Celtic/HVMC Suzuki's Alexander leads AMA Pro SuperSport as team travels to Barber
NEWS June 19, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Celtic Racing:
June 19, 2014 - After dominating performances at Daytona and Road America, Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki's Corey Alexander carries a 29 point lead over his closest competitor Hayden Gillim, with teammate Wyatt Farris holding third position, just two points shy of Gillim, but ten points clear of Dustin Dominguez in fourth. Both Alexander and Farris seek to improve on their 2013 results at Barber, with Farris taking a seventh and a fourth place finish and Alexander taking double sixth place finishes last year. Given the speed and consistency both Celtic/HVMC Suzuki riders have shown so far this season, everyone is excited for the upcoming races in the very competitive AMA Pro SuperSport class. Barber marks the first weekend where the schedule will be compressed into two days only, with all practice and qualifying on Saturday ahead of the first race Saturday afternoon.
Corey Alexander put in a tremendous effort for round two at Road America with a recent collarbone injury and surgery that might have slowed down another rider, but provided him with extra motivation. Corey said "I'm very anxious to get to Barber and keep our positive momentum aboard the #5 Celtic/HVMC Racing Suzuki. I've spent the last few weeks healing up from the collarbone injury just to insure that I would be good for this coming weekend. Barber has always been a track I've liked a lot, but I've also struggled to get a strong result. I know that the team has prepared a great bike for us this season, and it's one that can get the job done. Thanks to MJRS Freeman, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Boxed Water Is Better, Defy All Odds Apparel, Oakley, Crossfit OSA, and Lapizta Watches for all the encouragement and support!" Please follow Corey Alexander on twitter and Instagram via @corey5alexander, keep track of him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corey5alexander, and check out his webpage - www.corey23.com - as well.
Wyatt Farris has been training hard for the upcoming battle at Barber Motorsports Park, and knows what he needs to accomplish to earn points for the championship. Wyatt stated "I'm looking forward to this weekends races at Barber, it's one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. I know my Celtic/HVMC Suzuki racing team has been working hard back at the shop to make sure I have the best package come Saturday morning. I'm looking to put two solid races together, and getting the results that we know we can. I can't thank the team and our sponsors enough for making this all possible! Huge thanks to my personal sponsors Jon Block Group, Cortech, Shoei, Defy All Odds Apparel, Above Category, and CT Racing. I couldn't do this without you!" You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram or Twitter @wyattfarris19 or join him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattfarrisracing.
Sponsors for the Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki team include: HVMC Racing, Suzuki, MJRS Freeman, Orient Express, Jon Block Group, Yoshimura R&D, Bazzaz, Gemini, K-Tech Suspension, Pitbull, Maxima Racing Oils, Galfer, Chicken Hawk, Motion Pro, Armour Bodies, Saddlemen, Star School, DesignStar3, Zero Gravity, Signs Ink, GB Racing, DID, and Vortex.
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 13 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Celtic Racing has seen consecutive championship seasons in AMA Pro Racing SuperSport from 2012 to 2013. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. For more information regarding Celtic/HVMC Suzuki please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celticracing and follow @celticracing on twitter and Instagram - we appreciate all your support!
HUDSON VALLEY MOTORCYCLES
Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been serving New York's Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and greater New England with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Sales, Parts, and Service since 1966. Established by Richard Alexander Sr, the dealership is a family run business with employees who have been part of the family for decades in some cases. With deep and long standing customer relationships around the region, Hudson Valley Motorcycles is known for outstanding customer service, in-depth product expertise, and the foremost service department for machines of all brands. Please visit www.hvmotorcycles.com, join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HVMotorcycles or follow them via @hvmotorcycles.
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing.
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