Meen Motorsports' Jake Lewis earns first Daytona Sportbike podium at Road America
NEWS June 6, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Meen Motorsports:
Campbell, CA (June 6, 2013) - Meen Motorsports’ rider Jake Lewis earns his first Daytona Sportbike podium, capturing a third place finish during the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America.
Qualifying fifth on the grid, Lewis contended a third place finish in both Saturday’s and Sunday's Daytona Sportbike series, having two electrifying battles with Red Bull Road Race Factory rider JD Beach. Taking a reluctant fourth on Saturday, a determined Lewis returned on Sunday to drag raceBeach to the finish line, landing himself on the box for the first time this 2013 season by .007 seconds.
"This past weekend felt really good, especially running up front in both races. My team and I are making progress fast, getting better come every race. It was great to get my first podium and I am overall happy with my Road America results. Now it is time for me to focus on Barber, which is a track I love to ride Thanks to the continued support from my team, family and all my amazing fans who I love to see come out and root me on,” comments Lewis.
In the AMA Pro SuperSport series, Lewis teammate Wyatt Farris also had a solid Road America showing, running consistent races. Having his best SuperSport qualifying on his Jon Block Group Sports/Meen Motorsports Graves Yamaha thus far, Farris concluded the weekend with an eleventh and ninth place finish.
“The team and I made a lot of progress at Road America, getting me a lot closer to the front. Despite the challenges I will continue to face, like riding numerous new tracks this season, I know the results will come. Over the next few weeks before Barber, I am going to continue to train hard and prepare as much as I can. I also cannot thank my team and my sponsors enough for everything they do for me each race weekend. ” states Farris.
The Meen Motorsports team will be heading next to the Triumph SuperBike Classic presented by America's First Federal Credit Union at BarberMotorsportsPark.
Meen Motorsports would like to thank the following team sponsors for 2013, Yamaha, Graves Motorsports, South Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, San Jose Ear And Sinus, Hawaiian Ola, San Jose Yamaha, Yamaha Generators, Yamalube, Radiomedics, G Squared, Fit For Speed, DID, Mot Y Designs, Galfer, Vortex, Sharkskinz, Zero Gravity, Apex Mfg, Sportbike Track Time, Roclun Int’l (Lewis) and Jon Block Group Sports (Farris).
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