Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Josh Day Finishes Strong, Scores His 7th & 8th Podiums Of The 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Season
Millville, NJ - September 14, 2015 – MotoAmerica’s inaugural season ended with Round 9, which took place over the past weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Coming into the weekend with the mantra “Finish Strong” on their minds, Josh Day and his Yamalube/Westby Racing team did just that in the final two Superstock 1000 races of the year.
Josh put his #00 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superstock 1000 bike at the pointy end of the field in both of Sunday’s races, and even diced with 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier at one point in Race 2.
In Race 1, Josh didn’t get as good of a start as he would have liked, but he used the prodigious power of his bright-gold R1 to work himself up to third, despite having to deal with a red flag due to a fallen rider and a second red flag due to rain.
“It was a little crazy in Race 1, with the red flags,” Josh said. “I really didn’t get off to a very good start, and I got held up a little bit in the beginning, which kind of decided my result. I’m looking to turn it around in Race 2, and give Jake a run for his money.”
Josh made good on his word, and got a much better start in Race 2 where he found himself among the more-powerful Superbikes, and he definitely gave race winner and 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion Jake Gagne a good battle.
“In Race 2, I got off to a very good start and entered Turn 1 in the best position I’ve had all year,” commented Josh. “It felt really good to be running up close with all the Superbike guys. I was able to make a pass on Jake Gagne going into Turn 1 and, shortly after that, I got past Cameron, who was on his way to winning the Superbike Championship. Then, coming out of the last turn, I got in there a little hot and got off-track a little, which enabled Jake to get back by me. I couldn't hold that pace for the whole race distance without ending up on the ground so, by the time the checkered flag flew, I had to settle for third place. Thanks to Tryg (Westby, Team Owner), Chuck (Giacchetto, Team Manager), and the whole Yamalube/Westby Racing team for giving me an awesome bike all year long. I'm really looking forward to what the future has in store.”
Watch Round 9 Of The MotoAmerica Championship on CBS Sports
MotoAmerica Round 9 from New Jersey Motorsports Park will air on Sunday, September 20, at5:00 PM EST. For the complete MotoAmerica TV broadcast schedule on CBS Sports Network, visit http://www.motoamerica.com/motoamerica-tv-schedule