Zemke leads the way to Infineon where electric bikes will feature on the race card
Riders Jake Zemke and Josh Herrin enter the West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway, May 14-16, narrowly atop the AMA Pro Road Racing point standings.
Zemke (National Guard Jordan Suzuki), a San Francisco native, has posted two victories so far this season, and will enter the weekend with a slim four-point lead over Tommy Hayden (Rockstar Makita Suzuki) in American SuperBike. There have been four different SuperBike winners in six races so far this year, as well as some of the closest finishes in recent history.
Zemke will look for his first SuperBike victory at Infineon Raceway, but he’ll likely be tested by Josh Hayes (Graves Yamaha), who claimed his first SuperBike win at Infineon Raceway in 2009 and posted the fastest time during a test session in Sonoma earlier this month.
“We’ve definitely got to get our act together if we’re going to win this championship, so we’ll put our heads together and see what we can come up with for Infineon,” said Zemke, who has two Formula Xtreme victories in Sonoma (2008, ’05).
Zemke enters Sonoma with 145 points, just four better than Hayden (141), with Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young third (130). Young earned his first SuperBike victory and swept both races in Road Atlanta this past weekend. Hayes sits in fourth with 107 points.
Graves Yamaha’s Josh Herrin enters Sonoma with the Daytona SportBike points lead, but it’s Martin Cardenas (M4 Monster Energy Suzuki) who enters the weekend with momentum after sweeping the doubleheader at Road Atlanta. Cardenas also swept both races at Infineon Raceway last year.
Herrin (117 points) is just six points ahead of Danny Eslick (GEICO Powersports Suzuki) in second (111), followed by Cardenas in third (103). Oakland native Steve Rapp (Team Latus Motorsports) is sixth (86).
The race weekend will feature a full slate of motorcycle action, including Supermoto USA, motocross and flat track. Infineon Raceway will also host the first zero carbon motorcycle race on U.S. soil with the TTXGP U.S. Championships.