Jake Zemke Soild at Road Atlanta
NEWS April 23, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Ducshop Racing:
Braselton, Ga (April 23, 2012) – Ducshop Racing’s Jake Zemke earned two solid 4th place finishes in Round 2 of the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike division in the Big Kahuna Atlanta at Road Atlanta. After this round, Jake is firmly holding 5th place in the Championship with fifty-one points.
Jake qualified the Ducshop Ducati 848 with a 1:29.601, putting him in a great spot on the outside of Row 1 in 3rd position. He made the best of his qualifying spot by taking the holeshot in Race 2 and leading the first laps.
Jake said, “The crew did a great job this weekend, and we are making progress every time we go out. This added weight issue really hurts us, so hopefully AMA Pro will consider taking a look at it. In race one I had a clutch issue; got a rough start and shuffled back a little…had a good battle going with Dane, and then Cory. I told the guys if they could make some adjustments for race two, I knew I could get the hole shot. Dane and I battled it out again and he just edged me at the line by .040. I am really looking forward to Infineon where the Ducati should go good and hopefully we can run closer to the front."
Crew Chief, Mark Sutton, said, “Jake did a great job throughout the weekend, especially considering he has had no official testing. In addition, AMA Pro regulation requires us to maintain a minimum weight of 380 pounds without fuel. This definitely puts us at a serious disadvantage against the inline 4’s, but we will continue to do everything we can to give him a bike he can take to the front.”
The team would like to thank Element Case, Rizoma, TPL Racing, Freightliner Manitoba, Rewards4Wellness.com, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, Fast Finish, Drippinwet, Jason Disalvo Speed Academy, Armour Bodies, Fast Frank Racing, EVR, Ohlins, D.I.D., Yoyodyne, Zero Gravity and Vesrah for their support.
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