Birmingham, Alabama: Riders on Öhlins occupied the AMA Superbike Series top spots in AMA Pro National Guard Superbike and GoPro Daytona SportBike, this last weekend at the ultra-groomed Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. It was single-rider double wins in Superbike and Sportbike, with Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier taking home all of the heaviest hardware with two wins each in their respective classes, respectively.
In Superbike, Öhlins damped racers swept the podium on Saturday and Sunday, complemented by a Daytona SportBike Sweep in Saturday’s race. In Superbike the podium riders were Hayes, his Graves Yamaha teammate Josh Herrin and Suzuki Yoshimura’s Blake Young. On Sunday the order was Hayes, Young, and Herrin.
In Daytona SportBike the finishing order of the proudest three were pole-winner Cameron Beaubier on his YES Graves Yamaha, followed by M4 Suzuki’s Dane Westby, followed in turn by Tommy Hayden, teammate of Beaubier. On Sunday, Beaubier capped off his perfect weekend – pole, win, win – while Westby took a second second.
Jason DiSalvo had another strong weekend in Daytona SportBike on his Team Latus Motors Racing Triumph, finishing fourth and sixth and ending up tied for second-place in the championship with Dane Westby.
In the Vance & Hines XR1200 championship, Kyle Wyman was far from fraught with another hard-fought win on the booming twin. This finish lifted Wyman closer to the championship leader, who he now trails by a scant six points.
In the Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport class, Latus Motors Racing Triumph’s Dustin Dominguez took the pole for the weekend’s races, where he then finished second and sixth, adding to the number of podiums earned by riders using Öhlins suspension components: a total of 14 from the possible 21, and five of the seven wins. Yes, we do keep count.
Öhlins USA distributes and services the world’s leading performance suspension components for automobiles, motorcycles, and ATVs. Öhlins develops its proprietary and trend-setting suspension components, steering dampers and oils, at the highest levels of racing from open-wheel car racing, to Moto GP, to off-road competition on two and four wheels. Öhlins USA also provides training for service centers and dealers. Öhlins USA can be contacted at: 828-692-4525; www.Ohlinsusa.com