2014 AMA Pro SuperSport Round 1 ResultsSuzuki GSX-R 600 pilot Corey Alexander swept the opening round of 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport at Daytona International Speedway.
The Celtric/HVMC Racing rider, who was last season’s East SuperSport Champ, took both wins from the pole.Following are race recaps of Daytona AMA SuperSport.2014 Daytona SuperSport Race 1 RecapCeltic/HVMC Racing’s Corey Alexander won the first AMA Pro SuperSport race of the year, taking a great flag-to-flag win for last year’s East Champ.The polesitter ran away with win number four in his Supersport career, a real resume builder.Alexander rocketed off to a lead, moving away from the pack by the chicane on lap one. “The first lap is huge. Getting away and breaking the draft on the first lap was what it was all about,” said Alexander. “I didn’t know what was going to happen, and I didn’t know how far a gap of six seconds really was. I didn’t know if I could slow down too much. I’ll try it again tomorrow.”The battle for second saw ten riders within two seconds during the race. Celtic/ HVMC Racing pilot Wyatt Farris managed to consolidate the position late. “To start the year on the box was huge,” said Farris. “I settled in and tried to put a plan together. I got away a bit on those last two laps and was able to come home second.”Dustin Dominguez had problems on Thursday, which hurt his qualifying effort. However, Dominguez made a solid charge through the field in the opening race, holding second for a time and before eventually earning third place.“I made it a little hard on myself by crashing during qualifying, so I had to start part-way back,” said Dominguez. “The Yamaha is working really great this weekend, and I can’t thank the team enough. The bike is working great, and hopefully you’ll see me on the podium more often.”Cody Wyman rode his Suzuki to fourth place on the day, setting a high-water mark to start his season. Wyman topped a four-rider pack consisting of Racer’s Price.com’s Armando Ferrer, D&D Cycles Triumph’s Miles Thornton, TOBC’s Hayden Gillim, and Tuned Industries’ Jason Aguilar. All four riders were within 0.9 seconds at the flag after ten laps.2014 Daytona SuperSport Race 2 Recap:Corey Alexander churned out another dominating performance in the second AMA Pro SuperSport race of the weekend. Alexander won by 6.884 seconds, but he didn’t actually lead the entire race on the Celtic/HVMC Suzuki from flag-to-flag.After Miles Thornton ran wide on the first lap, Alexander motored away. The New Yorker had a big lead by the time he made it through the chicane the first time.“Again, hats off to my whole team,” said Alexander. “My bike was just as good as it was yesterday if not a little better… Obviously we’re happy to be on top again.”All the action was behind Alexander. Numerous riders battled for the podium in epic fashion, with five riders within a second of each other. Wyatt Farris on the second Celtic/HVMC Racing entry earned second, having run a perfect infield section the last time.Hayden Gillim (TOBC Racing) was able to rebound from a bad start deep in the field to run to the front. Gillim turned the fastest lap of the race (1:52.906) in his charge to the pack trailing Alexander. Gillim made the podium a Suzuki sweep.Armando Ferrer (RacersPrice.com) topped Macedon, NY’s Cody Wyman (Harv’s H-D) by just 0.001 in that pack.Dustin Dominguez (Houston Superbikes) battled for the podium but was shuffled back on the tenth and final lap.Six more riders followed in a second group within a second of each other. J.C. Camacho (House of Paint Designs) and Mark Miller, Jr, (Mar Del Racing) led that bunch to the line.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
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