Team ADR FLY Racing Riding Through Wave of Challenges in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike
NEWS June 9, 2011
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
The past week has seen two rounds of the AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championships at Miller Motorsports park, UT and Road America, WI respectively, with Team ADR Fly Racing continuing on their developing path with positive results.
The team rolled into Miller for the combined AMA/ WSBK event on 28-30th May with high hopes of some strong results for both David Anthony and rookie AMA Superbike Rider Jordan Burgess, who both finished strong at testing at the circuit some weeks before the event. Coming off an disastrous Infineon campaign in Round 2, the boys were keen for some strong results here as both riders enjoy the Miller circuit.
After Qualifying 10th for Aussie Dave and 17th for Jordy Burgess, the wet weather cleared somewhat for the race and the ADR camp looked to be in a good position for some strong results until an unfortunate lowside from Burgess through turn two ended his run. It was then up to Dave Anthony on the #25 ADR Suzuki GSXR1000, who raced hard to finish in 9th position.
Four days on and 1500 miles later, round Four of the AMA Road race Championships was held at Road America, Wisconsin. Burgess, in his first year Stateside had never actually seen the R.A circuit until friday practice, where there was one session then straight to qualifying. Anthony and Burgess completed qualifying with no mishaps and got up to pace quickly. The two races which were held over saturday and sunday saw Aussie Dave finish with 12-12 finishes and Jordy Burgess with 13-15.
Overall the boys were content with the results, having a season of misfortune to date so to see four checkered flags was refreshing.
“The last 3 weeks have been busy and demanding for our team. We have been busy in the workshop building engines and bikes before we left for Miller in preparation for the long haul East. All of the ADR Fly Racing team have put in the hard yards to make this work. It hasn't been easy so far and to get a 9th place finish was a good reward for our hard work and commitment to see us run up front with the big budget teams. It was a shame to see Jordy fall out at Miller but he is making good progress and it is no easy task what he is doing here. Road America was a tough one for me, mentally and physically. We couldnt seem to find the consistent pace throughout race time for both Jordy and myself and this shows in the results. I struggled with a pre existing back injury throughout the last 2 rounds which has not helped anything either. However the show must go on and I am happy that we could get results on the board for this round for the team and our sponsors. We will be conducting a few test days throughout the next week or so to continue our development for the up and coming rounds.
“The season so far has been a real roller coaster for me. I was really heartbroken after my crash at Miller because we had put in so much work and i felt really good on the bike in the race until the front let go on me suddenly. Road America was always going to be tough, since I had never been there before but I loved the circuit, the fast flowing nature of it really gave me a buzz! We seemed to hit a plateau in the races when the temperature rose and struggled for grip to be competitive but I am happy overall and relieved to give the team a positive result. I came into this round just wanting to finish a whole round and we did it with my best result to date. The next week of testing will be beneficial to us, mainly to get myself comfortable on the up and coming tracks we will be competing at and find some good pace for the races.
The Team are en route to a track day at Mid-Ohio Raceway before tackling Virginia International Raceway this coming weekend in preparation for the Next AMA Pro National Guard Superbike round at Barber Motorsports Park, AL on June 17-19. They would like to thank all of our Fans, Supporters and also Sponsors, in particular Fly Racing, Two Brothers Racing, Teterin Engineering, Race Tech, Trackoholics, Dumonde Tech Oils, Moto Brackets, Kiwi Magic Motorsports, Liquid Performance, Arai Helmets, Rev’it Leathers, WPS Western Powersports, Ultra Grafix K&N Air Filters, Pit Bull, Cycle Pirates, Vortex, Goodridge Brake Lines and EBC Braking systems.
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