2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1

Press Release | May 31, 2020

2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1—Sunday

Apparently, Cameron Beaubier is taking this social distancing thing to the utmost degree, the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha rider making sure his competition never got close as he completed the double win at Road America today.

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The rest of the MotoAmerica Superbike field has a lot to worry about if Beaubier’s form continues. He blitzed them in race two.

Beaubier followed up yesterday’s 7.8-second win with an even more impressive outing, the four-time defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion winning again on Sunday – this time by 13.4 seconds – to leave round one of the HONAS Superbike Series with a perfect-points haul of 50.

“I can’t ask for a better start to the year,” Beaubier. “Being able to get pole and both race wins. If you look at my track record, that’s not really how my seasons start. I’m normally trying to crawl back points throughout the year. Plain and simple, I just got to give it up to Richard (Stanboli) and Keith (McCarty) for putting this amazing program together – Monster Attack Yamaha. My bike, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been this comfortable on a motorcycle. Just the track back home at Buttonwillow, just my feeling with the bike, with the 2020 R1. I’m able to get under the bubble a little bit better, pick up some mile an hour on the straightaway and with the electronics that they’ve been working on, I’ve been able to get off the corner. The bike’s just easier to ride. I’m just having pure fun on the thing. It’s really nice to have one and two up (Yamahas) here. I just want to not get too excited yet. Just keep the ball rolling and keep going. Obviously, some of our competitors went down today, and it’s going to be a long season. I’m just so happy we’re back racing and want some more.

Second place today went to Beaubier’s teammate Jake Gagne, the laid-back Californian bettering his third place from Saturday by a spot. Gagne was in a battle for the spot early on with Saturday’s runner-up Mathew Scholtz and Bobby Fong when the two came together in turn five and crashed. That left Gagne free and clear to ride to a lonely second, 13.4 seconds behind Beaubier and some six seconds clear of an intense battle for the final podium spot.

“We’re leaving our first round with this Yamaha Attack team with a couple podiums, so I’m happy,” Gagne said. “We made some changes overnight. This morning in warmup, I was actually feeling pretty good about the bike. A couple things changed in the race. We had a little more heat on the track. I felt like we had a good bike for a couple laps, but I really, really was struggling there after a couple more laps once I got a little tire wear going. Cam was on rails today. He was flying. It just shows these Yamahas really are running good. Obviously, Mat (Scholtz) was right up in there. Right when Bobby (Fong) got by me, and then I was going into three behind Mat, and then down the straightaway to five. Bobby drafted me, he drafted Mat, so he got a big, old double draft from us and got in there hot. Mat’s getting in there deep. Bobby’s in there deep. I saw it from a while back. I let up and I saw Bobby getting sucked in. I think he just fixated and just rammed right into the back of him (Scholtz). I feel for Mat because those Westby guys work really hard and it would be nice to get another Yamaha up here, but that’s racing. You got to look ahead.”

That ultimately went to Scheibe Racing BMW’s Josh Herrin, the Georgian earning a podium spot in this first weekend on the BMW S 1000 RR by just .011 of a second over Inde Motorsports Ranch/KWR Ducati’s Kyle Wyman. Herrin’s effort earned the Scheibe BMW team its first HONOS Superbike podium.

“We definitely had a little luck fall in our hands but being on the podium is being on the podium,” Herrin said. “So there was some very hard fighting with Kyle. Me and him haven’t really got along super well in the past, so it was almost like a Danny Eslick feeling for me. I just saw red. I was so mad. I just wanted to get behind him so bad. I had arm pump for the first time in a long time this weekend, so I just wanted to get in front of him and if I had to slow up the pace I could. That way it could help my arm out a little bit. That actually ended up working out. But seeing those guys fall, seeing Toni (Elias) fall was a bummer. I was like, ‘okay. I at least got a sixth again.’ I saw Scholtz and Bobby fall and I was like, ‘oh, s^%$. This is a podium spot right here.’ Then immediately I starting thinking, ‘man, if Scheibe got a podium…’ And that made me want to push that little bit extra. I’m just happy we could be up here and get some of that BMW contingency, which I really need this year. It’s nice. I don’t know if this is BMW’s first Superbike podium in the States or not, but it just feels good to get it up there. I can definitely say, no disrespect to the team, that I don’t think that bike has the potential right now to be getting on the podium without everybody made mistakes like they did today. Like I said earlier, we got lucky, but we’ve also been doing our work this weekend. I did four practice starts on my bike this morning just to try and get a little bit better launch off the line today. Just stoked to be up here. Congrats to these guys. Definitely didn’t expect this today, so thank you to the Scheibe Racing BMW team and all my sponsors.”

