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Old 04-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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Yoshimura's Blake Young Wins Road Atlanta Saturday Superbike Race
Wisconsin rider gets incredible win from back row of grid
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pos. Rider Team Bike
1 Blake Young Yoshimura Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000
2 Josh Hayes Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Yamaha R1
3 Josh Herrin Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Yamaha R1
4 Roger Hayden National Guard Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
5 Geoff May Team Amsoil/Hero EBR 1190RS
6 Chris Fillmore KTM/HMC Racing KTM RC8R
7 Steve Rapp Attack Performance Kawasaki ZX-10
8 Ben Bostrom Jordan Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
9 Chris Clark Yoshimura Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000
10 Danny Eslick Team Hero EBR 1190RS
11 Taylor Knapp Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
12 Larry Pegram Foremost Insurance/Pegram Racing BMW S1000RR
13 Robertino Pietri Team Venezuela Suzuki GSX-R1000
14 Jake Holden EvanSteelPerformance.com BMW BMW S1000RR
15 David Anthony Kneedraggers.com/ Motul/Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000
16 Johnny Rock Page Kneedraggers.com/ Motul/Fly Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000
17 Reese Wacker Suzuki GSX-R1000
18 Chris Ulrich M4 Broaster Chicken Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000


Yoshimura's Blake Young won Road Atlanta Superbike race one today with a spirited comeback ride testament to the legend of the old "Big Kahuna" days. Early in the race DMG Superbike champion Josh Hayes and Young tangled in turn twelve with Young crashing out. The race was re-started and Young was forced to start from the back row, because, he said, he was told by DMG that he caused the red flag.

Young was not to be denied, though, and passed a grid full of bikes to take the win, his first of the 2012 season.

Afterwards, Young said that he didn't feel that Hayes' pass on him and the resulting crash was intentional. Hayes clearly was beset by seeing his 2011 title rival on the ground after their collision. "I care about my peers," Hayes said in the on the record portion of the post race press conference.

"I hit the ground and had the wind knocked out of me," Young said, "I was just happy not to get run over as I rolled on the track after the crash."

Young was frustrated by being put on the back of the grid, saying "AMA didn't know where to put me, I don't think."

Young said his Dainese D-Air suit deployed in the crash and may have saved him from more serious injury.

Herrin finished third--his first Superbike podium. He also snagged the holeshot, a feat which gave him much to smile about in the post race press conference.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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7th place in the first turn, he was on fire.
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Heres the video
AMA SBK: Down But Not Out - Young Crashes And Wins
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That was an insane race. Best come from behind ride I have ever seen. He was riding like a man possessed.
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