Birmingham, AL (April 21, 2008) - In the second race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, Larry Pegram, of the LeoVince Foremost Insurance Ducati Team finished 4th overall.
Pegram started the race on the second row after qualifying in sixth with a lap time of 1:27.337. After lap one, Pegram was in seventh place, but by lap two he was in fifth and fighting for fourth. Pegram stayed in fifth place until lap nine when the rider in second place (Josh Hayes) crashed moving Pegram up one position to fourth overall. Pegram's practice times for the weekend were 1:28.566 on Friday and 1:28.210 on Saturday. Last year at Barber Motorsports Park, Pegram finished 6th overall. He was running in 4th when an improperly installed face shield blew off his helmet, forcing him to finish the race at a significant disadvantage.
"We shaved 1.6 seconds off our qualifying time from last year, but it wasn't enough. The Formula Xtreme class is much faster than last year. The new Ducati 848 is an amazing bike, we just need to spend more time working on the setup and dialing the bike in for me. Each race we learn more about the bike and its handling capabilities. I am looking forward to the Fontana race next week," commented Larry.
Pegram spent time signing autographs at Ducati Island and the Foremost Insurance booth. Many Ducatisti showed up to meet Larry and express their support for him and the team.
The next race for the LeoVince Foremost Insurance Ducati Team will be April 26, 2008 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
About LeoVince Foremost Insurance Ducati Hebron, Ohio-based, LeoVince Foremost Insurance Ducati is a professional motorcycle road race team competing in the AMA Superbike Championship Series. The team is owned and managed by Larry Pegram, a third-generation motorcycle racer and competes in the Formula Xtreme class on a modified Ducati 848. Additional information about the team can be found on their web site at www.pegramracing.com
Team sponsors include - Ducati North America, Leo Vince Exhaust, Foremost Insurance, Pirelli, Lockhart Phillips, Fieldsheer Leathers, Scorpion Helmets, Robb Report Motorcycling, Motul Oil, Sidi, Braking Rotors, Hot Bodies Racing, VP fuels, EBC, Vortex, Spiegler, Options Italia, Wiseco, Cometic, Canal Road Racing, Build-Momentum.com, Triangle Cycle.com, TNG Scooters, Xceldyne, Anatech Ltd., Megacycle, Motion Pro, DID, Performance Drink, Yuasa Battery, Competition Accessories.com, STM, NCR, Sato Racing, Dan Kyle Racing, NGK, Domino Grips, Café-Razzi