Cameron Beaubier who finished 3rd in race 1 didn't start next to Jason DiSalvo on the Latus Racing, Triumph Daytona 675R Castrol machine, his knee injury kept him absent, allowing DiSalvo to take the hole-shot and lead straight at the front up the hill.
Josh Hayes on his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R1 takes the lead from the very beginning. Roger Lee Hayden on the National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 second and Danny Eslick Team Hero EBR 1190RS third from the line, with the motorcycle train running up the hill and no issues unlike the other races today.
James Rispoli on the #1 Celtic Racing, Orient Express Racing, Suzuki GSX-R600 finds himself in second position off the line going up the hill. By the time they come back around to the start finish line finishing the first lap Rispoli is first, Dustin Dominguez # 68 on his Castrol Triumph Daytona 675R second and Jake Lewis # 85, Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R600 third.
On the next lap Rispoli is visibility pulling away but makes a mistake going into turn 9 and goes straight through across the grass, allowing Lewis to come through to the lead.
Kyle Wyman on his Harley-Davidson XR1200 on pole drives off the line with his front wheel in the air as he dropped the clutch to start the Vance & Hines XR1200 race at Infineon Raceway CA. By the time the bikes came over the hill in turn three Mike Barnes had got in front of Wyman and Tyler OHara was in the lead. Into the Carousel it is OHara # 29, Barnes # 34 and Kyle Wyman # 33 at the front of the pack.
The AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1 started with a crash in turn 11. Red flagged after David Gaviria 700 on the LTD Yamaha YZF-R6 clashed and limped away with an injured ankle stopping the race at the end of the first lap.
Race one started with a bang, James Rispoli battled with Tomas Puerta for the hole-shot into the first turn. They swapped the lead over the next two laps with Rispoli edging into the lead as they entered lap 3. As they passed turn 1 Hayden Gillim lost his front end and Cameron Gish rode straight into him cartwheeling the bike.
The start of all three races today have been full of drama. This time into turn 8a on the second lap three bikes just went straight on through the grass. Danny Eslick was involved as was Ben Bostrom and they allowed Josh Hayes on his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R-1 to walk away from very early on.
Josh Hayes confirmed he will be on the pole position for the Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam pair of SuperBike Races in Sonoma California, with a 1:35.872. AllAboutBikes predicted in yesterday's practice sessions that the top SuperBike racers would see themselves finishing in the 1.35 zone, and that is exactly what Hayes did to clinch the pole position.
With over 800th of a second between them at 1:36.775 Roger Hayden on his National Guard Jordan Suzuki was the closest to the pole sitter.
Jason DiSalvo made the pole again this year at Infineon, on a totally different machine to last year. He swapped his Ducati 848 Team Latus Racing for a Triumph 675R Team Latus Racing machine.
And when asked about the differences between the two machines at this track his response was " The Triumph is so nimble down this back twisty section through 7, 8 and 9 all the way to the chicane. Also it is really balanced, this is probably one of the most creative I have been here at Infineon raceway, with corner entries, backing the thing in, sliding it, I feel like I am riding a dirt bike in my back yard. I feel like I can do anything on this bike."
DiSalvo's pole time was 1:38.159.
James Rispoli is sitting on pole for the AMA Pro Motorcycle Superstore Supersport race at Infineon Raceway CA.
Rispoli made the front row on his Suzuki GSX-R600 Celtic Racing. Oriental Express. Army National Guard motorcycle. James made the pole with a lap time of 1: 41.238 He mentioned in the press conference that he was a "little nervous coming into the session this morning. This is the first time on a real race bike Rispoli said, last year I was riding a stock GSX-R600 with Ant Racing, so the bike change this year really tightens the track."
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