Alexander Gets His First

Henny Ray Abrams | May 29, 2011

TOOELE VALLEY, UT, MAY 29 – Vesrah Suzuki’s Corey Alexander earned his first AMA professional win with a runaway win in the streaming rain at Miller Motorsports Park.The nephew of Jordan Suzuki’s Rich Alexander, a former AMA Superstock champion, Corey Alexander took the lead on the second lap, lost it briefly, then flew to victory.The expected competition from pole-sitter Benny Solis was negated when the Honda rider crashed on the first lap. That set Alexander and Team LTD’s David Gaviria into battle and it wasn’t much of a fight.

Once the 17-year-old Alexander was clear of Gaviria, he attacked at a pace the rest could only admire. His lead grew by seconds each lap and by the halfway point it was over 16 secs. When he crossed the line, after slowing at the end of the rain-sodden, 13-lap third round of the West SuperSport championship, his gap was 18.873 secs.The battle for second went to the line with Gaviria holding off GP Bike Parts’ Travis Ohge (Yam) by .376 sec., with Team LTD’s Tomas Puerta .457 sec. back in fourth.SuperSport Results:1. Corey Alexander (Suzuki)

2. David Gaviria (Yamaha)

3. Travis Ohge (Yamaha)

4. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)

5. Elena Myers (Suzuki)

6. Ryan Tarr (Yamaha)

7. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yamaha)

8. Jennifer Lauritzen (Yamaha)

9. Roi Holster (Yamaha)

10. Kelly Barnett (Yamaha)


Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.