Just a few seconds behind Wyman came Celtic HSBK Racing’s PJ Jacobsen, the New Yorker racing his Ducati Panigale V4R to fifth and well clear of sixth-placed David Anthony on the FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Cameron Petersen rode his Altus Motorsports Suzuki to a lonely seventh with Ride HVMC Racing’s Corey Alexander ending up eighth. Trashed Bike Racing LLC’s Max Flinders and FLY Racing ADR Motorsports’ Bradley Ward rounded out the top 10.

For the second day in a row, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Toni Elias failed to finish. This time it was a crash on the third lap that knocked the Spaniard out of the race and he leaves round one with zero points after his mechanical non-finish in race one.

Beaubier is free and clear at the top of the championship standings with 50 points, 14 points clear of Gagne with Herrin 24 points behind Gagne in third. Wyman is fourth in the title chase with 24 points, four points clear of Scholtz.

MotoAmerica will return to Road America for its second round, June 26-28, and it will do so with fans in attendance after this successful weekend of racing without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supersport: Escalante Doubles Up

In Sunday’s Supersport race two, HONOS Kawasaki’s Richie Escalante absolutely dominated the field to take his second race victory of the weekend, the Mexican rider winning by nearly eight seconds at the checkers. Brandon Paasch finished second in the race, but his Celtic HSBK Racing Yamaha was found to be underweight in the post-race inspection, and he was disqualified. That moved M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly up to second, and RiderzLaw Aguilar Racing’s Jason Aguilar moved up to third.

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A breakthrough weekend for Richie Escalante saw the Mexican take a second race win at Road America.

“I’m really happy,” said Escalante. “It’s my first time to double win in the MotoAmerica Championship, so I am really happy about that. In the race, I did not start very well again. Then I had a mistake in turn six. I lost the brake point and almost crashed. The ZX-6R Kawasaki is amazing. I’m very happy. My team is working really good. I’m very comfortable right now, so I’m ready for Road America two next month.”

Twins Cup: De Keyrel Again!

In Twins Cup, which was the first race of the day, 1833CJKNOWS Yamaha rider Kaleb De Keyrel and American Racing/SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki’s Rocco Landers had another battle as they did in Saturday’s race. But on Sunday, Robem Engineering Suzuki rider Jackson Blackmon also joined the eight-lap fray. The three riders stuck together in a tight pack at the front, and in the end, De Keyrel took the checkers by .081 of a second for his second victory of the weekend. Landers and Blackmon crossed the stripe in a photo finish, with Blackmon nipping Landers for second place by .001 of a second.

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Kaleb DeKayrel once again rode with his head to take the second Twins Cup race win of the weekend.

“I helped myself out quite a bit today with getting a way better start,” De Keyrel said. “I think at one point yesterday I was back in fourth or fifth. So, I definitely knew today that Rocco was going to try and do the same thing and get a gap because obviously at Road America you get that gap and then everybody else is pulling you backwards and that guy out front is running away with it. So, I knew I had to try to be that guy as much as I possibly could. I definitely focused on the start. It was such a weird race because I was faster than Rocco in some sections, and he was faster than me in others. So, we were kind of yo-yoing throughout the lap. It was just an interesting race. I had a blast out there. I love racing with MotoAmerica. It’s always a great time. I’m just really thankful to be out here racing and having fun.”

Liqui Moly Junior Cup: Doyle By The Skin Of His Teeth

The Liqui Moly Junior Cup class joined Superbike and Supersport in also having a double race winner at Road America as BARTCON Racing Kawasaki’s Dominic Doyle prevailed again in another razor-close finish over Landers Racing Kawasaki’s Rocco Landers. The pair put on quite a show at the front as they passed each other back and forth for the lead. Doyle’s margin of victory over Landers was .007 of a second.

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Doyle got the better of Landers for the second day in a row for the win.

