Sunday, 18 March 2012

Elena Myers The First Lady Of Daytona 200 Road Racing

Irish Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

SuzukiScoopFans Sportbike M4 Suzuki's Elena Myers claimed her second career AMA Pro victory in sensational fashion on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Her win was also the first by a female in a professional motorsports event at the fabled venue.

The 19-year-old AMA Pro SuperSport title hopeful got her revenge for Friday's race in which she fought for the win but got shuffled back in the draft on the contest's final lap. On Saturday, she altered her strategy, putting her GSX-R600 at the front of a four-rider lead pack as they raced up onto the banking for the final time.

Elena tucked into the cockpit and made herself as small as possible in the sprint to the checkered flag. The decision paid off as her rivals proved incapable of drafting by her at the stripe, with Myers scoring the win by 0.240 seconds.

"These guys were super-fast all weekend and they ran a great race -- I was just trying to stay with them," Elena said. "Yesterday I got the short end of the draft and I was happy today there were only four of us up in the lead pack instead of eight.

"It was good just to have a few of us up there, just going back and forth. It was a phenomenal race. I stayed up there and led a little bit, then stayed behind just to see how much I could be behind and still catch up. Everyone's bikes were really fast but mine was too.

"I just can't thank my team enough for giving me such a great bike this weekend. They put just the greatest machine under me. I'm so happy to get a win for them. It's a great feeling and nothing compares to it. That's why we come here and do what we do -- to stand on the top of the box."

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