Beaubier puts one hand on another MotoAmerica Superbike title| Carole Shellby | World News
Monster Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier capped off his weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park with another victory in Sunday’s race two to further extend his points lead in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.
Beaubier got off to a great start from pole position with team-mate Jake Gagne slotted right behind him going into turn one. Unfortunately, the race was red-flagged due to Bradley Ward’s crash further back in the final corner on the first lap.
On his second try, Beaubier got off to an even better start, leaving everyone in his dust with a commanding holeshot. Although the four-time Superbike Champion didn’t have as big of a margin on his fellow Yamaha riders in Sunday’s race, he was able to steadily increase his gap towards the end of the race and score his 11th victory of the season.
“It was an incredible weekend. I was pretty excited coming into this round because I knew how fast JD (Beach) was here last year on the Attack R1. He was giving us fits here both days,” said Beaubier.
“I knew that the bike was pretty dialed in, and he was riding good, so I was excited to try it myself. Our bike was incredible this weekend around this place. I had a lot of fun.
“The weather wasn’t great on Friday, but then Saturday and Sunday it was perfect conditions. I’m happy that we were able to make the harder option tire work in both races.
“Everything is going really well right now. I don’t want to get too excited, so we’ve got to keep trucking along. We’ve got three rounds left, and I just want to finish strong.”
With three rounds remaining and 200 points on the table, Beaubier has a healthy 84-point lead in the championship.