Beaubier led every session and kept his Superpole streak going to start from pole position. The reigning champ rocketed into the lead to take the holeshot and never looked back. He set a blistering pace and built a comfortable gap on the competition. At the checkered flag, he was nearly three seconds in the lead to score his 44th career Superbike victory and expand his lead in the championship to 28 points over his teammate.
As for Gagne, he didn’t get the start from the front row that he wanted and was back in fourth going into Turn 1. He got shuffled back a spot, but quickly retook fourth and was in a three-way battle for the podium. On lap nine, that battle came down to two with one of the riders crashing out of the race. The Californian kept pushing and tried to make his move on the final lap but third was the best result on the day.
The squad heads into tomorrow’s race two looking for another top result at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.