2013 AMA Pro Road Racing Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

benbostromnoride2013.jpg Ben Bostrom without a ride for the 2013 AMA Superbike season. Photography By: Andrea WIlson
eslicktojordan.jpg It's official: Danny Eslick will join Roger Lee Hayden in the Michael Jordan Motorsports fold for the 2013 AMA Superbike Championship. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
Cardenas_Yosh.jpg More AMA Superbike silly season news: Martin Cardenas signs with Yoshimura Suzuki team for 2013. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
rispoli2013.jpg Two-time AMA Supersport champion, James Rispoli makes the move to Daytona SportBike for 2913 with the Celtic Racing team. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
YatestoEBR.jpg Aaron Yates will race an EBR 1190RS in the 2013 AMA Superbike Series on the AMSOIL/Hero side of the team. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
SolisToM4.jpg Young road racer Benny Solis has inked a deal to ride a Team M4 Honda CBR600RR in the 2013 AMA Daytona SportBike Series. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
PegramtoYamaha.jpg Larry Pegram trades in the BMWs for Yamahas for the 2013 AMA Superbike season. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
ama2013schedule.jpg With Austin dropping off the list of possibilities, the 2013 AMA Superbike season looks to have just nine rounds. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
2012amasbkYamahaTeam.jpg The Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha SuperBike teams are ready for the season and they'll start that season at Daytona with a new look.
zemketorace2013daytona.jpg Jake Zemke to fill in for Garrett Willis on the Desmo Veloce Ducati at the Daytona 200. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
WestbyPreview.jpg Dane Westby will ride a GEICO Honda in 2013.
Hayes-Thurs.jpg Josh Hayes was fastest in the first practice at Daytona.
HayesThursquals.jpg Josh Hayes put his Yamaha on provisional pole at Daytona. Photography By: Larry Lawrence
beaubierdaytona13q1.jpg Cameron Beaubier was fast again in Friday afternoon's session at Daytona. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
hayesdaytona13Q.jpg Josh Hayes flew to pole position at Daytona today. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
beubierdaytona13pole.jpg Cameron Beaubier was happy to earn the pole for the Daytona 200. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
XR1200finish.jpg Tyler O'Hara beats Kyle Wyman to the line in the Harley final at Daytona.
stefanosupersportdaytonad1.jpg Stefano Mesa won a close Daytona Supersport final. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
herrinsbk13daytona.jpg Josh Herrin won his first-ever AMA Superbike race at Daytona today. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
puerta13daytona.jpg Tomas Puerta won the second Supersport race at Daytona on Saturday. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
DaytonaSuperbikeSatpodium.jpg The top three celebrate after the second Superbike race at Daytona. Photography By: Larry Lawrence
BeaubierDaytona200.jpg Cameron Beaubier won the 72nd running of the Daytona 200. Photography By: Larry Lawrence
herrinsurgery.jpeg Josh Herrin underwent successful arm-pump surgery in California. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
RoadAmericaWeb.jpg Road America will host round two of the AMA Superbike Series.
AMATVDeal.jpg The AMA Superbike Series will be shown on the CBS Sports Network
ChetBurksTV.jpg Chet Burks talks about the 2013 TV package.
WestbyReturn.jpg Dane Westby gets cleared to race again after his spleen injury from Daytona. Photography By: Larry Lawrence
Mladintotestbmw.jpg Former AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin to test Australian Superbike BMW. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
AirFence.jpg The AMA purchased more Air Fence for 2013.
CameronGray.jpg Cameron Gray and M1 PowerSports to focus on the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season. Photography By: Andrea Wilson
HayesInterviewMay.jpg Josh Hayes talks about this weekend's race at Road America.
Supersportstreaming.jpg AMA Supersport racing will stream live from Road America this weekend.
