Buffalo, NY: Elena Myers made history today, becoming the first woman in AMA Pro history to win a professional motorcycle race at Daytona International Speedway. The 18 year old from Discovery Bay, CA, took the win in the ten lap SuperSport race after a race-long battle with three other riders. And she won in a big way, taking the lead on the final lap and leading out of the chicane, a move that rarely pays off. Myers powered to her win on the all-new Buffalo-made Sportmax D211 GP-A tire.
“It was a phenomenal race,” said Myers. “I stayed up there earlier and led a little bit, then stayed behind to see if I could catch back up. I knew I had the bike to lead on the last lap. My team gave me a great machine and I’m happy to get a win for them. I was crying like a baby the whole cool-down lap. It was a great feeling. That’s why we come out here and do what we do—to stand on top of the box.”
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923.