Motorcycle Racing News Daytona Supersport: Elena Meyers Top 10

Daytona Supersport: Elena Meyers Top 10

2011 AMA Supersport

Team SuzukiScoopFans rider Elena Myers started the 2011 AMA SuperSport season with a bang at the opening round at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, this past weekend.

Myers piloted her new 2011 SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 to a sixth-place finish in Friday’s race and a seventh-place finish on Saturday.

Coming off of her first professional season last year, Myers went into the weekend with an aggressive attitude.

This paid off for the17-year-old SuzukiScoopFans rider. She finished a solid sixth place in Friday’s race and then was in a battle for fourth on Saturday when she got shuffled back to seventh in the run from the chicane.

Elena Meyers (Suzuki ScoopFans GSX-R600) says: "Saturday’s race was a good one overall. I think it was crazy in the first few turns here at Daytona. The restart was better. I got a good launch on my SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600.

"Guys in turn one are pretty bossy in there, but I had to boss them right back. Overall, I rode a good race, but so did everyone else. They ended up getting past me at the line. I guess leading out of the middle of the last banking isn’t the greatest thing, but I got it yesterday, so I guess it was my turn to be at the back."

Although Myers is contesting all the 2011 AMA SuperSport rounds, officially she is only competing in the West Coast Championship. The first race for that region is the next round at Northern California’s Infineon Raceway, which puts a bit of pressure on the young rider. She remains undaunted.

Elena Meyers says: "Last year was my coming-out season,. It was basically my learning year. This year is more hammer-down, getting ready for SportBike. Sixth and seventh place isn’t bad at Daytona, but I’m just working on going uphill from there.

"Right now, I’m second in the West Coast championship leaving here. I have Infineon, Miller and Laguna to look forward to. This is my first weekend on the new 2011 SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600, and it’s a great bike right off the start and I’m pleased with it."

The 2011 SuzukiScoopFans team’s next event of the 2011 AMA SuperSport series is at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, on May 13 – 15, 2011.

2011 AMA SuperSport West Standings:
1. David Gaviria – 59
2. Elena Myers – 29
3. Benny Solis – 18
4. Sebastiao Ferreira – 16
5. Corey Alexander – 13
6. Zared Leon – 9
7. Jett Chandler – 8
8. Travis Ohge – 6
9. Cristian Olguin – 4
10. Roi Holster – 3

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.

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