Beaubier On Top Of HONOS Superbike After Opening Day At PittRace
Sean Dylan Kelly Heads Supersport Time Sheets
WAMPUM, PA (August 7, 2020) – It’s a bit early to say that someone will step up to challenge Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier this weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, but at least there are a few within striking distance after the first day of practice and qualifying.
Beaubier topped the HONOS Superbike time sheets with his 1:40.861, which puts him .448 of a second ahead of his teammate Jake Gagne and .994 of a second clear of Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz. The rest were close, but only to each other as those top three were the only ones within a second of the four-time and defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion.
Scheibe Racing BMW’s Josh Herrin was putting in maximum effort with a few off-track excursions to end up fourth fastest, marginally ahead of One Cure/KWR Ducati’s Kyle Wyman and M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong and Toni Elias with .362 of a second separating fourth (Herrin) through seventh (Elias).
FLY Racing ADR Motorsports’ David Anthony, Celtic HSBK Racing’s Jake Lewis (in his first ride on the team’s Ducati Panigale V4 R) and Anthony’s teammate Bradley Ward rounded out the top 10.
Beaubier is the Superbike lap record holder at PittRace with his 1:39.472 set in Superpole last year.
M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly led Supersport Q1, just .191 of a second ahead of HONOS Kawasaki’s Richie Escalante, the winner of five of the first six races. Third place was a surprise with Northeast Cycle Outlet Racing’s Benjamin Smith third fastest in his home race.
Dominic Doyle rode the BARTCON Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400 to the fastest lap of the day in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class, the South African besting series rival Rocco Landers by .606 of a second. Benjamin Gloddy ended day one in third.
The opening day of Stock 1000 action was led by Altus Motorsports’ Cameron Petersen by a whisker .072 of a second over Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman. Championship leader Corey Alexander was third fastest on the Ride HVMC Racing Kawasaki.
Rocco Landers led the Twins Cup Q1 session, which ended the opening day at PittRace. Landers was .860 of a second clear of points leader Kaleb De Keyrel and .913 ahead of Cooper McDonald.
Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 1:40.861
Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 1:41.309
Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) 1:41.620
Josh Herrin (BMW) 1:42.004
Kyle Wyman (Ducati) 1:42.145
Bobby Fong (Suzuki) 1:42.336
Toni Elias (Suzuki) 1:42.366
David Anthony (Suzuki) 1:43.538
Jake Lewis (Ducati) 1:43.948
Bradley Ward (Kawasaki) 1:44.259
Sean Dylan Kelly (Suzuki) 1:44.436
Richie Escalante (Kawasaki) 1:44.627
Benjamin Smith (Yamaha) 1:45.571
Lucas Silva (Suzuki) 1:45.785
Brandon Paasch (Yamaha) 1:45.794
Jason Aguilar (Yamaha) 1:45.882
Kevin Olmedo (Suzuki) 1:46.477
Max Angles (Yamaha) 1:47.449
Nolan Lamkin (Yamaha) 1:47.641
Xavier Zayat (Yamaha) 1:47.800
Liqui Moly Junior Cup Q1
Dominic Doyle (Kawasaki) 1:55.002
Rocco Landers (Kawasaki) 1:55.608
Benjamin Gloddy (Kawasaki) 1:56.194
Samuel Lochoff (Kawasaki) 1:56.349
Gus Rodio (Kawasaki) 1:57.308
Blake Davis (Kawasaki) 1:57.391
Cody Wyman (Yamaha) 1:57.745
Isaiah Burleson (Kawasaki) 1:1:57.869
David Kohlstaedt (Kawasaki) 1:58.178
Joseph LiMandri Jr. (Kawasaki) 1:58.667
Cameron Petersen (Suzuki) 1:43.824
Travis Wyman (BMW) 1:43.896
Corey Alexander (Kawasaki) 1:44.141
Stefano Mesa (Kawasaki) 1:44.740
Alex Dumas (Suzuki) 1:44.904
Michael Gilbert (Kawasaki) 1:45.214
Ashton Yates (Honda) 1:46.295
Calvin Crosslin (Yamaha) 1:46.295
Hunter Dunham (Yamaha) 1:48.636
Corey Heflin (Yamaha) 1:49.258
Twins Cup Q1
Rocco Landers (Suzuki) 1:50.149
Kaleb De Keyrel (Yamaha) 1:51.009
Cooper McDonald (Yamaha) 1:51.062
Hayden Schultz (Yamaha) 1:51.225
Toby Khamsouk (Suzuki) 1:51.288
Teagg Hobbs (Suzuki) 1:51.580
Jason Madama (Yamaha) 1:52.095
Joseph Blasius (Suzuki) 1:52.281
Trevor Standish (Suzuki) 1:53.602
Jackson Blackmon (Suzuki) 1:54.280