Tommy Hayden(April 20, 2010) Arai road racers did a masterful job putting Arai’s top-of-the-line Corsair-V helmet on the podium at the third round of the 2010 AMA Pro road race championship series at Road Atlanta the weekend of April 17-18. They captured a staggering 14 of 18 podium positions, including sweeping the box in three of the six doubleheader finals over the two-day event.

Team M4 Monster Energy Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas won both AMA Pro Daytona SportBike finals in thrillingly close, intense race-long battles that are becoming the hallmark of the class. On Saturday, he was followed in third place by Arai’s GEICO Powersports/RMR/Suzuki-mounted Danny Eslick (the reigning AMA Daytona Sportbike champion), and Project 1 Atlanta’s Dane Westby in fourth. Eslick also took fourth in Sunday’s final.

18 year-old J.D. Beach rode his Rockwall Performance Yamaha R6 to both wins in the second round of the 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport East Division championship. He led Arai Corsair-V podium sweeps in both finals. Teammate Cameron Beaubier took second on Saturday, third on Sunday, while Huntley Nash and his LTD Racing Yamaha R6 reversed it with a third on Saturday and a second on Sunday. Adding to the Arai bonanza, Travis Wyman (fourth) and Tomas Puerta (fifth) extended Arai’s Saturday sweep to the top five places. It got even better on Sunday with Puerta, Elena Myers, and Wyman giving the Corsair-V the top six finishers.

Arai’s Blake Young and his Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 was another double winner, taking both AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike class victories. He led Arai’s third weekend podium sweep in Sunday’s race, followed by Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes in second, teammate Tommy Hayden in third. Hayden finished second to Young in Saturday’s race.


Martin CardenasBlake Young

J.D. BeachHuntley Nash

(Photos by Rick Menapace)