JD takes the win in Supersport Race 1 at Sonoma Raceway
JD Beach got off to a great start at Sonoma Raceway this weekend aboard his R6 and he took control of the race early on before engaging in a lead battle with Yamaha bLU cRU rider Hayden Gillim around the halfway mark.
JD and Gillim exchanged the lead for the next few laps before Beach made his final charge to overtake the top spot. Once out front, he maintained his composure while also putting on a charge to create a gap on the competition as he rode to his fifth-straight win of the season.
JD Beach – #95 YZF-R6
“Today’s race was amazing. It was one of the hardest-fought races this year, I think. Hayden [Gillim] and Valentin [Debise] were riding awesome. Sonoma is probably one of the hardest tracks we go to during the season but my Yamaha R6 worked amazing. Hayden was throwing some crazy passes at me today but we stayed calm and fought the battle. We for sure have some homework to do for Race 2 but I’m looking forward to it and I’m sure it’s going to be another exciting race!”