Solis Dominates Laguna Supersport

Paul Carruthers | July 23, 2011

MONTEREY, CA, JULY 23 – Benny Solis made a mockery of the Supersport final at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Red Bull/Erion Racing/ Californian leading by over 20 seconds before an off-track excursion with a few laps to go cost him time. Still, he won by 8.3 seconds after 18 laps on his Honda CBR600RR.Second place was a fight to the finish with Tomas Puerta beating Vesrah Suzuki’s Corey Alexander by just .037 of a second. And Puerta’s LTD Yamaha teammate David Gaviria was even closer in third place – just .001 of a second behind Alexander as the three crossed the line side by side.Fifth place went to SuzukiScoopFan’s Elena Myers, the GSX-R-mounted Myers in the mix for second place until falling off the pace in the closing stages. She would end up 12.6 seconds behind.Stefano Mesa finished sixth on his Rata Racing Suzuki over the Jake Holden Racing Yamaha of Travis Ohge. Dustin Dominguez, Colter Dimick and Sebastiao Ferreira rounded out the top 10.

Supersport Final

1.                  Benny Solis (Honda)

2.                  Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)

3.                  Corey Alexander (Suzuki)

4.                  David Gaviria (Yamaha)

5.                  Elena Myers (Suzuki)

6.                  Stefano Mesa (Suzuki)

7.                  Travis Ohge (Yamaha)

8.                  Dustin Dominguez (Triumph)

9.                  Colter Dimick (Yamaha)

10.                  Sebastiao Ferreira (Yamaha)


Paul Carruthers | Editor

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.