Lexington, OH (July 15, 2012) — LTD Racing’s Huntley Nast equaled his best DSB result yet with seventh place in the second AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race from Mid-Ohio. Nash battled with other well inside the top ten in the 21-lap race stopped once for a red flag and turned his weekend around with a stellar result.
The 20-year old pushed hard on Sunday to rebound after his season took some hits following his excellent Road America round in June that set the high mark in his switch to the Daytona SportBike class. Nash began the weekend well of Friday but retired from Saturday’s race. Huntley focused to improve on his ninth place starting position and to run strong the entire 21-laps.
Nash was under duress the entire event as other riders tried to pass him. “When you’re leading the train, you don’t know if the other riders are faster than you or not. If somebody makes a move and then you get back by, you can feel better about how it is going and you can find where you are stronger and where you need to work,” said Nash. “It was wearing me out for a while but I was able to find the sectors where I wasn’t as good and I was able to put together a good race.”
“It was a good race. My best lap and my last lap were 0.3 apart. I dusted my best time here by 0.8. I felt good,” Huntley said. “I raced with some quality guys and I could have tried a pass at the end for sixth but I decided to play it a little safe and not risk seventh after a couple of mishaps in the last couple of races for me and the team. I felt good on the bike again and had a lot of fun out there and I think we turned some things around with this one. Now it’s on to Laguna, one of my favorite tracks.”