Danilo Petrucci won Sunday’s MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

The following is from Ducati…

The determination of Danilo Petrucci (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC) showed through the pouring rain at New Jersey Motorsports Park as the Italian took a crucial victory to send the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship into a winner-take-all showdown at Barber Motorsports Park on September 23-25.

After coming home an upset fourth in race one, a race in which chief title rival Jake Gagne won to open a 13-point lead in the series, Petrucci dug deep and produced a stunning wet weather ride in race two, taking the victory and clawing back Gagne’s points advantage to just four with 50 to play for at Barber after the latter came home third on the factory Yamaha.

Two-time MotoGP race winner Petrucci will also have some help at Barber in the form of 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion, Josh Herrin, who will step back up to the Superbike class on the second Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC Panigale V4 SBK to give Petrucci as much help as possible as he aims to take an historic MotoAmerica Superbike Championship win for both himself and Ducati North America.

Danilo Petrucci (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC – Ducati #9) : “I’m so happy to bring this first position home,” Petrucci said. “Yesterday, in race one, the target was to stay on the podium and I didn’t make it. That was one of the most challenging races of the season and we tried to fix the problem but didn’t find any solution. Fortunately, today, the rain came and it was nice to reach our maximum potential on our bike, which works perfectly in the wet. I’m so happy that we’ll bring this championship fight to the final race at Barber. We are trying to surprise and win, and keeping the championship alive in this fashion is a great feeling.”

Josh Herrin wrapped up the 2022 Supersport Championship at NJMP.

The following is from Ducati…

At New Jersey Motorsports Park for the eighth round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, Josh Herrin (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC) takes second place in race one to seal the title and backing that up fourth in race two in treacherous weather conditions.  

Herrin used all his years of experience to get the important task of getting the title win as early as possible, but the New Jersey rain made race two a case of slip and slide for the 19 laps as Yamaha’s Josh Hayes took his first double win of the season.

Nevertheless, Herrin accomplished what he set out to do at the beginning of the season and take a world-first national championship for the Ducati Panigale V2 and will now turn his attention to the final round at Barber Motorsports Park on September 23-25 as he attempts to put an exclamation point on 2022.

Josh Herrin (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC – #2): “It was a super-good weekend,” Herrin said. “We were able to wrap up the championship yesterday, so I’m stoked about that. Sunday’s race wasn’t the best, but Rocco (Landers) was a fair way back, so we were able to increase the points lead, so that’s a positive. I’m happy to go into Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama and have a chance to ride the Ducati Panigale V4 SBK, which will be a real treat. Thanks, as always, to the team for providing me with such an awesome motorcycle this weekend.

PJ Jacobsen gave the Tytlers Cycle Racing team its first Superbike pole position at NJMP.

The following is from Tytlers Cycle Racing…

The Tytlers Cycle Racing team had plenty to smile about in the penultimate round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.

The weekend started strongly with PJ Jacobsen at the sharp end on the opening day of on track action, whilst Hector Barbera was also in contention. For PJ, who was racing at home, the weekend got even better on Saturday morning as he shone in Q2 to secure a maiden Superbike Pole Position for himself, the team, and the all-new BMW M1000 RR.

A strong showing by both riders in Saturday’s opening encounter saw PJ cross the line in fifth, with Hector sixth.

Sunday’s race was a two-part affair after an initial red flag caused by a technical issue with Hector’s machine. Luckily, the team had enough time to repair the issue and both riders were able to line up for the restart.

Unfortunately, after a strong start that saw PJ inside the top three, he went down, thankfully without injury and as the rain began to fall, Hector found his rhythm, powering to fourth after showing great pace in the closing stages.

The duo remain in side the top six with one round and two races remaining at Barber Motorsports Park in two weeks.

PJ Jacobsen: “I was a little disappointed with the result on Saturday, especially after the Pole Position. I was in the fight in part one and then in the second part I couldn’t repeat it. To not get the podium was a bitter pill to swallow after qualifying. Race 2 was difficult. I made an initial good start but made a mistake, hit the white line on lap two and went down. It was another Sunday disaster for me, and I don’t really know what to say other than let’s go to Barber and finish the year on a high. The only positive was the Pole Position, so let’s focus on the final round. I want to finish by thanking the team who did an awesome job this weekend.”

