Celtic Racing is extremely pleased to report that after Friday morning’s Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport final qualifying session, National Guard Fairhills Group rider Corey Alexander has secured Pole Position. Alexander will start from the front row with a time of 1:52.728, beside teammate James Rispoli on the Celtic Orient Express Racing entry who qualified in second position after a 1:52.780 lap. This effort by both riders puts them ahead of 50 other SuperSport riders who will line up to race in just a few hours.
Corey Alexander stated “First off I have to give a huge thanks to the National Guard Fairhills Group Celtic Racing and all of my crew, Barry, Mike, and Tim. The bike is working amazing. It’s a huge accomplishment getting my first Pole and I can’t imagine doing it anywhere else but at Daytona with the support of the National Guard, Fairhills Group, and Celtic Racing. We are going to give it our best shot in the race, but most importantly ride smart and come out with some good points towards the championship. I have to give a big thanks to my personal sponsors for getting me here: Edward and the whole Fairhills Group family, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, everyone from Hudson Valley Motorcycle, and most importantly my family. The biggest thank you goes out to Richie Alexander, my uncle. None of this would have happened if not for him.”
Celtic Orient Express Racing teammate James Rispoli was just as enthusiastic “Qualifying on the front row with a new Celtic Orient Express Racing team is just awesome. The bike feels great and I’m looking forward to the first race later today. Big congrats to C-Dog on his Pole! My Celtic Orient Express Racing GSXR 600 feels great here at Daytona, which gives me the confidence to push hard and stay at the front of the pack. Many thanks to my crew for putting together such a great bike, especially Barry, William, Eric, and Dustin for all the hard work this week and just getting us here! I’d like to thank my personal sponsors AGV Helmets, Dainese Leathers, Monster Energy, and Star Motorcycle School for all their support.”
Qualifying consists of two sessions, with the best times from each session combined to determine the rankings. There will be two Motorcycle-SuperStore.com SuperSport race events at Daytona, the first is Friday, March 16th at 3pm with the second event on Saturday, March 17th at 10am. Both races are 10 laps in length, and will be broadcast on www.Speed2.com, please check the website for times.
Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSXR 600′s showcase the best in road racing technology. Product support for both machines comes from: Michael Jordan Motorsports, American Suzuki, Armor Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, Dynojet, FMF Racing, Full Spectrum Power, Hudson Valley Racing, Galfer Brakes, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull, Riviera Country Club, Saddlemen, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.
Celtic Racing was established 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 11 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan’s talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels.
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