Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing and Larry Pegram are back in action this weekend at Virginia International Raceway for the Big Kahuna Nationals. Pegram will strive to duplicate his last race meeting, one that saw him win pole position and both AMA Pro American Superbike races on his Ducati 1098R at Heartland Park Topeka in what was an incredible three days for the veteran racer. Pegram has emerged victorious three times in 2009 and his hot streak has seen him rise to third place in the series points.
With just four races left in the 2009 AMA Pro American Superbike season, Pegram and his Ducati team have already exceeded expectations in their first season back in American Superbike racing, but Larry and the team want more.
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"We’re looking to carry the momentum from Kansas," said Pegram. "VIR is a nice track and the fans are great. It should be a good weekend for the team. The track is a fairly tight circuit and the layout has some good passing spots. We’re hot right now and the way things are going, we feel we can do very well at all the tracks. I think all the tracks are suited to my bike and that’s a good feeling. The Ducati 1098R is an incredible motorcycle and we continue to make progress with it from when we got it from the dealership earlier this year until now. I’m really comfortable with the bike and feeling healthy and the team is really firing on all cylinders, too. I think we have a great chance to get some more good results and I can’t wait for the weekend to get started."
The scenic VIR circuit in Alton, Virginia, has been a popular stop on the tour over the past decade. The challenging circuit is combined with a country club atmosphere.
Qualifying will be held on Friday, with same-day coverage of both races (Saturday and Sunday) on Speed.