Elena Myers Poised for Strong 2014 Campaign
NEWS November 22, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 22, 2013) – Perhaps one of the biggest storylines this offseason was Cameron Beaubier’s decision to graduate to National Guard SuperBike for the upcoming 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season. The 2013 GoPro Daytona SportBike champion put on a clinic last year as he dominated the mid-tier class just about every opportunity he got. For 2014, the GoPro Daytona SportBike class is wide open in terms of who could be crowned the next champion.
Elena Myers will enter her second GoPro Daytona SportBike season in 2014 and, barring injury, will arguably be one of the strongest competitors on track when the season begins with the DAYTONA 200 in March.
Myers most likely would have breached the top ten in the points last season if it weren’t for an incident at Barber Motorsports Park where she crashed and fractured her collar bone in a warm-up session. Myers has since had surgery and is currently training and testing in Birmingham, Ala. with teammate Jason DiSalvo.
“I’m feeling great since having the surgery just two days after Laguna,” said Myers. “It’s completely healed and I’ve already been doing some riding this offseason at Jennings and Talladega. I’m definitely getting more comfortable the more I test. You can train all you want but if you’re not getting on the bike it’s tough to really improve so I’m just doing all the riding I can this offseason to prepare myself for a successful run in 2014.”
Myer went on to say; “Cameron (Beaubier) dominated last season, there’s no denying that, but everybody was still going really fast so it’s not going to get any easier with him being gone. I would argue that this class is just as hard, if not harder, to compete in than SuperBike because everyone in SportBike is so even as far as talent and speed goes.”
In 2014, Myers will be flanked by teammates Jason DiSalvo and Kenny Riedmann as they lead a Triumph squad eager to stamp their name in the record books. Myers earned three consecutive top-five overall finishes in Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport competition before graduating to GoPro Daytona SportBike last year. The 20-year-old female sensation took the series by storm early on in her career and hasn’t slowed down since. It will be interesting to see how Myers matches up against her opponents in her second year of competing at the GoPro Daytona SportBike level in just a few months when the series heads to Daytona Beach, FL. to kick off the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season.
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