Triumph for Jake Lewis and Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki on Day 1 of the Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park
NEWS June 23, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki
Release Courtesy of Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki:
(June 23, 2012) - After qualifying in 4th place on his Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R 600, Jake Lewis was able to battle at the front and take a triumphant victory at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds AL for Race 1 of the AMA Pro Road racing SuperSport class. In the 2012 SuperSport East points standings Jake now has a commanding 27 point lead over 2nd place.
In the AMA Pro Road Racing GoPro Daytona SportBike class, Joey Pascarella and Cory West qualified on the 3rd and 4th row with Cory bringing home an 11th place finish and Joey 13th. Both riders remain in the top 10 of the 2012 Rider Point standings for the GoPro Daytona SportBike class with Joey holding 9th and Cory 10th.
Jake Lewis – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #85
“"Today's race was definitely fun and I enjoyed it. It feels awesome to get another win for the whole Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki team. I had a lot of friends and family here to support me so that made it extra special. The bike was working better and I felt comfortable the whole race even in the hot temperatures it has been. Now I'm looking forward to tomorrow and going for another win!”
Breeann Poland – Team Manager Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki
“I’m so happy for Jake to be able to pull off a win here at Barber during the first race of this doubleheader weekend. Jake has a lot of family and friends here this weekend and it is awesome to be able to share the podium with them.”
Cory West – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #57
“Today was tough with the heat and we gambled pretty big with the setup and it cost us. We'll try something different for the warm up and hopefully we can improve our position for the race. Big thanks to the crew for soldiering on through this heat!”
Joey Pascarella – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #52
“Today’s race was really hot and we decided to go with a different tire then we normally ran all weekend and that was a bad decision. I think tomorrow will be better with some more grip and hopefully we can finish further up”
Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki would like to thank their sponsors for the 2012 season: Vesrah, Riders Discount, MCJ Motorsports, American Suzuki, Nielsen Enterprises Suzuki, Parts Unlimited, Penske Racing Shocks, Traxxion Dynamics Fork Components, Yoshimura, Catalyst Racing Composites, Shoei, Cortech, Sidi, Held, Motion Pro, Sudco Int., Bazzaz, Factory Pro, Maxima Racing Oils, Spiegler Brake Lines, Adjustable-levers, Vicci, Vortex, DID Chain, Zero Gravity, GPR Stabilizers, Trek Bicycles, Suzuka Tire Warmers, K&N Filters, Full Spectrum Batteries, Oakley (Jake), Roclun (Jake), Progressive Trail Design (Cory), Jon Block Group (Joey), 509 sunglasses (Cory and team), Andrew Swenson Designs and Drippinwet.
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