Pegram Ducat SBK
Larry Pegram and his Ducati 1098R started off the AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike season with two solid finishes at the Daytona International Speedway.
Pegram had a strong display in the first race, led for a period time and finished third behind Jake Zemke and Tommy Hayden. It was a close race with Pegram, Zemke and Hayden trading positions up to the exciting finish where the top five racers finished within 0.307 seconds of each other.
Day two brought some difficulties. After holding the third spot, a late-race tire problem forced Pegram to drop back and finish fifth behind Zemke, Hayden, Ben Bostrom and Aaron Yates. Once again, the top five racers finished within one second of each other. Pegram will compete at the next stop on the SuperBike tour, March 26 – 28 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Nick Wey #72
Nick Wey finished in seventh place in the Daytona Supercross by Honda, after battling other racers and holding the fifth position for a majority of the race. Wey currently sits in eighth overall in the Monster Energy Supercross series and will compete next at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada on March 13th.
Jim Neese #8 and Tyler Bright #21
Foremost Insurance had its best weekend of the season in Arenacross, as a result of a partnership with Spine Chillers Racing. Five Foremost sponsored riders finished in the top ten both nights at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada.
The Friday night the finish results were Nathan Skaggs (5), Zach Ames (7), Tyler Bright (8), Willy Browning (9), Jim Neese (10). On Saturday night it was Nathan Skaggs (4), Zach Ames (5), Tyler Bright (6), Willy Browning (8), and Jim Neese (10). The overall standings in the AX class are Skags (5), Ames (6), Bright (10), Browning (12), Neese (14).
Tyler Bright is in top position in the East Lites points, while Jim Neese currently holds third in the West Lites. The Foremost sponsored riders will compete the weekend of March 12 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Josh Stang #3
Josh Strang had a tough back-to-back schedule this week with one race in Florida during Daytona Bike Week and another race in Georgia the weekend after. Despite some problems starting his bike in the first race, Strang got off to an amazing start in the series winning both races. Strang is currently in the lead in the Can-Am GNCC Racing Series. His next race is March 20 – 21 in Morganton, North Carolina.
Leslie Porterfield was in Daytona to attend the AMA Hall of Fame Breakfast and was part of the keynote speakers called Legends of Speed. Leslie shared the stage with Chris Carr and Dennis Manning and, in addition to sharing her own experiences, interviewed them both about their BUB Land Speed record of 367.382, that they achieved this year in their BUB Seven Streamliner.