Hector Barbera: “Race 1 was tough. I had a small issue with the rear brake and couldn’t use it which was a problem for me as I usually use it a lot. We were able to finish the race and so I played it safe and settled for the points. The team did an awesome job, and the bike was fast, and the setting was really nice, so it’s a shame we had that small issue. On Sunday it could have been a complete disaster but in the end, we were able to finish fourth in the rain and I am happy with the way I rode. My feeling with the bike is much better and we have valuable information for the final race. The team is working fantastic, and I want to thank them for everything.”

Corey Alexander wrapped up the 2022 Yuasa Stock 1000 Championship at NJMP.

The following is from Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC…

Corey Alexander and Tytlers Cycle Racing powered by #RideHVMC are the 2022 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champions.

Alexander, who finished fifth in the penultimate round of the series at New Jersey Motorsports Park, clinched the title with one round remaining. A strong qualifying ensured the #23 was in contention for the podium throughout the category’s single race at NJMP, but with spots of rain falling Corey played it safe, claiming fifth at the flag to clinch the crown.

The was further jubilation for the squad as Travis Wyman powered his BMW M1000 RR onto the podium in second, keeping the possibility of a 1-2 overall finish in the final standings a reality after a gutsy performance once again.

The team’s third rider Zac Schumacher finished just outside of the points scoring places in eighteenth.

With the championship in their maiden season secure, the result also gives BMW a US National title with the machine that has also made its debut in MotoAmerica this season – the BMW M1000 RR.

Corey Alexander: “I am delighted to clinch the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 title at NJMP after coming close to it the previous two years. This was the focus for the weekend and the culmination of a great team effort all season. I knew where I had to finish to take the crown but it would have been nice to have been on the podium but there will be other races where we can fight now that the title is secured. We had great pace all weekend and I am sure we could have fought with the front guys, but the plan was to play it smart. I am looking forward to riding at Barber without any pressure and I want to finish by thanking the entire team, all my sponsors and the fans that came out this weekend.”

Travis Wyman: “It was good race. I was leading in the first half and had a great fight for the win. I’m sitting third in points with a shot at second in the final round at Barber and so that is now the focus. Congratulations to Corey on the title – let’s end the year on the box.”

Zac Schumacher: “I made a decent start in the first part of the race, but the race was stopped because of the weather. In the restart I got boxed in at Turn 1 but was able to recover. I learned a lot riding in the damp conditions and had a good battle but in the end just missed the points. I am looking forward to the final round and hope to end the season in the points. I want to congratulate Corey and the team on their championship win!”

Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz (11) finished second in Sunday’s Medallia Superbike race after coming out on top of a battle with Cam Petersen (45).

The following is from Westby Racing…

Despite having to start at the back of the grid, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz overtook a slew of riders in Sunday’s wet Superbike race two at New Jersey Motorsports Park and finished on the podium in the runner-up position.

Along with Mathew’s third-place result in Saturday’s race one, he has extended his podium streak at New Jersey Motorsports Park to eight consecutive races going back to 2019. He’s also tallied a total of 10 podium finishes so far this season.

Mathew was in 15th place on lap one, and with surgical precision, he sliced his way through the pack, overtaking the riders in front of him. On lap nine, he moved past Cam Petersen and held second place for two laps until Cam retook the position on lap 11. With two laps to go in the 14-lap race, Cam had a tipover, and Mathew moved back into second place, which is where he finished.

“We had a seven-minute practice session before the race. We went out on wets (rain tires), and it was way too dry, so we ended up putting slicks on, thinking it would be fine. Then, it started raining harder as the pit lane opened up. So, we went back to wets because we saw everybody else was using them. So, we kind of missed the pit lane out to go and line up. Then, unfortunately, I had to start at the back of the grid, a couple rows back. So, that really hurt me coming through the pack on the first couple laps. These guys just gapped me, but I kept my head down and charged hard and managed to get up to second place. I felt like I could have had the pace to be with Danilo (Petrucci) up front, maybe if I could kind of hang onto them the first couple laps. But overall, starting from the back of the grid, I’ll take second place.”

Mathew and the Westby Racing team will be back in action for the final round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, which takes place at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 23 through 25.

Jake Lewis (85) collected a pair of top tens in the penultimate round of the championship.

