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Birth date April 4, 1975
Birth place Gulfport, Mississippi
Hometown Gulfport, Mississippi
Height 5-9
Weight 160
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Josh Hayes

Career Highlights

2013 - Recorded eight pole positions and eight victories but fell just shy of his fourth consecutive AMA Pro SuperBike Championship, finishing second in the final point standings. Raced for Monster Energy Graves Yamaha.    

2012 - Was an unstoppable force over the duration of his 2012 campaign. His 16  total victories helped land him a third straight AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship. Landed in the top five in 18 of his 20 starts. Set the tone at Daytona International Speedway to kick off the season week one with a win and never seemed to look back. 

2011 - Won his second consecutive AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship with seven poles, three victories and nine additional podium finishes, only finishing off the podium just twice.  Rode for Team Graves Yamaha. 

2010 - Won the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship, turning in seven victories along the way.

2009 - Finished second in American SuperBike, scoring seven wins. His first career win came at Infineon and was followed by weekend sweeps of the Mid-Ohio, VIR and NJMP rounds. Led the Daytona 200 only to crash out in the final portion of the race. Raced with Factory Yamaha.

2008 - Finished second in Formula Xtreme and scored three-straight wins at Mid-Ohio, Virginia and Road Atlanta late in the season.  Also crossed the finish line first in the Daytona 200 only to be disqualified for a technical infraction.  Also had four second-place finishes.  Competed in AMA Pro SuperSport as well and finished third in that championship with wins at Virginia and Road Atlanta on the same weekends he won the Xtreme races.  Raced with Erion Honda.

2007 - Won a second consecutive Formula Xtreme title with seven wins, one additional podium finish and seven poles.  Also raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning four wins, one additional podium finish and three pole positions.  Raced with Erion Honda team.

2006 - Won the Formula Xtreme title with three wins and seven additional podium finishes, missing the top-three just once with a fourth-place at Infineon Raceway.  Raced in Superstock, earning six top-five finishes.  Raced with Erion Honda team.

2005 - Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning a podium finish at Road America and two additional top-five finishes in the series. Raced with the Attack Performance Kawasaki team.

2004 - Hayes raced in the AMA Pro American Superbike Championship, earning fifth-place finishes at Barber Motorsports Park, Mid-Ohio and Road Atlanta.  Raced in Superstock, earning second-place finishes at Road America and Brainerd.  Raced with the Kawasaki Motors team.

2003 - Won the Superstock title with wins at Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio, and five additional series podium finishes.  Raced in Formula Xtreme, earning a second-place at Road America.  Raced with the Attack Suzuki team.

2002 - Competed in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a second-place finish at Virginia.  Raced in Formula Xtreme with a best result of fifth-place at Mid-Ohio.  Raced with the Valvoline Emgo Suzuki team.

2001 - Raced in the AMA Pro SuperSport Championship with a best result of fourth-place at Sears Point Raceway... Raced in 750 Superstock, taking third-place at the New Hampshire round.  Also raced in Formula Xtreme, earning four podium finishes.  Raced with Bruce Transportation Honda team.

2000 - Endured lingering injuries all season, but still managed four, second-place finishes in Formula Xtreme.  Took seven top-10 finishes in 600 SuperSport... Raced with Erion Honda team.

1999 - Started his season right with a victory in the 750 SuperSport race at Daytona.  Took six podium finishes in the Formula Xtreme series and finished the season ranked third.  Also raced in 600 SuperSport with a best result of fourth at Brainerd.  Rode for Team Valvoline Emgo Suzuki.

1998 - Participated in two Formula Xtreme events, finishing fifth in both.  Won six non-AMA national titles, including Formula USA 103 HP, Suzuki Cup 600 and 1100 and WERA National 600 Superstock.

1997 - Co-rode with Team Suzuki Endurance to the WERA National Endurance Championship and was the 1100 Suzuki Cup Champion.

Early Career - Turned Pro in 1996 and won the WERA National Endurance Series Heavyweight Superstock Championship with Airport Racing.  First year racing was 1994 aboard a self-tuned Honda CBR600F2. Won three National Novice Championships.


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