Vesrah Suzuki’s Cory West took 7th place Sunday in Daytona SportBike Race 2 at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington Ohio. Chris Fillmore rebounded from an early crash to finish 12th and currently is 9th in the points chase. Cory is now back into 5th place in the season point standings after slipping back to 6th after the previous round. Nick Hansen repeated his performance from the previous day with an 11th place finish in Supersport Race 2.
Mark Junge – Team Owner Vesrah Suzuki
“The team made progress every time we went out on the track and I am proud of my riders and crew for never giving up and always striving for more. I have to thank my former mechanics Jeff Wolfe and Pat Holly for coming back out to the track this weekend and taking care of Nick.”
Cory West – Vesrah Suzuki #57
“My start was a little better in today’s race and I was close to the lead group right away. While I was dicing for position I got run wide a few times that kept me from latching on to the leaders. After I lost touch with them I raced with a few guys but had a pretty uneventful race. My crew worked their butts off this weekend to try and get me to the front but it just wasn’t our weekend. Fortunately we collected more points and took advantage of other rider’s misfortunes to move back into 5th place in the championship. Now we will focus on a better result next weekend at Laguna! Thanks again to the whole Vesrah Suzuki crew for their hard work and we’ll see everyone next weekend.”
Chris Fillmore – Vesrah Suzuki #55
“I had a good start but couldn’t find an opening going into turn 1 and on lap 4 coming onto the back straight I lost my front which I almost saved but then it totally lost grip. I was able to pick the bike up and continue charging back to 12 place at the finish, I’m super disappointed about today’s race but happy that I was at least able to salvage some points. I’m looking forward to Laguna and hopefully my race there will be better.”
Nick Hansen – Vesrah Suzuki #97
“I was ready to go in the morning and all pumped up. During morning warm up I was riding behind some of the fast guys so I could see their race line. During the race I had an awesome start and got hooked up with a lead group and kept on the back of them. As the laps started to fade away I could feel my tires doing the same. I had a few close calls that I kept from high siding but I kept my head down and fought on. On the last lap I saw someone pull up next to me so I out broke them and tried to stay in front. On the last turn I had a close call and just tried to get to the checkered flag first which I did so I was stoked. This weekend was good but I am definitely going for a top 10 next race.”
Vesrah Suzuki wants to thank all of their sponsors for their support for the 2010 season – Vesrah, American Suzuki, Rockstar Energy Drink, Nielsen Enterprises Suzuki, Traxxion Dynamics Fork Components, Dainese Leathers, Boots and Gloves, AGV Helmets, Graves Motorsports, Hotbodies Racing Bodywork, Sudco Int., Bazzaz, Factory Pro, Maxima Racing Oils, Vortex, DID Chain, Penske Racing Shocks, GPR Stabilizers, Trek Bicycles, GP Tech, Active & Road Rage Designs
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