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  • Josh Hayes

    This past season was another championship effort for Josh as he won his second consecutive AMA Pro Racing National Guard SuperBike Championship as well as his second SuperBike title for Yamaha. Winning a championship is never easy, and successfully defending a title puts Josh and Yamaha in rarified air.

    With the prestigious number 1 emblazoned on his striking, shrieking Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1®, Josh captured seven poles, three wins, and nine podium finishes in defending his championship. He only finished off the podium twice over the course of the entire season, and he won the championship on the final lap of the final race. What an epic race that was at New Jersey Motorsports Park. What a ride! What a season for Josh and his team!

    The 2010 season saw Josh fulfill his lifelong goal of becoming AMA Pro Racing American SuperBike Champion. In the process, he also won Yamaha’s first SuperBike title in 19 years. Josh scored an impressive seven wins on the season, earning multiple bonus points for pole positions and laps led.

    Josh joined the Yamaha family for the first time in 2009, and he won seven races en route to 2nd place in the AMA Pro Racing American SuperBike Championship. In 2008, he finished second in Formula Extreme and posed a serious challenge to Ben Bostrom in the SuperSport class.

    Josh won back-to-back Formula Extreme Championships in 2007 and 2006; during the 2005 and 2004 seasons, he competed in the SuperBike class.

    For the 2003 season, Josh won the AMA 750 SuperStock Championship. During the 2002 season, he seriously injured his hand in an early-season crash, and he unfortunately missed the remainder of the year. In 2001, he finished 5th in Formula Extreme and 600 SuperSport and he finished 3rd in Formula Extreme in 2000.

    Josh made his AMA Pro Racing debut in 1999 where he won the 750 SuperSport race at Daytona and finished 3rd in the Formula Extreme class for the season.

    Starting his road racing career at 19, Josh made a quick ascension through the ranks where he won his first three WERA titles in 1994 and numerous others in the following four years.

  • Number: 1
    Age: 36
    Date of Birth: 4/4/75
    Home Town: Gulfport, MS
    Marital Status: Married to Melissa Paris-Hayes
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 162
    1st Race: 1994 WERA
    Year Turned Pro: 1999
    Favorite Track: Road America, Miller
    Favorite Food: Pasta, Pizza
    Favorite Music: Rock
    Training: Cycling, Motocross, Tennis
    Hobbies: Cycling, Motocross, Tennis
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