Fillmore Finishes 6th at Daytona AMA Pro SuperBike Race
NEWS March 19, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of KTM/HMC:
Daytona Beach, FL (March 19, 2014) – KTM/HMC Factory Superbike Racing Team rider Chris Fillmore went 6-6 for the weekend at the opening round of the AMA Pro SuperBike Racing Series held at Daytona International Speedway.
Fillmore put together a great qualifying time on Friday which earned him a start spot on the second row for the afternoon race. Off the line, Fillmore was 7th place. On the second lap he was able to make a pass around David Anthony to takeover 6th place.
“I was able to battle with Anthony for a few laps, which was pretty fun,” stated Fillmore. “I continued to push and do what I could but I lost the position to him at the end which dropped me to 6th where I would finish.”
The next morning, Fillmore started from the second row once more. This time he earned a better jump off the line and was 5th after the first lap. On the third lap, he began another battle with Anthony for the 5th place position. The two riders continued to swap the position almost every lap for the remainder of the race. When Hayes crashed near the end of the race, both Fillmore and Anthony moved up a position. Soon they felt pressure from Clark and they began a three-rider battle for 4th place.
“It was an exciting race today,” stated Fillmore. “I battled with Anthony the whole time. Unfortunately, we both got passed by Clark with two laps to go. We could stay in his draft but could not pull around him. I tried everything I could to move up but had to settle for 6th. Overall, I am happy to walk away from Daytona with two 6th place results. Our team has put in a lot of effort during the off-season and it shows with how much more competitive we were on this course today. I am looking forward to the next race.”
Next Event: Road America, Elk Hart Lake, WI – May 30 – June 1, 2014.
Overall Results – Saturday:
1. Cameron Beaubier
2. Roger Hayden
3. Martin Cardenas
4. Chris Clark
5. David Anthony
6. Chris Fillmore – KTM
7. Diego Pierluigi
8. Taylor Knapp
9. Cory West
10. Chris Ulrich
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