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2010 Daytona American SBK Race 2 Results

Friday, March 5, 2010
Jake Zemke doubled his Superbike win total at Daytona on Friday, with the new National Guard Jordan Suzuki rider claiming victory in the second American SuperBike race. Joining Zemke on the Race 2 podium were Yoshimura Suzuki’s Tommy Hayden and Pat Clark Yamaha’s Ben Bostrom.

Jake Zemke in the lead during Race 1 at Daytona.
Jake Zemke has made his new Jordan Suzuki employers happy with a pair of victories at Daytona.
Hayden jumped out to the early lead of the 15-lap race, followed by Foremost Ducati’s Larry Pegram, Zemke and the second Jordan Suzkui piloted by Aaron Yates. Hayden’s Yosh teammate, Blake Young, was fifth-fastest in the opening lap, leading a group that included Yamaha riders Josh Hayes and Eric Bostrom, as well as the Suzuki duo of Canadian Superbike star Brett McCormick and MotoGP/SBK refugee John Hopkins.

As the laps wound out, Hayden maintained the lead, with Zemke reeling in the leader and just ahead of Pegram. The front-running duo continued to set the pace for the first half of the race, with Zemke beginning to lead laps at the midway point.

The halfway marker saw Hopkins name off the leaderboard, as the hard-luck rider had pulled his Suzuki into the pits for unspecified reasons only six laps completed (a similar result to his disappointing Race 1 debut). Meanwhile, the Yamahas worked their way up past Young and within striking distance of the podium. Yates gained position as well, at the expense of Pegram, and the two continued to swap third-place.

Also playing cat and mouse were Zemke and Hayden, still fighting for the lead, each rider vying for position heading into the final straightaway and Daytona’s finish line drafts. In the end it was Zemke who claimed the narrow advantage by a scant 0.009 courtesy of a final draft to the line.

Ben Bostrom is riding for the Pat Clark Motorsports Team for the 2010 AMA Pro American Superbike Series.
Ben Bostrom, riding a Pat Clark Yamaha, used a final lap push to edge his R1 onto the Race 2 podium.
Bostrom’s position on the final lap allowed him to vault forward on the final straight as well, with the Yamaha pilot spoiling Yates’ podium plans and Suzuki’s opportunity for an all-GSX-R sweep. For Bostrom, the positive result helps mitigate a disappointing 18th-place finish on Thursday, courtesy of a fried clutch on the start. Yates settled for fourth, only 0.212 adrift of his winning teammate.

Pegram ended in fifth, one position ahead of Hayes, who was himself within two seconds of the leader. Young was much further off the pace in seventh, ahead of McCormick in eighth, with David Anthony and Taylor Knapp rounding out the top 10.

2010 Daytona American SBK Race 2 Results
1. Jake Zemke (Suzuki)
2. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki) +0.009
Jake Zemke and company round the corner at Daytona International Speedway.
Zemke beat out Hayden for a clean sweep of the opening Daytona round in the American SuperBike series.

3. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha) +0.081
4. Aaron Yates (Suzuki) +0.212
5. Larry Pegram (Ducati) +0.858
6. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) +1.838
7. Blake Young (Suzuki) +22.383
8. Brett McCormick (Suzuki) +29.235
9. David Anthony (Suzuki)+34.124
10. Taylor Knapp (Suzuki)+34.404
11. Jeffrey Tigert (Honda) +46.244
12. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki) +46.486
13. Shane Narbonne (Suzuki) +48.176
14. Eric Haugo (Suzuki) +01:18.8
15. Scott Jensen (Suzuki) +01:18.9
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AMA Pro Road Racing Rider Bios
Ben Bostrom
Ben Bostrom has truly rode his way to international stardom. After winning the hearts of American race fans, Ben took his show overseas.
Larry Pegram Bio
Larry Pegram was born in Columbus Ohio and has been racing as a professional since 1988.

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Comments
nuttyprof -race  March 8, 2010 03:01 PM
Maybe it was mostly Suzuki, but the races were exciting, as opposed to the last few years where it was Mladin or Spies racing 20 minutes ahead of everyone else. The second race, decided by a hair? When's the last time we saw that? And, you got to love Zemke. He is a class act. Hope he wins some more.
Vince -Suzuki Cup  March 8, 2010 07:31 AM
Might as well just rename this the Suzuki Cup now. No Aprilia, a single Buell and Honda... This is kinda boring. The races were exciting though, both had great finishes. The lack of manufacture competition waters it down a bit.
irksome -Another excuse?  March 7, 2010 05:08 PM
irksome...... so didn't Zemke, Hayden, and Bostrom have to put up with pit stops also? I'm not saying Eslick sucks, I'm saying he had a big advantage over everyone last year.
irksome -An even closer look...  March 7, 2010 04:49 PM
Jayson-> Take into consideration two bad pit stops (a situation unique to Daytona) and he's in there at the end. I'm not saying he's a better rider, just equal to the rest. I hated having the Buell in the 600 class; I just thought the wealth of criticism aimed at Eslick all last year was unfair.
Jayson -Take a closer look  March 7, 2010 03:57 PM
irksome............ Eslick's final result justifies that he's a good rider that needed an additional 500cc to beat the better riders in his class. Now that he rides what everyone else rides, he's where he belongs. Just above new and no name riders but off the podium. at least at Daytona..........
irksome -Okay, I was impressed.  March 7, 2010 09:55 AM
Great racing, throughout both races. And don't forget, Daytona is a singular freak of a track and has little to no bearing on the remainder of the series besides points. But I'm actually now rather hopeful for the year. BTW, any Eslick detractors still think his success last year was based SOLELY on his riding an 1125? Seems the kid can just flat-out ride.
GR -Yates?  March 6, 2010 09:51 PM
I want to see/hear an interview from Yates about Zemke scoring 2 wins for Jordan on his 1st ride for the Jordan Team. How many years has Yates rode for the Jordan team, again? How many years has Yates rode Suzukis? Yates setting pole was nice but Zemke winning from the 2nd row (twice) plus coming back to the big bikes after being on the 600s is a very good start to his season. Let's not forget that Zemke only rode Hondas until recently. Jake is a good guy and it's nice to see him getting the results and the shine he deserves. Hayden was hurt (emotionally) real bad after race #1 and even more so after race #2 for not winning his FIRST superbike race. They both shut Pegram up nicely though after saying that he was the guy to beat. If Bostrom stays hungry... I think he will be a contender as well. It's still earlier so we'll just haveta wait and see!
mugwump -Maladin has points.....  March 5, 2010 07:00 PM
Maybe he had points stashed somewhere, from before, ya know.
R34 -RE: hunter - zemke  March 5, 2010 04:00 PM
Let's not get ahead of ourselves...the first race does not dictate where these guys will be at the end of the year. Waaaaaaaaay too soon
hunter -zemke  March 5, 2010 03:28 PM
Jake is very skilled rider, the top 7 bikes are equal. When will they update the points?? It still shows maladin from last year.. I think at the end of the year its going to be zemke, bostrom, hayden, yates,pegram in that order?????