Elena Myers: AMA SuperSport Rookie Wrap
Lucas Oil Roadracingworld.com RMR Suzuki’s Elena Myers put the wraps on a her rookie AMA SuperSport season at Barber Motorsports Park on September 26, 2010.
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 Suzuki GSX-R600 racebike on the second row (seventh, 1:31.609) for the ‘winner-take-all’ AMA Pro SuperSport National Championship, Myers 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, Myers 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, Myers consistently impressed with her pace and racecraft, highlighted by a headline-grabbing victory at Infineon Raceway.
Elena Myers (after the final motorcycle race) 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.”
Looking back on a memorable season, Myers summed it up by stating, “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.”
Myers has competed with WERA and AFM as an expert since 2006 and is making her Professional debut in March of 2010. She will be competing in the Young Guns SuperSport class in both regions, but going after the West Coast Championship. She was aboard the No. 21 Lucas Oil RMR Roadracingworld.com Suzuki GSX-R600 in 2010.
- Birth Date: November 21, 1993
- Birth Place: Mountain View, CA
- Hometown: Discovery Bay, CA
- Height: 5-3
- Weight: 115
- Marital Status: Single
Enjoys riding supermoto and flattrack as well as training on her road bicycle. Also has fun just hanging out with my friends and playing rockband.
Other Career Highlights
2009 – Finished 2nd in WERA Nationals at Road Atlanta in 600 Superbike; Podiumed in 8 WERA West races, 3 of them being wins, also won AFM opener at Button Willow raceway in 600cc Production and Superbike.