VESRAH SUZUKI FINISHES UP THE 2010 AMA PRO RACING SEASON AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
NEWS September 27, 2010
(September 27, 2010) - Vesrah Suzuki finished up the 2010 AMA Pro Racing series with top 10 finishes in all classes that the team competed in during the AMA Pro SuperBike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Even with the difficult conditions due to the inclement weather on Sunday, all of the team riders conquered the extra challenge and brought the team’s Suzuki GSX-R race bikes across the finish line with top 10 finishes.
Travis Wyman was racing a 600 for the first time in the rain during AMA Pro Supersport Race 2 running for a podium position right until the end. Travis equalled his best finish of the year with a 4th place just off the podium.
In AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL Race 2 Chris Fillmore was able to get his best finish ever with a 5th place. Cory West followed Chris home in 6th place to wrap up his season. Both West and Fillmore finished in the top 10 in the season championship.
In the AMA Pro American SuperBike Race 2 Jeff Wood adapted to the Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R 1000 in the drying conditions and brought home another top 10 finish.
Mark Junge – Team Owner Vesrah Suzuki
“All of my riders brought home top 10 finishes today which is a great ending to the season. I have to thank Eric Dorn of EDR for coming out and taking care of the team’s American Superbike. 2 riders in the top 10 in the 2010 Daytona Sportbike championship and podium finishes for the team in the first year running the AMA Pro Road Racing series shows that this team can be competitive in the top series in the US.”
Travis Wyman – Vesrah Suzuki #24
“I woke up Sunday morning to rain and I was pretty nervous going out in these conditions as not only was I still learning a new bike but it was my first 600 ride in the rain. I got up to speed and felt pretty comfortable going into the race. The race came and I got a good start and started picking up my pace passing bike after bike lap after lap. I felt really comfortable in the rain. Before I knew it I was fighting for a podium spot with nearly 10 laps to go. I tried to break away but found myself battling down to the last lap. I spun up coming out of the museum corner on the last lap and came home with 4th place. I am really happy with the opportunity that Mark and Vesrah provided me this weekend. Also I would like to thank my mechanic Darren for all his help to end my 2010 season strong.”
Cory West – Vesrah Suzuki #57
“This morning it was raining for the warm-up and we pretty much knew it would be that way for the race as well. I got up to speed quickly in the warm-up but I didn’t want to risk another crash so I did not stay out long. The race was very stressful – I know how crazy Daytona Sportbike can be and adding rain to that equation sounds like certain disaster. I just rode my own race and tried to be smooth and I was 7th before the red flag. The restart went well and I ran as high as 5th but I had a few very close calls and almost crashed because of the tricky conditions. The last few laps the track started to dry and the front rain tire was really chewed up so it made things very difficult. I ended up losing 5th to Chris but I am happy for him because it is his best finish. We ended up 6th overall in the championship and I really would have liked to be 5th but this has been a great season. I really want to thank my mechanics, Tony and Bruce, and the entire Vesrah Suzuki team.”
Chris Fillmore – Vesrah Suzuki #55
“I’m so happy to finish this rain race today and with my best finish of the year. I can’t thank the Vesrah Suzuki team and my mechanics enough. I’ve really enjoyed my season with the entire Vesrah Suzuki squad.”
Jeff Wood – Vesrah Suzuki #75
“The weekend ended great! We came out with another top 10 only this was in rough conditions. The track was probably 60% wet at the start, so I was real cautious for the first few laps. After getting the feel of the 1000 on a semi-wet track, we were able to move forward throughout the race. I really want to thank the entire Vesrah team and my mechanics Leif and Eric, for a great weekend.”
Vesrah Suzuki wants to thank all of their sponsors for their support for the 2010 season – Vesrah, American Suzuki, Rockstar Energy Drink, Nielsen Enterprises Suzuki, Traxxion Dynamics Fork Components, Dainese Leathers, Boots and Gloves, Arai (Cory), Shoei (Chris), Graves Motorsports, Hotbodies Racing Bodywork, Sudco Int., Bazzaz, Factory Pro, Maxima Racing Oils, Vortex, DID Chain, Penske Racing Shocks, GPR Stabilizers, Trek Bicycles, GP Tech, Active & Road Rage Designs
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