Garrett Gerloff was the last person I thought that would get injured at the Daytona International Speedway during qualifying last Thursday. Unfortunately, Garrett Gerloff on the #8 Y.E.S. Monster Energy Graves sponsored Yamaha R6 became one with the speedway's surface.
With Garrett Gerloff suffering a vicious high side in turn #1 this past weekend, the question becomes: will Tommy Hayden, who stepped in for the injured Gerloff, continue riding the # 8 Y.E.S Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R6?
After an exciting finish, the 2012 edition of the Daytona 200 will be marked on everyones calendar as a must see. Today track conditions for the 2012 Daytona 200 were just about perfect with a 78 degree air temperature and 98 degree surface temperatures under clear skys.
The 2011 Daytona 200 was an action packed competition that proved to be one for the ages. One in which Jason DiSalvo won the delayed event after his team scrambled and changed engines in his bike. The 2012 Daytona 200 was just about as good.
Finally the long wait is over and the 2012 AMA SuperBike season is under way. Don't read any further, though, if you haven't already seen it live or the tape delayed race on Speed Channel...
Conditions on Friday for the second qualifying session of the Dayton 200 were crispy under sunny skies with 67% humidity and an air temperature of 74. Now that the starting grid is set for the 2012 Daytona AMA 200, all that is left is for the green flag to drop on Saturday!
No doubt this year's Daytona will be filled with the kind of plot twists that make the AMA SuperBike series so exciting.
The #1 Josh Hayes Monster Energy Graves Yamaha R1 continued to dominate the morning qualifying here at the Daytona International Speedway. Hayes mentioned yesterday he was expecting to see the 1.37's during qualifying.
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