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KTM/HMC Superbike Race Team Report

Superbike - Millville, NJ

KTM/HMC Superbike rider Chris Fillmore collected a pair of 8th and 10th place results at the tenth round of the AMA Pro SuperBike Race Series held at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

This race marked Fillmore’s first race back since injuring his hand earlier in the season. Despite his injury, Fillmore had a decent qualifying session and was able to qualify 12th into Saturday’s race.

At the start of the race on Saturday, Fillmore started in the 12th spot and quickly moved up through the pack. By the end of the race he had passed into 8th place. “I had a really solid ride during Saturday’s race and was happy with the bike set-up and am excited to break into the top ten on my first race back.”

Sunday did not start as well for the KTM/HMC Factory rider, as he suffered a small crash in the early morning qualifying. His team quickly set to work to repair the bike while Fillmore regrouped and returned to the line for the start of the second race. Fillmore again started in the 12th spot and moved into the top ten early in the race. Unfortunately, he suffered some pain in his injured hand mid-way through the race that caused him to fall back slightly. At the end of the race he was able to dig deep and increase his pace to catch the pack of riders battling for 7th. He eventually finished the race in 10th place to earn two top ten finishes for the weekend.

“My hand is getting stronger every day and the most important thing for me to focus on is getting it to 100%. I have two weeks until the next race and I hope to return stronger and improve my results closer to the top five,” stated Fillmore.

Next Event: Homestead, FL – September 21-23, 2012

Overall Results – Race 1 (Top Ten)
1. Josh Hayes
2. Ben Bostrom
3. Blake Young
4. Taylor Knapp
5. Josh Herrin
6. Geoff May
7. Larry Pegram
8. Chris Fillmore – KTM
9. Roger Hayden
10. David Anthony

Overall Results – Race 2 (Top Ten)
1. Josh Hayes
2. Josh Herrin
3. Roger Hayden
4. Blake Young
5. Ben Bostrom
6. Steve Rapp
7. Taylor Knapp
8. Danny Eslick
9. Larry Pegram
10.Chris Fillmore – KTM

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