In the Hunt: Nash Shows Speed at Mid-Ohio, Sixth and Ninth on the First Day
NEWS July 13, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of LTD Racing:
LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 13, 2012) - LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash was quick during the opening day of the AMA Pro Mid-Ohio weekend, posting two top ten results in AMA Pro Racing's GoPro Daytona SportBike class on Friday.
The 20-year old showed his form in what has been a season of building momentum for the Georgian. He was sixth in the opening practice and ultimately qualified ninth despite a tipover with five minutes to go in the qualifying session. Nash was unhurt.
His best time of 1:30.044 was less than a second off pole position and proved he has the speed to run up front.
“It’s gone well so far,” said Nash. “We were able to post a good time in the first session and I was pushing pretty good and lost the front at the end of qualifying, nothing major. We’ve made some changes to the front and I think we can run up in the lead group, which is the goal. The pavement surface is slippery here and you have to ride it differently. That’s the real challenge here but so far I’ve handled it pretty well and I am going faster than I have ever gone around here before.”
Nash’s goal entering the year was to run with the lead pack and learn the nuances of racing with the DSB leaders in 2012. After forward progress in the early races, Nash ran up front at Road America in both race one and race two in what was his best weekend yet in the class. Barber was a tough round for three-time SuperSport winner Nash but he was eager to get another shot at racing, even if it was at one of his toughest tracks.
“Huntley’s going great,” said LTD Racing’s Jon Schiereck. “We’re off to a good start to the weekend. We think he’d probably be up a little higher if he hadn’t fallen at the end because he was on a fast lap. We’ll try to keep it up and improve the bike as the weekend continues.”
Saturday morning will feature final qualifying and race one in the afternoon, followed by the second race of the weekend on Sunday.
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