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Barber AMA Round 2, 2005

Young Gun Privateer Chris Peris Finishes Among Factory Riders At Barber AMA Pro RacesYoung Gun Chris Peris of Topline Racing put in another outstanding performance at Barber Motorsports Park backing up his stellar 5th place run in the Daytona 200. Peris, using Supersport-spec bikes on Dunlop DOT tires placed 5th in the Formula Extreme race, and 9th in the Supersport Race.Chris Peris, Rider"Everything is really starting to turn around for me this year. I can't begin to thank my dad and my uncle enough for putting this team together, and getting me to the tracks to race. I am as serious about winning as any rider in the paddock, and I intend to put a bike on the podium as soon as I can put it all together. My motors run great, and Willy maintains them with so much care I never worry about them failing. My suspension is so good, I hardly ever complain to Max. It was awesome to be racing with the factory guys, and I have to get more relaxed with that. But that will all come soon."Team Co-Owner, Fernando Peris"I couldn't be happier with Chris' progress this year. When we decided to go on our own as privateers this year, I sought out the best team I could find. I hired Willy Vass of Vass Performance to do our engines and fuel injection, and Max McAllister to do our chassis and suspension. Those two guys have hit it off and are working great together. We have strong reliable motors, and suspension that just couldn't be better. We haven't spent one penny on crashes this year, and our results are reflecting what I have always known Chris was capable of."Willy Vass, Lead Mechanic and Engine Builder"Chris continues to amaze me. He gives us 110% every time he gets on the bike, and that really keeps us all motivated to give him the best possible equipment. We are always searching for that extra pony or two here and there to keep us competitive with the factory teams. Our suspension is the best I have ever seen. Our tires last better than anyone in the paddock can believe, and the extra traction we have at both ends of the bike is really one of the secrets that makes us competitive with the factory teams."Max McAllister, Suspension Tuner"What can I say about Chris? That kid is all guts. He never complains; I gotta pry complaints out of him. He is so easy to work with. I have found him to be much more sensitive to chassis changes than I thought he would be, for someone so young. We run Penske Shocks with a special piston in them, and our new AK-20 Axxion Cartridge Kits. I think the results speak for themselves. Willy's motors are pulling us along with the factory bikes, and Dunlop is showing us some good love with the tires. The Yamaha R-6 is a great bike, and Chris is finally getting the hang of it. You have to remember, this is the third season for most of the factory riders on their respective bikes, and Chris is only on his second weekend with the Yamaha. We also aren't able to get in on the AMA Team Tests, so we have to sit on the sidelines and watch from the internet with the other privateers. We hope as our results continue to shine, that maybe they will let Chris in to a few of the tests."Topline will receive help from Yamaha Canada, Dunlop Tires, Hindle Pipes, Shark helmets, Traxxion Dynamics, Vass Performance, Nick Ienatsch, Flexi-Glass, Vesrah brakes, Penske shocks, Graves Motorsport, Pitbull stands, Dynojet, Over the Top..