Rossville, TN- On the white limestone track just outside of turn 1 at the world famous Daytona International Speedway, fortunes can be made or broken in the blink of an eye. A track surface that changes quicker than any other that riders see during the entire AMA Pro Flat Track Presented by J&P Cycles series gives riders a challenge throughout the day.
Team mechanic Clayton Shambaugh worked into the very early morning hours to get Briar’s Yamaha YZF450’s ready to do battle once again. Briar suited up to take on the “un-timed” practice session and using a similar set up to what he had on Thursday night, finished a very strong and respectable 8th place, just a quarter of a second off of the pole sitter’s time. In the first qualifying session Briar was even stronger, finishing 6th overall, and now just 0.140 seconds off of the pole time! “The bike felt great” said Briar, “All of my laps were consistent and I knew right away that our set up was good for the day.”