Two Podiums At Pitt Race For RideHVMC Racing and Corey Alexander2020-08-13 06:57
Following a double win at Road Atlanta, Corey and the RideHVMC Racing team supported by Hudson Valley Motorcycles were able to secure two more Stock 1000cc podium finishes at Pittsburgh International Race Complex this past weekend.
Corey started the weekend showing great potential after leading Friday's qualifying practice session one. After testing a variety of gearing changes Corey struggled to up his pace in qualifying practice session two. Ultimately he would find himself starting from the third grid position for both Superstock 1000cc races just 0.3 tenths of a second behind pole position.
At the beginning of race one Corey was shuffled down into sixth position after suffering a lackluster start. Grappling to get the power of his Graves Motorsports built ZX-10R to the ground, Corey clawed his way back to third place but was unable to contend with the other two podium finishers.
Sunday's Stock 1000cc race began with a great launch from the starting line. After spending the first half of the race in a battle for third position with JP43 Training teammate Alex Dumas, a marginal gap had opened up to the two leaders. With three laps to go the #23 machine quickly closed the difference securing a new class lap record of 1:42.911 along the way.
Corey made his way passed the leader approaching the white flag but a costly mistake entering the last turn would sacrifice his chances of victory. The result of arguably one of the most exciting races of the weekend saw Corey finish in second position just 0.196 shy of a win.
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Even after securing two podium finishes, Corey and the RideHVMC team unfortunatley now trail in the championship battle by 3 points. 6 races remain on the Stock 1000cc calendar.
When asked about the weekend Corey added “I really felt like we had a lot of momentum coming into Pittsburgh but we struggled a little bit to find the speed we needed to battle for wins until Sunday's race. I definitely can take a bit of the blame for that as I just didn't feel 100% comfortable throughout the weekend and was slower to get up to the pace needed. My team worked very hard to improve our setup over the course of the weekend and I appreciate all of their effort. Onward!"
RideHVMC Racing treks cross country to Washington State in two weeks time for round five of the MotoAmerica Honos Superbike and Stock 1000 championships. You can stay up to date with Corey and the team on social media via: @corey23alexander or @ridehvmc. If you’re interested in partnering with the RideHVMC Racing team please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Hudson Valley Motorcycles
Hudson Valley Motorcycles is a family owned and operated motorcycle dealership that has been serving New York's Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New England region. HVMC has offered Kawasaki, Ducati, Scrambler Ducati, Suzuki, Energica and ATV, motorcycle or UTV Sales, Parts, and Service for over 50 years. For more info visit hudsonvalleymotorcycles.com, call (914)-762-2722 or follow @hvmotorcycles on social media.
The 2020 season would not be possible without the following team and technical partners: Hudson Valley Motorcycles, Iconic Motorbikes Auctions, New Rage Cycles, MJRS Freeman Racing, JJD Corporation, Trinity Construction Services, Graves Motorsports, Kawasaki USA, Maxima Racing Oils, Superlite Sprockets, Tucker, Moto-D Racing, Accossato Racing, Galfer Brakes, Carbonin, Samco Sport, From The Ashes Embroidery, Impact Canopies, Arai Helmets, Alpinestars, Gemini Racing, Robothink Westchester, Red Mist Racing, Flex Racing, Prestige Service Group, JP43 Training, MotoAnatomy, and Team Four3 Performance Lab.
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