Meen Motorsports' Jake Lewis and Wyatt Farris Debut at Daytona
NEWS March 16, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Meen Motorsports:
Campbell, CA (March 19, 2013) - Working through unusually cold ambient and track temperatures, as well as a high number of red flags, Meen Motorsports’ Jake Lewis’ and Wyatt Farris’ Daytona debut showed great potential for AMA Pro 2013 season.
Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport contender Wyatt Farris, a first time rider at Daytona, endured challenging and limited pre-race track time in the sixty entry class. Riding through a minor get off in practice one, Farris was able to qualify sixteenth, starting in the fourth row of the heavily packed rider grid. Farris finished the weekend with an eleventh place in race one and a fourteenth place in race two.
“I am happy to have left Daytona with some points after my first time at this track My team was truly awesome this weekend and I plan to run up in the front come Road America,”states Farris.
GoPro Daytona SportBike rookie Jake Lewis’ Daytona 200 debut was short, yet strong, consistently keeping pace with the top class riders throughout the weekend. Strategically making the most of his practice and qualifying, Lewis started his first Daytona SportBike race in the second row, sixth on the grid. Launching himself into third, at the start of the race, Lewis stuck with the lead rider group that put a gap on the rest of the class. Suddenly making an unscheduled pit stop in lap seventeen, Lewis’first time appearance was cut short, but proved immense promise for the rest of the AMA Pro year.
"Overall the weekend at Daytona went well. Our pit stops practices were great and I felt like I had the pace to run up front after qualifying. When the race began I had a great start. Then from turn one, I could tell the clutch was not running the way it had all weekend, eventually causing me a DNF. I would have liked to finish because the whole team had been working hard over the off-season and especially this weekend, but we will just have to move onto RoadAmerica. I can't wait to get back on the track and take what we learned from this weekend and carry it into the next round," comments Lewis.
The Meen Motorsports Team will be heading next to the Subway Superbike Doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI on May 31- June 2.
Meen Motorsports would like to thank the following team sponsors for 2013, Yamaha, Graves Motorsports, South Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, San Jose Ear And Sinus, Hawaiian Ola, San Jose Yamaha, Yamaha Generators, Yamalube, Radiomedics, G Squared, Fit For Speed, DID, Mot Y Designs, Galfer, Vortex, Sharkskinz, Zero Gravity, Apex Mfg, Sportbike Track Time, Roclun Int'l (Lewis) and Jon Block Group Sports (Farris).
Meen Motorsports is a professional motorcycle racing team established in 2012 formally known as GP Bike Parts Racing (2011). For more about the team, visit meenmotorsports.com. The team is still currently looking for potential advertising partners to collaborate with for the remaining of the race season.
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