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2011 AMA Pro Road Racing - Barber Photo Gallery
Yamaha's Josh Hayes took the best time in Friday's qualifying for American SuperBike. - Barber 2011
Check out Photos from the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing event at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
Vesrah Suzuki's Cory Alexander took the top time in the first SuperSport qualifying session on Friday. - Barber 2011
Josh Herrin once again outpaced Jason DiSalvo to secure provisional pole at Barber. - 2011
James Rispoli (#43) had the fight of his life in Race 2 but managed to hold on for his first win of the season. - Barber 2011
Sixteen-year-old Benny Solis won his third race of the season at Barber during the first SuperSport contest. - Barber 2011
Elena Myers (right) has had a tough start to the season, but she finally captured her first podium this year in third. - Race 1 Barber 2011
Suzuki's James Rispoli (#43) had the lead until Lap 9 when Solis (#35) flew by. - Race 1 Barber 2011
Danny Eslick: "I kept seeing different numbers in second, so I knew they were racing pretty hard back there. I just didn't want to do anything crazy and mess up." - Barber Race 1 2011
Danny Eslick won his first race of the season and trails Cory West by just one point in the Daytona SportBike series. - Barber Race 1 2011
Martin Cardenas achieved his first win in American SuperBike after holding off Ben Bostrom in Race 1. - Barber 2011
American SuperBike Barber Race 1 podium (from left to right): Ben Bostrom, Martin Cardenas and Blake Young.
Steve Rapp (#5) posted his second win of the season at Barber just 0.156 seconds ahead of Chris Fillmore (#55).
Rapp's victory was taken by just 0.156 seconds.
2011 Barber XR1200 podium (from left to right): Tyler OHara, Steve Rapp and Chris Fillmore.
James Rispoli (#43) had the fight of his life in Race 2 but managed to hold on for his first win of the season.
Hayden Gillim (#69) achieved his first podium of the season in third.
Elena Myers (#21) followed up her podium finish in Race 1 with a top-five result.
Yamaha's Josh Herrin (#8) got the best of Danny Eslick (#69) in the second race at Barber with a pass on the final lap.
Herrin (left) and Eslick (right) were good sportsmen about their intense battle, shaking hands afterward and congratulating each other.
PJ Jacobsen (#9) was one of the many top riders who crashed out in the second race at Barber. He left Alabama with zero points.
Suzuki's Blake Young won a difficult fight with Josh Hayes in Race 2 and is now just two points behind in the series.
Suzuki's Tommy Hayden (#22) was leading the race until his engine burst into flames and he had to retire early.
Monster Yamaha's Josh Hayes (#1) missed the win by less than a second in Race 2 and only has a two-point lead over Young in the series.
Elena Myers: "I got a good start on my SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 in Saturday’s race. I was starting on the second row from the fifth spot – that’s my best qualifying this year – and I felt pretty good about that."
Elena Myers: "I didn’t get such a great start [in Race 2] but I was battling with the top guys again. I think overall it was a good weekend – a third and a fifth, you can’t be too upset about that."
AMA Pro Road Racing riders and fans took to the Barber Motorsports track for a charity track walk, to help raise money for local tornado victims.
Stefano Mesa (#37), Dustin Dominguez (#68) and Tomas Puerta (#12).
Dane Westby - Barber 2011
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