Elena Myers Scores Best Result of 2011 at Road America

elena_myersDuring the second Supersport race at Road America, it looked like Elena Myers was going to take home her second career win. Myers led the way around the Road America circuit for the first half of the race but would eventually miss the podium by .15 seconds.

Elena took the lead almost immediately off the line. When top riders like James Rispoli, Benny Solis, and David Gaviria went down, it looked like the young Suzuki rider had the race in the bag. But Travis Wyman, Tomas Puerta, and Dustin Dominguez had other plans.

“My starts have always been good but that was one of the best I’ve ever had,” said Myers. “Getting third going into the first turn after starting from the third row isn’t exactly too bad!

“I was trying to stay smooth and work with the SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 instead of against it. Everybody was going at it and obviously some people crashed and I’m glad I wasn’t any part of that. I’ve been trying to focus on being smooth and consistent in the last few races and that worked out for me this time.”

Myers fourth place finish is her best result so far this season. Myers also took a top ten finish during Saturday’s race, claiming a 7th place result.

“On Saturday, I got a really great start on my SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600,” said Myers. “I just went for it right off the bat; I wasn’t even paying attention to what was going on around me. A couple of people fell down, but I hung in there and was around fifth. I went back a little after that, and I think it was because we chose a softer tire and I need a little more practice with learning how to manage that. But at the end, I picked it up again and gave it everything – I didn’t even care if I crashed or anything – and I picked up a little more speed.”

Myers will get another chance at the podium in a few weeks at Barber Motorsports Park.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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