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Huntley Nash Races Home for Weekend

The pro race rider from East Cobb talks about his young career heading into the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta at Road Atlanta.

Updated 10:45 p.m.

East Cobb's Huntley Nash was seventh in qualifying Friday, according to CycleNews.

His lap time of 1:30.426 was less than a second and a half behind the provisional pole winner, Martin Cardenas.

The puts Nash in the middle of the provisional second row for Saturday afternoon's race.

Original Report

East Cobb pro motorcycle racer Huntley Nash hits his home track this weekend when the AMA Pro Road Racing tour rides into Road Atlanta for the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta.

The 19-year-old Nash, a lifetime resident of the Marietta area, marked his visit home for the second stop of the season by doing an AMA Rider Spotlight interview this week.

He talks about how he got started with motorcycles and traces his pro career since he began four years ago at age 15, including the tough competition he faces now in the GoPro Daytona SportBike class. (He told brake maker Galfer in December that he first raced around the neighborhood at age 5.)

He says he’s pumped about all the friends and family who will be cheering him at the Braselton track this weekend.

Nash’s class is due to practice at 1 p.m. today and start qualifying at 4. Final qualifying starts at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, and 20-lap races on the 2.55-mile track are set for 2 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $20 today and $40 each for Saturday and Sunday, $65 for a Saturday-Sunday pass, and $80 for all three days. Parking is free.

The Speed cable network will have same-day taped coverage of the races at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday.

You also can try to keep up with Nash on Twitter (@HNash75) and Facebook.

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