AMA Pro SuperSport Road America Preview Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 1, 2010) - After the historic accomplishment of Elena Myers winning her first AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport race at the last round at Infineon ...
AMA Pro SuperSport Road America Preview Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 1, 2010) - After the historic accomplishment of Elena Myers winning her first AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport race at the last round at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, the ultra competitive AMA Pro SuperSport class picks right up where it left off this weekend at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin's Road America for the June 4-6, 2010 Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader. Myers will once again be joined by the exciting group of young riders that have been providing action packed races since the very first race of the season at Daytona International Speedway, where the first race was won by the margin of 0.0001 of a second.
The winner of that incredible race, Cameron Beaubier, also took a well deserved win at the second of the two races at Infineon Raceway and is poised to really make his mark on the SuperSport series at Road America. Beaubier has a ten point lead in the Young Gun East Division standings over his Rockwall Yamaha teammate, J.D. Beach, who rejoins the action at Road America. J.D. has two wins in SuperSport, both at Road Atlanta earlier this year, and also won last weekend's AMA Pro Flat Track Singles division final in the Springfield T.T.
Elena Myers rode her Lucas Oil Roadracingworld.com Suzuki right into the history books at Infineon Raceway by taking the first AMA Pro Road Racing victory for a female with her popular victory in the first of two weekend races. On Sunday, Myers again featured strongly in the race and even after a coming together with another rider, she fought back to finish fifth. Week in and week out, Myers is right on the pace and she is currently second in the Young Gun West Division points behind the runaway points leader, Joey Pascarella.
After his second place finish at Daytona, Pascarella went on a bit of a terror and ran off three wins in a row, all from pole position and he looked like he would extend his run at Road Atlanta when misfortune struck and Pascarella fell on the warm-up lap as a result of some dropped fluid on the track. Pascarella ended up missing both races. As he was racing out of his division, he didn't lose any points but it did give his competitors an opening to stamp their own mark on the SuperSport class.
Beach and Beaubier did just that and then when Pascarella suffered two falls at Infineon, Myers and Beaubier were more than happy to take their own well-deserved race wins. In the time between Road Atlanta and the last race, Pascarella had moved from his LTD Yamaha team over to the DNA Energy Drink CNR Motorsports Ducati team and in all fairness to Pascarella, he hadn't had a lot of time working with his new team and motorcycle. Road America features long straight-aways and as much as the last race emphasized nimble handling, power and handling are paramount at the four mile natural terrain road course through the Kettle Moraine countryside.
Another rider who is right in the middle of the mix is Huntley Nash on his LTD Yamaha. Nash is racing in all of the SuperSport races and he chalked up another podium finish in the second race at Infineon to accompany his bevy of top three results this year, in and out of his Divisional races. Nash's LTD Racing Yamaha teammate Tomas Puerta has quietly put together a vey impressive season as well. If not for all the fireworks at the front of the packs, Puerta might be the story of the season. His consistency is impressive and he has fought for every position in every race he has run.
Ryan Kerr has been a regular competitor on his MJ Racing Kawasaki and he looks to add to his fifth place points total in the East Division. Kerr sits only two points ahead of Daniel Guevara on his Roadracingworld.com Suzuki who is looking to get his season back on track after dealing with a recurring injury that has cost him momentum this year.
This weekend's double header AMA Pro SuperSport race weekend will begin on Friday, June 4th with practice and first qualifying. Saturday will see final qualifying in the morning and then the first of two races. Sunday will feature the second exciting SuperSport race as well as the full schedule of other AMA Pro Road Racing classes including the debut of the new AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series featuring Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles.
-source: ama pro racing