Zemke Solid at Road Atlanta
Braselton, GA (April 22, 2012) – Ducshop’s Jake Zemke earned two solid 4th place finishes in Round 2 of the AMA GoPro Daytona Sportbike Series in the Big Kahuna Atlanta at Road Atlanta. After this round, Jake is firmly holding 4th place in the Championship with fifty-one points.
Jake qualified the Ducshop Ducati 848 with a 1:29.601, putting him in a great spot on the outside of Row 1 in 3rd position. He made the best of his qualifying spot by taking the holeshot in Race 2 and leading the first laps.
Jake said, “The crew did a great job this weekend, and we are making progress every time we go out. This added weight issue really hurts us, so hopefully the AMA will consider taking a look at it. In race one I had a clutch issue, got a rough start and shuffled back a little…had a good battle going with Dane, and then Cory. I told the guys if they could make some adjustments for race two, I knew I could get the hole shot. Dane and I battled it out again and he just edged me at the line by .040. Just looking forward to Infineon where the Ducati should go good and hopefully we can run up closer to the front."
Team owner, Mark Sutton, said, “Jake did a great job throughout the weekend especially considering he has had no official testing. In addition, AMA regulation requires us to maintain a minimum weight of 385 pounds without fuel. This definitely puts us at a serious disadvantage against the 4’s, but we will continue to do everything we can to give him a bike he can take to the front.”
The next round will be in Sonoma, CA, at the Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam on May 4-6 at Infineon Raceway.
The team would like to thank Rizoma, Element Case, TPL Racing, Freightliner Manitoba, Rewards4Wellness.com, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, Fast Finish, Drippinwet, Jason Disalvo Speed Academy, Armour Bodies, Fast Frank Racing, EVR, D.I.D., Zero Gravity and Vesrah for their support.