Final qualifying for the 72nd running of the Daytona 200 may have been cut short due to a competitor’s mechanical failure leaving a streak of oil on the track, but this didn’t stop Riders Discount Triumph’s Joey Pascarella from landing a spot on the second row of the grid for Saturday’s race.
Pascarella and his #52 Riders Discount Triumph Daytona 675R completed the 3.51 mile course in a time of 1:52.213, which made him the fastest of the four Triumphs in the field, and put him in seventh position overall.
“Today wasn’t too bad,” said Pascarella following the second qualifying session. “I’m happy that we’re on the second row. We managed to get the Triumph dialed in a little more after the cold morning session where I ended up fourth. I was feeling comfortable with the bike in final qualifying, but it was red flagged before I was able to get a good lap in with the new tires. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and can’t thank the team enough.”
Team owner, Brian Gibson, was pleased with the day’s results. “The temperature during this morning’s first qualifying session had me thinking I had never left our headquarters in Michigan, so I was glad things started warming up for the second session. I can’t complain about a second row start, and with Joey’s talent we know he has what it takes to bring home a podium finish.”
Joey Pascarella would like to thank his sponsors: Riders Discount, Triumph, Speed and Strength, K-Tech, Shoei, Akrapovic, Dunlop, Motion Pro, Zero Gravity, Vicci, Maxima, Saddlemen, Sidi, Forcefield Armour, Full Spectrum Power, Renthal, Andrew Swenson Designs, Hanshaw Engines, GB Covers, Brembo, Cap-It Tire Warmers, Spiegler, Attack Performance, Sharkskinz, Drippinwet, Pitbull, Fastbikes
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