Day of Extremes for Huntley Nash in Alabama
NEWS June 22, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of LTD Racing:
Birmingham, AL (June 22, 2013) -- LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash was classified 20th after pitting for a tire issue but ran as high as 13th in the AMA Pro SuperBike contest at Barber Motorsports Park.
In just his second weekend racing in the premier class, Huntley qualified a very respectable 15th on Saturday morning on the Neyra Racing machine, and his best lap time in the race (1:28.775) was his best of the weekend.
His race looked to be promising, even though Huntley and a sizeable portion of the field were judged to have jumped the start and assessed five-second penalties. However, tire issues began to plague Nash and he pitted.
“The tire had spun 180 degrees on the rim. It was a little scary. I knew I had a five-second penalty for jumping the start, so I thought I’d pull in. We worked on the tire pressure, but it wasn’t any better after I went back out, unfortunately,” said Nash.
Nash was optimistic that the Neyra Racing team could continue to make improvements to their Kawasaki ZX10 for Sunday. An ambitious project, the team has made great strides with the bike despite having limited testing time so far.
“We still have a lot of things to try, and I’m looking forward to that,” said Huntley. “The team is trying really hard, and I think we can continue improving the bike. It was better today, and I think we can get into the 1:27s for tomorrow.”
The second of the weekend's 21-lap AMA Pro SuperBike races is scheduled for Sunday at 3 PM local time.
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