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Sep 13, 2010

More From Saturday's WERA National Endurance Series 4-Hour At Barber Motorsports Park

Zyvax Locks Up Two WERA Endurance Championships, Overall Win Will Be Decided at Final Round

Kennesaw, Georgia At Alabama's Barber Motorsports Park Team Zyvax's R1 and R6 efforts gained enough of a lead over the rest of the WERA endurance field that they are guaranteed two championships. At the final round in Atlanta the Overall will come down to one of the two Zyvax bikes.

Heading into the Barber round the two Zyvax bikes were on a level playing field. Barber's shorter straights and technical turns made the smaller, more agile bike able to keep up with the stronger, bigger machine. Both bikes were flawless going into the race and both got out in front quickly. But fifteen laps in the seat came loose on Dane Westby and Clinton Seller's Team Zyvax / Graves supported Yamaha R6 and they had to come in for an unscheduled pit stop. Despite the setback, Westby and Seller battled hard and came out with the class win.

Seller was relieved and happy after the win. "The traffic made this race very challenging. At the same time, it made the race very exciting! It was a lot of fun finding different ways to pass other riders. It was unfortunate that the seat came lose because we would have had a better chance to win the overall," said Seller of the race.

In addition to the loose seat Seller, Westby and the rest of the endurance riders had to suffer through thick southern heat. "It was hot!" said Westby of the four hour race. "The stints seemed to roll together but I am glad to have this win and this championship. We fought our battles hard and won the war. The bike was flawless, save for the seat issue, which unfortunately cost us some time. The clouds moved into the area just as we finished, cooling us off, and giving a fitting end to a hot war."

Chris Clark and guest rider Jason DiSalvo, their crew and their Team Zyvax / Graves prepped Yamaha R1 were the stars of the Barber endurance round. Consistent fast laps and hard work paid off for Clark and Disalvo. Both riders had no easy task harnessing the big bike's power on a track better suited for the smaller bike.

"This track is very technical which makes it very demanding on a 1000cc. It is hard to keep the fast lap times for the whole hour," said DiSalvo of the bike. "This is the most rewarding win with Team Zyvax because of how hard the race was."

"This was the toughest race yet," commented Clark, "The track had good slip for as hot as it was. This track is hard to ride on a 1000. Thanks to Chuck Graves and team owner JB Layman for the opportunity, and I'm really looking forward to the GNF."

Team Zyvax is sponsored by Zyvax, Inc., Graves Motorsports and Dunlop. Check out for team news and details.

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