JD on the podium again with a 2nd in Barber race two
JD Beach and teammate Garrett Gerloff once again dominated the running in Race 2 at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. And as has been the case for much of the year, series champion Garrett’s Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha teammate was right in his wheel tracks and ready to pounce on any opportunity to make a pass for the lead.
And, so it went for the majority of the 19-lap race with Garrett and JD in tandem and running a spirited pace. As the laps wound down and backmarkers came into play, Garrett was able to make his way through the traffic more advantageously than JD, which allowed Garrett to pull a gap and take the checkers by a little more than four-and-a-half seconds over JD.
JD said, “It was a really good race, and everybody was riding really strong today. The gap to Garrett was close until the end when we got into some backmarkers, and he was able to make his way through the pack better than me. It’s been a great season, and I’ve enjoyed racing with Garrett all year. Thanks to MotoAmerica, the cornerworkers, and especially Yamaha and my team for a great season.”