Double Thrills and Agony
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 14, 2016) — The Honda Superbike Showdown of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park was filled with mixed emotions for Quicksilver Riders Discount Tuned Racing. Rider Bryce Prince swept in both Superstock 600 races, taking the top spot on the podium Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately Jason Aguilar suffered a bad highside in the last corner during Friday’s free practice two, causing a broken foot and severe hip bruising.
Prince now carries a 93 point lead to round six of the Superstock 600 Championship.
“Barber was a great weekend for us,” said Prince. “We played with bike setup on the first day and found a few different options for qualifying. We were able to put down some fast laps and get pole position. In both races we were able to get a great start and I put my head down to try and gap the rest of the field. We were able to stretch out a lead in both races and just managed the gap in both of them. I cannot thank my crew enough for all of their hard work. We now have a great chance at wrapping up the championship in Utah, and are looking forward to the next race in two weeks.”
Aguilar will undergo surgery on his foot sometime this week. It is still unknown when he will be able to return to the competition.
“I went from third in the first practice at Barber to having a big highside in the last corner, breaking my foot and bruising my hip really bad,” said Aguilar. “I can’t thank Arai and Speed and Strength enough for keeping me safe. I was feeling good this weekend coming off of two podiums, and am devastated to have this happen to me. I’m sorry to my Quicksilver Riders Discount Tuned Racing team who have been working hard to give me such a great bike lately. I am having surgery this week and will see when I am healthy enough to return.”
2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship Point Standings as of 6/13/16:
1. Bryce Prince, 217 points
2. Dakota Mamola, 124 points
3. Travis Wyman, 122 points
4. JC Camacho, 114 points
5. Conner Blevins, 102 points