The following is from Suzuki…

Suzuki Motor USA and Team Hammer closed the book on the penultimate round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season with gritty performances under trying circumstances.
Superbike stalwart Jake Lewis leaned upon his vast experience to climb up through the field in Sunday’s wet premier-class contest. The Kentuckian started from the back of the grid due to a last-second pre-race tire change and found himself mired down in 14th position early with the rain coming down, but steadily improved his outlook with a confident, measured ride aboard the team’s Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R.

Already firmly entrenched inside the top ten, Lewis picked up a few more positions late when the precipitation stepped up on the race’s final lap, ultimately claiming sixth place at the checkered flag to lead a five-strong Suzuki GSX-R train that all finished inside the top ten.
“It was a tough race in rainy, mixed conditions, but it was a good race for us,” Lewis said. “It started raining a lot harder two minutes before the start and we changed to wet tires. I planned to go out on slicks but obviously, that changed. We started from the back of the grid and passed a bunch of riders. Given the challenges, our main goal was to keep it on two wheels, and we accomplished that.”

Superbike rookie teammate Richie Escalante gained valuable wet-weather experience scoring a 13th-place result that certainly clears the way for better races in similar conditions down the road.
In the MotoAmerica Supersport competition, Tyler Scott was once again a factor up front despite his very participation being questionable, after suffering a left-hand injury in Saturday’s race. Scott ran as high as second aboard the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 but lost a handful of positions recalibrating his aggression and form after the skies opened up.

He ultimately earned sixth place, when the race was red flagged and called complete five laps early due to the increasing rainfall.
Scott said, “I’m very thankful for the whole Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team getting the bike fixed overnight. I felt strong this morning and had some pace, but I’ve been struggling with my hand. Yesterday, when I high sided, my ring finger was injured making it difficult to hold onto the bike in the second and fourth sectors. Other than that, I felt pretty well throughout the race, but didn’t want to push too hard and risk things, so I just tried to keep a fast pace and finish with a decent result.”

Teammate and fellow class rookie Liam Grant was another of the six Suzuki-mounted riders to break into the top ten, finishing tenth after edging a rival to the strip by a mere 0.032 seconds.
The returning Sam Lochoff was sixth early but came home in 12th. The South African continues to both heal and recover his fitness after being unable to train for much of the season.

Lochoff said, “It was a good race in some ways. I felt more confident out there today than yesterday and it was progress coming back from injury. Then it started to rain. I strongly felt they should have stopped the race to let us get on wet tires. I had nothing to gain being out there taking big risks on dry tires since I wasn’t going to win the race or get on the podium. Still, it was great to be back on the GSX-R and I am looking forward to Barber.”
Team Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki will cap off the ‘22 campaign at the Barber Motorsports Park season finale on September 23-25, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ben Gloddy finished second in Saturday’s REV’IT! Twins Cup race at NJMP.

The following is from Robem Engineering…

The Robem Engineering Aprilia team was back to its front-running form Saturday at the penultimate round of the 2022 MotoAmerica season. The team’s riders, Ben Gloddy and Teagg Hobbs, finished the lone Twins Cup race of the weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in second and third – scoring the team’s second double-podium performance this year.
After being off the pace for a couple rounds – as well as missing a round due to a logistics challenge – the team’s riders were right back at the front of the field at the tight-and-twisty 2.25-mile Thunderbolt circuit at NJMP. Hobbs’ third place finish helped him hold onto seventh in the Twins Cup points standing, though Gloddy’s runner-up finish moved him up to eighth place – just four points adrift of his teammate.
Hobbs was right up to speed at the start of the weekend. He was the second-fastest Twins Cup rider in Friday practice and Qualifying 1. Gloddy was a little off Hobbs’ pace but still finished Friday practice in sixth place and the Friday afternoon Qualifying 1 session in seventh.
In Saturday morning’s Qualifying 2, Hobbs finished the session in fifth and Gloddy in seventh, which matched the positions each rider secured on the Twins Cup starting grid.
The start of the race went well for Gloddy but not so good for Hobbs. Gloddy got a good jump off the line and finished the first lap in fifth place. Hobbs lost several places on the first lap and was running in ninth at the end of Lap 1. Gloddy was the third rider in a three-way battle for third place on Laps 2-4 and moved up to third place on Lap 5 after a couple riders crashed out on that lap. Hobbs made the most of the field getting reshuffled on Lap 5 as he advanced five places up the running order on that lap alone. With the pair of Robem Engineering riders starting Lap 6 in third and fourth place, the duo each moved up another place on Laps 7 and 8, respectively, and were in second and third place by the end of Lap 8. Gloddy led a pack of five Aprilia riders vying for the last two steps on the podium for the final eight laps of the race, while Hobbs fended off the advances of riders behind him to finished third.
It was Gloddy’s second podium of the year and his first runner-up finish in Twins Cup. For Hobbs, the third place finish marked his third trip to the podium in 2022 – as well as his first since suffering a broken collarbone at the Road America round in June.
The 2022 MotoAmerica season concludes in two weeks time, with the final round scheduled for Sept. 23-25 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Ben Gloddy / No. 72
“I got a good start and tried to settle myself in there with the top five riders. I felt I was getting held up a little bit by another rider, but I was able to make a move to pass him. I tried to catch up the race leader when I got into second place, but I had used up too much of my rear tire early in the race. I’m hoping we can carry this momentum into Barber and hope we’ll be back on the podium there.”
Teagg Hobbs / No. 79
“The weekend went well, and the team and I worked every session to make the bike a little bit better each time out. It was a huge reward to get both Robem Engineering Aprilias on the box. All we can do is move on to Barber, and we’ll take what we learned here and try to win a race there.”

