News 6 Jun 2011

Hayes takes race two victory in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike at Road America

Hayes took the race two victory and the series lead at Road America.

Hayes took the race two victory and the series lead at Road America.

Reigning AMA Pro National Guard Superbike champion Josh Hayes has taken taken the win in Sunday’s race two at Road America.

After a race one battle on Saturday with Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young that saw Young get the upper hand, Hayes battled again for a well earned win in the second race of the round.

After starting behind Young and his Rockstar Makita Suzuki team mate Tommy Hayden, who were engrossed in a battle between themselves, Hayes was able to pilot his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha past the pair of Suzuki riders and control the race from there on out.

“I had a different game plan today. Sometimes you make a plan and you’re lucky, you think it, you believe it and you make it happen,” Hayes remarked.

“Today, I got the passes done in the right places, I gave myself the opportunity to make the split. I was confident that I had the tools in my package and the motorcycle to make it happen.”

“I rode as hard as I could, I was trying super-hard and it just wasn’t there to go much faster today. I got to a point where I could relax a bit, make sure I didn’t make any mistakes and bring it home.”

While Hayes stretched his lead out, Hayden and Young continued to battle back and forth for the runner up position, with Hayden cementing the spot with five laps to remaining.

Hayes now leads the series by ten points over Young going into round five of the series.

In the Daytona SportBike ranks it was Monster Energy Graves Motorsport Yamaha’s Josh Herrin who took victory, taking over the series lead after former leader Jason Disalvo crashed out. Herrin won ahead of Suzuki riders Danny Eslick and Dane Westby.