Hayes-ElkhartLake-Friday.jpg After a disastrous opening pair of rounds at Daytona nearly three months ago, Josh Hayes came to Road America ready to begin his way back into championship contention. The defending AMA Pro Superbike champ started things off on the right foot by topping the first qualifying session on Friday on Road America’s four-mile circuit, clocking a 2:13.355 aboard his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R1. (Larry Lawrence photo)
HayesRAQual.jpg Josh Hayes scored the pole for this weekend’s AMA Pro Superbike doubleheader from Road America. The time he set in Friday’s session of 2:13.355 held after Saturday morning’s session saw a track still not completely dry. His best time this morning was 2:14.124, the fastest in the session. The pole for Hayes was significant since it marked his 24th-career pole. That tied him with Ben Spies for second on the all-time AMA Superbike poles win list.(Andrea Wilson photo)
BeaubierRA13d1.jpg The question was could Cameron Beaubier make a break at Road America in Saturday’s Daytona SportBike race. With its long straights it’s tough to break the draft on Road America’s four-miles, but just as he did in the Daytona 200, Beaubier made the breakaway look routine en route to his second straight victory in the series.
Supersportpodium-RoadAmerica-Sat.jpg There was a great three-way dice for the lead in Saturday’s AMA Pro Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport race. In the end National Guard/Celtic Racing Suzuki’s Corey Alexander had just a little extra and was able to pull out a gap on pole winner Stefano Mesa to win by 1.118 seconds. Jeffrey Tigert, who was in the mix for the win most of the way, fell back late in the race, but was strong enough to hold on to third. (Larry Lawrence photo)
HayesRA2.jpg Saturday’s AMA Pro Superbike final was in doubt for about three turns. That’s how long it took Josh Hayes to get past holeshot winner Martin Cardenas. After that pass Hayes began sprinting away on his factory Monster Energy Yamaha R1. He opened a gap and monitored his lead to the flag winning by 3.984 seconds over Cardenas. (Andrea Wilson photo)
Crash-sm.jpg There was a massive pileup crash at the start of the SuperSport race Sunday morning at Road America. As many as eight riders went down in the crash that started about 100 yards beyond the starting line. It appeared from photos that Ricardo Valdez got out of shape near the front of the setting off a chain reaction.(Larry Lawrence photo)
DSBSun.jpg Jake Gagne rode a spotless race in Daytona SportBike action Sunday at Road America. He capitalized on a late-race mistake by rival Cameron Beaubier to nail down the victory by 4.191 seconds. It marked the first victory this season for Gagne, who rides for the RoadRace Factory Yamaha squad. Beaubier lost for the first time this year, but with his second place finish remains the series leader. It was a photo finish for third with Jake Lewis edging his buddy JD Beach by inches at the line.(Larry Lawrence photo)
XR1200podium-RoadAmerica.jpg Steve Rapp didn’t even race before Sunday, but the airline pilot remembered Road America well enough to come in Sunday and dominate the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 race, winning by four seconds. Second place came down to a draft battle and it was Wisconsin’s own Ben Carlson getting the nod over defending champ Michael Barnes and Travis Wyman in a blanket finish.
Hayes-Sun-RoadAmerica.jpg Monster Energy Yamaha rider Josh Hayes became the first rider in the 33-year history of AMA Superbike racing at Road America to win five straight. Hayes had to work harder for this win than most. After a bad start he worked his way up from third past teammate Josh Herrin and eventually by series leader Martin Cardenas. He then had to hold off a charging Cardenas in the closing laps to sweep the doubleheader at Road America.(Larry Lawrence photo)
AlexanderRA-sm.jpg Corey Alexander swept the AMA Pro SuperSport races at Road America with a nail-biting victory in the red-flag delayed race over Stefano Mesa, Tomas Puerta and Travis Wyman. The difference between the top four was just 0.148 seconds. The winner was not decided until AMA Pro Racing officials reviewed video of the finish. (Andrea Wilson photo)
2013_CARDENAS_ELK_BJN01_LO.jpg Martin Cardenas leaves Road America in the AMA Superbike championship points lead. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura.
HayesBarber13Fri.jpg There were no big surprises Friday in preliminary qualifying for this weekend’s Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park. Monster Energy Yamaha’s Josh Hayes led the way with a time of 1:25.889 on his factory R1 Superbike.
