Suzuki SuperBike Showdown - AMA Pro SuperSport Day One Report BRASELTON, GA (April 16, 2010) - A full field of 22 AMA Pro SuperSport Young Gun and Top Gun riders took to the track today in the first of two qualifying sessions here at the Road ...
Suzuki SuperBike Showdown - AMA Pro SuperSport Day One Report
BRASELTON, GA (April 16, 2010) - A full field of 22 AMA Pro SuperSport Young Gun and Top Gun riders took to the track today in the first of two qualifying sessions here at the Road Atlanta Suzuki SuperBike Showdown. Continuing his unbelievable form, Joey Pascarella on his LTD Yamaha lowered the previous year's qualifying time by almost two seconds as he tries to extend his dominance of the AMA Pro SuperSport Young Guns class.
Pascarella posted a time of 1:30.926/100.961 MPH which compares to the previous year's pole time of 1:32.072. The only rider to top him during a race this year, Cameron Beaubier, was back on the track with his Rockwall Yamaha and he continued his charge by posting the second fastest time of 1:31.127/100.738 MPH.
Cameron's Rockwall Yamaha teammate J.D. Beach took third, followed by Travis Wyman on his Yamaha YZF-R6. Pascarella's LTD Yamaha teammate Huntley Nash was fifth ahead of another LTD Yamaha rider, Tomas Puerta, who recovered nicely from a morning mechanical issue to take sixth place on the provisional grid.
Once again, Elena Myers showed her excellent pace by finishing the session seventh on her Richie Morris Racing Roadracingworld.com Suzuki just ahead of James Rispoli on his Suzuki. Miles Thornton, riding his own team's Suzuki, took ninth ahead of Top Gun rider James Dellinger on his Suzuki, who took tenth overall.
Pascarella said the challenging Road Atlanta circuit suited his style and attributed his impressive speed and riding to his team, his training and his motorcycle. AMA Pro SuperSport has provided a glimpse into the future of AMA Pro Road Racing and has proven to be some of the best racing of the AMA Pro Road Racing weekends. Final qualifying and race one of two will be tomorrow, April 17th. Please visit www.roadatlanta.com for schedule and ticket information.
Highlights from this weekend's AMA Pro SuperSport doubleheader can be in seen in same-day delay broadcasts Saturday and Sunday evenings on SPEED. Check your local listings for broadcast times.