Beaubier Breaks Lap Record Again On Friday At Road America

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier dominated Friday at Road America 2, the Californian smashing the outright lap record that he set at the end of May. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Cameron Beaubier picked up right where he left off at the end of May, the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha rider ending Friday as the fastest of the HONOS Superbike class as round two at Road America kicked off today.

Beaubier was dominant in round one at the end of May, easily winning both HONOS Superbike races after earning pole position and establishing a new track record. And it didn’t take long for Beaubier to re-establish his domination, the four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion breaking his lap record from round one in the opening session of Road America 2 when he lapped at 2:10.926.

With the second afternoon session wet, Beaubier didn’t even take to the track with his record-setting lap coming on his last lap in the first session.

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong ended up second fastest with his 2:13.416 – 2.49 seconds off Beaubier’s best and just ahead of Beaubier’s teammate Jake Gagne, the YZF-R1 rider turning a 2:13.475. Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz was fourth fastest and the last man in the 2:13s with Fong’s teammate Toni Elias ending up fifth.

Supersport qualifying was led by the rider who dominated both races in Road America 1 – HONOS Racing’s Richie Escalante. The Mexico City resident put in a best of 2:19.332 in Q1 to lead M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly, the Floridian .950 of a second off Escalante’s pace. Celtic HSBK’s Brandon Paasch was third fastest with a 2:21.028.

Dominic Doyle is out to show that his double win in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup races at the end of May in Road America 1 were no fluke, besting the first qualifying session today at Road America. Doyle and his BARTCON Racing Kawasaki led Landers Racing’s Rocco Landers by .560 of a second and third-placed Benjamin Gloddy by 2.9 seconds with his 2:39.989 lap.

With the second session wet, the fastest Stock 1000 times came in the first session with Celtic HSBK Racing’s PJ Jacobsen, the man who won the class at Road America 1, ending up on top with his best lap of 2:15.279 – .900 of a second faster than Altus Motorsports’ Cameron Petersen. Michael Gilbert Racing’s Michael Gilbert was third fastest, 1.6 seconds behind Jacobsen.

AP MotoArts/Ghetto Customs’ Chris Parrish led the Twins Cup qualifying session over Syndicate Racing/Apex Assassins’ Jason Madama by .548 of a second. Cooper McDonald was third fastest in the qualifying session, held in iffy conditions. Landers had led the earlier practice session with a best lap of 2:30.265.

Superbike

  1. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2:10.926
  2. Bobby Fong (Suzuki) 2:13.416
  3. Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 2:13.475
  4. Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) 2:13.613
  5. Toni Elias (Suzuki) 2:14.092
  6. David Anthony (Suzuki) 2:14.340
  7. Josh Herrin (BMW) 2:16.680
  8. Kyle Wyman (Ducati) 2:16.846
  9. Max Flinders (Yamaha) 2:20.396
  10. Jeremy Coffey (BMW) 2:20.412

Supersport Q1

  1. Richie Escalante (Kawasaki) 2:19.332
  2. Sean Dylan Kelly (Suzuki) 2:20.282
  3. Brandon Paasch (Yamaha) 2:21.028
  4. Nate Minster (Yamaha) 2:21.531
  5. Benjamin Smith (Yamaha) 2:22.130
  6. Jason Aguilar (Yamaha) 2:22.241
  7. Kevin Olmedo (Suzuki) 2:22.271
  8. Lucas Silva (Suzuki) 2:22.778
  9. Nolan Lamkin (Yamaha) 2:22.875
  10. Max Angles Fernandez (Yamaha) 2:23.918

Liqui Moly Junior Cup Q1

  1. Dominic Doyle (Kawasaki) 2:39.989
  2. Rocco Landers (Kawasaki) 2:40.549
  3. Benjamin Gloddy (Kawasaki) 2:42.918
  4. Samuel Lochoff (Kawasaki) 2:44.063
  5. Gus Rodio (Kawasaki) 2:44.318
  6. Daniel Cano Flores (Kawasaki) 2:45.569
  7. Cody Wyman (Yamaha) 2:45.554
  8. Liam Grant (Kawasaki) 2:45.343
  9. Jack Roach (Kawasaki) 2:46.343
  10. Joseph LiMandri Jr. (Kawasaki) 2:46.363

Stock 1000

  1. PJ Jacobsen (Ducati) 2:15.279
  2. Cameron Petersen (Suzuki) 2:16.179
  3. Michael Gilbert (Kawasaki) 2:16.918
  4. Corey Alexander (Kawasaki) 2:17.005
  5. Stefano Mesa (Kawasaki) 2:17.945
  6. Alex Dumas (Suzuki) 2:18.957
  7. Danilo Lewis (BMW) 2:19.964
  8. Travis Wyman (BMW) 2:20.625
  9. Joseph Giannotto (Kawasaki) 2:21.139
  10. Hunter Dunham (Yamaha) 2:21.538

Twins Cup

  1. Chris Parrish (Yamaha) 2:31.700
  2. Jason Madama (Yamaha) 2:32.248
  3. Cooper McDonald (Yamaha) 2:32.671
  4. Hayden Schultz (Yamaha) 2:33.079
  5. Jackson Blackmon (Suzuki) 2:33.114
  6. Kaleb De Keyrel (Yamaha) 2:33.547
  7. Teagg Hobbs (Suzuki) 2:34.042
  8. Toby Khamsouk (Suzuki) 2:36.270
  9. Shawn Hill (Yamaha) 2:40.216
  10. Ryne Snooks (Suzuki) 2:40.933