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K-Tech Suspension equipped riders had a great weekend of racing as the second round of the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing Series visited Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Most notably, National Guard Celtic Racing's Corey Alexander brought home two first place finishes on his #5 Suzuki GSX-R 600 in the SuperSport class - hearty congratulations on the great success! Alexander narrowly missed pole position in qualifying, and started both races from second position on the front row using K-Tech 20DDS fork cartridges and a 35DDS Pro rear shock. Roger Hayden qualified third for the Superbike races aboard his #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000, and would finish a strong third in race one, and fourth in race two using K-Tech 20DDS fork cartridges and a 35DDS Pro rear shock as well.

In the hotly contested AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport class, nearly a quarter of the field was equipped with K-Tech Suspension, and four of the top ten finishers in both races were using K-Tech as well! Jeffrey Tigert joined Corey Alexander on the podium with a third place finish in Saturday's race, and followed it up with a respectable fifth place finish on Sunday. Tigert also qualified fourth on his CM Motorsports Yamaha YZF R6 with K-Tech 20DDS fork cartridges and a 35DDS Pro rear shock. Additionally, EDR Performance rider Sebastiao Ferreira would finish seventh on Saturday and ninth on Sunday, with team mate CJ Weaver finishing 15th on Saturday, and improving to 14th on Sunday. Miles Thornton, riding for CTR Racing on a K-Tech equipped Yamaha YZF R6, finished a strong ninth on Saturday, and tenth on Sunday. Travis Ohge saw a big improvement, finishing thirteenth on Saturday, and jumping to seventh on Sunday with his Houston Superbikes Suzuki GSX-R 600. Neil Herbert qualified twenty-fourth on his CM Motorsports Yamaha YZF R6, and finished twenty-second on Saturday, twenty-third on Sunday. Caroline Olsen qualified twenty-third on her Celtic Orient Express Racing GSX-R 600 and was able to gain speed and finish seventeenth on Saturday. Sadly Caroline was involved in the huge pile-up at the beginning of Sunday's race and was not able to continue. Everyone at K-Tech offers their best wishes for a strong and quick recovery.

Jordan Suzuki's Danny Eslick started from sixth on the grid in the National Guard Superbike races, and rode hard to finish fifth in both Saturday and Sunday's races behind teammate Roger Hayden. Eslick's #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 features K-Tech 20DDS fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock.

The Daytona Sport Bike class saw James Rispoli qualify sixth on his K-Tech equipped National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600. Rispoli would finish seventh in both races, running with the lead pack for much of the race on Sunday. Joey Pascarella rode his Riders Discount Triumph Daytona 675 to 8th place in qualifying, and would finish nineteenth on Saturday, and thirteenth on Sunday.

In the Vance & Hines Harley Davidson XR1200 Series race, Steve Rapp qualified third fastest with K-Tech 35MTS rear shocks, and would go on to take the win on his Suburban Harley Davidson XR1200 in Sunday's race by a bit more than four seconds. Josh Chism finished ninth on his Bartel's Harley Davidson Scrubblade XR1200 equipped with K-Tech 25SSK IDS fork cartridges and 35MTS rear shocks.

K-Tech Suspension engineers the finest in cutting edge suspension technology for motorcycles. The unique Direct Damping System (DDS) offers precision control, accurate adjustments, and incredible feel which serve to improve rider confidence and reduce lap times. The popular 20DDS pressurized front fork cartridges are available to fit all late model sport bikes, and feature a closed system design with 31mm control pistons, 20mm displacement pistons, and 8mm piston rods. Likewise, the aluminum bodied K-Tech 35DDS rear shock provides independent circuits for compression and rebound damping adjustments, and is easy to tune and setup with a unique bypass valve adjustment feature. Remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment, as well as adjustable shock length allow custom configurations for every rider.

For more information regarding K-Tech Suspension components, please contact Orient Express, the exclusive North American importer and distributor. Orient Express is pleased to be your source for high performance service, tuning, and parts since 1973. Visit Orient Express Racing - High Performance Motorcycle Parts & Accessories, call 800.645.6521, or email [email protected] to explore what we can do to help your racing ambitions!

Click below for a link to all the Suzuki GSX-R K-Tech Suspension components we carry:

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Corey Alexander on the #5 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 equipped with K-Tech 20DDS fork cartridges and 35DDS rear shock took two wins at Road America! Images © Brian J Nelson - used by permission.

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