AMA Pro Racing – VIR – Sunday Race Results

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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AMA Supersport: J.D. Beach clinched the AMA Pro SuperSport East Region championship, with another dominating performance at the Virginia International Raceway. Beach finished more than 5 seconds ahead of Huntley Nash, and secured his 7th win out of the last 8 East region Supersport races.

Daytona Sportbike: Josh Herrin got back to the top during the second race for the Daytona Sportbike at VIR. Bobby Fong, who won race one, crashed out of contention early in the session, leaving Herrin to battle for the victory with Danny Eslick and Steve Rapp. Herrin came away with the win, and shortened the gap to just 12 points behind the Championship leader, Eslick.

Superbike: Josh Hayes took his fifth victory in the AMA Superbike today at VIR, breaking the tie between himself and rival Tommy Hayden. Hayes now leads the AMA Superbike by 11 points over Hayden.

AMA Supersport – VIR – Race 2 Results

Rider(s) Team Bike Best Lap
J. D. Beach Rockwall Performance Yamaha YZF-R6 1:28.666
Huntley Nash Huntley Nash Yamaha YZF-R6 1:29.500
Dustin Dominguez Dustin Dominguez Racing Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 1:29.383
Travis Wyman Travis Wyman Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:29.843
Miles Thornton Miles Thornton Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:30.317
Eric Stump Eric Stump Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:30.141
Austin Dehaven Austin DeHaven Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:30.093
Travis Ohge Travis Ohge Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 1:31.176
Elena Myers Lucas Oil Roadracingworld.com RMR Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1:31.241
Corey Alexander National Guard Suzuki GSX-R600 1:30.952

AMA Daytona Sportbike – VIR – Race 2 Results

Rider(s) Team Bike Best Lap
Josh Herrin Team Graves Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 1:28.277
Steve Rapp Team Latus Motors Racing Ducati 848 1:28.163
Danny Eslick GEICO Powersports ·RMR ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1:28.232
P. J. Jacobsen Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 1:28.433
Martin Cardenas M4 Monster Energy Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1:27.864
Michael Beck DNA Energy Drink CNR Motorsports Ducati Ducati 848 1:28.377
Cory West Vesrah Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1:28.284
Paul Allison Chronic Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 1:29.667
Tommy Aquino Team Graves Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 1:28.586
Fernando Amantini Team Amantini Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 1:29.769

AMA Superbike – VIR – Race 2 Results

Rider(s) Team Bike Best Lap
Josh Hayes Team Graves Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1:24.997
Ben Bostrom Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1 1:25.039
Tommy Hayden Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:25.101
Brett McCormick Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:25.571
Taylor Knapp RidersDiscount.com Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:25.906
Geoff May Erik Buell Racing Buell 1125RR 1:26.251
Chris Ulrich M4 Monster Energy Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:26.505
Jake Zemke National Guard Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:25.953
Larry Pegram Foremost Insurance ·Pegram Racing Ducati 1098R 1:26.908
Jordan Szoke Waznie Racing Ciclo Werks BMC Dewildt Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1:27.512

AMA ProRacing – Free Practice Results – Virginia International Raceway

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

The first free practice session has wrapped up at the Virginia International Raceway, and the AMA riders are now gearing up for the first qualifying rounds.

Here are the free practice results from VIR.

AMA Supersport – Free Practice Results – VIR

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Laps
1 73 J. D. Beach Rockwall Performance Yamaha YZF-R6 FASTEST FASTEST 1:29.590 14
2 25 Joey Pascarella DNA Energy Drink CNR Motorsports Ducati 848 0.576 0.576 1:30.166 23
3 75 Huntley Nash Huntley Nash Yamaha YZF-R6 2.014 1.438 1:31.604 15
4 24 Travis Wyman Travis Wyman Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 2.014 0.000 1:31.604 13
5 12 Tomas Puerta Tomas Puerta Yamaha YZF-R6 2.147 0.133 1:31.737 17
6 68 Dustin Dominguez Dustin Dominguez Racing Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 2.259 0.112 1:31.850 11
7 72 Miles Thornton Miles Thornton Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 2.374 0.115 1:31.965 13
8 56 Austin Dehaven Austin DeHaven Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 2.401 0.026 1:31.991 13
9 5 Corey Alexander National Guard Suzuki GSX-R600 2.417 0.015 1:32.007 5
10 17 James Rispoli James Rispoli Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 2.603 0.185 1:32.193 11

