Gagne continued his dominant form on the 2.25-mile track in Alton, Virginia, and grabbed the holeshot from pole position. He then executed his trademark disappearing act by setting a hot pace early and managing his race to remain unchallenged. The Colorado rider’s perfect weekend also bolstered his championship bid, moving him to within 13 points of the leader.
Petersen had a solid start in fourth and rode another smart race in the challenging conditions. On Lap 7, he reeled in the riders battling for the final podium spots and claimed third in Turn 1 on the following lap. He kept pushing, trying to make a pass for the runner-up spot, but in the final laps was shuffled to fourth, where he would finish.
After a weekend break, the Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing team heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for Round 4 of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on June 3-5.