No. 14 Crozier Motorsports Triumph Daytona 675 co-riders Mark Crozier and Phil Caudill have been plenty fast throughout the first two SunTrust Moto-GT events, but the teammates have yet to celebrate in Victory Lane this season. Their quest to do just that got off to a good start on Friday, as Crozier put the No. 14 bike on pole for Saturday’s two-hour race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Mark Cozier Speaks…
"It’s a good start for the Triumph team," Crozier said. "Crozier Motorsports and Augusta Triumph/Ducati, we’ve been struggling all year. It goes back to Daytona. We were leading it by a lap and ran out of gas, and at Road Atlanta we had some engine problems while being up front. This is definitely a step in the right direction, so we’re tickled to death. We’ve just got to carry it through to tomorrow."
In the GT2 class, Dane Westby placed the No. 77 Touring Sport Ducshop Ducati PS1000LE on the pole position with a lap at 1:35.836 (89.403 mph). Westby, who is also competing in the Daytona SportBike class on the No. 213 Westby Racing/Kneedraggers.com Yamaha YZF-R6, is slated to share the Moto-GT ride with Frank Shockley.
Dane Westby Speaks…
"It went good," Westby said. "They put some new tires on it for me and it felt a lot more solid than this morning. I adjusted my riding style a little bit from the R6 and the bike’s a little bit loose, but it’s just the nature of the bike. It’s a lot of fun to ride and it sounds really good. I’m just having a ball."
The Moto-GT qualifying session was red-flagged midway through due to an incident involving Armando Ferrer on the No. 69 HurtByAccident.com Suzuki GSX-R600. According to Drew Ferguson, UAB Medical Center Coordinator, Ferrer was transferred from the track to the UAB Medical Center Emergency Room in Birmingham for further evaluation and treatment. Ferrer was awake and alert at the track medical center. Further updates will be provided as they become available.