Qualifying ended today at Infineon Raceway, with nearly all the riders improving on their times in the day’s later qualifying session. While all the entrants will get to compete in the race regardless of whether or not they qualify, the two outings for Saturday gave us a preview as to what we can expect on Sunday’s race. As we’ve mentioned before, the Zero/Agni motorcycle looked very strong with Shawn Higbee at the helm.
Also looking confident was the “flying banana” fielded by Lightning Motors. Piloted by Michael Barnes, Barney took the yellow lightning machine around the course at a pace that was just seconds off what Higbee & Co. were lapping. We know the yellow bike has a lot of power on-board, and could give Zero a run for their money if they’ve been sand-bagging it during the practice sessions. Finishing out the top three was Thad Wolff and his stunning Norton, which blended a little bit of old with new with his streamlined retro bike chassis. Click past the jump for photos from qualifying and a full list of results.
|2||80||Michael Barnes||Lightning Motors||01:59.4|
|3||37||Thad Wolff||Team Electra||02:09.3|
|4||15||Mike Hannas||Electric Race Bike||02:10.5|
|5||14||Kenyon Kluge||K Squared Racing||02:13.3|
|6||19||Spencer Smith||Volt Motors||02:20.8|
|7||20||James Pooler||Electric Motor Sports||02:22.7|
|8||23||Jennifer Bromme||Werkstatt Racing||02:24.5|
|9||16||John Wild||Square Wave||02:46.3|
|10||18||Zoe Rem||Pril Motors||02:49.6|