Bostrom Posts Fastest Times in Day One Sessions at Infineon
NEWS May 15, 2010
SONOMA, CA (May 14, 2010) - Ben Bostrom, Tommy Aquino and Cameron Beaubier staked their claim on the AMA Pro Road Racing weekend activities at the West Coast Moto Jam as the first round of qualifying concluded on a picture perfect day at Infineon Raceway.
After a somewhat quiet start to the season, Ben Bostrom
his Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha jumped back into contention with an
absolute flier on his very last lap of qualifying to steal the top spot
from Josh Hayes,
who had been quickest in practice and most of qualifying until the very
Hayes, on his Team Graves
Yamaha had taken his career first AMA Pro National Guard American
victory here last year and set the pace from the opening lap of
practice. In qualifying, Hayes was in a league of his
own with an early lap of 1:36.184 which looked unbeatable until Bostrom
went one better with a lap of 1:36.108 to take the provisional pole
position for the doubleheader races this weekend.
attributed his improved pace to the
overall chemistry that has been evolving since the beginning of the
the Pat Clark Motorsports Team. "It
takes time to get things just right, we have been getting better and
though we were better at the last race, we didn't get the results we
could have," said Bostrom.
Jake Holden, riding for John Ulrich and
the M4 Monster Energy Suzuki team in place of the injured John Hopkins,
tremendous pace by running up front in practice and then posted the
fastest time of 1:36.646 before suffering an accident at turn five
in the closing moments of the qualifying session. Holden was uninjured
in the mishap.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammates of Tommy Hayden and Blake Young finished the session in fourth and fifth places after both riders showed good speed. Final qualifying is tomorrow before the first of two races on Saturday and Sunday, both of which will be shown on SPEED TV in same day broadcasts. Check your local listing for broadcast times.
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