Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha Teammates Beaubier & Gerloff Battle At The Front & Go One-Two In DSB Race 1 At Miller Motorsports Park
NEWS August 3, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Tooele, UT - August 3, 2013 – Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha riders Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff are close teammates, but they’ve never been closer than they were on the Miller Motorsports Park race course today in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1. The two battled closely and cleanly all race long, and each rider took turns at the point.
Ultimately, it was Cameron who took the win, which was his eighth victory in nine races this season and his six win in a row. Garrett hung tight with Cameron, and the newly minted 18 year old--his birthday was this past Thursday--actually recorded the fastest lap of any rider on the track, in his final circulation around the 3.05-mile, 15-turn road course.
Garrett also led 10 out of the 16 laps in the race, which earned him a bonus point in the Championship. However, Cameron used his wily racecraft, took the lead late in the race, and rode a defensive line to take the checkered flag first aboard his #6 Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6.
The top-five finishers in today’s race were all aboard Yamaha R6s in a dominant showing for the crossed-tuning-forks brand.
“It was really cool racing with JD (Beach) and Garrett,” Cameron said. “We made some changes (to the bike) this morning, and we thought it would be good for the race, but I wasn’t doing the laptimes I’d hoped for. Still, it was a great race, and it’s obvious that the Yamaha is the bike to have in Daytona SportBike with the top five of us all riding R6s.”
Garrett said, ”I feel great. I got an awesome start, and I was really glad to get in the lead. It was a fun race, and I can’t wait till the race tomorrow. Our Y.E.S./Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6s are the best bikes out there, and hats off to my crew for giving me a great bike today.”
Daytona SportBike Race 2 from Miller Motorsports Park is scheduled for tomorrow at 1 PM MT.
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