On the Infineon track last weekend in Sonoma, California, Suzuki took a ride into motorcycle racing history. Elena Myers took her GSX-R600 to her first career AMA Pro Racing SuperSport victory on Saturday, and in the same moment became the first female ever to win an AMA professional motorcycle sprint road race.
Meyers, from Discovery Bay, California, has been consistently fast on her GSX-R600 in 2010, her first year in AMA pro motorcycle racing.
She reached the top step of the podium after moving to lead just before the race was red flagged. Meyers, who is 16 years old, hopes to continue racing well this year and appear on the podium as much as possible.
In the AMA Daytona SportBike class, Suzuki GSX-R600s took the wins on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s race saw Martin Cardenas grab yet another victory on his Suzuki GSX-R600.
He battled with another Suzuki rider, defending champion Danny Eslick, and came out on top after a great display of racing. Cardenas has won four races so far this year and is currently third in overall points.
On Sunday, it was Eslick’s turn to take the top spot. Eslick earned his first win of the season after a heated and intense race.
Eslick switched to a Suzuki this year and has been in contention for great finishes, but finally nailed his first victory aboard his GSX-R600 at Infineon.
Eslick led 19 laps of the race, and although the competition was tough, he rallied to put himself across the finish line first and also put himself at the top of the series championship points chase.
He’s now got a 10-point lead over second place, and he looks forward to trying to extend that at the next round of racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on June 4-6.