Luke Power finished eighth in the first of two Supersport races at NJMP.

The following is from Luke Power Racing…

Luke Power raced to a double P8 in the latest round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport championship, consolidating his sixth position in the overall standings in the process.

Racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park for the first time presented a new challenge for the Aussie teenager, but after a steady FP1, big steps were made in Q1 and Q2 with Luke impressing once again as he took eighth on the grid, a second from Pole Position. 

Running a strong sixth in the opening race, Luke was lucky to stay aboard after a near high side at Turn 4. He regrouped to finish eighth. 

It was a similar story on Sunday for the Suzuki mounted #68, who after making a move for sixth into Turn 1 he ran off track dropping to thirteenth before a spirited and determined recovery ride saw him classified eight for the second consecutive day after the race was stopped because of rain. Interestingly, Luke’s pace when the rain initially began was as fast as the podium finishers, proving once again that he has the speed and natural talent to challenge for top honours each time he takes to the track. 

Sitting sixth overall with one round and two races remaining in his debut season of MotoAmerica competition is impressive with Luke’s results catching the attention of many respected and influential paddock personalities both in the US and farther afield. 

The final round of the 2022 MotoAmerica series takes place at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama in a fortnight. 

Luke Power: “I have mixed emotions about Race 1, especially after the step we made in Q2. Unfortunately, I struggled early on and lost touch with the leading group. I was sitting P4 and almost high sided at turn four. I ran off the track and was able to close the gap to the guys I was racing with but just ran out of time to move up any higher than eighth. I am disappointed and frustrated with how Race 2 went. I was making progress, but I made a rookie mistake into Turn 1 and ran off the track. I lost a lot of time but got my head down and kept pushing. I made a good recovery and was happy with the way I was riding. When it started to rain, I was feeling really good and closing in on the top six but then the red flag came out. Despite the mistake I am happy with how I rode this weekend, and I am excited for the final round at Barber Motorsports Park in a fortnight.”

Liam MacDonald almost had a top-10 finish in Twins Cup at NJMP.

The following is from Pure Attitude Racing…

The Pure Attitude Racing team leave the penultimate round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship content with their double points finish.

Regrouping after a difficult Pittsburgh, the squad was determined to return to the top fifteen in the final two events of the season and riders Liam MacDonald and Trevor Standish did not disappoint.

Solid performances in practice and qualifying were backed up by gusty, hard-fought rides from both the #37 and the #14, who powered their Yamaha USA supported machines to eleventh and fourteenth respectively at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

For Liam, the result was impressive given his crash in the previous round, the flying Kiwi riding through shoulder discomfort to secure his ninth points scoring result of 2022, whilst Trevor was relieved to add two points to his tally after a spate of bad luck has prevented him from finishing inside the top fifteen since Road America!

The team now buoyed, move to the season finale in a couple of weeks eager to end the year on a high.

Liam MacDonald: “It was a tough race as I was still riding in a bit of pain and discomfort. I felt like I was in a gladiator ring at the end if I am honest. I ran a decent pace in the beginning but as the race went on, I started to feel my shoulder and there was nothing I could. In the end I used my head and brough it home for some decent points. I thought I was further back as I only saw the board once, so it was a pleasant surprise to almost finish in the top ten. I will be ready to give it everything in the final race of the season at Barber in two weeks.”

