Nash Wins Laguna Supersport

Paul Carruthers | July 24, 2010

MONTEREY, CA, JULY 24 – LTD Racing’s Huntley Nash was fast and he stayed clean to win the AMA Supersport final at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as racing came to a close on a clear and sunny day on the Monterey Peninsula.Nash survived a crash-marred final that was red-flagged at one point to record his second win of the season.Nash wasn’t leading when the red flag came out on the fifth lap when Cameron Beaubier crashed in the Corkscrew, but he was a close second. On the restart, however, Nash took the lead at the start and withstood the pressure from Top Gun’s Tyler O’Hara, the rider who had led prior to the race stoppage. O’Hara hounded Nash until crashing out of the race on the 15th lap in Rainey Corner.That left Nash to race alone to the checkered flag, 3.5 seconds ahead of Austin Dehaven and Scott Gilbert swas a lonely third. The battle for fourth, meanwhile, went the distance with Elena Myers beating James Rispoli to the line by just .003 of a second.Pole sitter Tomas Puerta crashed out of the race on the opening lap in turn three.Final Results1. Huntley Nash (Yamaha)2. Austin DeHaven (Yamaha)3. Scott Gilbert (Yamaha)4. Elena Myers (Suzuki)5. James Rispoli (Suzuki)6. David Gaviria (Kawasaki)7. Bryce Prince (Yamaha)8. Matthew Sadowski (Suzuki)9. Travis Ohge (Yamaha)10. MIchael Corbino (Yamaha)

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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.