. He captured seven poles, three wins, and nine podium finishes in defending his championship. He only finished off the podium twice over the entire season, and he won the championship on the final lap of the final race.

The 2010 season saw Josh fulfill his lifelong goal of becoming AMA Pro SuperBike Champion. In the process, he also won Yamaha’s first SuperBike title in 19 years, scoring seven race victories and earning multiple bonus points for pole positions and laps led.

In 2009 Josh joined the Yamaha family for the first time and won seven races en route to second place in the AMA Pro SuperBike Championship.

Josh won back-to-back Formula Extreme Championships in 2007 and 2006, and in 2003, he won the AMA 750 SuperStock Championship. He made his AMA Pro Racing debut in 1999 where he won the 750 SuperSport race at Daytona and
finished third in the Formula Extreme class for the season.

Starting his road racing career at 19, Josh made a quick ascension up through the ranks where he won his first three WERA titles in 1994 and numerous others in the following four years.

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Racer Info
Number 4
Date of Birth 4/4/1975
Home Town Gulfport, MS
Marital Status Married to Melissa Paris-Hayes
Height 5' 9"
Weight 162
1st Race 1994 WERA
Year Turned Pro 1999
Favorite Track Road America, Miller
Favorite Food Pasta, Pizza
Favorite Music Rock
Training Cycling, Motocross, Tennis
Hobbies Cycling, Motocross, Tennis
Twitter @Hayes131
#2 SuperBike; 8 SB wins, 10 podiums & 8 SB poles
#1 SuperBike; set AMA records for 10 consecutive SB wins & 16 SB wins in a season; ties AMA record with 10 SB poles
#1 Superbike
#1 Superbike
#2 Superbike
#2 Formula Xtreme
#1 Formula Xtreme