Suzuki SportBike Trackgear.com's Elena Myers Battles it Out at New Jersey
NEWS September 10, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Suzuki-Cycles:
MILLVILLE, NJ (September 9, 2012) – Team Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com rider Elena Myers and her Suzuki GSX-R600 were armed and ready for battle at this weekend’s double-header race event at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. Myers felt good and it showed in her consistent performances in both Saturday and Sunday’s races at the 2.2-mile, 14-turn course.
In the first of the weekend’s two 19-lap AMA Pro SuperSport races, Myers got a great start on her Suzuki GSX-R600 and ran in a podium position for more than half the race before a slight error resulted in an off-track excursion. Despite this, she still managed to finish a respectable eighth.
“I think this weekend was very solid for the Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com team,” said Myers. “I put myself in a good starting position for both races but, unfortunately, I didn’t get the results I wanted. In race one, I ran third for almost the entire race until I made a minor mistake and ran off the track. I came back on and mustered an eighth-place finish, but I was really hoping to redeem myself in race two.”
In the second race of the weekend on Sunday, Myers again got a great start and slotted into third when a downed rider caused a red flag. On the re-start, Myers got off the line in sixth and wound up finishing eighth again.
“On Sunday, I got a great launch and was right with the two leaders in the first few laps,” said Myers. “A red flag came out and, for the restart, I was on the front row. I got a decent launch, but the rider next to me drifted into me and I had to let up, and the whole row behind me got an advantage going into turn one. From there, third through ninth was a super-tight pack and I was in the middle of it. We all ran consistently fast laps, so it was tough to make passes and I ended up with eighth again. Overall, I’m happy with how everything went and can’t thank my crew enough for giving me a solid bike in the Suzuki GSX-R600 all weekend.”
The Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com team’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro SuperSport season is at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL, the weekend of September 21 - 23, 2012.
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