K-Tech Suspension Scores Opening Round Win, Five Podium Finishes, And AMA Pro SuperSport Pole At Daytona

NEWS March 23, 2012

K-Tech Suspension Scores Opening Round Win, Five Podium Finishes, And AMA Pro SuperSport Pole At Daytona

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Release Courtesy on Behalf of K-Tech Suspension:

(March 23, 2012) - K-Tech Suspension is pleased to start the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing season with a great victory at the legendary Daytona International Speedway.

National Guard Fairhills Group rider Corey Alexander set the pace in AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport qualifying aboard his K-Tech Suspension 20DDS front fork cartridge and 35DDS rear shock equipped #5 Suzuki GSX-R 600, securing Pole Position with a fast lap in Thursday's first qualifying at 1:52.728. His Celtic Orient Express Racing teammate #1 James Rispoli qualified alongside him in second position with a 1:52.780 also equipped with K-Tech Suspension components. Rispoli would then go on to claim the first SuperSport victory of the season in race one, with Alexander finishing fifth after a race long battle in the lead pack. The second SuperSport race Saturday morning saw Rispoli start strongly and dominate the majority of the race, but faded in the closing laps as Alexander moved forward to finish second, just ahead of Rispoli in fourth. Alexander now leads the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East points battle, and Rispoli leads the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport West series.

Roger Hayden rode his K-Tech Suspension equipped #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to qualify in third for the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike races with 20DDS front fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock. Hayden was impressed with the quick set up and was able to get up to speed quickly in practice and qualifying. Roger would go on to finish third in each of the two Superbike races, giving K-Tech two more podium finishes.

In the Vance & Hines XR1200 class, Bartel's/Josh Chisum Racing Harley-Davidson rider Michael Barnes qualified second, just ahead of teammate Tyler O'Hara. Barnes and O'Hara's XR1200's both feature the 25IDS front fork cartridges, and MT35 rear shocks. In a tight and close race, O'Hara would finish second, just ahead of Barnes, securing a double podium finish for the two riders.

Orient Express is proud to be the exclusive North American importer and distributor for K-Tech Suspension products from the U.K. For detailed information, technical assistance, or for information regarding where you can purchase K-Tech Suspension products please contact your local authorized K-Tech service center or Orient Express at 800.645.6521 or visit our website http://www.orientexpress.com. Orient Express has provided riders and racers with the finest equipment, parts, and performance since 1973.


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