SUPERBIKE SHOOTOUT SERIES
wouldn't want to see a rematch
after the previous round at So-
noma Raceway, where the rookie
put in a dominant performance.
After Beaubier passed Hayes
in the final corner of the opening
lap, the youngster started to put
on another disappearing act.
"Once Cam [Beaubier] got
through he just did a couple of
things that… I'm still trying to
figure out how he does them
and started to open up a gap,"
Hayes said. "And I was trying to
keep trying new things just like in
practice and see if I could figure
something out and increase my
pace and put some pressure on
him. I was hoping the second half
of the race, maybe as the tires
just got beat up a little bit more
and in the heat if he made a few
mistakes, he'd come back my
way and then I saw him tip over."
At around the halfway mark,
Beaubier – for reasons unknown
to him – tucked the front, landing
him in a cloud of dust. Coinci-
dently the same could be said for
"I mean, honestly I don't know,"
Beaubier said about the cause of
the crash. "I had pulled a four-
second gap and I tried to back it
down a couple of tenths. I did two
laps like that and came around
and just tucked the front. I don't
know if I hit a little bump on the
inside or what. It just tucked on
me with no warning or anything."
"I feel awful for him; I hate that
he fell down," Hayes said. "It
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Josh Hayes (4) led
(2) and Chris
Fillmore (11) early on
in the Pro Superbike
race at Miller