May 28

Ben Young ready to get back to business at Road America

This weekend at Road America Elkhart Lake, WI – May 31 – June 2.

Ben YoungBen Young, coming off of his best AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike finish of 8th place in the 72nd running of the Daytona 200, is eager to get back to business this weekend at the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader.

Although the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike season opener at Daytona International Speedway seems like it was half a season away the 19 year old Canadian road racer has kept himself busy. In addition to his ongoing training, Young took some time to connect with fans through interviews on Canada’s Raceline Radio Network, US-based Next Moto Champion Radio and Michigan City’s WIMS AM 1420. Additionally the resident of Thornbury Ontario spoke at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School’s Career Day about his passion for racing on behalf sponsor Gilles Bolduc of Tim Hortons-Sudbury.

The young pilot’s Daytona 200 result seemed to make an impression on local Thornbury Home Hardware owner Phil Havens as he offered additional support to ensure Young would be able to continue his progress this season.

“Ben is a fine young man and I’m impressed by his commitment to his sport. I know how hard he works at his day-to-day job with his father’s company Scotbuild Developments. It’s apparent he applies this same work ethic at the track.” said Havens.

Not one to turn down an opportunity to get in some additional track-time Young headed to Shannonville Motorsports Park in Ontario for a fun weekend on his Honda RS 125. However a freak slow-speed high side ended his playtime early resulting in a minor hairline fracture of his left foot.

When asked about his injury and the forthcoming Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America Young stated; “It was so weird. I was taking it easy on the first lap then I started to pick up the pace but not even close to full on. It was one of the highest high-sides I’ve had. I was lucky to get away with only a fracture and I’ve been resting my foot since the incident. It’s not one hundred percent yet but I’m ready. Road America is one of my favourite circuits and I can’t wait to get back out there on my BYR Yamaha R6!”

Road America is one of the most historic venues in all of motorsports. Located in Elkhart Lake, Wis., this beautiful track is the longest circuit on the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing schedule. For tickets and more information regarding the event, scheduled to take place on May 31-June 2, please visit http://www.roadamerica.com/

Television coverage of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing is now available on the CBS Sports Network across the US and in Canada through local cable, video telco providers and via satellite. Please contact your provider for availability. Programming begins Saturday, June 1 (2:30 p.m. ET) with a 30-minute preview show before live coverage of the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (3:00 p.m. ET). 

Ben Young and the BYR team would like to thank; Tim Hortons – Sudbury, Scotbuild Developments, Fogi Racing Development, Arai Helmets, AXO, GP Tech LLC, Hindle Exhaust Systems, DUA Motorsports Bodywork, KICK Energy Drink, K&N Filters, Performance Cycleworx, Thornbury Home Hardware, BCL Motorsports Pit Kit, Vortex Racing, Motul Oils, Bickle Racing Tire Warmers, GB Racing, The North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW, Jerry Daggett, the fans and family.

source: Scott Young