Congratulations to Jake Zemke, good race, very nice ride.
Miguel Duhamel, what a competitor! Highsides, lands hard, jumps back up, runs over to his bike now missing a windshield and with a loose faceshield on his helmet, fires up the bike and gets back into the race. Excellent effort showing what a rider and competitor he is.
The Buell XBRR and the various teams need a lot of work. Although in earlier running Jeremy McWilliams was as high as 6th I think, at the end, out of 69 total starting motorcycles, the highest placing Buell was 52nd place.
And of course, what’s a race without an AMA controversy? After the one crash that brought out the pace car, you would figure that the driver and passenger of the pace car know what they are supposed to do, … you would figure. But instead of getting into the lineup with the leader behind the pace car, they get out there with Eric Bostrom and Miguel DuHammel behind them so everyone bunches up on 4th and 5th place and what was something like a 15 second gap behind the leader becomes almost a full lap of the track! Yamaha protested the results of the race but what can you really do at that point? Like I said earlier, if the AMA doesn’t get it together really soon, this is going to be a long season.