Monday, June 29, 2009

Motorcycle Accidents

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (October 19, 2008) - Deeley H-D/Buell Canada/Ruthless Racing rider David Estok executed a dramatic last-lap pass to win the ASRA Pro Thunderbike National at the 25th Annual ASRA Race of Champions at Daytona International Speedway. Riding a Buell XB12R motorcycle, Estok drafted past BMW rider Nate Kern as the pair dashed for the finish line. Hal’s H-D/Buell/Hal’s Speed Shop rider Dan Bilansky finished third, also on a Buell XB12R.
Kern was the fast qualifier for the season-ending Pro Thunderbike National at Daytona with a lap of 1:55.748. Kern and Morton’s BMW rider Richard Cooper led from the start of the eight-lap race, with Estok following closely in third place. Cooper crashed and was out of the race on lap three, and Estok closed in on Kern and stayed just behind the BMW rider until the pair exited the final turn of the high-banked Daytona track. Timing the draft perfectly, Estok was able to pull ahead of Kern and take the win.
“Second place is a great spot to be in on the last turn at Daytona,” said Estok. “I’ve got a great Buell motorcycle and some experience at this track and was able to put both to use today. It’s nice to end the season with a win.”