In an equally exciting battle for third place, a tightly bunched group of eight riders were all in the hunt for a podium result. In the end, Quarterley Racing/On Track Development Kawasaki rider Benjamin Gloddy completed the podium in third.

“Today, I didn’t really know what to expect going into the race,” Doyle said. “Rocco was quick in warmup this morning. We were close all race. I knew that it was just going to come down to the last lap. The mistake, I thought actually it would hurt me. I thought he would come by. I guess it kind of worked in my favor, so I’m happy about it.”

2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1—Sunday Results

Superbike Race Two

  1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha)
  2. Jake Gagne (Yamaha)
  3. Josh Herrin (BMW)
  4. Kyle Wyman (Ducati)
  5. PJ Jacobsen (Ducati)
  6. David Anthony (Suzuki)
  7. Cameron Petersen (Suzuki)
  8. Corey Alexander (Kawasaki)
  9. Max Flinders (Yamaha)
  10. Bradley Ward (Kawasaki)

Twins Cup Race Two

  1. Kaleb De Keyrel (Yamaha)
  2. Jackson Blackmon (Suzuki)
  3. Rocco Landers (Suzuki)
  4. Jason Madama (Yamaha)
  5. Chris Parrish (Yamaha)
  6. Toby Khamsouk (Suzuki)
  7. Cooper McDonald (Yamaha)
  8. Daniel Adams (Suzuki)
  9. Kris Lillegard (Yamaha)
  10. Trevor Standish (Suzuki)

Liqui Moly Junior Cup Race Two

  1. Dominic Doyle (Kawasaki)
  2. Rocco Landers (Kawasaki)
  3. Benjamin Gloddy (Kawasaki)
  4. Cody Wyman (Yamaha)
  5. Samuel Lochoff (Kawasaki)
  6. Liam Grant (Kawasaki)
  7. Gus Rodio (Kawasaki)
  8. David Kohlstaedt (Kawasaki)
  9. Isaiah Burleson (Kawasaki)
  10. Errol Sullivan (Kawasaki)

Supersport Race Two

  1. Richie Escalante (Kawasaki)
  2. Sean Dylan Kelly (Suzuki)
  3. Jason Aguilar (Yamaha)
  4. Nate Minster (Yamaha)
  5. Lucas Silva (Suzuki)
  6. Nolan Lamkin (Yamaha)
  7. Xavier Zayat (Yamaha)
  8. Carl Soltisz (Yamaha)

2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1 — Saturday

Four-time defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier has been unstoppable thus far in the season-opener at Road America, the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha rider leading every session, breaking the lap record, earning pole position and winning today’s first HONOS Superbike race by a country mile.

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See ya! Cameron Beaubier did it easily in race one at Road America.

Beaubier led every lap to win his eighth career Superbike race at the scenic racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, his win today tying him with his former teammate Josh Hayes for second on the Road America career win list. If Beaubier wins tomorrow’s race two, it will be his ninth and that will tie him for the all-time lead with Mat Mladin.

An extremely confident Beaubier led off the line from pole position, led into the first corner and was never headed, eventually winning by 7.8 seconds at a racetrack where margins of victory are usually less than half a second.

“I don’t know, man,” Beaubier said when asked if this is the best he’s ever ridden in his career. “Just this off-season with Yamaha and Richard (Stanboli) at Attack putting their heads together, they kind of came up with an incredible package. We made a huge step, I feel like chassis, electronics-wise, a little bit motor. Everything’s just working. I feel so good on this thing. I don’t want to jinx nothing. I just want to keep the ball rolling. I’ve just been having pure fun on the thing. We’ve been able to beat our track records back home at Buttonwillow. It’s just been great working with the whole team. Everyone’s kind of come together. It’s been great. So, I finally got a good start and just put my head down there at the beginning. Clicked off some good laps at the beginning. Then I saw my gap grew a little bit. I just kept the head down and tried to ride as consistent as I could. Everything’s working really good right now. It’s one of my favorite podiums, my two buddies in the pits up on the podium with me. It’s been really good. I’m definitely ready for things to get back to normal, though. It’s been a little strange not having fans and having to keep your distance with your team after you get a good result. I’m just so pumped to be racing. Everything’s good. Looking forward to tomorrow.”

Second place went to Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, the South African fighting through after a less-than-stellar start. He mowed the through the pack, however, passing Toni Elias, Bobby Fong and Jake Gagne en route to the runner-up finish.

