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July 15, 2012

All of the Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki team riders improved upon their Race 1 results during the 2nd races at the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend at Mid-Ohio presented by Dunlop in Lexington Ohio. Cory West, Jake Lewis and Joey Pascarella were all able to garner top 10 finishes in their respective races to finish off the difficult weekend on a more positive note.

Cory West was able to finish just outside of the top 5 with a 6th place finish in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2 while Joey Pascarella finished just inside the top 10 in 9th place. The teammates have now swapped places in the 2012 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship with Cory now in 9th and Joey 10th.

Jake Lewis saw his points lead in the 2012 AMA Pro Supersport East Championship evaporate this weekend as he is now in a tie for the championship points lead. Jake was able to move forward 3 positions from qualifying brining home an 8th place finish in race 2 to try and help minimize the points damage.

Breeann Poland – Team Manager Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki

“The team swapped the crews between Cory and Joey in the Daytona SportBike class before this weekend and it seems to have helped both of them. Jake losing his points lead was not good but it is nice that he had a big enough lead that he only dropped to a tie for the lead with his rival having such a great weekend. ”

Cory West – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #57

“Today's tire selection helped tremendously over race distance. I had a pretty good battle today and my group ended up losing touch with the leaders, but it was nice to keep them in sight for so long. I feel like I'm gelling well with my new crew, Boyd and Bubba, and hopefully we can keep this momentum through the rest of the season. It's nice to be up in the battle again so hopefully we can find some more time in the bike and start getting some top 5's again. Thanks to the whole Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki crew for the hard work this weekend!”

Joey Pascarella – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #52

“Race 2 was a jump for us on set up. We ran a different front end, which felt better allowing me to be a lot more comfortable and get a top 10 result. I’m really looking forward to Laguna Seca in 2 weeks!”

Jake Lewis – Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki #85

“Today's race I struggled again with the bike and it was all I could do bringing it home in 8th. We couldn't manage to find a good set-up on the bike and had some big issues. After all we went through this weekend it feels good to still be tied for the points lead. We need to figure some things out and continue to work hard to get back up front where we belong.”

Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki would like to thank their sponsors for the 2012 season: Vesrah, Riders Discount, MCJ Motorsports, American Suzuki, Nielsen Enterprises Suzuki, Parts Unlimited, Penske Racing Shocks, Traxxion Dynamics Fork Components, Yoshimura, Catalyst Racing Composites, Shoei, Cortech, Sidi, Held, Motion Pro, Sudco Int., Bazzaz, Factory Pro, Maxima Racing Oils, Spiegler Brake Lines, Adjustable-levers, Vicci, Vortex, DID Chain, Zero Gravity, GPR Stabilizers, Trek Bicycles, Suzuka Tire Warmers, K&N Filters, Full Spectrum Batteries, Oakley (Jake), Roclun (Jake), Progressive Trail Design (Cory), Jon Block Group (Joey), 509 sunglasses (Cory and team), Andrew Swenson Designs and Drippinwet.

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