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2010 Daytona American SBK Race 1 Results

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Jake Zemke got his Jordan Suzuki career off to a fantastic start, taking the first victory of the 2010 American SuperBike season on the high banks of Daytona. Joining the former Daytona 200 winner on the Race 1 podium were Yoshimura Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden and Ducati’s Larry Pegram.
Jake Zemke was able to pull away on the final banked section of Daytona to win the first SuperBike race of the year.
National Guard Jordan Suzuki rider Jake Zemke snagged the season opener at Daytona.

Hayden’s Yosh teammate, Blake Young, jumped out front with the holeshot for the 15-lap main event, followed by Pegram. Hayden was third-fastest the first time across the line, followed by the Jordan Suzukis with pole-position starter Aaron Yates in fourth and Zemke fifth. The order mattered little, however, as the front five were all within a second of the leader.

Zemke and Yates soon swapped spots, with the top five, like the SuperSport race before bunching close together a mere 0.2 gap. As for expected front runner Yamaha Josh Hayes, the Yamaha pilot ran off track on the first lap and had to piece his way up through the ranks the remainder of the race.

On Lap 5 Hayden moved to the front. Young managed to retake the lead one lap later, but the Zemke pushed ahead. Zemke, who would eventually lead the most laps of the race at 5, held on to the top position as the four behind continued to jockey for position.
Tommy Hayden finished second in SuperBike Race 1.  The Suzuki riders battle with Larry Pegram cost him the draft behind Zemke on the last lap.
Tommy Hayden finished second in SuperBike Race 1. The Suzuki rider's battle with Larry Pegram cost him the draft behind Zemke on the last lap.


At the 2/3 mark, the front five still maintained a meager half-second gap between first and fifth. Pegram made his move, getting the 1098R in the lead for two laps before Hayden vaulted ahead once again. The elder Hayden’s lead was shortlived, however, as Zemke retook the advantage for the final two circuits of the high banks.

Zemke crossed the line with a 0.238 lead, with Hayden and Pegram neck and neck to the finish. Yates ended the day in fourth, with Young rounding out the top five. As for Hayes, the Graves Yamaha rider only managed a 13th-place finish, more than a minute behind Zemke. Fellow Yamaha pilot Ben Bostrom fared even worse aboard the Pat Clark R1, finishing way back in 18th a full lap down.

Well behind the front five, Chris Ulrich finished in sixth-place - followed by fellow GSX-R1000 rider Taylor Knapp. Shawn Higbee road the Moto Forza Ducati 1098R to eighth, with Suzuki’s Shane Narbonne and Ducati’s Barrett Long rounding out the top 10.
 
Blake Young lead the early laps of SuperBike Race 1 but fell to fifth place when the checkers were waved.
Blake Young lead the early laps of SuperBike Race 1 but fell to fifth place when the checkered was waved.

Rider Quotes

“If it was Tommy in the lead, things might have been different. But Jake’s bike seemed to have a little more steam.” – Larry Pegram
 
“The beginning of the race I was just feeling the bike out. We made some significant changes from qualifying, basically every time I went on the track. We had one test before we came here.” – Jake Zemke

2010 Daytona American SBK Race 1 Results
1. Jake Zemke (Suzuki)
2. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki) +0.238
3. Larry Pegram (Ducati) +0.259
4. Aaron Yates (Suzuki) +0.291
5. Blake Young (Suzuki) +0.307
6. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) +27.398
7. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki) +27.43
8. Shawn Higbee (Ducati) +1 lap
9. Shane Narbonne (Suzuki) +9.078
10. Barrett Long (Ducati) +16.377
11. Chris Clark (Yamaha) +16.427
12. Eric Haugo (Suzuki) +16.989
13. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) +01:14.2
14. Johnny Rock Page (Suzuki) +01:23.2
15. Eric Pinson (BMW) +01:43.2
16. Trent Gibson (Suzuki) +01:43.3
17. Skip Salenius (Suzuki) +1 lap
18. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha)
19. Jeffrey Tigert (Honda) +6 laps
20. Brett McCormick (Suzuki) +10 laps
21. David Anthony (Suzuki) +14 laps
22. Scott Jensen (Suzuki)

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Fabrizio -Big Bazzaz  March 15, 2010 10:13 AM
Jordan team have a great sponsor : "Bazzaz fuel injection" ! Great results for Jake Zemke and Aaron Yates .
The Boogy Man -Stock Bike...  March 8, 2010 08:21 AM
Roger, you take a stock Jap bike off the showroom floor and place in the top 15 at Daytona against motor built suspension dialed Superbikes...stay tuned on that one.
Roger -Kevin  March 7, 2010 02:30 PM
“My guess once Eric Pinson gets some time on the bike and makes some tweeks to the set up, we will be seeing some exceptional results from that couple” .He will need more than a couple of ‘tweaks”. He was a lap down +. By the time the BMW crossed the finish line Zemke was already on lap two of the second race…
Kevin -LWC mountain bike legend, freedom fighter  March 6, 2010 07:14 AM
Is that a BMW at the Daytona 200!!! what????? I would keep my eye on that combo this season! My guess once Eric Pinson gets some time on the bike and makes some tweeks to the set up, we will be seeing some exceptional results from that couple.
jeb -jake zemke  March 5, 2010 08:52 AM
Look to see him on the podium a lot!!!!!!!! This season all the bikes are so close its going to come down to skill!!! Looking foward to all the races good luck to all.....
samxrl -Ho-hum  March 5, 2010 06:27 AM
Nothing like a race of the "backmarkers". Whoop-dee-do!This whole series is lame and is going to find out that getting two dozen fans to attend and watch is not enough. Throw in the paltry prize money and you'd have to wonder why the riders are even out there. The riders, who's names we actually recognize, are probably only there because they couldn't get another ride during "silly season". Go WSB!
RET -Without Ben and Mat somehow this all seems meaningless to me!!!  March 5, 2010 03:05 AM
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Emilio -Mccormick  March 4, 2010 05:56 PM
Anyone know what happened with Mccormick or Hopkins?
bikerrandy -1st AMA SB race results  March 4, 2010 04:23 PM
R34, supposedly Hopper had bike issues on the 1st lap and pulled into the pits.


Way to go Zemke ! Whodathunkit ? Isn't this Jordan's team first AMA superbike win ?
R34 -Results  March 4, 2010 04:07 PM
What the heck happened to Hopper in all of this? Did he race his way to the hospital on the first race or what
Philo-betto -Right Turn Clyde  March 4, 2010 04:01 PM
Well maybe DMG's plan isnt all that terrible? They chased Mladin away and cretaed 3 series, including this one, that have great, close racing with teams sponsored by outside the indutry supporters. Zemke followed by Pegram: More riders who learned how to ride only turning one direction Nice work Zemke.
MCUSA -Marianne  March 4, 2010 03:13 PM
Correction noted. http://shawnhigbee.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/shawn-higbee-to-ride-moto-forza-sponsored-ducati-at-daytona/

Marianne -Higbee's Bikes  March 4, 2010 03:07 PM
Higbee is riding Eric Nolan's Moto Forza fielded Ducati 1098R in SBK. He is riding the Bartels' Buell 1125R he rides at Willow in the Daytona 200 event. The James Gang crew is pitting for Higbee and simultaneously for Paul James in the 200.