All’s Quiet on Western Front
After two very exhausting and painful rounds for Bobby Fong and the Quicksilver Latus Motors Kawasaki Racing Team in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 series, the crew came out of Laguna Seca with a podium and an ‘almost podium’ finish. The team was satisfied with the results given the reversal of fortunes for the crew that seemed unstoppable just two rounds ago until a very bad crash at Road America and another, although less dramatic, crash at Utah evaporated the team’s dominating lead. As with most racing, a little bad karma and bad luck makes all the difference.
This weekend wasn’t without incident and a bit of drama, however, as Fong crashed during qualifying. This gave the team poor placement on the starting grid for the weekend races and it looked as though that bad juju followed the team to California. But the team shook off their woes and rallied. Number 50 was riding calm and true even with quite a large amount of traffic due to the short 2 mile course along with an usually large grid of nearly 30 bikes. Fong was nearly always nipping at the heals of the leader to capture the top spot although he never held it. The fourth place and second place finishes keep the Quicksilver Latus team in second position in the championship through round 6 of 10, as Mathew Scholtz and the Westby team lead the series.
The MotoAmerica series now heads into a 30 day break followed by the long-awaited return to Sonoma Raceway in early August. We’ll be there so be sure to look for us in the pits. Go Q Crew!
Top 10 Championship Standings of MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000 Series (7/9/2017):
- Mathew Sholtz – 241 pts – Yamaha
- Bobby Fong – 198 pts – Quicksilver Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki
- Jake Lewis – 190 pts – Suzuki
- Danny Eslick – 165 pts – Yamaha
- Hayden Gillim – 138 pts – Suzuki
- Bryce Prince – 126 pts – Yamaha, Quicksilver sponsored Meen Motorsports
- Max Flinders – 100 pts – Yamaha
- David Anthony – 47 pts – Kawasaki
- Anthony Koskinski – 37 pts – Yamaha
- Anthony West – 36 pts – Kawasaki
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