K-Tech Suspension Equipped Riders Capture Wins & Podiums At Barber Motorsports Park

NEWS July 2, 2013

K-Tech Suspension Equipped Riders Capture Wins & Podiums At Barber Motorsports Park

Photo by Brian J Nelson

Courtesy of K-Tech Suspension:

(July 2, 2013) - K-Tech Suspension is pleased to report another great weekend of racing for K-Tech equipped riders. The third round of the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing season at Barber Motorsports Park saw Roger Hayden qualify in second position on the grid for SuperBike. Hayden would ride his #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to double second place finishes in both races, keeping pace with eventual race winner Josh Hayes both Saturday and Sunday. Danny Eslick qualified fifth on his #23 Jordan Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R 1000, and finished both races with top ten finishes - eighth on Saturday, improving to sixth on Sunday. Both Hayden and Eslick's machines feature 20DDS fork cartridges with 35DDS Pro rear shocks.

In the fiercely competitive Harley Davidson XR1200 class, Steve Rapp rode to his second straight win of the season with K-Tech Suspension. Rapp rode the #5 Suburban Harley Davidson XR1200 to qualify in second position on the grid, and then was able to work a 5.4 second lead by the time the eleven lap race had ended. Tyler O'Hara took third place on the podium with his K-Tech Suspension equipped Scrubblade XR1200, after a strong fourth place qualifying effort.

The incredibly popular SuperSport class had forty-one riders on the grid for both races at Barber, with Miles Thornton taking second position on the grid with his K-Tech equipped #72 CTR Racing Yamaha YZF 600 R6, ahead of Corey Alexander on his #5 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600. Thornton and Alexander would do battle among the lead pack in Saturday's race one, with Thornton finishing fifth ahead of Alexander in sixth. Sebastiao Ferreira on the EDR Performance Yamaha YZF 600 R6 would take ninth, with teammate Charles Weaver finishing tenth, both on K-Tech equipped machines. Four of the top ten finishers on Saturday had K-Tech 20DDS fork cartridges and 35DDS Pro rear shocks. Race two on Sunday saw Thornton and Alexander finish in fifth and sixth again, after continued battles with the lead pack, with Charles Weaver finishing just outside the top ten in eleventh.

James Rispoli rode his #43 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 hard to qualify in fifth position for the Daytona Sport Bike class, ahead of Joey Pascarella on the #52 Riders Discount Racing Triumph Daytona 675R in sixth. Both machines are equipped with K-Tech Suspension 20DDS fork cartridges and 35DDS Pro rear shocks. Saturday's race one saw Rispoli slip to seventh at the finish despite running up front with the leaders early in the race, with Pascarella finishing ninth. On Sunday, Rispoli was able to improve his finishing result with a strong sixth place finish, but Pascarella would fall to tenth at the checkered flag.

K-Tech Suspension engineers the finest in cutting edge suspension technology for motorcycles. The unique Direct Damping System (DDS) offers precision control, accurate adjustments, and incredible feel which serve to improve rider confidence and reduce lap times. The popular 20DDS pressurized front fork cartridges are available to fit all late model sport bikes, and feature a closed system design with 31mm control pistons, 20mm displacement pistons, and 8mm piston rods. Likewise, the aluminum bodied K-Tech 35DDS rear shock provides independent circuits for compression and rebound damping adjustments, and is easy to tune and setup with a unique bypass valve adjustment feature. Remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment, as well as adjustable shock length allow custom configurations for every rider.

For more information regarding K-Tech Suspension components, please contact Orient Express, the exclusive North American importer and distributor. Orient Express is pleased to be your source for high performance service, tuning, and parts since 1973. Visit http://www.orientexpress.com, call 800.645.6521, or email sales@orientexpress.com to explore what we can do to help your racing ambitions!

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