KENNESAW, GA – April 14th, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Recent Graves Yamaha-signed rider Garrett Gerloff logged yet another stellar weekend of racing in the books this past weekend at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway’s WERA National.
Gerloff attributes much of his weekend’s success to excellent set-up on his Graves prepped Yamaha R6. “We set up the bike almost perfectly on Friday with help from my crew chief, Brian Stokes, and qualified on pole for the 600 Superstock race,” said Gerloff. “Saturday morning we tested some different set-ups, working to get the bike more comfortable for me. By the end of Saturday we had it dialed-in and after testing the new set-up again Sunday morning, I knew we had a strong bike for the races.”
After a smart and solid battle for the win, the young Graves rider earned 2nd place, a mere two-tenths behind first place finisher Jake Lewis. Ever the perfectionist, 2nd place wasn’t enough for Gerloff. “I was really bummed out and wanted to get us back on the top step of the podium.”
Gerloff wasted no time in getting back on top of the box, winning the 600 Superbike race. Putting pressure on his opponent and capitalizing on a mistake, Gerloff put his head down and not only took the lead but put a two second gap between himself and the 2nd place finisher. “I’d like to give a big thank you to all my sponsors for another great weekend,” exclaimed an exuberant Gerloff.
Garrett Gerloff is sponsored by Graves Motorsports, Monster Energy, Yamaha Motor Corp., Dunlop, Ohlins, GBehavior, Shoei, REV ‘IT, Sidi, Leatt Braces, Vortex, Pit Bull, Chicken Hawk, DrippinWet.com
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