Barber13HayesQ.jpg Josh Hayes kept his perfect qualifying record for 2013 intact, winning the pole for this weekend’s AMA Superbike races at Barber Motorsports Park. Riding his factory Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha R1, Hayes turned in a time of 1:25.383, well off the 2008 track record of 1:23.664 set by Mat Mladin. Nevertheless Hayes was over a half-second faster than Roger Lee Hayden (1:25.910) who qualified second on the National Guard/Jordan Suzuki GSXR1000. (Andrea Wilson photo)
Beaubier_13barber_sat.jpg Jason DiSalvo, Jake Gagne and Cameron Beaubier all spent time in the lead in Saturday’s AMA GoPro Daytona SportBike race, but in the end Beaubier had too much of everything. After taking the lead he strung together relentlessly fast laps and eventually broke away from Gagne and DiSalvo to earn his third victory of the season, extending his series lead.(Andrea Wilson photo)
Roberts-podium.jpg Joe Roberts is a name road racing fans will probably start hearing more and more. Roberts made a stunning pro debut Saturday by easily running away with the victory in SuperSport action at Barber Motorsports Park aboard his California Superbike School/Roadracingworld.com Honda. (Larry Lawrence photo)
HayesBarber13Sat.jpg It was a confusing and chaotic start to Saturday’s AMA Pro Superbike race at Barber Motorsports Park, with five riders, including Josh Hayes and Roger Hayden, jumping the start and being assessed a five-second penalty. Yet despite the messy beginning to the race, it ended with an exciting finish. Hayes held off a determined charge by Hayden to win by 0.245 seconds.
RobertsBarber13.jpg Joe Roberts proved Saturday’s Supersport victory at Barber Motorsports Park was no fluke. He won Sunday’s Supersport final in similar fashion as he did Saturday – starting cautiously and then moving his way to the front on lap four and pulling away to convincing victory. (Andrea Wilson photo)
beaubier13barbersun2.jpg A year later and the same results – Cameron Beaubier was perfect again in Daytona SportBike winning the second race on Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park to earn a clean sweep of the weekend, just as he did last year. His margin of victory over rival Jake Gagne was 6.326 seconds. What the raw numbers don’t show is that Gagne actually chased down and ran nose to tail with Beaubier for much of the middle portions of the race, but once there Gagne could find no way around. (Andrea Wilson photo)
Rapp-XR1200-Barber.jpg Steve Rapp scored his second straight AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-DavidsonXR1200 victory of the season Sunday at Barber Motosports Park. Rapp moved up to pass early leaders Tyler O’Hara and Michael Barnes to take the win by 5.4 seconds over Barnes. (Larry Lawrence photo)
Hayes13Barberd2.jpg Josh Hayes was hounded all day long and was actually passed at one point, but in the end it was the defending AMA Superbike champ coming through with yet another perfect weekend aboard his Monster Energy Yamaha R1, sweeping both Superbike rounds at Barber Motorsports Park with his victory Sunday.(Andrea Wilson photo)
Hayes-Mid-OFri.jpg Josh Hayes continued to set the pace Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course by leading Friday’s Superbike qualifying session, turning a 1:25.986 on his factory Monster Energy Yamaha R1. Hayes was the only rider in the 1:25s. (Larry Lawrence photo)
HayesMido13Q.jpg Josh Hayes on poll again at Mid Ohio. Photography By Andrea Wilson
beaubier13midor1.jpg Beaubier (6) bests Jake Gagne (32) for the win at Mid Ohio. Photography By Andrea Wilson
Mid-OSSptSat.jpg RoadRace Factory Yamaha’s Tomas Puerta emerged from a five-rider battle to pull away in the end to score the victory in Saturday’s Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport race at Mid-Ohio. He's joined on the podium by Hayden Gillim and Miles Thornton.(Larry Lawrence photo)
mido13_hayesrace1.jpg Josh Hayes takes the Superbike points lead from Martin Cardenas with his Mid Ohio race one win. Photography By Andrea Wilson
midohio13_gillam.jpg Hayden Gillam gets his first Supersport win of the year at Mid Ohio. Photography By Andrea Wilson
BeaubierMidOSun.jpg Cameron Beaubier scored yet another come-from-behind victory Sunday in Daytona SportBike action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Beaubier ran fourth in the early going of the shortened 15-lap, but again methodically made his way to the front to take the lead on lap six.(Larry Lawrence photo)
herrinmidod2.jpg Josh Herrin took his second victory of the season in AMA Pro Superbike action Sunday at Mid-Ohio, but the victory came in a strange manner. Monster Energy Yamaha teammate Josh Hayes jumped the start and was assessed a five-second penalty. Hayes got out front and Herrin ran second and it became a race against the clock.(Andrea Wilson photo)
rapp13mido.jpg Three in a row for Steve Rapp at Mid Ohio. Photography By Andrea Wilson
LagunaAMATV.jpg Will there be TV at the AMA Superbike round at Laguna Seca.
