MotoSport.com Meen Yamaha salvages GoPro Daytona SportBike championship points at Road America
NEWS June 5, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Meen Motorsports:
Morgan Hill, CA (June 4, 2014) – Meen Motorsports perseveres through a challenging weekend at Road America, for the second tour of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing series.
MotoSport.Com Meen Yamaha Sportbike rider Jake Lewis started eighth on the grid. In race one Lewis battled with the front pack, swapping places with Yamaha Extended Service Monster Energy Graves rider Garret Gerloff and Yamalube rider Dane Westby, making a three lap red flag restart a memorable race. Unfortunately Yamaha Extended Service Monster Energy Graves rider JD Beach drafted Lewis on the last lap, leaving him one position shy of a podium finish in fourth place. In race two Lewis was off to a great start from the third row, leading portions of the first lap when Yamaha Extended Service Monster Energy Graves rider Garret Gerloff had a mechanical, causing a crash that involved Lewis. With a little less than 10 minutes to rebuild their MotoSport.Com Meen machine, the Meen Motorsport’s crew pieced back together Lewis’ YZF R6 with the help of the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team. Half a lap down, Lewis was able to finish 14th place despite restarting the race with cold tires and racing with a sticky throttle. Lewis leaves Road America third in points.
“This weekend was challenging for our team struggling with our DSB bike set-up early on during the weekend. Once we had them dialed we then ran into some bad luck in DSB race two. Overall, I am happy Jake came out of that race ok and that we leave Road America with some much needed points. I am very happy with our DSB rookie rider Tucker Lancaster, he figured out the track and dropped his times every time he put his leg over the Yamaha R6. Both our Supersport riders also worked hard this weekend, both achieving top ten finishes. I look forward to Barber,” states Meen Motorsports owner Ameen Sajjadi.
MotoSport.Com Meen Yamaha Sportbike rider Tucker Lancaster had a notable weekend. Improving each time out on the track, the rookie rider was able to work his way through the grid capturing two 13th place finishes in spite of qualifying 20th. Lancaster looks forward to continuing his progress in the Daytona Sportbike class at the historical Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
Meen Motorsport’s Supersport rider Andre Ochs had a regrettable mechanical in race one, yet was able to rebound in race two, finishing 10th place. Supersport teammate Erick Yahir Sanchez, a new addition to the team, had a great qualifying, starting in sixth position. Sanchez finished ninth in race one and 12th in race two.
Meen Motorsports would like to thank their following sponsors, MotoSport.com, Yamaha Racing, Graves Motorsports, Roclun International, Yamalube, Yamaha Generators, MOTO-D, Core Moto, Bursig, Dynojet, Shorai, Cortech, Shoei, Next Moto Champion, Designstar3.com, Motopia, Pacific Track Time, Vortex, D.I.D, Sharkskinz, Zerogravity, Concept 5, Drippinwet and G Squared Studio.
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