A Bright Spot for Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team in Race 1 Action During the AMA Pro Road Racing Weekend at NJMP

NEWS September 9, 2012

A Bright Spot for Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki Team in Race 1 Action During the AMA Pro Road Racing Weekend at NJMP

Photo Courtesy of Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki

Courtesy of Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki:

(September 9, 2012) - Taylor Knapp onboard his Riders Discount K&L Supply Suzuki GSX-R 1000 provided a bright spot with his top 4 finish in theAMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 1 during the American Red Cross Devils Showdown presented by Team ProMotion at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville NJ. Tim Bemisderfer finished in 13th place on his Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R. In the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class Cory West was taken out in an early race incident while Joey Pascarella soldiered through to a 16th place finish. Jake Lewis is still coming to terms with the track on his Suzuki GSX-R 600 finishing in 15th place and falling out of the tie for the lead in the 2012 AMA Pro SuperSport East championship.

Breeann Poland – Team Manager Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki
“There were a lot of disappointing results today but Taylor really shone through running as high as 2nd and finishing just off the podium in the SuperBike class. Cory is banged up and will try to ride in Race 2 and Joey and Jake will be trying to move forward from their results today.”

Taylor Knapp – Riders Discount K&L Supply #44
“I’m having an incredible weekend so far at New Jersey Motorsports Park. I didn’t really do a very good job in qualifying 1 so our plan today was to get out by our self and get clear track so I could do my own thing. That worked out pretty good and starting on the second row was a really important key in my result today. In the race I got at good start I think I even passed some guys on the first row. I got into 3rd and the pace wasn’t very fast I was pretty calm and decided to try and conserve my tire. I was pretty strong on the brakes into turn 1 and that is where I planned on making my pass but I just didn’t have the hp to get next to him on the straight away. In the last four laps I just lost a little grip and not having any proper electronics or any traction control may have hurt me a little in the last few laps. All and all it was my best superbike finish ever for me. I’m pretty happy my bike( the old girl) did well for me today I really need to thank K&L Supply and Riders Discount for making these last few rounds a possibility. Hopefully I can do one place better for them tomorrow.”

Cory West – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #57
“I was really pumped after getting a second row start for the race. My start was good and I was up to 6th and on the tail of the leading pack. Going into turn one on the second lap I got cleaned out by an over zealous rider in the braking zone and I hit the ground at almost 150mph. I'm happy to walk away without serious injury and I will do my best to bring home a respectable finish tomorrow.”

Joey Pascarella – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #52
“Yesterday was a rough day for me. But for Sunday we have made some changes to the bike all around so hopefully it will work better.”

Jake Lewis – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #85
“Today's race definitely didn't go to plan as we've been struggling all weekend. I'm not comfortable on the bike and we can't seem to find a good set-up that works. It was my worst finish of the season so I'm looking to get up there in the fight tomorrow after we make some big changes to the bike.”

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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