AMA Daytona Sportbike
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AMA Daytona Sportbike

  • 2013- 1st AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series
  • 2012- 1st AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series
  • 2011- 6th AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series
  • 2010- 13th AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series 24th AMA Pro Daytona SportBike
  • 2009- 15th AMA Pro Daytona SportBike


Michael Barnes turned pro in 1990 and has a long and successful career. In 2006, he earned five podium finishes in AMA Pro SuperSport and matched his career-best national points finish with third in the championship. He also competed in Formula Xtreme, earning seven top-five finished. He raced with Team M4 Emgo Suzuki and finished second with the team in the inaugural AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT 8 Hours of Daytona. He raced a limited schedule in 2007 due to injury but earned a podium finish in the Daytona 200, as well as two top-five finishes in AMA Pro SuperSport.

In 2008, Barnes raced for nearly 10 different teams all around the world and finished fifth in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. He won the AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT race at Topeka on a RMR/Bruce Rossmeyer Buell 1125R with teammate Shawn Higbee in their first race together. He was also part of the team’s third-place finish in the season-ending Moto-GT 8 Hours of Daytona.

Barnes finished 15th in Daytona SportBike race, earning a top-five finish at Barber in 2009. In 2010, he contended five AMA Pro Daytona SportBike rounds with a season-best finish of seventh; raced a single XR1200 event, taking second. He completed in all nine rounds of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series in 2011, earning a pole at Miller Motorsports Park and six Top 5s including a season-best second place finish at Infineon Raceway. 2012 was a breakout year competing for AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 recording three wins in 12 starts. He finished in the top 5 in all 12 of his starts. He finished first in the standings with 1, 121 points and competed in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike where he started three races.



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