LTD racing's Nash 12th in Tough Alabama Heat
NEWS June 23, 2012
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Birmingham, AL (June 23, 2012) – LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash finished 12th in the first of two AMA Pro Daytona SportBike races at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend. While running inside the top ten, the young rider found himself in a tough spot in the race, the hottest one so far in the 2012 season.
After building momentum during 2012, Nash has been pushing to fight with the lead group in the competitive Daytona SportBike class and did the same on Saturday. But with the heat and fading grip, Nash ended up fighting his machine as much as his rivals and the race proved to be a contest of physical endurance.
Nash rallied to bring the bike home and score more points.
“The race was okay. I went just as quick as I did in qualifying,” said Nash. “I was up to ninth for the first few laps and trying to catch onto the group that Zemke and Cardenas were in. That would have been ideal because I’m trying my best to keep learning what it takes to run up front. Around lap eight, a combination of the tire grip falling off and the track conditions made it tough to push. I probably could have run up in ninth and finished there but I faded because of the heat at the end and just barley made it.”
Nash said he gave full effort in the 21-lap race and was rewarded with a finish for himself and his team when many riders would have pulled in and called it a day.
“Huntley rode really hard today and when he got off the bike after the race, we could tell he gave it everything he had,” said LTD Racing’s Jon Schiereck. “There’s one section of the track we need to improve the bike for him and we think that will help the lap time quite a bit.”
Nash said he feels things can improve for Sunday’s race. “The bike could use a little work as we try to get it closer and we’ll try some things in the morning,” said Nash. “I’m looking forward to giving it another shot.”
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