Huntely Nash (#75) managed to retake the lead on the final lap ahead of Yamaha's Joey Pascarella.
In the first SuperSport contest at Barber Motorsports Park, Huntley Nash barely scraped by with the win ahead of DNA Energy Drink Yamaha
's Joey Pascarella. Nash took the victory by 0.400 seconds, but the gap does little justice in describing the heated action between the two on the final lap.
Rockwall Yamaha’s J.D. Beach took an early lead ahead of Pascarella and James Rispoli. It didn’t last long, however, as Nash made a move on the second lap to lead the field with Beach, Rispoli, Pascarella, Tomas Puerta and Roadracingworld.com Suzuki
’s Elena Myers in hot pursuit. In just the first few minutes of the race, Beach finished Day 1 in Alabama with a race-ending crash while running second. After the crash, Rispoli began picking up the slack and was closing the gap on the leader, while Puerta made it into fourth ahead of Myers. While running 0.198-seconds behind Nash, and with approximately half-a-second separating the first four riders, Rispoli also suffered an unfortunate crash.
After getting a mediocre start, Austin Dehaven gradually made it through the field and was up to fourth by Lap 11. As the laps ticked by the top-three began distancing themselves from the rest of the pack. With just one lap remaining, Pascarella moved into the lead ahead of Nash. But it wasn’t the last we’d see of Nash. The 18-year-old made a spectacular final pass on the Young Guns West Champion, and took the victory in the first race of the East/West shootout. Rounding out the podium in third was Puerta, who finished 1.694-seconds behind Pascarella. Dehaven and Myers both took top-five finishes in fourth and fifth, respectively, with Myers finishing more than 12 seconds off the pace of Nash.
2010 AMA SuperSport Barber Race 1 Results:
Joey Pascarella rode a consistent race up front and took second in the first SuperSport contest after he couldn't make his pass on Nash stick.
1. Huntley Nash (Yamaha)
2. Joey Pascarella (Yamaha)
3. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)
4. Austin Dehaven (Yamaha)
5. Elena Myers (Suzuki)
6. Miles Thornton (Yamaha)
7. Corey Alexander (Suzuki)
8. Stefano Mesa (Yamaha)
9. Tyler O’Hara (Yamaha)
10. Ryan Kerr (Kawasaki)
11. James Dellinger (Suzuki)
12. James Rispoli (Suzuki)
13. Michael Corbino (Yamaha)
14. Travis Wyman (Suzuki)
15. Sam Nash (Yamaha)