“My start was terrible, as usual,” Scholtz said. “I’ve kind of gotten used to it by now. But it actually worked out well for me. We missed quite a lot of track time on Friday practice, so I kind of slotted in behind (Bobby) Fong, (Jake) Gagne and them, so I was able to kind of see what they were doing for the first couple laps. I think that really helped me to figure out one or two things. Once I kind of got up to the back of them, I saw that in some of the harder braking points I was a little bit stronger than them. So just kind of kept to myself then. With five laps to go, I managed to get past Jake (Gagne) and Bobby (Fong) and just kind of rode my own race from there. I was really looking at where to try to pass. I was told they had their own battle going on, so it kind of worked out well for me. I want to say a huge thank you to the Westby team. It’s been difficult to pre-season test with me breaking my collarbone and stuff. Just really, really thankful to be back on the podium.”

Scholtz ended up beating Gagne by .705 of a second with Beaubier’s Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha teammate Gagne getting the better of M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Fong on the final lap, besting him by just .524 of a second for the final podium spot.

“Cam (Beaubier) got off to a heater of a start,” Gagne said. “I knew if he could get off to a start and I could kind of be in second, I wanted to try to see if I could at least run a couple laps and pick up the pace. He was flying right away. I was charging those first couple laps. I could see on my pit board I had .2, .3, .4 at one point. Then those guys immediately started creeping up. That was kind of the push I wanted to try to make. Mat (Scholtz) was hauling butt. Bobby (Fong) was right there. I made a mistake I think one lap in. Mat got underneath me, Bobby got up underneath me and then from there I got a few laps to kind of see what they were doing, which was nice. Kind of struggling with the grip a little bit more than I thought, but Mat was really looking good. Bobby was looking good. It was fun to race with those guys again. It’s been a while since we had a little battle and go back and forth. Bobby and I had a pretty good last lap. Went back and forth a couple times. So that was fun. Hats off to these guys. They were riding great. Hats off to my team and Monster Energy Attack Yamaha. This bike is working better and better every time we get on it, and we’re getting more and more comfortable. Thankful for tomorrow. We’ll see if we can make a couple little adjustments and try to get closer to these guys.”

Inde Motorsports Ranch/KWR Ducati’s Kyle Wyman ended up a lonely fifth, the New Yorker some seven seconds clear of Josh Herrin, who was making his debut on the Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR. Herrin, in turn, was 2.2 seconds ahead of Celtic HSBK Racing’s PJ Jacobsen and his Ducati Panigale V4 R.

FLY Racing ADR Motorsports’ David Anthony was eighth with Scheibe Racing’s Jake Lewis and Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman rounded out the top 10.

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Toni Elias was the most notable non-finisher, the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion suffering a mechanical problem on the fourth lap.

Supersport: Escalante’s First

In Saturday’s Supersport race, HONOS team rider Richie Escalante notched his first career Supersport win with an impressive performance aboard his Graves Motorsports-built Kawasaki ZX-R. For Team Green, it was their first Supersport victory in an AMA-sanctioned road racing since Leandro Mercado’s win at Daytona in October 2009.

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A big crash for Sean Dylan Kelly (40) left Escalante (54) in the clear for the win.

Second place went to Celtic HSBK Racing’s Brandon Paasch aboard a Yamaha, and Altus Motorsports rider Kevin Olmedo rounded out the podium in third on a Suzuki.

“I’m really happy,” Escalante said about his win. “The Graves Kawasaki is a very good bike. I’m really happy for me, the team, the bike, (the) new year. I’m working really hard this weekend. I’m riding a little bit on my limit. Today, I started really good. I pushed and I arrived in my rhythm. Tomorrow is another race. I need to keep working. Thanks to HONOS, the sponsor for the team. I’m ready for tomorrow.”

Stock 1000: Jacobsen In The Clear

In MotoAmerica’s first race of the season, not to mention the first motorcycle road racing National anywhere in the world since COVID-19, the Series’ literbike riders competed in the lone Stock 1000 race of the weekend at Road America.

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Jacobsen used the power of the Ducati to motor clear for a somewhat easy win.

