All of the riders for the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki team finished up the weekend at Infineon Raceway during the Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam with top 10 finishes today. Jake Lewis and Cory West were both able to finish just off of the podium in their respective classes with both ending up in 4th place at the checkered flag.
First up for the day was Kyle Wyman in the AMA Pro Road Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 class where he was able to finish on the podium in 3rd place. Next up was the AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport Race 2 with Jake Lewis in which he held the lead in the race before multiple Red Flag situations occurred. On the final restart of the shortened race, Jake was back in 7th after the first lap but made his way up to 4th place by race end, turning the fastest lap of the race on his next to last lap which was also his fastest lap of the weekend at a 1:41.0.
The final race for the day and weekend for the team was the AMA Pro Road Racing GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2 and both Benny Solis and Cory West had good starts moving up fro their grid positions on the first lap in both the original start and Red Flag restart. Cory again had to battle competitors all the way to the end, bringing home a top 5 finish in 4th place. Benny was able to improve from yesterday with a 10th place finish today.
In the 2012 Rider Point Standings, Kyle remains in 3rd place in the XR1200 class while both Cory and Benny advanced in the Daytona SportBike class with Cory moving up to 9th place and Benny into a 3-way tie for 13th. Jake remains in 1st place in the East Coast SuperSport points and the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki team moved up one spot to 5th in the 2012 Daytona SportBike team point standings. The next event for the team is the BigM Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele Utah in 3 weeks on May 26th-28th.
Jake Lewis – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #85
“Race two didn’t go quite as planned. Before the two red flags I was feeling good up in the front pack leading. After the third restart I got a really bad start and didn’t get out front which put me pretty far back. At one time I was in ninth and just couldn’t catch the front pack. I set the fastest time of the race charging up to the front and ended up fourth, which wasn’t to bad. Overall, it was a pretty good weekend and I cannot thank the crew enough because they worked so hard throughout the weekend. Hopefully the next round will be better and I’m looking forward to getting back on my Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R 600.”
Cory West – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #57
“I chose a different plan of action than yesterday for turn two after the start and it helped me get around a lot more people right away. I had a hard time pushing my bike to the absolute limit early in the race but I could keep my lap times pretty consistent all race long so I just hoped that people would come back to me like yesterday. The leaders got away but I had three riders come back to me and I managed to get around them. I had to put up a good fight but I came out on top of my little battle and was happy to finish up 4th. I feel like we are starting to get the bike working much better so I am super pumped about Miller and Road America. Big thanks to my guys Tony, Mark, Sean and the rest of the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki crew for a strong weekend!”
Benny Solis – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #35
“Today’s race was an improvement from Saturdays race. Still not the best results but I’m happy we had some improvement. My team seriously worked hard all weekend for me trying new set ups and many changes. I can’t thank them enough for it. After all the info we got, I know we will do better at Miller. I like that track a lot and my bike is very fast.”
Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki would like to thank their sponsors for the 2012 season: Vesrah, Riders Discount, MCJ Motorsports, American Suzuki, Nielsen Enterprises Suzuki, Parts Unlimited, Penske Racing Shocks, Traxxion Dynamics Fork Components, Yoshimura, Catalyst Racing Composites, Shoei, Cortech, Sidi, Held, Motion Pro, Sudco Int., Bazzaz, Factory Pro, Maxima Racing Oils, Spiegler Brake Lines, Adjustable-levers, Vicci, Vortex, DID Chain, Zero Gravity, GPR Stabilizers, Trek Bicycles, Suzuka Tire Warmers, K&N Filters, Full Spectrum Batteries, Redbull (Benny), Oakley (Benny & Jake), Roclun (Jake), Progressive Trail Design (Cory), 509 sunglasses (Cory and team), Andrew Swenson Designs and Drippinwet.