SuperBike New Jersey Race 2 Results 2012

September 9, 2012
Byron Wilson
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Josh Hayes  1  had to keep teammate Josh Herrin  2  in check as the rookie SuperBike rider pressured the points leader in both races.
Josh Hayes (1) scored the SuperBike Race 2 win at New Jersey ahead of teammate Josh Herrin (2).

Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes remained untouchable in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Hayes’ teammate Josh Herrin came through in second, over 8 seconds behind, followed by National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden in third.

“To be able to stretch away and pull away like that… just having pace on people — that’s what racing is all about,” said Hayes. “I like it and I’m working really hard and having fun.

“It’s a big testament to my crew and how hard they’ve worked. It makes the hard work I’ve been doing at home feel like a big payoff. I’m glad I’m able to do this for my team.”

Hayes and Herrin moved got into the front early, but while the Mississippi native was building a slight gap on the field, Herrin had to contend with Team Amsoil/Hero’s Geoff May in third. May stayed within a second of Herrin through the opening laps. The EBR rider ran into trouble nearing the mid-race point and crashed out of the contest. Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Young moved up to third and worked to keep Hayden from advancing, but was unsuccessful. Jordan Suzuki’s Ben Bostrom spent much of the race moving through the pack after coming through in 15th after Lap 1. He rallied and got to fifth, just 0.058 behind Young at the checkers.

Attack Performance/’s Steve Rapp held to sixth in the face of heavy pressure from Riders Discount’s Taylor Knapp. Team Hero’s Danny Eslick came in eighth, followed by Foremost Insurance’s Larry Pegram and KTM’s Chris Fillmore in ninth and 10th respectively.

Hayes has a 98 point lead on Young, who is holding steady in second. Herrin trails Young by 93 in third and Hayden sits in fourth. May is fifth overall with Pegram just behind in sixth.

Blake Young  79   Steve Rapp  15  and Roger Hayden  54  battling early on for second in SuperBike Race 2.
Blake Young (79), Steve Rapp (15) and Roger Hayden (54) battling early on for second in SuperBike Race 2.
SuperBike Race 2 podium with Josh Hayes  center  in first  Josh Herrin  left  in second and Roger Hayden  right  in third.
SuperBike Race 2 podium with Josh Hayes (center) in first, Josh Herrin (left) in second and Roger Hayden (right) in third.

AMA Pro SuperBike New Jersey Race 2 Results 2012:
1. Josh Hayes (Yamaha)
2. Josh Herrin (Yamaha)
3. Roger Hayden (Suzuki)
4. Blake Young (Suzuki)
5. Ben Bostrom (Suzuki)
6. Steve Rapp (Kawasaki)
7. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki)
8. Danny Eslick (EBR)
9. Larry Pegram (BMW)
10. Chris Fillmore (KTM)
11. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki)
12. Chris Clark (Suzuki)
13. Jordan Burgess (Suzuki)
15. Tim Bemisderfer (Suzuki)

AMA Pro SuperBike Championship Points:
1. Josh Hayes, 478
2. Blake Young, 380
3. Josh Herrin, 287
4. Roger Hayden, 250
5. Geoff May, 224
6. Larry Pegram, 219
7. Ben Bostrom, 203
8. Danny Eslick, 187
9. Chris Clark, 167
10. Steve Rapp, 166