Press Release Issued by Team21Motosport LLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Hot off some great results at Barber Motorsports Park just two short weekends ago, McGraw Powersports Superbike Racer, Elena Myers, had some success followed by some disappointment in the blazing sun at Miller Motorsports Park.
“I felt I had a lot of momentum heading into this round here in Utah,” said Myers. “The bike has been working real well and I’m finally starting to get my head wrapped around riding it. We showed up here at Miller and I was immediately comfortable with the setup. I kept chipping away at it, and although my superpole result didn’t do my riding any justice due to a mechanical oversight, I knew we’d have a good pace for the two races on Sunday gabapentin generic. I had a great battle throughout the first race with Chris Ulrich, but I just didn’t have enough at the line to get by. But on a positive note – I managed to drop into the 53’s and since that was my goal for the weekend, I was quite pleased.”
Elena finished 12th overall and 7th in class for race one. Really excited by that performance, both team and rider were looking to improve in race two.
“I got another great launch, heck both times I think I passed at least two rows in front of me,” continued Myers. “Anyhow, it was another awesome battle, this time with four of us going at. Eslick was leading our train and we were all neck and neck. Unfortunately, around 7 laps in, I noticed my bike’s temp was going through the roof. We were all so close together that with the 100-degree air temp and little air getting to my bike, it simply overheated and I had to retire. It was a real bummer because our pace was slower than race one and I was just back there biding my time but that’s how racing goes.”
“Laguna Seca is probably my favorite track on the circuit so I’m really looking forward to getting this McGraw Powersports Suzuki GSXR1000 even closer to the front. We’re looking to pick up where we left off at Laguna in three weeks time.”
All and all, the team is very happy with the progress we’re making. Crew Chief Joe Capelli had this to say about the weekend: “Fast right out of the gate, Elena was putting in the work and dropping time with almost every lap. Unfortunately, the team overlooked a problem we thought was fixed with the bike for qualifying that cost her dearly. Thankfully she made up for it with insane starts in both races. She had a great battle and result in race one, and was in another great scrap in the second until high engine temps forced her retirement from race two. Still a great weekend, she’s made another huge step forward!”
Elena remains sixth overall in the MotoAmerica Superbike championship.