Beaubier By .001 Of A Second

Paul Carruthers | March 4, 2010

Daytona nearly always produces close races – especially so when the motorcycles are of the 600cc Supersport variety. And today’s Supersport race had to have been one of the closest. After all, how can you get any closer than .001 of a second.That was the gap between Rockwall Racing’s Cameron Beaubier and LTD Racing’s Joey Pascarella after 12 laps of intense racing at Daytona International Speedway. And LTD Racing’s Jake Gagne was a shadow third, just .065 of a second behind Beaubier. Then came J.D. Beach on the second Rockwall Racing R6 only .247 of a second off the winner’s pace with fifth-placed Tomas Puerta fifth – just. 267 of a second behind.Only then was there a gap of some four seconds to Huntley Nash in sixth with Nash less than a second clear of’s Elena Myers – in her debut in the Supersport class.All five riders at the very front took a turn leading at the stripe with Pascarella leading the most of those laps – at least at the start finish. But Beaubier took it on the final lap – barely.

Supersport Results

1.                  Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha)

2.                  Joey Pascarella (Yamaha)

3.                  Jake Gagne (Yamaha)

4.                  J.D. Beach (Yamaha)

5.                  Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)

6.                  Huntley Nash (Yamaha)

7.                  Elena Myers (Suzuki)

8.                  Daniel Guevara (Suzuki)

9.                  Eric Stump II (Honda)

10.                  Ryan Kerr (Kawasaki)

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.