South African Cameron Petersen got a great jump off the line, got the holeshot, and maintained the race lead aboard his Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty Suzuki for the majority of the eight-lap event. Polesitter PJ Jacobsen stalked Petersen aboard his Celtic HSBK Racing Ducati, then made his move around Petersen, and managed to pull out a gap of more than four seconds at the stripe to take the win. Petersen finished second, and Ride HVMC Racing’s Corey Alexander brought his Kawasaki home in third.

“I haven’t really ridden this bike much; just at the Barber test where the weather was really bad,” Jacobsen said. “I’ve been off the bike for two months and haven’t ridden. Cam (Petersen) got into turn one pretty aggressive. I knew that he wanted to lead the race. I was like, ‘Let’s follow Cam and see what he can do.’ I hadn’t seen Corey (Alexander), so I didn’t know if he was hiding or what he was doing. Kind of sat there and figured out what he was doing and stuff. Then I kept looking back, and Corey was right there, too. So, I was just like, ‘What should I do?’ Then I saw the lap board. So, I was like, ‘I’m just going to try and go like qualifying lap times and put my head down.’ That’s what I did. The bike is really good. It has some good things like any bike and some difficult things. He (Petersen) could really get away from me, but in other places, we had an advantage. So, it’s pros and cons. It was really good. It’s good to ride with these guys. It was a fun race. I’m sure there’ll be some very exciting races throughout the season.”

Liqui Moly Junior Cup: Doyle Gets It Done

With 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion Rocco Landers returning to the class to defend his title, the expectation was that he would continue his winning ways unabated. However, polesitter Dominic Doyle had other plans. The BARTCON Racing rider rode a masterful race and, even though Landers got by him on a couple of occasions, Doyle fought back and had enough of the lead coming up the hill to the finish line that he managed to hold off Landers’ Kawasaki by .078 of a second to capture his first-ever MotoAmerica victory. Landers, also aboard a Kawasaki, was second, while Celtic HSBK Racing’s Sam Lochoff finished third, also on a Kawasaki.

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Doyle (25) pipped reigning champion Landers (1) for the win.

When asked about his breakthrough win, Doyle said, “I figured that (Landers) would pull some strings and get out to the front there with me. He knows how to follow and get with me. He’s an intelligent rider. I know that he’ll be there with me. He just plans things for the last few laps. He came past me a couple times, twice. On the third-to-last lap, he came by me, through Canada (Corner), I think. I got him back going down the straightaway. I tried to just put my head down and stay out front. So that was that.”

Twins Cup: DeKeyrel By A Whisker

The closest race of the day was in Twins Cup, which was the final race on Saturday’s schedule. And, what a finish to the race day it was. Rocco Landers, who was competing in his second-consecutive race of the day, looked to have the measure of the field in the eight-lap event, but Kaleb DeKeyrel had other plans. DeKeyrel, riding a 1833CJKNOWS Yamaha, put a perfect draft pass on Landers, who was riding an American Racing/SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki, to take the win. The margin of victory for DeKeyrel was a scant .002 of a second over Landers. Meanwhile, Syndicate Racing/Apex Assassins Yamaha rider Jason Madama won an intense battle against Chris Parrish to finish third.

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It was DeKeyrel (51) for the win, but only just.

“Our team this year has assembled a really good group,” DeKeyrel said. “This is the first time that I’m actually going to be able to take on the entire championship. Last year, we were planning on doing Laguna and then on, but we just couldn’t get everything put together, all the puzzle pieces together in time. So, I’m excited that I finally get to compete in my first full championship this year. It should be fun. I enjoy every second of being out here racing with these guys. I had a long break racing MotoAmerica, and I’m definitely happy to be back.”

2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1 Saturday Results

Superbike Race One

  1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha)
  2. Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha)
  3. Jake Gagne (Yamaha)
  4. Bobby Fong (Suzuki)
  5. Kyle Wyman (Ducati)
  6. Josh Herrin (BMW)
  7. PJ Jacobsen (Ducati)
  8. David Anthony (Suzuki)
  9. Jake Lewis (BMW)
  10. Travis Wyman (BMW)

Supersport

  1. Richie Escalante (Kawasaki)
  2. Brandon Paasch (Yamaha)
  3. Kevin Olmedo (Suzuki)
  4. Nate Minster (Yamaha)
  5. Benjamin Smith (Yamaha)
  6. Xavier Zayat (Yamaha)
  7. Carl Soltisz (Yamaha)
  8. Lucas Silva (Suzuki)
  9. Jaret Nassaney (Suzuki)
  10. Nolan Lamkin (Yamaha)