RogerLeeLaguna1.jpg Roger Lee Hayden led the AMA Superbikes on Friday at Laguna Seca
laguna13beaubier1.jpg Cameron Beaubier led the Daytona SportBike class at Laguna Seca today.
amalagunatv13.jpg There will be TV coverage of the AMA round at Laguna Seca after all.
laguna13beaubier2.jpg Cameron Beaubier will start tomorrow's Daytona SportBike race from pole position at Laguna Seca
laguna13hayes2.jpg Josh Hayes is on provisional pole position for the AMA Superbike race at Laguna Seca.
laguna13joeroberts.jpg Joe Roberts won the Supersport final at Laguna Seca today.
laguna13hayesqual.jpg Josh Hayes earned pole position at Laguna Seca Raceway today.
Ohge.jpg Travis Ohge injured in AMA Supersport race at Laguna Seca.
laguna13dsbbeaubier.jpg Beaubier leads the pack in Daytona Sportbike at Laguna Seca. Photography By Andrea Wilson
lagunagp13sbk.jpg Hayes gets back to his Superbike winning ways during the U.S. GP weekend at Laguna. Photography By Andrea Wilson
ohgelagunaupdate.jpg Travis Ohge's condition is upgraded after four days at the Head Trauma center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Photography By Andrea Wilson
beaubierlaguna13interview.jpg Beaubier talks about going back to GP. Photography By Andrea Wilson
JemketoTriumph.jpg Jake Zemke signs with Rider's Discount Triumph for the remainder of the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing Season. Photography By Andrea Wilson
miller13d1_hayes2.jpg It took him a little longer than usual, but in the end the results were the same – Josh Hayes topped the AMA Pro Superbike timing charts. Hayes waited until under five minutes to go before clocking his best time aboard his factory Monster Energy Yamaha R1 Friday at Miller. (Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d1_hayes1.jpg At Miller Motorsports Park Josh Hayes kept his perfect pole win season alive, now having earned the pole at all six rounds so far this season. And for Herrin the close session proves that he is continuing to chip away at the gap to his teammate and could still provide a threat in the championship this season. (Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d2_beaubier.jpg Cameron Beaubier faced one of his best challenges of the season, yet still came out the winner in the end in Saturday’s Daytona SportBike final at Miller Motorsports Park. (Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d2_roberts.jpg Joe Roberts did it again. The rookie SuperSport sensation found a way to come out on top after facing a strong challenge from both Wyatt Farris and Tomas Puerta. The trio battled the whole race, but in the end Roberts found just enough extra in his California Superbike School Honda to pull out the win by 0.795 seconds over Farris and Puerta.(Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d2Herrin.jpg Josh Herrin celebrates on the podium after winning in an electrifying last-lap battle at Miller Saturday with Roger Hayden. (Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d3Rapp.jpg Steve Rapp won his fourth consecutive Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 final Sunday at Miller Motorsports Park. Rapp, riding his Aerostar Global/Suburban Harley-Davidson backed XR, shook off a stubborn Tyler O’Hara in the closing laps to win by 0.857 seconds. (Andrea Wilson photo)
Miller13d3beaubier.jpg In a nail-biting 16-lap final there was a different leader almost every lap and anyone of three riders had a chance for the victory, but in the end Sunday’s Daytona SportBike final went again to the king of the DSB Cameron Beaubier. It marked his ninth win in ten races.(Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d3cardenas.jpg In a wild and potentially championship changing race, Martin Cardenas took advantage of issues suffered by his main competitors and earned his second AMA Pro Superbike victory of the season Sunday at Miller Motorsports Park. (Andrea Wilson photo)
miller13d3roberts.jpg Joe Roberts made it a perfect five for five in his American races, by scoring his fifth AMA Pro Supersport victory Sunday at Miller Motorsports Park in a thrilling last-lap contest. (Andrea Wilson photo)
Rapp-IndyXRquals.jpg Steve Rapp continued the momentum he’d built up during the regular season of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. Rapp scored the pole Friday for this weekend’s XR1200 doubleheader held as a support race for this weekend’s MotoGP event. (Larry Lawrence photo)
DaineseWeb.jpg Dainese is giving away back protectors.
