The Big M race event at Miller Motorsports Park is known for big action as the World Superbike paddock and the National Guard AMA Pro Racing series team up to deliver some of the most exciting racing this season to date.
Snow capped mountains in the distance and heavy hanging rain clouds set an overall gloomy mood during Saturday’s practices and qualifying. Melissa Paris faced wet conditions in her morning practice and qualified 19th in the afternoon session while navigating the tricky conditions of a slow drying race track. The Sunday morning qualifying
session proved to be another wash out as Melissa and the rest of the GoPro Daytona Sportbike grid rode in damp conditions. As the afternoon race approached the rain clouds finally scattered and the GoPro Daytona Sportbike race would see a dry track for their main event.
Melissa cut out some work for herself with a slow start but soon began to work through the competitors in front of her. Melissa put her head down and battled ahead to reclaim several lost positions and finish solidly in 21st position. Though slightly disappointed in her start this past weekend Melissa looks forward to the next round with much anticipation: “I really look forward going into Road America for this next AMA round. I know that my mechanic Joe and Richard Stanboli of Attack Performance are working hard to make the Yamaha R6 better fitted for me and Road America is another track I really enjoy and I expect to get better results at our next race.”
Melissa Paris is also excited to announce a new partnership with Freegun Underwear, an underwear company with strong roots in action and motorsports. Melissa hopes to gather enough support to fund her race efforts for the entire 2012 AMA Pro Racing season. “Being a privateer effort is difficult and every sponsor is integral to our team. As it stands we are a few funds short of finishing the 2012 season but I am optimistic that there are more partners out there we can connect with and I hope to show them my resolve with strong finishes at the next few race events.”
Melissa Paris would like to thank all of her current sponsors who support her race efforts: Yamaha, GYTR, Attack Performance, Joe Rocket, Leo Vince, Motion Pro, Vesrah, Motodex Performance First, Yamalube, GB Racing, Braking, Zero Gravity, Drippin Wet, GoPro, Freegun, and WIDSIX
Melissa would also like to say a special thanks to the men and women of the armed forces who have served and continue to serve so we may all enjoy great race events such as this past Big M event on Memorial Weekend.
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