NEWS September 28, 2010


LEEDS, Ala. (September 28, 2010) - racer J.D. Beach again staked his claim as the nation's fastest AMA Pro SuperSport competitor during a tremendous season finale at Barber Motorsports Park.


Beach emerged from the final weekend of the 2010 season with another pole position and a dominant runaway victory in the last race of the season. Only a crash out of the lead early in Saturday's race prevented the AMA Pro SuperSport East Region champion from claiming the 'National Championship', which was awarded in 'winner-take-all' fashion over the season finale weekend.


Starting from pole after qualifying with a best lap of 1:29.660 aboard his Rockwall Performance Yamaha R6 sponsored by Top 1 Oil and Red Bull, Beach took control of Saturday's 21-lap final on the second lap. However, he suffered in a spill in the Museum corner just moments later, ended his bid for the crown in disappointing fashion.


Eager to make up for his mistake, Beach came out swinging on Sunday and thrived in what were very difficult wet conditions while many of his rivals struggled around him. Beach ultimately claimed the checkered flag with more than six seconds to spare in what was a remarkable eighth victory on the year for the fast-rising star.


Beach said, "After the little rookie mistake I made on Saturday, I wanted to give the team another good finish to end the season on a high note. The team worked so hard for me this year and put a great bike underneath me all year. I picked my pace up in the rain and some other riders made some mistakes while I just rode a consistent race. I knew I had a good gap on second so I just made sure to not make any mistakes."


Beach was awarded his number one plate on Monday at the AMA Pro Road Race Awards banquet.


Sunday's superb performance was a fitting end to the 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport season for Rockwall Performance Yamaha. J.D. Beach and Cameron Beaubier were truly a force to be reckoned with, storming to a combined ten victories and the East Region title during an epic season.

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