Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hayes Takes Squeaker in AMA Superbike R1 Action at Mid Ohio


Josh Hayes on the American Honda/Erion Racing/Parts Unlimited CBR600RR #1 machine comes up the hill having just passed under the pedestrian bridge at Mid Ohio during the running of the AMA Formula Xtreme final in August of 2007. Hayes won the race by over 5.4 seconds to second man Ben Attard on an Attack Kawasaki and Chaz Davies on a Celtic Racing Yamaha. After seven wins and eight podiums on the season, Josh bagged his second AMA Formula Xtreme Championship over runner-up Steve Rapp (on another Attack Kawasaki) by 45 points at year's end.
After four wins on the year and a now-ten point lead in the 2010 AMA Superbike Championship, Hayes could very well add to his championship total and be wearing that #1 plate on his Graves Yamaha at the of the season. Stay tuned!
AMA Superbike action in race one this afternoon at Mid Ohio saw Josh Hayes, riding the #4 Graves Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1, hold off seasoned veteran Ben Bostrom on a like Graves-supported, Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha by just .219 seconds at the 21st and final stripe. Tommy Hayden rounded out the podium on his Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to stay within 10 points of new series leader Hayes. Hometown and local hero Larry Pegram on his Pegram Racing Foremost Insurance Ducati 1098R ended up fourth and Jake Holden, riding in place of injured John Hopkins on the Monster Energy Emgo Racing Suzuki rounded out the top five.

You can read the race rundown from the always excellent, and sometimes controversial Henny Ray Abrams over at right here:

And here's the results thanks to AMA Pro Road Racing:
And in AMA Daytona Sportbike race one action at the big Mid O, Josh Herrin took the win on his Graves Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 over Bobby Fong (riding a DNA Energy Drink/CNR Motorsports Ducati 848) by just .045 at the stripe. Herrin now leads the AMA DSB Championship by 31 points over fourth-on-the-day Danny Eslick on his Geico/RMR Suzuki GSX-R600.

Here's Henny's rundown on the AMA Daytona Sportbike race one at Mid O:

And thanks again to AMA Pro Road Racing for the results:

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