A Day at the Beach

Henny Ray Abrams | April 18, 2010


BRASELTON, GA, APRIL 18: Rockwall Performance Yamaha’s J.D. Beach swept the weekend’s SuperSport races by backing up Saturday’s win with another in the red flag-shortened Sunday final at Road Atlanta.The first attempt to run the race was stopped by a racing incident on the 11th of 16 laps. At the time, Beach’s teammate and friend Cameron Beaubier was in the lead with Beach second and LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash third.The re-start was scheduled for six laps, but it didn’t get that far. On the second flying lap the Suzuki GSX-R600 of James Dellinger began spewing smoke as he entered turn five, the left at the bottom of the esses. The mechanical failure left about a 30-foot slick leading into the corner. With the American SuperBike race next on the schedule, and the time it would take to clean up the oil slick, the race was called official after 11 laps.Beach had arrived in Atlanta winless in the class and suddenly he had two. On Saturday he’d beaten Beaubier and on Sunday he beat LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash, with Beaubier third when the race was stopped. Beaubier had taken over second on the 12th lap, but dropped back to third when scoring reverted to lap 11.LTD Racing’s Tomas Puerta (Yam) ended up fourth with Elena Myers (Suz) fifth.

Results:1. J.D. Beach (Yamaha)2. Huntley Nash (Yamaha)3. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha)4. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)5. Elena Myers (Suzuki)6. Travis Wyman (Triumph)7. James Rispoli (Suzuki)8. James Dellinger (Suzuki)9. Eric Stump (Honda)10. David Gaviria (Kawasaki)


Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.