Wins and Wounds
MONTEREY, Calif. (July 12, 2016) — It was another mixed weekend for Riders Discount/Tuned Racing at the Honda Superbike Showdown of California. Rider Bryce Prince took the top spot on the podium for the Superstock 600 race. Prince secured the 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship title at the previous round in Utah.
“We had a great weekend at Laguna Seca,” said Prince. “We were able to lead both practice sessions and qualify on pole position for the race! We got off to a great start and I was able to battle with the Supersport riders, running inside the top five overall, while being able to lap the rest of the Superstock 600 pack. We were able to bring home another win, and I couldn’t be happier to have all of my friends and family there supporting me at our local race! I cannot thank the Tuned Racing, Riders Discount, Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants crew enough for all their hard work and dedication!”
Unfortunately, Jason Aguilar had a highside in the corkscrew during Sunday’s warm-up and was not able to race. Aguilar suffered a concussion and severe bruising in addition to opening the stitches on the foot he had surgery on last week. Despite a difficult weekend, Aguilar is focusing on healing so he can race in September for the final round of the series.
“Laguna Seca definitely didn’t treat us well this time around,” said Aguilar. “We struggled with bike setup pretty much all weekend, but I was able to put in a good lap to qualify third. I was very hopeful to fight for second place in the race after the bike changes we made for morning warm-up and the race. All of that ended shortly as I had a bad highside out of nowhere coming down the corkscrew in morning warm-up. I don’t remember much of it, but according to my teammate I hit the painted rumble strip on the downhill right part, and as soon as I rolled on the gas the bike pitched me off. I had to get stretchered off the track and I don’t remember the ride to the medical center or the emergency room. I ended up with a bad concussion, a bruised and very sore neck and back, and ripped the stitches open on my broken foot which caused a lot of bleeding. Fortunately, the plate held in my foot and didn’t damage the broken bones any more than they already were. I’m super bummed I didn’t get to race this weekend; my team put together such a good package for me in the race and I can’t thank them enough for working so hard. I’ll do everything I can to heal back up and be 100 percent ready to go in New Jersey.”
2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship Point Standings as of 7/10/16:
1. Bryce Prince, 287 points (2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Champion)
2. Travis Wyman 161 points
3. Richie Escalante, 155 points
4. Dakota Mamola, 148 points 5. JC Camacho, 138 points