Stock 1000

  1. PJ Jacobsen (Ducati)
  2. Cameron Petersen (Suzuki)
  3. Corey Alexander (Kawasaki)
  4. Stefano Mesa (Kawasaki)
  5. Michael Gilbert (Kawasaki)
  6. Travis Wyman (BMW)
  7. Alex Dumas (Suzuki)
  8. Ashton Yates (Honda)
  9. Danilo Lewis (BMW)
  10. Hunter Dunham (Yamaha)

Liqui Moly Junior Cup

  1. Dominic Doyle (Kawasaki)
  2. Rocco Landers (Kawasaki)
  3. Samuel Lochoff (Kawasaki)
  4. Gus Rodio (Kawasaki)
  5. Benjamin Gloddy (Kawasaki)
  6. Liam Grant (Kawasaki)
  7. Cody Wyman (Yamaha)
  8. John Knowles (Kawasaki)
  9. David Kohlstaedt (Kawasaki)
  10. Alexis Olivera (Kawasaki)

Twins Cup

  1. Kaleb DeKeyrel (Yamaha)
  2. Rocco Landers (Suzuki)
  3. Jason Madama (Yamaha)
  4. Chris Parrish (Yamaha)
  5. Jackson Blackmon (Suzuki)
  6. Cooper McDonald (Yamaha)
  7. Toby Khamsouk (Suzuki)
  8. Daniel Adams (Suzuki)
  9. Kris Lilligard (Yamaha)
  10. Austin Miller (Suzuki)

2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1—Friday

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier started the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series in the best possible way at Road America, the defending four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion leading both sessions by a comfortable margin and smashing the outright lap record on Friday afternoon.

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This is the view everyone has had of Cameron Beaubier today as the champion demolished the lap record at Road America.

Beaubier started strongly in the morning session with his 2:12.151 putting him 1.3 seconds clear of Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz. In the second session, Beaubier really stepped it up, doing a lap of 2:11.145, which broke his former teammate Josh Hayes’ lap record of 2:11.333 set in 2012. That put Beaubier 2.31 seconds clear of Scholtz, whose best lap came in the first session prior to his end-of-the-session crash.
“So far, so good. I felt good as soon as I hopped on the bike,” Beaubier said. “It’s obviously been a weird start to the year. I’m just so pumped to be back here at the races. My bike felt really good. We improved our lap time from how we did here last year, and everything is going well.”
M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong jumped up to third in the second session, the 2019 Supersport Champion lapping at 2:13.879 – almost two seconds faster than he went in the opening session. Fourth went to Inde Motorsports Ranch/KWR Racing’s Kyle Wyman, the New Yorker also taking a few seconds off in the second session to lap at 2:14.313.
Fong’s teammate Toni Elias ended the day fifth, the Spaniard ending up 3.2 seconds off his rival Beaubier’s pace on the opening day of the 2020 season.

Supersport—SDK Leads The Way

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Sean Dylan Kelly is gunning for a title in 2020 and started day one at Road America on top.

The two men expected to be at the top of the Supersport heap in 2020 ended the first day of action in exactly those positions. M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly ended up besting HONOS Racing’s Richie Escalante after jostling over the top spot in the final session today. Dylan’s best was a 2:20.981 and that put him just .183 of a second ahead of Escalante. Celtic HSBK Racing’s Brandon Paasch ended up third on the day, another .139 of a second behind Escalante.

Junior Cup—Surprises at The Front
The biggest surprise of the day was the fact that defending Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion Rocco Landers wasn’t the fastest in that class on opening day. Instead, that honor went to BARTCON Racing’s Dominic Doyle, the South African leading both sessions with a best of 2:41.315 – over two seconds faster than second-placed Landers.

Twins Cup—Landers Leads

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New class, don’t care… Junior Cup champion Landers went straight to the front in his Twins Cup debut.

Landers may not have been the fastest in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class, but he was fastest in his Twins Cup debut. Looking more veteran than rookie, Landers led the way on his American Racing/SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki SV650 with a best lap of 2:31.283. Robem Engineering’s Jackson Blackmon, another former Junior Cup frontrunner, was second with veteran Jason Madama third on his Syndicate Racing/Apex Assassins Yamaha.

