Josh Hayes won the recently raced Superbike Shootout Championship which took place in Utah and showed how in racing and life one can never have enough experience and while our society trumpets youth it is very often those with experience who win in the end. This was never more apparent than during the recent Superbike Shootout Championship which took place in Utah.
In the race Josh Hayes was in the second position from the very start as his teammate Cameron Beaubier raced to a considerable lead and halfway through the race was in control. Josh Hayes however stayed in steady pursuit in second place and the constant pressure might be what caused his teammate to lose focus for a split second and his day ended as he crashed out of the race.
While Josh Hayes was chasing his Monster Energy teammate Cameron Beaubier he was also being pressured by KTM HMC Racing's Chris Filmore but again this is where experience likely played a role.
Even though he was being 'gapped' by his teammate Cameron Beaubier at the same time that Chris Filmore was nipping at his heels the experienced Josh Hayes stayed calm and was rewarded. The KTM HMC rider went for a low side pass and unfortunately ended up crashing and shortly afterward Cameron Beaubier crashed thus leaving the path clear for the savvy veteran Josh Hayes to win the race and raise the trophy for Monster Energy Graves Motorsports.
A little patience and experience can go a long way in racing because you have to stay 'locked in' and know when to pass and when to take chances. Josh Hayes' experience served him well and made him the winner of the 2014 Superbike Shootout Championship.