Gagne got off to a flying start from pole position and set a hot pace to build nearly a one-second gap on the competition after the first lap. Unfortunately, the race was red-flagged, and he would have to start from scratch. After the restart, the Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing duo got another great start, with Gagne in the lead and Petersen second. In the opening laps, the championship frontrunners withdrew from the race while the reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champ rode off to his first win of the season by a dominant 14-second margin of victory.
Petersen got two great starts in the red-flagged race and was in the battle up front. Despite the chaos, with multiple riders crashing out of the race, he kept his cool and rode a smart race comfortably in second to give the team a 1-2 finish.
The Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing Team gets a three-week break before returning to action at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, for Round 3 of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, on May 20-22.