JD takes his fifth Supersport win in a row at Utah
There is something special about Utah Motorsports Park for Kentuckian JD Beach that he can’t quite pinpoint.
On Saturday, the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion notched his fifth-consecutive MotoAmerica Supersport race win on UMC’s 3.048-mile, 15-turn Outer Course. JD’s Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha teammate Garrett Gerloff, who is the defending Supersport Champion, finished second.
After his fourth win of the season, which put him in the Championship lead by one point over his teammate, JD said, “I went into the race with the same plan that I always have, which is to get a good start and push hard for the first few laps. And, that’s how the beginning of the race went for me. Towards the end, my bike started to move around a little bit, so I knew that I’d used up most of my tires. I had to manage that situation, and the gap got a little smaller back to Garrett. We learned some things during the race that will definitely help us tomorrow.”
Sunday’s Supersport Race 2 from Utah Motorsports Park will start at 2:25 PM MST.