"It was a very good race. I had a good battle with Danny (Eslick, yesterday’s winner) after the halfway point and at the beginning with my teammate Jason (DiSalvo). It was very difficult today. I knew it was going to be very difficult because Danny was very strong on the straights and I was catching him in some places but when we got to the front straight, he would get me a little bit there. I noticed today he was struggling more than yesterday in some places. So I decided to give it a go and with three or four laps from the end, I tried to pass him. My original plan was to try and gap him a little bit and try to maintain the lead when we get to the start/finish line. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out but at the end I waited for the last lap and tried to make a pass on the back section of the track and stay in front and hope that I’ll be first on the finish line. It did work that time and I’m very happy with this race and thanks to M4 Suzuki and the GSX-R600."Round 9 – AMA Daytona SportBike – Heartland Park TopekaM4 Suzuki will race next at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, the weekend of August 14 – 16, 2009.