Hayes' two wins kept Yamaha's unbeaten season alive in the 2015 season with his 10-win total combined with Beaubier's eight wins on the Monster Energy/Graves Motorsports R1 keeping the brand perfect in MotoAmerica's debut season of racing. In winning the Superbike title, Beaubier became the 20th different rider to earn an AMA Superbike crown.
"I was riding so timid," the 22-year-old Beaubier said after earning the title in race two. "I was doing everything I could to not risking crashing or anything. I was making sure I was staying off the inside curbs.
"I was definitely riding pretty timid. But it was pretty cool because I got to watch Taylor (Knapp) and Josh Day battle it out and it kind of distracted me from what I had to do so it was pretty cool.
"I started the race and I was like, 'Okay, if I have to stay behind Josh and Rog and just try to follow them around all race, I'll be good,' But I got out there and I started making a couple of mistakes, got nervous and I was like, 'No, I'm not going to follow these guys today.' "
Although Yamaha won every round, that was not due to a lack of effort on the part of Yoshimura Suzuki's Roger Hayden. And today was no different. Hayden finished third in the red-flag interrupted race one, but was less than half a second from victory.
In race two, he fought Hayes to the bitter end, coming up just .044 of a second short of victory. The two podium finishes were the 14th and 15th of Hayden's season and leaves him champing at the bit to get the 2016 season started where he hopes to be armed with a new GSX-R1000.