Round two of the Cory West “Bounty Hunter” schedule took place all the way up in New Jersey Motorsports Park for the ASRA/CCS Superstock National. After regrouping from the first outing, West landed some help from Ohlins USA to help wrangle the massive power of the new BMW S1000RR. Unable to test the new settings prior to the race event, there was a sense of urgency to find a happy setting for the motorcycle. A Friday track-day and Saturday GTO race was all that was needed for West to get down to some competitive lap times and find a comfortable setup on the German missile.
“The weather was sunny but cold all weekend, so finding a comfy setting with such low track temps was a bit unnerving. Luckily the new Ohlins suspension and Pirelli tire combo was working great from the first session. I was able to get going pretty quick on scrubs during the track-day, and then throwing fresh tires at it for the GTO race showed me what needed fine tuning” said West about the first two days of riding.
“The ASRA Superstock race was a great confidence booster knowing that I ran up front for a few laps and then kept the leaders in sight for the whole race. I lost touch completely with the leaders at the first round at Roebling Road, so I know I’m making progress with the new Beemer. I’ve raced at NJMP on some pretty fast superbikes in the past and I’m proud to say that I went faster on my own motorcycle with way less backing and support. Running some 1:23’s in chilly conditions lets me know that I’m on par with the best 1000 riders in the country. Finishing on the podium is great but I see some wins coming in the near future!” West exclaimed.
West now has one weekend off before gearing back up for the first CCS race in the mid-west at Autobahn Country Club in Illinois. Stay updated by following Cory on social media and MotoArkansas.com!
Cory West would like to thank the following Sponsors for their support:
BMW North America
Pirelli Tire North America
Steve Weir, BMW HP Race Support
Shoei Helmets North America
If you’re interested in helping Cory this season during his racing efforts, please contact Brant Collins with MotoArkansas.com.