Yamaha's Cameron Beaubier wins Daytona 200 pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Graves Yamaha rider Cameron Beaubier won the pole Friday for the Daytona 200 AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike race at Daytona International Speedway.

Beaubier, riding the No. 6 Yamaha YZF-R6, toured the 3.51-mile road course in 1 minute, 49.612 seconds to secure the pole for the 57-lap, 200-mile race Saturday.

"I felt like I got a pretty good lap in," Beaubier said. "I got held up just a little bit going through the chicane. That was the only mistake I had. I felt pretty good through the infield and I got a good draft toward the finish."

Garrett Gerloff was second and Bobby Fong third, also on Yamaha YZF-R6s. Ducati's Jake Zemke qualified fourth.

In AMA Pro SuperBike, Graves Yamaha rider Josh Herrin opened the season with a victory in the 15-lap opening round. The Dublin, Ga., rider edged Colombia's Martin Cardenas by 0.135 seconds for his first Daytona SuperBike win.