Sunday Is Fun Day For Josh Day As He Gets The Double Win For Yamalube/Westby Racing At Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele, UT - June 28, 2015 – After starting out Sunday with the fastest Superstock 1000 laptime in the morning warm-up session at Miller Motorsports Park, Yamalube/Westby Racing Rider Josh Day and his team had a lot of confidence going into the afternoon’s two races. And that confidence paid off as Josh notched victories in both races for his second and third race wins--and third and fourth podium finishes--of the 2015 MotoAmerica season.
In Race 1, Josh got off to a good start and slotted in behind Championship points leader Jake Gagne where he went to work methodically reducing the gap to him. With Josh’s #00 Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 showing prodigious speed and velvety smooth handling throughout the Utah weekend, he was able to pass Jake for the Superstock 1000 lead. A short time later, Jake had a technical problem with his bike, which caused him to slow and allowed Josh to race virtually uncontested all the way to the checkered flag.
After joyfully accepting the first-place trophy for his win, Josh said, “We really turned a corner this weekend with getting the bike the way I want it. It really felt good to run with Jake, and I was able to pass him for the lead, which I was really happy with. My Yamalube/Westby Racing team has worked tirelessly, and it’s paying off. I’m proud to get this win for Tryg (Westby) and the whole team.”
In Race 2, with Josh and the team brimming with enthusiasm about their victorious result from a few hours earlier, they set about the task of repeating their success. With air temperatures hovering in the triple digits and track temperatures on the 3.048-mile, 15-turn road course significantly higher than that, Josh and the gold-and-black #00 R1 performed flawlessly from start to glorious finish. The Floridian rode smooth, fast laps and held off Superbike rider Chris Fillmore to finish fifth overall and win his second Superstock 1000 race of the day.
When asked about the welcome change in fortunes for the Yamalube/Westby Racing team, Josh said, “It was definitely a lot better for us this weekend. We’ve got it all sorted pretty well, and I think we’ll be good from here on out. I’m excited to go to Laguna Seca and race in front of the World Superbike crowd.”
The team will return to action on the weekend of July 17-19, when the MotoAmerica series shares the world stage at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during World Superbike weekend.
Watch Round 6 Of The MotoAmerica Championship On CBS Sports Network
MotoAmerica Round 6 from Miller Motorsports Park will air on Sunday, June 5, at 6:00 PM EST with a replay later that day at 9:00 PM EST.
For the complete MotoAmerica TV broadcast schedule on CBS Sports Network, visit http://www.motoamerica.com/motoamerica-tv-schedule
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