Beaubier And Fong Spilt Weekend MotoAmerica Wins At Road America

Bobby Fong leading Jake Gagne enroute to a win. [Jon Kanter photo]

Bobby Fong leading Jake Gagne enroute to a win. [Jon Kanter photo]

MotoAmerica again visited Road America with Round 2 of the 2020 season.

With riders familiar with the track that they had just competed on only weeks ago, it initially looked like business as usual, but Sunday’s action proved to be contrary to the three previous races this season.

In the Superbike races, Cameron Beaubier picked up where he left off by taking the checkers on Saturday. The one difference was the distance between himself and second place Bobby Fong at the finish was 6.325 seconds, the closest anyone has been to the four time champion in the three races so far.

Then, in race four on Sunday, the unexpected happened. Beaubier lost control of his Yamaha on a bump in turn one and crashed. Fong took advantage and held off Beaubier’s teammate, Jake Gagne, to win by .509 of a second. The victory was Suzuki rider Fong’s first in AMA Superbike competition.

The podium on Saturday consisted of Ducati’s Kyle Wyman in third, Fong in second and Beaubier with the win. On Sunday, Wyman again in third, Gagne in second and Fong moving to the top step with the win.

The 2020 MotoAmerica Series Championship battle has Beaubier in the lead by nine points over Gagne. With his win Fong moves up to third followed by Wyman just two points back. BMW rider Josh Herrin is in fifth place.

Round Three of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series Championship has the riders heading to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the July 31 – August 2 weekend.

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