Motosport.Com Meen Yamaha wins on the world stage at Laguna Seca
NEWS July 16, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Meen Motorsports:
Morgan Hill, Calif. (July 16th, 2014) - MotoSport.com Meen Yamaha rider Jake Lewis wins his first Daytona Sportbike race at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, during the FIM World Superbike Championship weekend, presented by Geico Motorcycle.
Lewis kicked off the weekend capturing the provisional pole during Saturday's qualifying, yet unfortunately ended fifth during final qualifying. Starting from the second row, Lewis immediately took the lead in turn two and never looked back. Lewis ran a strong pace all race controlling the front pack, running in the top spot from flag to flag. Also posting the fastest lap of the race, the podium victory for the young Princeton Kentucky native was his first Daytona Sport Bike career win.
"This weekend was nearly a perfect weekend for me. I've been chasing a win since my last one in 2012 and I am really happy to get my first Sportbike win for myself and the team. I have been working really hard this season and everything is coming together for me and the MotoSport.Com Meen Yamaha team. Now I am looking forward to carrying the momentum into Mid-Ohio and chasing the championship," says Lewis.
"I am really pleased with the way things went this weekend. Jake and our whole team has been working real hard to get that first Daytona Sportbike win. He earned it going flag to flag with the best 600 racers in the county at a world class track. It was amazing to get this win at our team's home track," comments Ameen Sajjadi owner of Meen Motorsports.
Posting some impressive qualifying times, Daytona Sportbike teammate Tucker Lancaster started 15th on the grid, yet unfortunately crashed out of the race.
"My weekend at Laguna was not what I was hoping for. I struggled a bit at the beginning, but then the MotoSport.Com Meen Yamaha team got the bike working good and I was able to improve my times and qualify15th. A crash ended my race early, but I am ready to move on and am looking forward to Mid-Ohio," says Lancaster.
Meen Motorsports Supersport riders Andre Ochs and Erick Sanchez had a challenging weekend. Entering the Daytona Sportbike race at Laguna as will card entries, both worked their way through the highly competitive class, Sanchez finished 19th, while Ochs ended the weekend with a DNF.
The Meen Motorsports team also had their AMA Pro Superbike debut at Laguna. Piloting the Proto-Tech Yamaha R1, Spanish rider Bernat Martinez qualified ninth on the grid and finished in eighth place.
"Bernat is quickly adapting to his new Meen Motorsports Yamaha R1 and we are looking forward to more progress at Mid-Ohio. Thank you to our sponsors Proto-Tech and Blumaq for all their support as Bernat and Racing Coaching joins Meen Motorsports for the rest of the season," states Bernat Martinez's manager Jorge Lis.
Meen Motorsports would like to thank their following sponsors, MotoSport.com, Yamaha Racing, Graves Motorsports, Roclun International, Yamalube, Yamaha Generators, MOTO-D, Core Moto, Bursig, Dynojet, Shorai, Cortech, Shoei, Next Moto Champion, Designstar3.com, Motopia, Pacific Track Time, Vortex, D.I.D, Sharkskinz, Zerogravity, Concept 5, Drippinwet and G Squared Studio.
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