MILLVILLE, NJ (September 4, 2011) - Team SuzukiScoopFans rider Elena Myers celebrated a solid finish to the end of the 2011 AMA Pro SuperSport season at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ, this past weekend. Having already secured fifth-place overall in the class' West Division despite missing two rounds early in the season due to injury, Myers still put in a skillful performance at the final round.
Although Myers' official season ended with the previous round at Laguna Seca, she still raced both AMA Pro SuperSport races at New Jersey and has also contested the entire AMA Pro SuperSport schedule. This year, the 17-year-old California native picked up a podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park, plus five top-five finishes throughout the season. Additionally, Myers became the first woman to ever win an AMA Pro road race when she captured the AMA Pro SuperSport victory at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA, last year.
This weekend at New Jersey, Myers rode two smooth and consistent races and held her own in an extremely competitive field. Saturday's 19-lap event saw Myers running in the top 10 on her Team SuzukiScoopFans GSX-R600 for the first half of the race before finishing 11th. On Sunday, the Team SuzukiScoopFans rider turned solid lap times on her GSX-R600 and brought home a top-10 finish.
"It was a bit of a rough weekend," said Myers. "Everybody was really fast and times have been super-close. At the beginning of the weekend, I wasn't quite there, but I've been slowly progressing throughout, and today I had one of my best runs. Even though I got 10th, I was pushing really hard the whole way and was really consistent on the Team SuzukiScoopFans GSX-R600. Overall, I'm happy with the weekend, even though 10th isn't where I wanted to be. But at this track, SuperSport's been faster than Daytona SportBike, so there's definitely some good competition in this class. I'd like to thank my SuzukiScoopFans team, and everybody at Suzuki, and all my fans for supporting me, and I hope next year will be even better."
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