Defending Champion Josh Hayes from Monster Energy Graves Yamaha riding on Yamaha R1 was the fastest in both Free Practice 1 and Qualifying Practice 1.his FP 1 and QF 1 fastest lap times were 1:36.773 and 1:36.032 respectively.Josh Hayes is also on top of standings for 2012 season.He did a total of 23 laps in which he did 10 laps with lap times less than second place rider Danny Esllick whose best lap time is 1:36.976.
In second place was Danny Eslick from Team Hero Riding on EBR 1190 RS with his fastest lap time of 1:36.976.The time difference between him and Josh Hayes was 0.944 seconds.In Segment 1 he was losing 0.118 seconds and in segment 2 he was behind by 0.270 seconds in segment 3 he was behind by 0.555 seconds and in segment 4 he was behind by 0.001 seconds.He finished in 6 th place during Free practice 1.
In third place was Geoff May from Team Amsoil Hero riding on EBR 1190 RS with his fastest lap time of 1:36.983 with time difference of 0.951 seconds.He finished in 7 th place during FP 1.
Blake Young from Yoshimura Racing team riding on Suzuku GSX-R1000 who is the runner up and closest competitor for Josh Hayes in 2012 finished in 4 th place during QF 1 with his fastest lap time of 1:36.985 with a time difference of 0.953 seconds.He finished in 3 rd place during FP 1.
Ben Bostrom from Jordan Suzuki finished in 5 th place with time difference of 1.161 seconds.He finished in 4 th place during FP 1.
With the difference ebtween the fastest rider and the second fastest rider being too high and the difference with very small difference between 2 nd,3 rd,4 th position the competition was intense.
Josh Hayes from Monster Energy Graves Yamaha riding on Yamaha R1 was the fastest man on the track at Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta during free practice session.
In Second place was Blake Young from Yoshimura Racing riding on Suzuki GSX-R1000 with a time difference of 0.956 seconds.
Blake Young and Josh Hayes were having tug of war competition in 2012 with Josh Hayes finishing in first place in Race 1 at Dayton International Speedway and was followed by Blake Young in second place.In race 2 Blake Young was i first position followed by Josh Hayes.These two riders had a tug of war competition during 2011 AMA season with 363 points Josh Hayes won 2011 AMA Superbike season followed by Blake Young with 358 points in second place.
David Anthony riding on Suzuki GSX-R1000 from Motul-Fly racing team was in third place with 1.401 seconds time difference.
Larry Pegram from Foremost Insurance sponsored Pegram Racing team riding on BMW S1000RR was in fourth place with time difference of 1.439 seconds.
Josh Herrin team mate of Josh Hayes riding Yamaha R1 finished in fifth place with time difference of 1.589 seconds.
Amsoil Hero EBR team rider Geoff May riding on EBR 1190RS bike was in sixth place with 1.660 seconds time difference.
The only KTM bike in Superbike championship ridden by Chris Fillmore for KTM-HMC Racing team finished in 14 th place with time difference of 2.852 seconds.