XR1200Sat.jpeg Call it the luck of the Irish. Jeremy McWilliams had something going his way, as he emerged from a last-lap draft-fest to win Saturday’s Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, first in the four-race $60,000 XR Showdown. (Larry Lawrence photo)
McWilliams-Syahrin.jpg Hafizh Syahrin joked that he thinks sales of Harley-Davidson may spike in Malaysia after his victory in the second of the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Showdown races Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (IMS Photo)
PegramSBKseason3.jpg Larry Pegram's Superbike Family to return for a third season. Photography By Andrea Wilson
notvforamalaguna2.jpg AMA Pro Racing announces no TV for the season finale at Laguna Seca. Photography By Andrea Wilson
635144239850987774cardenaslagunapedalevent13.jpg Join Martin Cardenas, Chris Clark, Leon Camier and Jules Cluzel for the Yoshimura Suzuki Pedal Laguna Seca event.
HayesEndurance.jpg Josh Hayes will race in the Le Mans 24 Hour on September 21-22.
njmp13fri_hayes.jpg Josh Hayes gets provisional pole despite a late session crash at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Photography By Andrea Wilson
njmp13_hayespole.jpg Josh Hayes stayed perfect with yet another pole at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13_gillim.jpg Hayden Gillim won a thriller in Supersport Saturday at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13_beaubier.jpg Cam Beaubier won both the race and the Daytona Sportbike Championship Saturday at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13_herrinsat.jpg Saturday's race at New Jersey was a great battle between Josh Herrin and Martin Cardenas. Herrin came out on top in the end. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13_rapp.jpg Steve Rapp won going away at New Jersey Motorsports Park and extended his series lead in the process. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13sun_alexander.jpg Tomas Puerta (12) won the race, while Corey Alexander (5) clinced the Supersport East title at NJMP Sunday. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13sun_beaubier.jpg Cameron Beaubier completed the DSB sweep in New Jersey. (Andrea Wilson photo)
njmp13_hayes.jpg Josh Hayes dominated Sunday's Superbike race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Andrea Wilson photo)
JordanTeamLagunaSeca.jpg Roger Lee Hayden and the Jordan Suzuki team will race in the World Superbike event at Laguna Seca this weekend.
AlexanderLagunadsb.jpg Newly crowned AMA Supersport East Champion Corey Alexander to make his debut in the Daytona SportBike class at Laguna Seca. Photography by Brian J. Nelson
HayesLaguna2A.jpg Josh Hayes is on provisional pole for Laguna Seca's second AMA Superbike race of 2013.
hayesLagunaPole.jpg Josh Hayes qualified on pole for the Laguna Seca AMA Superbike race.
laguna13rappchampionship.jpg Steve Rapp won the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Championship at Laguna Seca.
BeaubierLaguna1.jpg Cameron Beaubier won the season finale in Daytona SportBike at Laguna Seca today.
HerrinSuperbikeChampion.jpg Josh Herrin won the 2013 AMA Superbike Championship in the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
RickShaw2.jpg Veteran road racer Rick Shaw was killed at Daytona International Speedway while instructing at a racing school.
Daytonaschedule.jpg Daytona has announced that the Daytona 200 will be held on March 15, 2014.
JordanTeamOutofAMA.jpg Michael Jordan Motorsports is pulling out of AMA Superbike racing.
RogerHaydenNoRide.jpg Roger Lee Hayden is looking for a superbike ride for 2014.
GagneSigns.jpg Jake Gagne will return to the RoadRace Factory team in 2014.
BeachGravesYamaha.jpg JD Beach will race for the Graves Motorsports Yamaha team in 2014.
AMAScheduleTwoDay.jpg The AMA will run a two-day road racing format in 2014.
StantonRideDay.jpg A ride day was held recently at Infineon Raceway for David Stanton.
2015AMAclasschanges.jpg AMA Pro Racing announces class restructuring and rule changes for 2015.
JoeRobertsSigned.jpg Joe Roberts to ride an M4 Honda for 2014 in Daytona SportBike.
MPHracinggrant13.jpg Melissa Paris may be headed to Spain to race in the CEV series.
MayEBRWorldSuperbike.jpg Geoff May will race an EBR in the World Superbike Championship in 2014.
MidOhioSchedule.jpg Mid-Ohio has swapped dates with Laguna Seca to avoid a scheduling conflict.
MillerAMA.jpg Miller Motorsports Park is not on the 2014 AMA Superbike schedule.