Beach Clinches SuperSport East with Win at VIR
NEWS August 15, 2010
In the first race of the day, Rockwall Engineering Yamaha rider J.D. Beach took his seventh win in the competitive AMA Pro SuperSport class. With Huntley Nash finishing second on his LTD Racing Yamaha, it enabled Beach to capture his AMA Pro SuperSport Young Gun East Division championship.
"I didn't think I was going to win the championship when the season started," said Beach. "I was riding good at the end of the season last year but I knew Huntley was going to be stepping it up this year. I wasn't sure what division Joey was riding in. I knew Cameron, I was excited because I kind of got him the ride for Rockwall. After I got him the ride I realized that he was probably going to be kind of fast, so I kind of made a mistake there but I did what I knew how to do and rode consistent and rode to the best that I could. Not too crazy, but crazy enough to win, and it just ended up this way. If the team does go to New Jersey we're going to be running SportBike."
After falling back at the start, Beach had to fight his way past a number of riders but once clear, he again sailed off into the distance, winning by five seconds over Nash who fought gamely all day himself to a worthy second place. Finishing third after running second in the early stages of the race was Dustin Dominguez on his family run Kawasaki.
This was Dominguez's second race weekend with AMA Pro racing in 2010 and he again showed his speed by running right with the series regulars. The Young Gun West Division championship winner, Joey Pascarella led early on his DNA Energy Drink Yamaha but he was sidelined after leading the first three laps. Nash took over the point but there was no denying Beach again this weekend, this is his third double win weekend this year and he certainly is one to watch for the future.
Travis Wyman completed a nice weekend with a fourth place finish on his Harv's Harley-Davidson AB-1 Motorsports Yamaha. Wyman took sixth on Saturday and also rode to second in the Vance & Hines XR1200 series race on Sunday.