Josh Hayes led SuperBike practice in Saturday's abbreviated action at Mid-Ohio. Josh Hayes led SuperBike practice in Saturday's abbreviated action at Mid-Ohio. Photo by Brian J. Nelson / courtesy AMA Pro Racing

Rain delays AMA Mid-Ohio action

Written by  on Sunday, 20 July 2014 06:39

LEXINGTON, Ohio - Mother Nature may not have cooperated for Saturday's on-track action of the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but it makes for an action-packed Sunday schedule.

With the first day's qualifying sessions and races washed out by rain, AMA Pro Racing will move all of the weekend's green-to-checkered action to Sunday.

Early morning rainfall resulted in a delayed start Saturday, and the most experienced riders, those in the AMA Pro SuperBike class, tested the track and reported back on the circuit's conditions. When the skies cleared and the track dried sufficiently, the SuperBike, GoPro Daytona SportBike, and SuperSport classes worked in afternoon practice sessions. Monster Energy Graves Yamaha's Josh Hayes (1:31.889), RoadRace Factory/Red Bull's Jake Gagne (1:30.944) and TOBC Racing Suzuki's Hayden Gillim (1:37.700) led the way in their respective classes.

An abbreviated schedule then called for the races to be grid by points. Unfortunately, returning and recurring showers spoiled multiple attempts to stage Saturday's contests as the day progressed.

In an attempt to hold races in the afternoon, the SuperBike riders had a 10-minute evaluation period, but between the completion of that session and the call to grid, conditions worsened and no bikes went on-track the rest of the day.

Sunday's schedule has been pushed forward 40 minutes and will now get underway at 8:00 a.m. local time (5:00 a.m. PT) with the opening AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series session.

Projected Sunday race schedule:

SuperBike Race 1: 11:30 a.m,
GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1: 12:15 p.m.
SuperSport Race 1: 1 p.m.
Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Race: 1:45 p.m.
SuperBike Race 2: 2:30 p.m.
GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2: 3:15 p.m.
SuperSport Race 2: 4 p.m.

FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2014. The site also provides coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series.

--From AMA Pro Racing

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Last modified on Sunday, 20 July 2014 06:49

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