Motorcycle Racing News Jersey Supersport: Elena Myers Report

Jersey Supersport: Elena Myers Report

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Lucas Oil Roadracingworld.com RMR Suzuki’s Elena Myers gained valuable experience during an up-and-down weekend of AMA Pro SuperSport racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park for Round 9 of the AMA Pro Racing Championship.

Having already claimed the runner-up position in the West Region championship, Myers headed to NJMP to compete in the East Region finale to further her rapid progress as a professional racer.

Qualifying in 10th at 1:27.582 aboard her GSX-R600, Elena again proved to be an even stronger racer than qualifier in Saturday’s final.

Dicing up as high as fifth in Saturday’s final while clocking lap times more than a half-second quicker than her qualifying best, she eventually earned eighth place.

Sunday’s race went south early, however, as she was taken out by a fellow competitor just a couple of turns after the green light on the opening lap.

Elena Myers said, “I went out with a good base set-up but we’ve been having issues with the rear of the bike pumping all weekend. Actually, it’s a problem that has come up before and we’ve been trying really hard to fix it but we still haven’t quite solved it yet.”

“Final qualifying didn’t go as well as I had hoped, but I felt like I was riding really well in the race other than a few little problems. However, Sunday’s race didn’t go very well. I had the line and was committed to the turn and another ride came in and shoved me out of the way. I had it saved — almost — but it flipped over and I was stuck under the bike for like a minute. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense to go back out after that.”

The 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport season ends in a combined East/West winner-take-all shootout at Barber Motorsports Park on Sept. 24-26 to determine the national champion. Elena is excited about the prospects of the high stakes weekend.

Elena Myers says: “I’m looking forward to the weekend for sure,” she remarked. “It’s an amazing opportunity. We’re going to do a couple track days before the weekend there and we should have a good set-up for the race. I’ve got to get real strong over the next couple of weeks and just be prepared for a big weekend.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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