2010 AMA Pro Racing Mid-Ohio Friday

July 16, 2010
Matt Davidson
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Pulling the fastest lap and crushing the track record at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000 was Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden. With a time of 1:25.637 Hayden narrowly edged ahead of Team Graves Yamaha rider Josh Hayes by just 0.011 seconds to take the provisional pole during Friday’s American SuperBike qualifying session. Rounding out the top-three times was Ducati’s Larry Pegram, who was half a second behind Hayes in third. Pat Clark Motorsports’ Ben Bostrom ran the fourth-best time of 1:26.183, and was just .005 seconds off the pace set by Pegram. Jordan Suzuki’s Brett McCormick set a lap of 1:26.434 for fifth, and was followed by National Guard Suzuki’s Jake Zemke in sixth. Making the trip south was Canadian Superbike’s Jordan Szoke, who turned a lap of 1:27.331 for the ninth-best of the day. Making his first appearance in AMA Superbike since 2008 was Yoshimura Suzuki’s Eric Bostrom, who rounded out the top-10 with a time of 1:27.382.

American Superbike Mid-Ohio Friday Results:

After losing to Hayes  #4  by 0.001 seconds  Hayden  #22  was able to win the second race at Road America by passing him on the final lap.
Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden (#22) took provisional pole on Friday at Mid-Ohio ahead of Yamaha’s Josh Hayes (#4).

1. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki) 1:25.637
2. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 1:25.648
3. Larry Pegram (Ducati) 1:26.179
4. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha) 1:26.183
5. Brett McCormick (Suzuki) 1:26.434
6. Jake Zemke (Suzuki) 1:26.485
7. Jake Holden (Suzuki) 1:26.493
8. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) 1:27.020
9. Jordan Szoke (Honda) 1:27.331
10. Eric Bostrom (Suzuki) 1:27.382
11. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki) 1:27.467
12. Geoff May (Buell) 1:27.567
13. Kurtis L. Roberts (Yamaha) 1:28.575
14. Chris Clark (Yamaha) 1:30.498
15. Johnny Rock Page (Suzuki) 1:31.475
16. Greg Fryer (Yamaha) 1:31.576
Daytona Sportbike
Earning the provisional pole in the Sportbike class was Team Graves Yamaha rider Josh Herrin. Dominating close to the entire session, which was interrupted by a red flag, the Yamaha rider came under attack late in the session by Ducat’s Steve Rapp and Geico Powersports Suzuki rider Danny Eslick. Within a span of minutes the three traded the top spot, with Herrin ultimately blasting ahead of the two for the provisional pole. Herrin had the only time below the 1:28 mark, and led Eslick by a margin of just under half a second. Rapp took third on the timesheets and was separated by less than a tenth of a second from Eslick. Finishing the provisional front row was Monster Energy Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas with a time of 1:29.457. Rounding out the top-six times were Yamaha’s Tommy Aquino and Project 1 Atlanta’s Dane Westby. 
Daytona Sportbike Mid-Ohio Friday Results:
1. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 1:28.732

Martin Cardenes  #36  and Josh Herrin  #8  traded the lead nine times during the first few laps in Race 1 at Road America.
Josh Herrin (#8) clenched the top time in the first Daytona Sportbike qualifying session at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

2. Danny Eslick (Suzuki) 1:29.167
3. Steve Rapp (Ducati) 1:29.255
4. Martin Cardenas (Suzuki) 1:29.457
5. Tommy Aquino (Yamaha) 1:29.457
6. Dane Westby (Yamaha) 1:30.249
7. P. J. Jacobsen (Suzuki) 1:30.256
8. Bobby Fong (Ducati) 1:30.356
9. Clinton Seller (Yamaha) 1:30.445
10. Chris Fillmore (Suzuki) 1:30.596
11. Paul Allison (Yamaha) 1:30.670
12. Cory West (Suzuki) 1:30.805
13. Michael Barnes (Yamaha) 1:30.910
14. Josh Day (Yamaha) 1:30.914
15. Michael Beck (Ducati) 1:31.030
In the Supersport division Rockwall Performance’s J.D. Beach earned provisional pole after outpacing teammate Cameron Beaubier. Making a late charge to claim the top spot, Beach outpaced Beubier along with LTD Yamaha teammates Huntley Nash and Tomas Puerta by just 0.196 seconds. Beaubier was the only rider other than Beach in the 1:30 range, and took second on the charts. Winner of the most recent round at Road America, Nash put in the third-best time of 1:31.432, and was just a 0.198 seconds ahead of DNA Energy Ducati rider Joey Pascarella, who finished the provisional front row. Taking fifth on Friday was Tomas Puerta on his Yamaha YZF-R6 with a time of 1:31.682.

Supersport Mid-Ohio Friday Results:
1. J. D. Beach (Yamaha) 1:30.652

J.D. Beach celebrates his win in Wisconsin after Nash and Beaubier crash out on the final lap.
In the Supersport class J.D. Beach outpaced teammate Cameron Beaubier for the top time in Friday qualifying.

2. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 1:30.848
3. Huntley Nash (Yamaha) 1:31.432
4. Joey Pascarella (Yamaha) 1:31.432
5. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha) 1:31.682
6. Travis Wyman (Yamaha) 1:31.848
7. Dustin Dominguez (Kawasaki) 1:32.306
8. Miles Thornton (Yamaha) 1:32.355
9. Elena Myers (Suzuki) 1:33.205
10. James Rispoli (Suzuki) 1:33.225
11. Eric Stump (Yamaha) 1:34.534
12. Nicholas Hansen (Suzuki) 1:34.686
13. Ryan Kerr (Kawasaki) 1:34.780
14. David Gaviria (Kawasaki) 1:35.361
15. Michael Corbino (Yamaha) 1:35.533