Scott Evans races the Rush’n Racing Yamaha FZR600 en route to victory in the Mediumweight Superbike class in the Grattan 8 Hour SBS/PM WERA National Endurance race in May of 1991. Evans and teammate Doug Arter rode an excellent race that weekend at Grattan Raceway, finishing seventh overall (the highest placing 600cc machine) and winning the Mediumweight Superbike class over Ehlerding Motorsports and Madness Racing.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 24, 2012) – This weekend’s AMA Pro Road Racing action from Barber Motorsports Park will be aired on SPEED in two sets of back-to-back broadcasts.
Saturday’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike and AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike races are scheduled for tonight, Sunday, at 12:00 midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.
Sunday’s AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike and AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race finals will be aired tomorrow, Monday, at 12:00 noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT.
How to catch the action:
DirecTV – Channel 607
DISH Network – Channel 150
Verizon FiOS – Channel 83 (SD)/Channel 583 (HD)
AT&T U-Verse – Channel 652 (SD)/Channel 1652 (HD)
AMA Pro Road Racing will immediately pack up and head to NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA for a two-day official series test on June 26-27. The next round of the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing season will be the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, OH on July 13-15.
Between the races, stay connected with AMA Pro Road Racing at www.twitter.com/AMAProSBK and www.facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing.
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Birmingham, AL (June 23, 2012) – LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash finished 12th in the first of two AMA Pro Daytona SportBike races at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend. While running inside the top ten, the young rider found himself in a tough spot in the race, the hottest one so far in the 2012 season.
After building momentum during 2012, Nash has been pushing to fight with the lead group in the competitive Daytona SportBike class and did the same on Saturday. But with the heat and fading grip, Nash ended up fighting his machine as much as his rivals and the race proved to be a contest of physical endurance.
Nash rallied to bring the bike home and score more points.
“The race was okay. I went just as quick as I did in qualifying,” said Nash. “I was up to ninth for the first few laps and trying to catch onto the group that Zemke and Cardenas were in. That would have been ideal because I’m trying my best to keep learning what it takes to run up front. Around lap eight, a combination of the tire grip falling off and the track conditions made it tough to push. I probably could have run up in ninth and finished there but I faded because of the heat at the end and just barley made it.”
Nash said he gave full effort in the 21-lap race and was rewarded with a finish for himself and his team when many riders would have pulled in and called it a day.
“Huntley rode really hard today and when he got off the bike after the race, we could tell he gave it everything he had,” said LTD Racing’s Jon Schiereck. “There’s one section of the track we need to improve the bike for him and we think that will help the lap time quite a bit.”
Nash said he feels things can improve for Sunday’s race. “The bike could use a little work as we try to get it closer and we’ll try some things in the morning,” said Nash. “I’m looking forward to giving it another shot.”
M4 Suzuki’s Dane Westby backed up Friday’s run to provisional pole by battling for the victory and earning a podium finish in Saturday’s AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Westby’s recent efforts to improve his starts paid off when he fired off the front row of the grid in third aboard his GSX-R600. That strong launch allowed the Oklahoman to dice in the lead four-rider group throughout the 21-lap contest waged under brutally hot conditions.
Westby and his M4 crew made a late call to opt for the softer compound rear tire and ‘the Wolverine’ did well to make that tire last. He charged up into third from fourth on lap 16 and then slotted into second a lap later with a hard-braking maneuver into Turn 4. Westby made a final push for the win on the last lap but was only able to take control of the lead momentarily with another braking move, but was unable to hold the tight line on the drive out.
The M4 Suzuki ace ultimately took the checkered flag just 0.242-seconds off the victory.
Westby continues to hold third in the points with 167 points on the strength of three podium finishes this season.
“It was pretty slick out there and the guys were riding good. The M4 Suzuki was going really good for me. It was getting the traction even though it was really greasy out there. We decided to go with the soft tire at the last minute by group decision and it turned out to be the right decision. I think they would have got away in the beginning and I don’t think there was enough time in the medium tire to catch back up once their tires went off, so that was a good decision. I was pretty strong on the brakes but they were getting me a little on the gas. We’ll get him next time.”
Elena Myers came out strong in Saturday’s AMA Pro SuperSport race. The popular Suzuki SportbikeTrackGear.com GSX-R600 pilot moved up quickly from her third-row starting position (9th, 1:31.520) to take control of a five-rider scrap for fourth early in the race. Myers fought through the heat and humidity to take a seventh-place effort aboard her GSX-600. Elena remains in third in the West Region points race with 127 points.
M4 Suzuki’s Chris Ulrich and Team Venezuela’s Robertino Pietri were engaged in a black-white-and-red fight over 10th position in the opening stages of Saturday’s AMA Pro Superbike race.
Ulrich made a move past Pietri on lap 7 of 21 but crashed out of the race unhurt in the hard-braking Turn 4 when he hit a sealer-covered seam in the pavement. Pietri continued on and eventually took the checkered flag in 11th.
Westby, Myers, Ulrich, and Pietri will be back in action on Sunday to conclude the AMA Pro Road Racing weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
In 2012, Team Hammer, Inc. is competing in its 32nd consecutive racing season and marks its sixth year of offering technical and logistical support through its Contract Services Department. Riders on Team Hammer-prepared racebikes have earned 52 AMA Pro National race wins; 119 AMA Pro National podium finishes; 4 AMA Pro Championships; 133 Overall National Endurance race wins; 13 National Endurance Championships and assorted other race wins and titles.