Around the Pits: 2014 AMA SuperBike Laguna Seca

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[If you’ve never been to an AMA Superbike race then you’re missing out. Our man behind the bars, Bruce Speedman, visited the Laguna Seca AMA SuperBike race earlier this month. He not only wanted to tell you what it’s like to attend a race, but rather show you. This first recap of photos are the best from around the track. Tomorrow we'll have a gallery of the best SuperBikes followed by the best SportBikes. Enjoy. - RA Editor]

Photo by: Ryan A. Skut

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Some of the machinery entered in the Kawasaki Ninja Night bike contest. Categories included Best Custom Ninja, Best Vintage Kawi, and Best Race Replica.

1994 Ninja ZX-7R homologation special

The winner of the Best Race Replica at the Kawasaki Ninja Night event held Saturday evening, Marvin Webber, is congratulated by Kawasaki’s finest on his 1994 Ninja ZX-7R homologation special.

BMW S1000RR

This BMW S1000RR has seen better days, but the team in the garage will have it back on top in no time.

Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli

Number 1 and 2 WSBK race one finishers Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli seem pretty pumped heading back to the garages after the awards ceremony.

Marco Melandri’s Aprilia RSV4

WSBK rider Marco Melandri’s (#33) Aprilia RSV4 receiving the full treatment between races in the Factory Aprilia Racing team garage.

Aprilia girls

Aprilia girls showing our photographer, Ryan Skut, some love on hot pit lane.

2015 EBR 1190SX

Could one shot get more American? The all-new, American-made 2015 EBR 1190SX naked bike posing in front of the Erik Buell Racing team transporter.

Tom Sykes and Loris Baz

WSBK Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz allow their Dainese and Alpinestars leathers respectfully to dry out between sessions.

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Larry Pegram (#72) watches as his team preps his Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing EBR 1190.

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 A look inside a local privateer’s pit: The gold-wrapped Cederlind Cycles Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Joy Higa, was hard to miss bombing around the track in the AMA SuperBike class.

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 “Too close for missiles, I’m switching to guns.” Fellow trackside photographers take drastic measures when this close to the action.

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A break in the action at Mazda Raceway, can be a real snooze-fest even for the corner workers.

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