Trevor Standish: “I made a good start, and my plan was to work on some things in the race, mainly with my own riding as I had been riding a bit tense all weekend, after being off the bike for so long. I was able to hang with Liam for a few laps but I knew that I had to stay calm and just enjoy the race which I did. My pace dropped as the race progressed which was to be expected after the crash at Brainerd. Adrenalin played a part, but I am satisfied to salvage some points. I know it will be a long road to get back to full fitness, but I am ready for the challenge and ready to being back at the sharp end in 2023. Now it’s time to focus on Barber and ending the season with my best result of the season.”           

Winner Crystal Martinez (center), Chloe Peterson (left) and Jenny Chancellor (right) celebrate on the New Jersey BTR podium.

The following is from Royal Enfield…

It might have taken until the penultimate round of the 2022 Royal Enfield BUILD. TRAIN. RACE. Road Racing season, but a new face has emerged at the top of the BTR podium. The New Jersey Motorsports Park round of MotoAmerica was the site of Crystal Martinez’ breakthrough victory, where she claimed pole position and Saturday’s BTR main race win, halting the impressive win streak of Kayleigh Buyck. Martinez was joined on the overall podium by Chloe Peterson and Jenny Chancellor in an epic battle that came down to the final corner. 

After setting the fast lap in qualifying, Martinez was primed for her first victory of the season, but a wheelie off the start left her on the back foot. Buyck and Peterson got out to a good start while Martinez quickly regrouped to keep herself with the lead pack. The battle for the lead was an intense one throughout the race, with Peterson heading the field and Martinez nipping at her heels–at one point quite literally as the two clipped wheels, nearly causing Martinez to lose her front end. “It shook me up for a split second, but I didn’t give up,” said Martinez. “I kept pushing and battling with Chloe until the very last turn.”

It was the final turn where a slight miscalculation by Peterson changed the tide. A missed shift caused her to lose her momentum, and allowed Martinez to draft past and nab the win. “What an epic race!” Peterson exclaimed. “I was a quarter-second off first. That was the hardest, most aggressive I have ever ridden. I did things during the race I never thought I would be capable of at the beginning of the season. I’m bummed, but I’m also focused on the positives, that I really grew my comfort zone and leveled up my race craft.”

“Mad respect to her for pushing until the very end,” said Martinez. “It’s my first win of the season and I have a lot of emotions. Now I want to focus on what I can do better for our last round at Barber. I’m second in the championship and it’s still up for the taking.”

The sixth and final round of the Royal Enfield BTR Road Race season will take place September 23 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, where the 2022 champion will be crowned. With four out five wins to her credit, Kayleigh Buyck holds the advantage, but a fourth-place finish in New Jersey has tightened up the points, and the crown is still very much up for the taking. 

“New Jersey was an exciting round, and a good shake-up in the season,” said Breeann Poland, Marketing and Communications Lead – Royal Enfield Americas. “Watching the skill and race craft of all the BTR women evolve throughout the season has been incredible. The way they push each other and learn from each other is what’s raising the competition level with each round. After all this group has been through this season, the highs and lows, we’re sad to see it coming to a close, but we’re also looking forward to a hell of a final showdown at Barber.” 

Joe LiMandri Jr. finished second in the first of two SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup races at NJMP.

The following is from LiMandri Racing…

Joseph LiMandri Jr. scored an epic second-place finish in last weekend’s MotoAmerica Junior Cup, missing the top spot by just .016 of a second.  

“Finally we broke the streak of bad races!” LiMandri said.  “I’m thankful for this result because the Bauce Racing and CyberSafe Solutions team deserves it for all the hard work they put in this weekend.”

The podium was a bit of a historic occasion as the top three riders all grew their roots with the New Jersey MiniGP program.  “Seeing our kids up there all season long is awesome, but seeing the entire podium filled with our kids is just simply incredible,” Nathan Granoff, owner of NJMiniGP, said on his way to a locals-infested podium celebration.

LiMandri backed that result up with a strong, but drama-laden fourth palace in race 2.   “That was a crazy race!  I had to start from pit lane as I tipped over in the wet warmup, but a red flag after the start helped us out a bit” he said.  “Maybe one more lap and I would have been battling for a podium spot, but we’ll take the points and head to Barber.  It’s going to be difficult but the championship isn’t decided yet.”

