The following is from Squid Hunter Racing…
Arkansas native Cory West, who raced to eighth in the 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with two podium finishes, has signed with Central Florida-based team Squid Hunter Racing to race in the 2019 Daytona 200 on March 16.
West was introduced to team owner Peter Strack through mutual friend Hawk Mazzotta, who is himself a retired American Motorcyclist Association racer.
“It’s great to get this opportunity to go after the Daytona 200 win with Squid Hunter Racing this year,” says West. “Everything is falling into place perfectly and I’m looking forward to getting back on the high banks!”
Coming off of two national championships and four regional titles in club racing last season, Squid Hunter Racing believes they have the equipment to put under West to compete for a win.
“That’s the goal—to win,” says Strack. “We have to have that mindset to compete with these other talented riders and teams.”
Squid Hunter purchased a brand new 2018 Yamaha R6 for West to ride in the Daytona 200. Off the track, co-owner Jordan Strange has worked long hours to get the bike and its crew dialed in for success in the Daytona 200.
“We are holding nothing back and being very analytical to ensure proper performance out of the new machine,” says Strange.