Friday Recap: MotoAmerica Superbikes At Road America 12020-06-29 03:32
Cameron Beaubier picked up right where he left off at the end of May, the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha rider ending Friday as the fastest of the HONOS Superbike class as round two at Road America kicked off today.
Beaubier was dominant in round one at the end of May, easily winning both HONOS Superbike races after earning pole position and establishing a new track record. And it didn’t take long for Beaubier to re-establish his domination, the four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion breaking his lap record from round one in the opening session of Road America 2 when he lapped at 2:10.926.
With the second afternoon session wet, Beaubier didn’t even take to the track with his record-setting lap coming on his last lap in the first session.
M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong ended up second fastest with his 2:13.416 – 2.49 seconds off Beaubier’s best and just ahead of Beaubier’s teammate Jake Gagne, the YZF-R1 rider turning a 2:13.475. Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz was fourth fastest and the last man in the 2:13s with Fong’s teammate Toni Elias ending up fifth.
Supersport qualifying was led by the rider who dominated both races in Road America 1 – HONOS Racing’s Richie Escalante. The Mexico City resident put in a best of 2:19.332 in Q1 to lead M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly, the Floridian .950 of a second off Escalante’s pace. Celtic HSBK’s Brandon Paasch was third fastest with a 2:21.028.
Dominic Doyle is out to show that his double win in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup races at the end of May in Road America 1 were no fluke, besting the first qualifying session today at Road America. Doyle and his BARTCON Racing Kawasaki led Landers Racing’s Rocco Landers by .560 of a second and third-placed Benjamin Gloddy by 2.9 seconds with his 2:39.989 lap.
With the second session wet, the fastest Stock 1000 times came in the first session with Celtic HSBK Racing’s PJ Jacobsen, the man who won the class at Road America 1, ending up on top with his best lap of 2:15.279 - .900 of a second faster than Altus Motorsports’ Cameron Petersen. Michael Gilbert Racing’s Michael Gilbert was third fastest, 1.6 seconds behind Jacobsen.
Landers was fastest in the opening dry session of the Twins Cup class with the afternoon session’s track conditions less than ideal. Landers lapped at 2:30.265 to best Road America 1 double winner Kaleb De Keyrel. Cooper McDonald was third fastest in the opening session.
Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2:10.926
Bobby Fong (Suzuki) 2:13.416
Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 2:13.475
Mathew Scholz (Yamaha) 2:13.613
Toni Elias (Suzuki) 2:14.092
David Anthony (Suzuki) 2:14.340
Josh Herrin (BMW) 2:16.680
Kyle Wyman (Ducati) 2:16.846
Max Flinders (Yamaha) 2:20.396
Jeremy Coffey (BMW) 2:20.412
Richie Escalante (Kawasaki) 2:19.332
Sean Dylan Kelly (Suzuki) 2:20.282
Brandon Paasch (Yamaha) 2:21.028
Nate Minster (Yamaha) 2:21.531
Benjamin Smith (Yamaha) 2:22.130
Jason Aguilar (Yamaha) 2:22.241
Kevin Olmedo (Suzuki) 2:22.271
Lucas Silva (Suzuki) 2:22.778
Nolan Lamkin (Yamaha) 2:22.875
Max Angles Fernandez (Yamaha) 2:23.918
Liqui Moly Junior Cup Q1
Dominic Doyle (Kawasaki) 2:39.989
Rocco Landers (Kawasaki) 2:40.549
Benjamin Gloddy (Kawasaki) 2:42.918
Samuel Lochoff (Kawasaki) 2:44.063
Gus Rodio (Kawasaki) 2:44.318
Daniel Cano Flores (Kawasaki) 2:45.569
Cody Wyman (Yamaha) 2:45.554
Liam Roach (Kawasaki) 2:45.343
Jack Roach (Kawasaki) 2:46.343
Joseph LiMandri Jr. (Kawasaki) 2:46.363
PJ Jacobsen (Ducati) 2:15.279
Cameron Petersen (Suzuki) 2:16.179
Michael Gilbert (Kawasaki) 2:16.918
Corey Alexander (Kawasaki) 2:17.005
Stefano Mesa (Kawasaki) 2:17.945
Alex Dumas (Suzuki) 2:18.957
Danilo Lewis (BMW) 2:19.964
Travis Wyman (BMW) 2:20.625
Joseph Giannotto (Kawasaki) 2:21.139
Hunter Dunham (Yamaha) 2:21.538
Chris Parrish (Yamaha) 2:31.700
Jason Madama (Yamaha) 2:32.248
Cooper McDonald (Yamaha) 2:32.671
Hayden Schultz (Yamaha) 2:33.079
Jackson Blackmon (Suzuki) 2:33.114
Kaleb De Keyrel (Yamaha) 2:33.547
Teagg Hobbs (Suzuki) 2:34.042
Toby Khamsouk (Suzuki) 2:36.270
Shawn Hill (Yamaha) 2:40.216
Ryne Snooks (Suzuki) 2:40.933
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Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha's Cameron Beaubier dominated Friday at Road America 2, the Californian smashing the outright lap record that he set at the end of May. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Richie Escalante continued his hot hand with the fastest Supersport lap on Friday at Road America. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
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Liqui Moly Junior Cup
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Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion Rocco Landers made his Twins Cup debut on Friday at Road America and ended up on top of the first qualifying session. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
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