Herrin is one of the riders to beat in Daytona SportBike once again this year. He qualified third on Saturday and stormed into Sunday's race ready to win. But victory certainly did not come easily. Rival PJ Jacobsen took the early lead, followed by Herrin and other rivals Cory West, Dane Westby and Jason DiSalvo - and later by Yamaha-mounted Beaubier. While Jacobsen led most of the 16 laps, as the race progressed on a wet-but-drying track, it was West who found himself in the lead, with Herrin studying him for any opportunity. The Yamaha rider attacked twice on the final lap, made his pass stick, and held off Jacobsen by just 0.161 sec. at the flag. Making Herrin's win and Beaubier's podium ever sweeter for Yamaha, three more R6 racers, Josh Galster, Paul Allison and Y.E.S./Pat Clark Motorsport'sTommy Aquino, finished eighth through 10th, respectively, giving Yamaha five of the top 10 positions in this competitive class. Yamaha road racing team manager Tom Halverson said, "Josh rode a smart race in very tricky conditions and it was great to see him back on top of the podium."