UNION GROVE, Wis. (October 19, 2011) - Vesrah Suzuki will have Cory West returning to the team next year to compete in the 2012 AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike championship. The team has also signed 2011 AMA Road Race Horizon Award winner Jake Lewis to compete in the 2012 AMA Pro Racing Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport class with the decision to run the East or West Coast championship to be made after the 2012 AMA Pro Racing schedule has been released.
Jake will be working with Walker Jemison, who has also joined Vesrah Suzuki for the 2012 season, as his Crew Chief. Cory will again be teamed with longtime Vesrah Suzuki Lead Crew Chief Tony Pogue. The team participated in the Daytona Dunlop Tire test on October 17th and 18th with Cory riding and completing over 100 laps during the two days getting ready for the Daytona 200 this coming March.
The team will be announcing further developments for the 2012 season including additional riders and more specifics as items are finalized. Go to Facebook and “Like” Vesrah Suzuki to be kept up to date with the latest news concerning the team.
Mark Junge – Team Owner Vesrah Suzuki
“It’s good to start being able to get things in place for the 2012 season and having Jake join the Vesrah Suzuki team is great. I have been keeping an eye on Jake for several years and have been able to get a first hand look at him on track this year while riding against him in the WERA Nationals. I’m also excited to have Cory back on the team for the fourth year and continuing to work with him.”
Cory West – Vesrah Suzuki #57
“I'm happy to be teamed up again with Vesrah Suzuki and Crew Chief Tony Pogue for the 2012 racing season! This will be my fourth year riding for the team and we have shared some incredible moments in seasons past. I'm anxious to get back to racing again and excited to have been at Daytona for this weeks tire test. We will try to refine our setup from this years race so that we can stand on top of the box next March!”
Jake Lewis – Vesrah Suzuki #85
“I'm really looking forward to the 2012 AMA Pro Racing season! I'm excited about this opportunity with Vesrah because I think they will be one of the best AMA Pro teams in the paddock next year. They are really committed to giving me everything that I need to win the title next year, which gives me a lot of confidence going into the season! I would especially like to thank all of my sponsors past and present that have helped me get to this point in my career. I look forward to Daytona and having a very successful first year in the pro ranks!”
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