Myers captures seventh after last-lap pass in AMA Pro SuperSport race

**TOOELE, UT (May 28, 2012) – **For Team SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki rider Elena Myers, the weekend’s AMA Pro SuperSport race at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, was a confidence-builder. Myers raced her SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 to a commendable seventh place on Sunday afternoon. This marks her best result since having wrist surgery after winning the 2012 season-opening AMA Pro SuperSport event at Daytona International Speedway in March.

This past weekend saw the SuperSport riders sharing the Miller Motorsports paddock with the visiting World Superbike series, so they were hampered by abbreviated practice and qualifying sessions and only one race was scheduled, as opposed to the usual two. In the 13-lap race, Myers got an excellent start on her SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 and ran in a podium position for the first few laps. As riders jockeyed for position, Myers slotted into eighth but kept a close eye on the competition. On the last lap, she saw her opportunity and made the move to take seventh by race’s end.

“Overall, we had a decent finish to what was looking to be a not-so-good weekend,” said Myers. “The team and I struggled in some way or another with our limited amount of track time, and I couldn’t put myself in a desirable position for qualifying. I ended up getting an awesome start on the SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 from the fourth row, though, and was third in the first couple of laps. Then I got shuffled back by a couple of mistakes. But I was happy to see that my lap times were super-consistent throughout the race.”

With the fourth round of racing behind her, Myers is already looking ahead and planning for the next event. The SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki team travels to Wisconsin next week, and the scenic, meandering Road America course.

“We were able to leave Miller with more information about the SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600,” said Myers. “And I’m really looking forward to Road America this coming weekend. It’s a fun track and I always enjoy riding there. We’ll take what we learned this weekend and apply it there.”

The Team SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki’s next event of the 2012 AMA Pro SuperSport season is at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI, the weekend of June 1 - 3, 2012.


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