Now that the AMA Superbike series is officially underway, it seems as if the riders are almost always on the track. Just a few days after the last race ended, the Superbike competitors were at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida for early testing.
Although Blake Young ended the first day of testing on top of the leaderboards, he was passed on the second day by both Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden during the very last session. Bostrom was just 0.1 seconds faster than Hayden to get on top of the leaderboards after a disappointing start last weekend.
“I’ve been here before, I like it,” said Bostrom. “In 1996 I won the Harley race here, so the track was semi-good to me then too. My first lap around here this year, I said ‘I don’t even remember this track.’ It’s crazy, I didn’t remember it. But the bike is fantastic, nice comeback after Daytona; we had a really tough time there. Actually it sucked, let’s admit it.”
Young ultimately settled for fourth after Josh Hayes bested his Day 1 time as well, setting up an exciting weekend where it appears that four riders will be competing for the checkered flag.