K-Tech Suspension Equipped Racers Capture 5 Of 21 Podiums At Infineon
NEWS May 7, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
(May 8, 2012) - K-Tech Suspension is proud to celebrate a successful weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California! With two race wins, a Pole Position, and five podium finishes across seven race events in the rolling hills of northern California, K-Tech Suspension provided confidence and improved competition in all classes. K-Tech Suspension technicians provided track side service and support all weekend, helping racers adapt to the demanding Infineon Raceway circuit.
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport West Championship leader James Rispoli rode his K-Tech Suspension equipped Celtic Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 to claim Pole for the second race weekend in a row. Corey Alexander would take his #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 to qualify sixth. Both Celtic Racing riders Rispoli and Alexander ride K-Tech equipped machines with 20DDS front fork cartridges and 35DDS rear shocks. Rispoli battled for 18 laps on Saturday to finish second, just 0.170" behind the race winner, with Alexander finishing ninth despite a lingering shoulder injury. Sunday's race included three red flag incidents which could not prevent the Celtic Racing duo from improving their results - Rispoli would take his third win of the season, and Alexander would finish a very respectable seventh. Overall, K-Tech Suspension equipped racers took four of the top ten positions on Sunday, with Meen Motorsports racer Travis Ohge finishing ninth on his Yamaha YZF-600 R6, and Colter Dimick finishing tenth on his Gearzy Yamaha YZF-600 R6.
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson XR1200 race saw Bartel's Harley-Davidson rider Mike Barnes ride his #34 XR1200 to victory over teammate Tyler O'Hara in a close fought race. Team owner and Bartel's teammate Josh Chisum finished a respectable sixth on his #10 XR1200, a steady improvement from his seventh place start on the grid. All three Bartel's Harley-Davidson XR1200 machines feature K-Tech Suspension 25IDS front fork cartridges, and MT35 rear shocks. Barnes' win at Infineon marks his first AMA Pro Road Racing victory in 16 seasons of competition - hearty congratulations Barney! O'Hara now leads the standings by six points over Barnes ahead of the race at Miller in three weeks.
In AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, Roger Hayden brought his #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to the grid in second position during qualifying, with his teammate Ben Bostrom close behind in fourth position on the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000. Hayden and Bostrom would both improve on their results from Saturday with Roger finishing on the podium in second place on Sunday, and Ben holding firm in fourth just off the box. Both Jordan Motorsports teammates ride K-Tech Suspension equipped Suzuki GSX-R 1000's featuring 20DDS front fork cartridges and 35DDS rear shocks. Hayden now has a healthy 30 point lead over fourth place and heads to Miller third in the points.
The incredibly competitive AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class includes Meen Motorsports' Bobby Fong, riding the K-Tech Suspension equipped #50 Yamaha YZF-600 R6. Fong made the transition to the GoPro Daytona SportBike class in 2009, and was able to move forward in both races from his tenth place qualifying position. Fong finished race one on Saturday in seventh place, and was able to improve his results Sunday with a sixth place finish. Bobby's Meen Motorsports Yamaha YZF-600 R6 features 20DDS front fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock.
Orient Express is pleased 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, service, parts, and performance since 1973.