It takes a whole support system to even get to the grid, much less the podium.  The team recently onboarded SpaceJammit, a file storage/sharing application with a unique space themed interface.  SpaceJammit (with photo credits going to Brian J. Nelson) have hosted a selection of high resolution images from the weekend for fans of “Bazooka Joe” here:   https://api.app.spacejammit.com/api/v1/space/6320db7f5df29067d83b8d34/view Further, anyone who signs up for the service with the code “LiMandri” will have a portion of their fees donated to support the team’s continued racing efforts.

New Jerseyan Paasch finished on the podium in Stock 1000 and was third and second in Superbike Cup at his home track.

The following is from Altus Motorsports…

The NJMP round of the 2022 MotoAmerica season was another successful weekend for the Altus Motorsports team. Brandon Paasch’s progression on the 1000 continued, and he took home another trophy in the Stock 1000 class. Jaret Nassaney posted his best results of the season and Kayla Yaakov dominated Sunday for another win in Junior Cup.

Superbike Cup & Stock 1000

Brandon Paasch is coming on strong as the season comes to a close. For the singular Stock 1000 race at the New Jersey MotoAmerica round, he started from fifth and battled most of the race to take third. He now has four podiums in a row heading into the final round of the season in Alabama.

“It was a great weekend! We struggled quite a bit up until Q2. Then Mike at Ohlins helped us out a ton! I had a much better feeling with the bike in the morning warmup on Sunday and was a lot more confident for the race. When the lights go out, the elbows always come up; I went to work in the race and ended third! That’s a fourth podium in a row. It was great to keep our podium streak alive and to do it in front of the home crowd. I’m super-excited with how the second half of our season is going and can’t wait to finish strong at Barber,” said Brandon Paasch.

In the Superbike races, Brandon started both from 14th. In the Saturday race, he finished in 14th and as the third-place Superbike Cup racer. On Sunday, he crossed the line in 10th and as the second Superbike Cup competitor. He heads to Barber just 11 points out of the lead in the Superbike Cup Championship.

Jaret Nassaney was sixth and fifth in the two Supersport races at New Jersey.


Jaret Nassaney qualified 10th for both Supersport races. In the first race, he fought his way forward to take a sixth-place finish. On Sunday, he bettered that by one spot. Jaret had fought his way up to sixth before it started to rain, but that didn’t slow him down.  He continued to ride with confidence and crossed the line to take a top-five result. This is his second top-five this season.

“I put in a good time in qualifying, but it was only good enough for 10th on the grid.  Once the races started, I put my head down and fought through the pack. Overall, I am very happy with the weekend,” said Jaret Nassaney.

Yaakov was fifth on Saturday, but in the rain on Sunday, she was masterful and pulled a large gap on the field to get a dominant win.

Junior Cup

Kayla Yaakov was the second-fastest Junior Cup rider across the two qualifying sessions, putting her in the middle of the first row for both race starts. After a race-long battle for the win in the first Junior Cup race of the weekend, Kayla crossed the line in fifth. She was just a few tenths out of first. Sunday brought rain, but Kayla is extremely comfortable in the wet. She took the lead from the start and checked out to take her third win of the season.

“This past weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park, we made a good step in the right direction as we head into the final round of the 2022 season.  From FP1 to the races, my entire Altus Motorsports crew (including my father) got my bike dialed-in and feeling amazing. Since I don’t have a lot of time at NJMP, I was very happy to achieve a front-row start. We knew the races would be difficult since so many riders were within a few seconds. In the first race, I got hit by two riders on the final lap, which ultimately cost me the podium. Going into the second race, I knew that I wanted to do something great. We went out for our second wet race of the season, and I was able to win by over 2.5 seconds in a shortened race! I am pleased with my results this weekend and happy to add another win to my championship chase. We were also able to close the gap to the leaders in the championship. The bike has not felt this good since the round at Ridge. I’m super-happy that we have made this huge step forward going into the final round. We are ready for Barber Motorsports Park!” said Kayla Yaakov.

“Altus Motorsports had a great weekend. Sunday was a difficult day weather-wise, not knowing if it was going to be dry or wet during the races. Our mechanics worked hard and had bikes set up and ready for whatever the New Jersey skies threw our way. Everyone rode well on Saturday, but Sunday, they really showed their talent and skills. I’m really excited to see how they take this confidence with them into our final Motoamerica round in two weeks,” said team owner Janette Nassaney.

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