Conner Blevins races to strong finishes in AMA Pro SuperSport at Road America
NEWS June 5, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Bill Syfan:
Elkhart Lake, Wis. (June 5, 2014) - Conner Blevins rode his Kawasaki ZX-6R to two seventh-place finishes in the AMA Pro SuperSport doubleheader races on the historic Road America four-mile road course near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Conner qualified eighth on Friday afternoon, which placed him on the third row of the grid for both of his ten-lap races.
Race One - Saturday
A great start in Race One on Saturday saw Conner run in third place for the first couple of laps, but some of the problems from earlier in the weekend crept back up and caused him to lose time in some key corners and lose places. “I got off to a good start,” said Conner. “But I made a few mistakes and had issues with the setup on the bike. It kept running wide and I’ve got to figure out some things on the bike. The tires were great, I had no issues with those.”
Race Two - Sunday
With crashes by competitors on both a dry and a wet track, it took two restarts to get the 10-lap SuperSport race finished. Conner got a good start in the one that mattered, the last one, but a new issue cropped up with the bike. “My third start was alright,” Conner said. “I got into turn one and everybody slowed down a lot. I was having issues with the bike coming off the corners and I struggled being able to pass anyone. I feel like if I could have gotten out in front of them, I would have been able to be up front. I had no issues with the handling, but it just didn’t have the acceleration and speed like before.”
Conner Blevins’ next event of the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport championship series is at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on June 21-22, 2014.
For the 2014 season, Conner is proud to be sponsored by Excel Machine Racing, Kawasaki USA, Dunlop Tires, LeoVince USA, Arai Helmets, Ajax Kawasaki, HT Moto, Lone Star Track Days, Moto Liberty, Ohlins Suspension and Bazzaz.
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