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Corona Extra Honda Racing Team Superbike Gets Up to Speed in Fontana, California

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The first Auto Club Speedway Superbike race in Fontana, California was a good run for Corona Extra Honda Racing. Jake Holden stood in for injured team rider Neil Hodgson. Holden drove his Honda CBR1000RR to a fifth place finish.

Autoclub Speedway Superbike Race in Fontana, California
Autoclub Speedway Superbike Race in Fontana, California

Corona Extra Honda Racing's Honda CBR1000RR equipped with K&N air and oil filters
Corona Extra Honda Racing's Honda CBR1000RR equipped with K&N air and oil filters
Holden pushed ahead of the factory Yamaha team after a duel that lasted the entire race. He was up to speed in practice and just missed a crash during race one. The incident brought out the red flag and a restart. Holden was in eighth place after the first lap. Holden then began to pick off racers in the top ten.
Jake Holden rode in place of Corona Extra Honda Racing's injured rider Neil Hodgson in Fontana, California
Jake Holden rode in place of Corona Extra Honda Racing's injured rider Neil Hodgson in Fontana, California

Corona Honda Superbike will next race in the Road Atlanta at Braselton, Georgia
Corona Honda Superbike will next race in the Road Atlanta at Braselton, Georgia

"I didn't get a very good start but just tried to be consistent," he said. "The Yamaha's Team riders held me up and I had a hard time getting past them. I was getting more confident on the bike as the race went on and started closing in on Blake Young by the end."

On day two of the race, the weather did not cooperate. Heavy rain affected warm-up practice. Holden spent the session becoming familiar with the Honda Superbike's power during the rain. Holden said he wanted a dry race.

Holden got his wish. The green flag dropped under sunny skies. Unfortunately, during race two a red flag came out on the first lap. On the restart Holden settled into sixth for a few laps before charging up to fourth place. Holden was about to make the pass when an electrical problem on his Honda slowed him down and forced him to retire.

"I thought it was a fuel problem so I dropped to the trackside," he said. "I got back on the bike and tried again, but it was worse and I pulled in."

In its "Race to the Lime" Corona Extra Honda is proud to be partnering with K&N. The team uses K&N air filters and oil filters HA-1008 and KN-204. "K&N is a quality product," said Team Owner Tim Saunders. "This is a highly competitive sport and K&N improves the performance on our bikes."

The Corona Extra Honda Racing Team will race again at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia on April 3-5.

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