THE BEST OF DAYS AND THE WORST OF DAYS Monterey, Calif...The AMA Pro Daytona SportBike event at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 24-25 proved to be both the best of days and the worst of days for the Crozier ...
THE BEST OF DAYS AND THE WORST OF DAYS
Monterey, Calif...The AMA Pro Daytona SportBike event at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 24-25 proved to be both the best of days and the worst of days for the Crozier Roberson Motorsports/DNA Energy Drink Team.
Gridded in the 4th spot, Bobby Fong powered off the startline like he had been shot out of a canon. Passing the pole sitter, Fong took over first place before the first lap was even completed. Piloting his DNA Energy Drink Ducati around the 2.238-mile famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track, Fong continued to dominate for 15 laps.
"I got caught up in some lapped riders," he explains. Cardenas was right behind me and unfortunately in the heat of battle I lost it going into turn two. I couldn't be more bummed. But we definitely served notice on the field and showed them things to come. The Crozier Roberson crew gave me an excellent bike. It couldn't have been any better and come the next race, we will be ready to put DNA Energy Drink in the Number One spot."
"Our entire time is incredibly proud of Bobby," says co-team owner Robbie Roberson. "He just keeps getting better and better and we know that victory is just around the corner."
Teammate Michel Beck brought home the 9th place spot...his best finish at Mazda Raceway to date.
"I think we could have bettered that," says Beck at the end of the 23 lap race. "I got a decent start, but just didn't push enough in the beginning. My goal is to keeping finishing in the top ten and with this team behind me there is no doubt I can do that and more."
For newly crowned SuperSport West champion Joey Pascarella, the AMA Pro SuperSport race didn't yield the results he was hoping for. He unfortunately shot off the track in turn 9 which lost him a number of positions.
"Joey came right back," adds team manager and co-owner Mark Crozier. "He turned the fast lap of the race, but there wasn't enough time to make it back to the front. I am incrediblly proud of everyone on this team. Their dedication and motivation is 100 % plus and it definitely shows. The industry is sitting up and taking notice and we plan to make ourselves even better known in the upcoming races."