Meen Motorsports' Jake Lewis on the box at Jersey Motorsports Park
NEWS September 19, 2013
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September 19, 2013 - Continuing an impressive Daytona Sportbike rookie year, Jake Lewis brought home a second place podium finish for the Meen Motorsports team, capturing his best AMA Road Racing career result to date at the New Jersey Lottery Devil’s Showdown in Millville, New Jersey.
Seventeen year old Lewis started the weekend by turning in an impressive qualifying performance, landing himself on the front row in position 3. On Saturday he took the top spot at the start of the race, leading the competitive Daytona Sportbike pack 8 out of the 23 laps. Vastly establishing a major gap from the rest of the group during the race, Lewis and Yamaha Extended Service Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier battled it out until the last lap, Lewis challenging the 2013 Daytona Sportbike champion for the win on more than one occasion. Lewis finished second, thirty seconds in front of the 3rd place finisher. Pushing the limits on Sunday, Lewis set out to top his previous day’s performance, once again running in the front from the beginning of the race. Unwilling to settle for anything other than a first place, Lewis unfortunately crashed out of second and is now tied for fifth place in the Daytona Sportbike championship points, with National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki’s James Rispolli, for rookie of the year.
“This past weekend was one of the best race weekends for me so far. I was personally really happy with my riding. It felt good to lead my first Daytona Sportbike race and run up front all weekend, getting the top result I did on Saturday. It was regrettable that I crashed out of race two, after leading the first half, but the team and I will regroup to finish the season strong at Laguna,” comments Lewis.
Meen Motorsports’ team owner Ameen Sajjadi states, “Our goals with Jake this year, although challenging, were ones we believed we could achieve due to the natural talent he showed when he won his AMA Supersport East championship. As the season comes to an end it has been great to see his confidence and his skills develop in such a competitive class. Now after not only getting on the podium, but seeing him challenge for the win, the team knows what its going to take to fight for a Daytona Sportbike championship with Jake next year.”
Overcoming a challenging weekend, Meen Motorsports rider Wyatt Farris ended his first full AMA Supersport season, earning a 5th place in the overall championship and a 3rd place in the west coast division series. Fresh to the New Jersey Motorsports park track, like many other tracks this year, Farris had a minor low side incident while learning the road race course in Friday’s practice, making him miss the first qualifying later that afternoon. Subjected to cold weather with limited seat time in qualifying two, Farris placed a tough fifth row set-up for the weekend. Getting a prominent start in race one, Farris initially made good headway yet was forced to retire early due to a shot clutch, which happened during his aggressive launch. On Sunday Farris made a notable comeback, picking off riders going from 20th to a solid 6th place finish.
“After a difficult weekend I am happy to have brought home a 3rd in the west coast championship and 5th overall. I cannot thank the Meen Motorsports team, as well as my sponsors, enough for making this year happen and I am looking forward to the future,” states Farris.
“I am very proud of Wyatt’s performance this year. His progression from Daytona to New Jersey was consistently positive and a great start for the local San Francisco Bay Area club champion in his first full AMA Pro Road Racing reason. I would like to thank Jon Block Group Sports for all their support and their personal involvement in Wyatt’s season this year. Without them the team would have not been able to unlock Wyatt’s outstanding potential. Jon Block Group Sports has without a doubt a good eye for spotting Bay Area talent,” notes Sajjadi
The Meen Motorsports team will be heading next to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, September 27-29, 2013 for the final event of the season for the AMA Pro Road Racing series.
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, DID, Mot Y Designs, Galfer, Vortex, Sharkskinz, Zero Gravity, Apex Mfg, Roclun Int’l (Lewis) and Jon Block Group Sports (Farris).
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