Great Ride for Nash Ends Early in Daytona
NEWS March 16, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of LTD Racing:
Daytona, FL (March 16, 2013) - Huntley Nash spent the day firmly inside the top ten in the 72nd Daytona 200, but unfortunately the engine didn’t last in his machine. Nash retired with 11 laps to go after putting in a highly professional performance in America’s oldest motorcycle race.
Huntley, who started eighth, ran a touch wide the first time the pack entered the turn one area, but the Georgian quickly settled in to a rhythm and spent much of the race in a battle with former Daytona 200 winner Steve Rapp.
Nash was able to continue his momentum from the week and had just completed his last stop when the engine let go. Huntley was unable to finish the race, but the weekend was successful as the young rider was consistently quick all week.
“I had to chase down DiSalvo and Solis and then I was stuck by myself for a while,” said Nash. “Eventually, I had a pretty good battle with Rapp but the engine started getting slower and slower. I would have liked to have made it the whole 200 miles. I did my fastest times in the race and we made a lot of progress as the weekend went on. The team worked hard and I’m really thankful to all the guys for everything. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
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