Lucky 13 For Josh Hayes As He Wins Sunday SuperBike Race At New Jersey Motorsports Park; Teammate Herrin Finishes Second
NEWS September 9, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor USA:
Millville, NJ (September 9, 2012) – Two-time reigning AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion and Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Josh Hayes set yet another SuperBike record at New Jersey Motorsports Park where, just like yesterday, he led today’s American Red Cross Devil’s Showdown SuperBike Race Two from start to finish.
Once again, Josh got the holeshot and immediately pulled a gap on the rest of the field. Today, his closest competitor was his teammate Josh Herrin, aboard the #2 Yamaha YZF-R1.
Josh Hayes has now won 10 races in a row to extend the AMA Pro SuperBike single-season, consecutive-win record that he set yesterday, and his 13 victories so far this season are a brand-new AMA Pro SuperBike record for most wins in a single season. Josh’s 30 career wins bring him to within two victories of tying for second place in total career AMA SuperBike wins.
After lucky win number 13, Josh said, “I’m not superstitious. I’ll take every race win I get, no matter what number it is. Honestly, we don’t talk much about records on the team. We just want to keep winning as many as we can. If we break records and set new records, that’s great because it shows our success as a team. That’s what’s most important to me.”
After a slow start to the weekend, Josh Herrin acquitted himself well in SuperBike Race Two, as he finished in second place. It was the third one-two finish of the season for the Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha duo.
Commenting on his resurgence, Josh said, “This has been a tough weekend for me, so I’m happy to be able to bounce back and get second today. I owed my team that after all their hard work.”
The Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha team will be back in action the weekend after next as they travel to South Florida for the Big Kahuna Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Round 11 of the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing series on September 21 through 23. For more news, results, and other team info, be sure to check out Yamaha’s Facebook page.
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