Riders Discount Triumph lands on the podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
NEWS July 22, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Riders Discount Triumph:
HOLLAND, Mich. (July 22, 2014) – Uncooperative weather put a damper on the AMA Pro Racing Saturday schedule delaying, and eventually canceling events for the day. What resulted was an action packed, race filled Sunday schedule. Seven races in one day made for an exciting spectacle.
After a 3rd place finish in race one, Danny Eslick was set to improve in race two but was caught up in a fluid spill from another bike on lap four. The Riders Discount Triumph crew was able to get Danny back out on track finishing 15th overall.
“Pretty crazy weekend at Mid Ohio,” said Brian Gibson, Riders Discount Triumph team owner. “Lots of downtime due to the weather on Saturday and then all hell broke loose on Sunday. Another strong finish for the team during the first race finishing third but unfortunately Danny crashing in the second race because of fluids on the track really took a hit in our championship goals. We will regroup and show up at New Jersey with nothing more than a plan to win both races. The Riders Discount Triumph is capable as is our rider.”
“The weekend started off a little rough with the rain and weather on Saturday, but we were able to get one practice session in,” said Danny Eslick. “It definitely sucks for the fans but I’m a huge fan of the one day show. How much better for the fans could it be to have 6-7 races in one day? It’s pretty awesome and I had fun.”
“The podium felt good,” Danny said on his third place finish. “Ohio has always been one of my strong tracks and we had a good setup on the Riders Discount Triumph Daytona 675R. I got caught up in a little bit of traffic, but once I finally shook those guys Isettled in to 3rd. Unfortunately, I didn't have anything for Gagne or Lewis in race one.”
“Race two this afternoon was a big Hail Mary after starting 6th. I got off to a decent start, tucked in and got in a groove with the lead group until Westby dropped fluid onto the track causing us to crash. After that, the bike just didn’t seem to be as good as it was and we scrapped a 15th place finish and a few championship points. We’ll take the gloves off and come out swinging at New Jersey.”
The final round of the AMA Pro season is at New Jersey Motorsports Park, September 13-14.
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