Professional rider on closed course competition.


April 9, 2006

Talladega, AL April 8 – Vesrah Suzuki dominated the second round of the WERA National Endurance Series winning by four laps in the four hour event at the Talladega Grand Prix circuit.

Tray Batey and Lee Acree rode the Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the teams second straight win. The event started with a slight hiccup. The five minute board was noticeably less than five minutes because of the short length of the track. This caused several teams including Vesrah Suzuki to miss the warm-up lap. On the start, Tray Batey patiently waited for his tires to come up to temperature before asserting himself in the race and then began to steadily pull away from the field.

A Red flag would play a big part early in the race. As the end of the first hour approached Batey had amassed a thirty second lead only to have the red flag come out and erase all his hard work. On the restart, the race tighten up and the team decided to pit a little early for fresh tires and a rider swap. The pit stop took only 13 seconds and Vesrah Suzuki lost only 20 seconds of track time in the process.

The rest of the race went like clockwork as the Vesrah Suzuki team put in consistent laps and pit stops amassing a four lap lead in the last three hours of the race.

“The race went perfect for us” said team owner Mark Junge who chose to leave the riding duties to his teammates for the four hour event. “Our pit stops were really on today. We were flying.”

The WERA National Endurance Series moves to Autobaun Country Club in Joliet, Illinois for round three of the series.

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