AMA Pro Racing
Lucas Oil Roadracingworld.com RMR Suzuki’s Elena Myers put the wraps on a AMA Supersport season to remember this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
Myers completed the year in her typical ‘never-quit’ style, pushing through whatever difficulties she was faced with and giving it her all despite some very trying conditions.
Qualifying her GSX-R600 racebike on the second row (seventh, 1:31.609) for the “winner-take-all” AMA Pro Superport National Championship, Elena overcame illness to register another impressive top-five performance in Saturday’s race. She won the battle for fifth place in one of the hottest races of the year.
Sunday’s outing was considerably more trying as rainy conditions provided an extra level of difficulty, especially for the young riders in the SuperSport class, most of whom lack significant wet weather riding experience, Elena included.
Numerous riders crashed during the tricky affair, and Myers, who was steadily working her way up from outside the top ten, joined a number of high-profile rivals with a DNF of her own.
However, that result did not put a damper on Myers’ historic 2010 season. In what was her debut professional campaign, Elena consistently impressed with her pace and racecraft, highlighted by a headline-grabbing victory at Infineon Raceway.
Elena Myers says: “Overall I think I made quite a few improvements over the weekend. I put in on the second row in qualifying. Going into the race yesterday I had some really bad stomach issues and got really hydrated during the race, but I still kept fighting to the end and ended up fifth.”
“I haven’t ridden in the rain much at all. I was running in sixth or seventh in the race. It was tough out there and everybody was crashing and I ended up falling myself.”
“My crew chief Scott Harwell did a fabulous job of getting my bike working great for the race and I can’t thank him enough. I’ve been a challenge with the set-up all year and I feel excited to be ending the season with a bike I’m happy with.”
“This season has been a great learning year. The win, I couldn’t ask for anything better, especially at my home track of all places. I just want to thank everybody with Lucas Oil, John Ulrich, and Richie Morris for doing everything they did to make this year possible.”