Things Looking Up for Jake Holden Racing Team
NEWS June 21, 2011
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
With a strong 6th in qualifying and some major changes to his #116 Yamaha YZF R6, Cameron Beaubier had high hopes for the weekend. Unfortunately Saturday didn't go as expected, within 3 laps Cameron lost the front and his race ended. Cameron had to watch the remainder of the Daytona SportBike Race 1 from pitwall with his crew.
Sunday was a different story. Saturday evening, Cameron talked with his crew and they figured out how to fix the issues they had in Race 1. Cameron put his head down in Sunday morning’s practice session and was 2nd quickest, giving him the extra drive for Race 2 later in the day. Cameron didn't get a great start and for the first few laps he was stuck behind another rider. When he finally got past the rider, there was nothing stopping him. He was battling for podium position from that point on.
Midway through the race Cameron made a slight mistake and was pushed back to the 5th position. Cameron shook it off and surged on. With one lap to go, he made a risky pass and crossed the finish line in the 3rd position.
"I am really excited to be back on the podium again. I want to thank GP Performance for all the help they gave me earlier this season and I am an excited for my new adventure with the JHR Team!" said Beaubier.
Cameron would like to thank the following sponsors: Redbull, Top One, Moto Wheels, Leo Vince, Specialized, Oakely, Alpinestars, Penske Racing shocks
Teammate Travis Ohge, #40 in the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport class fought setup issues the whole weekend. After two crashes in practice he just couldn't find his groove again. Unfortunately, Travis had a low speed crash in Race 1 and had to retire early.
In Race 2 Travis had a good start but found it hard to pass other riders and was stuck mid pack for the entire race. Travis decided his best bet would be to settle in a comfortable position and finish out the race with his bike intact.
"This wasn't the best weekend of racing for me, but it just gives me more motivation heading to Mid-Ohio!” stated Travis.
Come check out Jake Holden Racing during Round 6 of the AMA Pro Road Racing series, July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio.
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