MOTOAMERICA Returns to Road Atlanta

MOTOAMERICA Returns to Road Atlanta

1ST-PIC-INSIDEStory by Phillip Prichard, MSA/Photos by MSA Staff: 

MotoAmerica took on the 12 turns of Road Atlanta on April 17-19. This was the first time since 2012, the series has visited the track. MotoAmerica is a professional motorcycle racing series sanctioned by the AMA and FIM North America. On Sunday the racing was delayed by heavy rains that flooded parts of the track temporarily. The event featured four classes of competition with a total six races.

2ND-PIC-INSIDESUPERBIKE  RACE 1 Results – 1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 3. Jake Lewis (Suzuki) 4. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha) 5. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki)

SUPERBIKE RACE 2 Results – 1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2. Jake Lewis (Suzuki) 3. Bernat Martinez (Yamaha) 4. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) 5. Stefano Mesa (Honda)

Joshua Day goes down in Turn 7
Joshua Day goes down in Turn 7

Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha Cameron Beaubier had a perfect day winning both SuperBike Races in less than perfect conditions of wet weather. In race 1, Beaubier trumped his teammate Josh Hayes by 4.699 seconds. In the second race, Beaubier scored his second victory, out pacing Jake Lewis by 3.789 seconds. In Race 2, both Josh Hayes and Roger Hayden crashed.

4TH-PICSUPERSTOCK 1000 RACE 1 Results – 1. Joshua Day (Yamaha) 2. Tyler O’Hara (Yamaha) 3. Taylor Knapp (Yamaha) 4. Mark Heckles (Yamaha) 5. Devon McDonough (Aprilia)

SUPERSTOCK 1000 RACE 2 Results – 1. Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 2. Tyler O’Hara (Yamaha) 3. Taylor Knapp (Yamaha) 4. Mark Heckles (Yamaha) 5. Dustin Dominguez (Aprilia)

5TH-PICSupersport Race 1 Results – 1. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 2. Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha) 3. JD Beach (Yamaha) 4. David Anthony (Suzuki) 5. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)

SUPERSPORT RACE 2 Results – 1. Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha) 2. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 3. JD Beach (Yamaha) 4. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha) 5. David Anthony (Suzuki)

6TH-PICSUPERSTOCK  600 RACE 1 Results
1. Joe Roberts (Yamaha) 2. Richie Escalante (Yamaha) 3. Travis Wyman (Yamaha) 4. Wyatt Farris (Yamaha) 5. JC Camacho (Yamaha)

SUPERSTOCK 600 RACE 2 Results – 1. Joe Roberts (Yamaha) 2. Travis Wyman (Yamaha) 3. Wyatt Farris (Yamaha) 4. Richie Escalante (Yamaha) 5. Andy DiBrino (Yamaha)

Joe Roberts won both Superstock races
Joe Roberts won both Superstock races

Joe Roberts scored a pair of victories in the Superstock 600 class, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The second Supersport race of the weekend featured the exact same podium as Saturday’s race, but in a different order. Yamalube/Graves Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff dominated today’s race to become the third different Supersport winner in the three-race old season. Gerloff beat Saturday’s winner Josh Herrin by 8.630 seconds. Gerloff’s teammate JD Beach finished third for the second straight day on his Yamaha R6.

Josh Hayes just ran out of time all weekend
Josh Hayes just ran out of time all weekend

After the Atlanta race, Josh Day was hired by Yamalube/Westby Racing to compete aboard the #00 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superstock 1000 bike for the remainder of the 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship season.

Round five of the 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship, will take place at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL on June 12-14. Check back in the next issue of Motorsport America for coverage of the third round coverage at Virginia International Raceway.

Roger Hayden went down headed into Turn 10A
Roger Hayden went down headed into Turn 10A

 

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Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line twice in Atlanta to take a 30 point lead over Josh Hayes in the Superbike Series
Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line twice in Atlanta to take a 30 point lead over Josh Hayes in the Superbike Series

 

Burn 'em up
Burn ’em up

 

It was a little damp
It was a little damp

 

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