After recovering from their first team effort, Apex Race Services takes a look back at Daytona.
In their first outing the Apex Race Services team took on the Daytona International Speedway. Team owner Tim Hunt and the Apex Race Services crew successfully completed round 1 of the 2012 AMA Pro Racing schedule. “It’s always nice to walk away from a weekend safe and sound, this year we are lucky to have a three very talented riders, Nico Vivarelli, Jake Morman and Brett ProBert. They all had their heads in the game; they stuck to the plan and made massive improvements over the 3 day weekend. Apex Race Services ran 2 bikes in the SuperSport race and 1 in the Daytona 200, all 3 bikes crossed the finish line thanks to our solid team of mechanics and crew. Apex Race Services entered racing to develop riders and help them improve as they move along in their racing career. It’s impossible to help these future stars if their bikes can’t cross the finish line. I really appreciate the job that Tryce Welch, Leigh Anna Hunt, Lenny Albin, Aaron Ralph, Jonathan Boswell, Dave Hall and Dean Dufrene did this past weekend. We ended up with Jake Morman in 8th place in the AMA SuperSport East Standings, Nico Vivarelli moved up 19 spots from Thursday to Saturday and Brett ProBert finished his first AMA race so I think we are off to a great start.”
Jake Morman: “On Friday I struggled the whole race to stay where I was; I couldn’t quite get the bike under control and ended up in 17th. We had a better idea on Saturday of what we needed to do. We went softer on the rear shock and put new rubber on the front. With the new tire I felt like I could turn in so much better. For the re-start of Race 2 I thought I jumped the start. When I came out of turn one I was not happy with myself and put my head down to make up as many spots as possible incase I had to do a ride through. I ended up in 13th in race 2 and I’m sitting 8th in the AMA SuperSport East standings. I couldn’t do it without my team and sponsors, big thanks to Tim and Leigh Anna at Apex Race Services, my crew chief Tryce Welch, Superbike Chassis and Lenny Albin, Ohlins, Motul USA, Vortex, Hotbodies, Dunlop, Pant Saggin Dezigns, Cycle Pirates, Impact Safe-T Armor, The Schwantz School, Arai helmets, Alien Motion, Heroic Racing Apparel, Forma Boots, Explicit designs, Yoshimura, and Bad Rad racing/Young Gunz racing”
Brett ProBert: “I’m coming back from an accident that happened in August of 2011, it was bad and I’ve had a couple surgeries to get back to normal. This was my second time on this track and my first AMA race. I love the banking and the horseshoe. The first couple days I was running around like a Chicken with my head cut off, now that I’ve gotten past this first race I think my nerves will settle down. I was really happy with Apex Race Services, very professional and they have a big crew. It’s a great community to be a part of, Tim’s a great guy and there are more than enough people to help you. I also want to thank my Father, Mother and Rockford construction who are my biggest supporters. I’m really looking forward to the next race.”
(MARCH 2012) – During the 71st Daytona Bike Week this past weekend, Envision Radio Networks®’ American Biker Minute host Jeff Ryan was able to track down the first dude of motorcycling, Harley-Davidson’s Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer Willie G. Davidson for an exclusive interview. This rare opportunity to talk to Willie G., who is the grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson, was conducted just hours before Willie G. had announced his decision to retire on April 30th after spending nearly 50 years at the company.
“In the purest sense of the word, Mr. Willie G. Davidson is an American icon,” said American Biker Minute host Jeff Ryan. “American Biker Minute was fortunate to have had the privilege of interviewing him at what may have been his last official bike week appearance. This is the end of an era.”
View a video clip of Jeff Ryan talking to Willie G. about how Daytona Bike Week has changed over the years by clicking here: Willie G.
Stay tuned to American Biker Minute for more clips from this interview and other highlights from Daytona Bike Week!
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