K-Tech Suspension Celebrates Successful Weekend of Racing

NEWS June 26, 2012

K-Tech Suspension Celebrates Successful Weekend of Racing

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Courtesy of K-Tech Suspension:

(June 25, 2012) - K-Tech Suspension equipped racers in AMA Pro Road Racing enjoyed race wins, podium finishes, lap records, and consistently fast lap times in race events this past weekend. K-Tech Suspension continues to grow and expand its presence at every level of competition across North America. At Barber, K-Tech engineer Chris Nash and CTR Suspensions' Jon Tyus provided trackside support, and worked hard in the heat to keep all the riders and teams serviced.

James Rispoli rode his Celtic Orient Express Racing GSX-R 600 to two podium finishes at Barber in the SuperSport class, after qualifying in third position on the front row. Rispoli's machine features K-Tech 20DDS front fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock. Despite the intense heat and humidity at Barber, Rispoli was able to stay in the front of the 40-rider field to finish third on Saturday and to secure the victory and his fourth win of the season on Sunday. His Celtic Racing teammate Corey Alexander rode his National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 to qualify fifth for the races, and finished a strong fifth on Saturday, and tenth on Sunday.

The Bartel's Harley Davidson XR-1200 team of Tyler O'Hara and Josh Chisum also enjoyed success at Barber, with O'Hara qualifying on pole for Sunday's race with K-Tech 25IDS front fork cartridges and MT35 rear shocks on his XR-1200, over a second faster than pole in 2011, and three seconds faster than his 2011 qualifying time. In some of the closest racing of the weekend, O'Hara battled with eventual race winner Wyman, finishing just 0.047" behind to take second place. Tyler O'Hara also set the fastest lap of the race, but was not able to equal his qualifying times. Teammate Josh Chisum would finish in 8th on his Bartel's XR-1200.

In the AMA Pro Road Racing Superbike class both Jordan riders qualified on the front row; Roger Hayden rode his National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to qualify fourth and on the front row for both Superbike races at Barber Motorsports Park, alongside his teammate Ben Bostrom who qualified third aboard the Jordan Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R 1000. Bostrom would crash out of race one on the opening lap after a great start on Saturday, but Hayden would go on to finish in fifth after settling into a nice race rhythm. Hayden is recovering from injuries sustained at the previous two rounds and was admittedly not as aggressive as he usually is over the course of the weekend at Barber. In Sunday's Superbike race, both Jordan riders got great starts, and would wind up finishing fifth and sixth. Both Ben and Roger's machines are equipped with K-Tech 20DDS front fork cartridges and 35DDS rear shocks.

Bobby Fong rode his #50 Meen Motorsports Yamaha YZF 600 R6 hard all weekend in Daytona Sportbike with K-Tech 20DDS front fork cartridges and 35DDS rear shock to take sixth place on Saturday in race one. Fong improved his results to finish fifth on Sunday in race two where he ran as high as second place gaining valuable confidence. Fong showed consistent speed all weekend and is currently seventh in the overall points at the halfway mark of the season.

Orient Express is proud to be the exclusive North American importer and distributor for the complete range of K-Tech Suspension products. For more information regarding K-Tech, please contact Orient Express through our website http://www.orientexpress.com, send an email to sales@orientexpress.com, or call 800.645.6521 / 631.231.9552 (NY/International). Since 1973 Orient Express has provided enthusiasts around the world with the finest high performance parts, service, tuning and expertise. Contact us today so we can help you, or contact an authorized K-Tech service center in North America for local support. K-Tech Suspension front fork cartridges and rear shocks combine cutting edge technology with easy set up straight from the box. K-Tech is pleased to offer trackside support for many racers through on-site factory technicians as well as authorized K-Tech Suspension service centers.


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