Saturday Pit Notes Infineon Raceway - AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport
NEWS May 5, 2012
Top five finishers from AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport main event #1:
1. Dustin Dominguez (Triumph)
2. James Rispoli (Suzuki)
3. Jake Lewis (Suzuki)
4. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)
5. Garrett Willis (Honda)
DOMINGUEZ: "It was pretty good. We had a little bit of a rough start before the red flag. I dang near hit James (Rispoli) and had to stand it up. I felt pretty good the whole race, and just maintained the lead. I knew James was back there and felt I had more left in case we started racing. It was a good race, and I'm glad we won. The team did an awesome job. They were flawless all weekend."
RISPOLI: "Battling with Jake (Lewis) is so much fun. I trust him so much and I know he's not going to do anything stupid. You just feel safe around him and I respect him as a rider. Close racing is where it's at. Unfortunately we weren't racing Dustin (Dominguez) much today, but hopefully we can reel him in tomorrow."
LEWIS: "It was pretty good. This track is pretty technical and it took me some time to learn the track. It took me some time to get up to speed. In the race, things started to come together and I put my head down to run with these guys. I got a good run before the red flag. After the red flag, Dustin came in there really deep and once he got to the lead he was running a good pace. I went around James and tried to catch Dustin. We almost caught up to him, but it was a good race."
--This was Dominguez's first win of the season and the third of his career in SuperSport.
--It also marked his first-career win at Infineon Raceway.
--Discovery's Bay's Elena Myers placed 13th. Other NorCal finishers were: Willis (5th ,Loomis); Wyatt Faris (6th, Calistoga); Nicholas Hayman (19th, San Francisco); Thomas Montano (22nd, Petaluma); Shelina Moreda (30th, Petaluma); Ricky Brown (31st, Fairfield); and Roi Holster (38th, Napa).
--Hayden Gillim and Cameron Gish were involved in an incident on Lap 4 at Turn 1. Gillim walked away, while Gish was transported via ground to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Gish was awake and alert. Updates will be provided later in the day. From Gish: "I'm OK, there's no bruising. I was able to get back into the race."