Stock 1000—Jacobsen on Top
Celtic HSBK Racing’s PJ Jacobsen made the most of his Ducati and Stock 1000 debut, the New Yorker lapping at a best of 2:16.706 on his Panigale V4 R. His best lap was 1.2 seconds faster than Corey Alexander on the Ride HVMC Kawasaki ZX-10R. Michael Gilbert Racing’s Michael Gilbert ended up third on his Kawasaki ZX-10R, 1.4 seconds behind Jacobsen.
Today was the first of three days of action at Road America for MotoAmerica’s opening round of the 2020 season. This first round is being held without fans in attendance, but that will change for round two when the series returns to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, June 26-28.
FOX Sports will air both of the two HONOS Superbike races live, with FS2 showing Saturday’s race and FS1 airing Sunday’s race. MAVTV, meanwhile, will air both Supersport races live on Saturday and Sunday. All the action from all five classes can be watched on MotoAmerica’s live streaming and on-demand service, MotoAmerica Live+

2020 MotoAmerica Road America Results Rnd 1—Friday Results

Superbike Combined

  1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2:11.145
  2. Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) 2:13.462
  3. Bobby Fong (Suzuki) 2:13.879
  4. Kyle Wyman (Ducati) 2:14.313
  5. Toni Elias (Suzuki) 2:14.364
  6. Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 2:14.599
  7. Josh Herrin (BMW) 2:15.102
  8. Jake Lewis (BMW) 2:16.169
  9. David Anthony (Suzuki) 2:16.414
  10. Max Flinders (Yamaha) 2:18.316

Supersport Q1

  1. Sean Dylan Kelly (Suzuki) 2:20.981
  2. Richie Escalante (Kawasaki) 2:21.164
  3. Brandon Paasch (Yamaha) 2:21.303
  4. Jason Aguilar (Yamaha) 2:22.373
  5. Xavier Zayat (Yamaha) 2:23.511
  6. Nate Minster (Yamaha) 2:23.855
  7. Benjamin Smith (Yamaha) 2:24.409
  8. Kevin Olmedo (Suzuki) 2:24.706
  9. Carl Soltisz (Yamaha) 2:25.070
  10. Lucas Silva (Suzuki) 2:25.202 

Liqui Moly Junior Cup Q1

  1. Dominic Doyle (Kawasaki) 2:41.315
  2. Rocco Landers (Kawasaki) 2:43.503
  3. Benjamin Gloddy (Kawasaki) 2:47.506
  4. Gus Rodio (Kawasaki) 2:47.561
  5. Liam Grant (Kawasaki) 2:47.597
  6. Cody Wyman (Yamaha) 2:47.808
  7. John Knowles (Kawasaki) 2:48.381
  8. Isaiah Burleson (Kawasaki) 2:49.002
  9. Samuel Lochoff (Kawasaki) 2:49.450
  10. Cameron Jones (Honda) 2:49.730

Stock 1000 Q1

  1. PJ Jacobsen (Ducati) 2:16.706
  2. Corey Alexander (Kawasaki) 2:17.826
  3. Michael Gilbert (Kawasaki) 2:18.184
  4. Stefano Mesa (Kawasaki) 2:19.128
  5. Travis Wyman (BMW) 2:20.436
  6. Tony Storniolo (Kawasaki) 2:21.877
  7. Jeffrey Purk (Yamaha) 2:22.303
  8. Alex Dumas (Suzuki) 2:22.606
  9. Joseph Giannotto (Kawasaki) 2:22.931
  10. Ashton Yates (Honda) 2:23.304

Twins Cup Q1

  1. Rocco Landers (Suzuki) 2:31.283
  2. Jackson Blackmon (Suzuki) 2:31.700
  3. Jason Madama (Yamaha) 2:32.317
  4. Kaleb De Keyrel (Yamaha) 2:33.207
  5. Toby Khamsouk (Suzuki) 2:33.236
  6. Hayden Schultz (Yamaha) 2:34.221
  7. Chris Parrish (Yamaha) 2:35.014
  8. Kris Lillegard (Yamaha) 2:35.240
  9. Trevor Standish (Suzuki) 2:35.501
  10. Daniel Adams (Suzuki) 2:35.830

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