Rookie Jason Aguilar taking AMA Pro SuperSport by storm in 2014
NEWS June 14, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Written by Andrew Swain:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 14, 2014) – At first glance, it appeared that AMA Pro SuperSport rider Jason Aguilar was a distinguished class veteran when he crossed the finish line in third place following Race 2 at Road America. The way he outgunned noteworthy competitors like Wyatt Farris and Dustin Dominguez at the race’s conclusion made it seem like he had plenty of experience under his belt. However, when the young Aguilar took off his helmet while standing on his first podium ever, the world was introduced to a class rookie, not a seasoned veteran; a 17-year-old baby face that could potentially rock the AMA Pro Road Racing paddock for years to come.
“My race went really well,” said Aguilar speaking about his third-place Race 2 finish at Road America. “I had a bad qualifying but fortunately was able to get into fourth place before the second restart. I got a pretty good start off of that and was able to stay behind Kaleb (De Keyral) and Wyatt (Farris) for a little bit and I figured I could draft by them at the line and I ended up getting it. It was my first podium so I’m really excited about it.”
Another component that made Aguilar’s first podium appearance so impressive is the fact that he started from 14th on the grid following a 2:26.853 qualifying time. Because of his early successes in 2014, Aguilar has been approved to compete in GoPro Daytona SportBike competition at the FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., which will represent Round 4 of AMA Pro Road Racing.
In 2002, when Jason was just five years old, his father brought home a Dunlop poster of AMA Pro Road Racing legend, Nicky Hayden, dragging his elbow around a corner during a race. Ever since that moment, Jason was hooked on the sport and wanted to become a professional motorcycle racer himself. Now, at 17, Aguilar is in the midst of his debut season in AMA Pro SuperSport, mounted on a Tuned Industries Yamaha YZF-R6, and poised for an excellent rookie campaign and many strong seasons to follow.
Tune into FansChoice.tv next weekend, June 21-22 to watch LIVE coverage of the Triumph SuperBike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park for Round 3 of AMA Pro Road Racing. Aguilar has yet to finish outside the top ten in all four of his races thus far. To view all of last weekend’s races at Road America, visit our YouTube portal at www.YouTube.com/amaprovids.
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