AMA: Nash wins AMA Buell Pro Thunder Title
15 August 2000
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Dunedin, New Zealand native Jeffrey Nash clinched the title of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) Buell Pro Thunder series last weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. Nash, who currently resides in Mansfield Tex., locked up the championship point standings with one race remaining on the season schedule. Consistency was the key to Nash's title-winning effort. Though he has yet to take the checkers, he's finished on the podium at every race to date, taking four second-place, and three third-place finishes aboard the Advanced Motorsports Ducati. "We're very happy of course," said Nash. "The season has been a whole lot of work, and I couldn't have done it without the crew and our sponsors, Advanced Motorsports, Arai, Ohlins, Dunlop and Structural One." Nash is already planning for the 2001 season, and is looking forward to an expanded team and additional sponsor support. "Hopefully, winning this championship will bring us a little more attention. We'll be approaching new sponsors and would like to put together a Superbike effort and a two-rider team." The 37-year old Nash holds several regional and vintage racing titles, including the 1998 American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association (AHMRA) Sound of Thunder and Sound of Singles Championships. He began racing with AMA Pro in 1998, entering the Pro Thunder event at Mid-Ohio that year and taking seventh place. He returned to the AMA Pro Thunder series in 1999, earning six, top-five results, including third-place finishes at Road America and Mid-Ohio. The season finale for the Buell Pro Thunder series and AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship will be held Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, Calif.