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Joshua Auel
Road Racing
Joshua Auel
Age: 30
Minneapolis, MN
Currently in College
I'm Josh. I spent 9 years in the Navy. Now I am now pursuing an Electrical Engineering Deg... more
Rank: Amateur
Competition: About Once Per Month: Since 2013 | Mostly Local
Recent Class(es): MWSS Novice, MWSB Novice, MWGP Novice, HWSS Novice, HWSB Novice
Event Wins: 1 Local
Racing: Since 2013 - Two Or Three Times Per Week

Background

I've ridden street bikes for approximately 10 years. I started out on Harley's and cruisers. I rode solely those for a long time. In 2010 I bought my first sport bike. The bike I bought was a 2009 Ducati 1198.

I rode that bike mainly while stationed in Italy, from July of 2009 until I left in January 2013. I did one track day with it at Autodromo Vallelunga, which is located 20 miles north of Rome. After this track day it peaked my interest in racing. I saved my money and waited to leave the Navy.

In February 2013 I left the navy and returned to Minnesota. In around March of 2013 I bought a used 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 600. The bike had already been raced prep. In May I started my road racing career with the Central Road Racing Association. (CRA-MN)

Highlights

The highlights from the season we're many. My first race I placed third ahead of many more "experienced" track day riders.

But the highlight of my season was in the August event of CRA-MN. Between the July and August events I had my suspension reworked by the people at Track side Suspension and Engineering (Darien, WI). With a now properly functioning suspension I was able to drop over 5 (!) seconds off of my previous personal best. I went from mid-pack to mixing it up with the front runners in my class. (also passing many expert class riders also)

Goals

My goals for next year are to compete in every round of CRA and a few CCS events.

I aim take my first podium and hopefully my first victory some time during the May or June weekends in CRA.

Media Exposure / Publicity

No media exposure / publicity

Events & Results

Past Events & Results
07/19/14 Round 3 CRA Heavyweight SS Novice 1st
07/19/14 Round 3 CRA Middleweight SS Novice 2nd
08/02/13 CRA Series Middleweight SS Novice - Race 1 5th
07/19/14 Round 3 CRA Middleweight SB Novice 3rd
07/19/14 Round 3 CRA Heavyweight SB Novice 3rd
07/19/14 Round 3 CRA Middleweight GP Novice 3rd
06/14/14 CRA - MWSB Novice 2nd
09/14/13 Central Roadracing Association New Riders Championship 2nd
08/02/13 CRA Series Heavyweight GP Novice - Race 2 3rd
08/02/13 CRA Series Middleweight SB Novice - Race 1 4th
08/02/13 CRA Series Middleweight SB Novice - Race 2 4th
08/02/13 CRA Series Middleweight SS Novice - Race 2 5th
08/02/13 CRA Series Heavyweight SS Novice - Race 1 5th
08/02/13 CRA Series Heavyweight SS Novice - Race 2 5th
08/02/13 CRA Series Heavyweight SB Novice - Race 1 5th
Upcoming Events
No upcoming events
Status: Not Sponsored

Stats / Fun Facts

Sessioned 1 Spot in 1 State, 1 Country and 1 Sport.
Sports: Road Racing
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Current Sponsors / Programs

Yoshimura Road Racing
thru 12/31/14