Challenging DAYTONA 200 for LTD Racing
NEWS March 18, 2012
Photo Courtesy of LTD Racing
Courtesy of LTD Racing:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 17, 2012) – A promising event at Daytona International Speedway took a difficult turn for LTD Racing on Saturday in the 71st Daytona 200. David Gaviria finished the entire 200 miles despite significant difficulties on his way to 15th place. Huntley Nash, who showed great speed in qualifying and practice, retired due to machine issues despite early promise in the 57-lap contest known for the grueling nature of the event.
David Gaviria lost a footpeg during the race but was able to finish 15th. “200 miles and I’m beat, but I feel great because I finished,” said Gaviria, who was credited with a trap speed of over 197 miles per hour. “Before the second pit stop, the footpeg broke and I had to finish like that. 22 laps without a footpeg and we couldn’t change it in the pits without stopping again. I’m very happy with the result because I was in the top 12 before I made a couple of mistakes with one footpeg. It’s okay and I’m actually pretty happy given the circumstances.”
Nash ran as high as fifth place but was forced to pit, then retire, after his bike malfunctioned. “I was happy with the way I rode this weekend but it’s tough when you have machine problems,” said Nash. “I’m pretty pumped with how I rode, we just have to put it together and have a good weekend. I’m ready for the next race.”
Despite LTD Racing’s tough weekend, team owner Melvin Nash was pleased to see former LTD Racing team member Joey Pascarella win the Daytona 200. “We had a tough race even though David and Huntley performed well during course of the weekend. Also, we’re always glad to see members of our racing family do well and we couldn’t be happier congratulating Joey on winning the Daytona 200,” said Nash.
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