AMA Superbike – Free Practice Results – VIR

Pos No. Rider(s) Team Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Laps
1 155 Ben Bostrom Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1 FASTEST FASTEST 1:25.790 19
2 22 Tommy Hayden Rockstar ·Makita ·Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.021 0.021 1:25.812 23
3 4 Josh Hayes Team Graves Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 0.075 0.054 1:25.866 24
4 72 Larry Pegram Foremost Insurance ·Pegram Racing Ducati 1098R 0.136 0.061 1:25.927 19
5 21 John Hopkins M4 Monster Energy Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.838 0.702 1:26.629 17
6 99 Geoff May Erik Buell Racing Buell 1125RR 0.987 0.148 1:26.777 15
7 44 Taylor Knapp RidersDiscount.com Suzuki GSX-R1000 1.035 0.048 1:26.826 22
8 18 Chris Ulrich M4 Monster Energy Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1.480 0.445 1:27.271 19
9 32 Eric Bostrom Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1.654 0.173 1:27.445 20
10 54 Jake Zemke National Guard Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1.736 0.081 1:27.527 14

Herrin Happy to Return to VIR

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

ama_joshherrin If there was a track that would ensure that Josh Herrin would extend his lead, the Virginia International Raceway would be it. Herrin won both races at VIR last year in convincing fashion, and he is going into this weekend the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike points leader. Herrin will be out to double his double last year, and finally take a firm hold on the Daytona Sportbike title.

“It is like a couple of our tracks where you have to be aggressive to make passes and I like that type of race track,” said Eslick. “The track has a nice rhythm to it and that suits me just fine.”

Herrin, who has four wins, will have some tough competition at VIR. Danny Eslick has two wins so far this season, and Marin Cardenas has racked up six wins this seasons. Cardenas also has two DNF’s. If Cardenas can keep his bick on the track, he could be bringing him win number 7 and 8 this weekend. Cardenas is currently just 12 points behind Herrin.

But the top three have not separated themselves from the pack just yet. Steve Rapp is only 37 points behind Cardenas, and with plenty of racing left this season, he could find his way to the podium. Bobby Fong has also been consistent in the Daytona Sportbike division, and it shouldn’t be surprising to see him near the top this weekend.

Yates Returns to VIR, Young Still Recovering

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

ama_aaronyatesThe AMA Superbike Championship welcomes back Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Aaron Yates this weekend, for the eight round of the AMA Pro Superbike Championship at the Virginia International Raceway.

Yates has not been in a competitive race since March, when he broke his leg during a practice round at Fontana in California.

“I’m excited about riding and really looking forward to getting back out there,” said Yates. “It’s been a while and I’ve been getting a little bit bored sitting around the house. I went down to one crutch a couple of weeks ago and have been getting around with no crutches at all for about the last week. I’m feeling pretty good and figured that if I can walk, I can ride. At least I can get out there in practice and see how it goes. It will be good to be out there at VIR with the guys on the team, my sponsors, and my fans.”

Brett McCormick, who has been racing in Yate’s place, will also be racing this weekend. McCormick is currently ninth in the series.

Blake Young was expected to race this weekend, but the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider is still recovering. Young was injured at Barber Motorsports. Young’s manager, Peter Doyle, says that Young will be back soon, but could not give an exact date. “I think it’s one of those injuries that you just have to let heal in its own time,” Doyle said. “We want Blake back 100 percent healthy so we can go out there and try to win some races full force. We’ll just have to take it a day at a time.”