Millville, NJ (Sept 4, 2011) -- Huntley Nash earned the top ten for LTD Racing Y.E.S. Yamaha in Daytona SportBike at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday. The hard-charging Nash ended the year with tenth place in a tough contest. Nash wasn’t entirely comfortable with his setup but managed a scrappy performance to end the season on a high note.
“We were a little lucky and I was hoping for a better pace, but it was good to finish the year with a top ten,” said Nash, who stepped up to DSB after winning three SuperSport races in 2010.
Raul Alzate was pleased with his race. The Colombian finished 12th in his first trip to NJMP. “I was really focused on the race and had a lot of fun. I tried to pass as many people as I could in the early laps,” said Alzate. “ Then I was trying to keep up with the pack, maintain my position and do some good laps. My goal was to finish the race and 12th is a good result. I’ll go home happy and can’t wait for next year.”
LTD Racing Y.E.S. Yamaha’s SuperSport campaign resulted in the West division championship but ended with a disappointing race for two-time winner David Gaviria and Daytona race winnerTomas Puerta in the New Jersey season finale. Puerta and Gaviria were charging in the race on lap three when Puerta’s engine blew. Unfortunately, Gaviria collided with his teammate in the aftermath.
“Unfortunately, the engine went,” said Puerta. “I tried to warn the others but I had to turn the bike.”
“I didn’t even have time to brake,” said Gaviria, who suffered an arm contusion. “It was a tough ending to a great year for us.”
Team owner Melvin Nash said, “I’m happy with our season and I wouldn’t trade our riders and crew for anyone in the paddock. A special thanks goes out to the entire team, as well as to Yamaha and all of our sponsors. We’re already looking forward to next season.”