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Jan 13, 2013

Alonso, Pascarella, Zemke Win Multiple WERA West Races At Auto Club Speedway

Jake Zemke (98) lays rubber out of Turn Six at Auto Club Speedway. David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

AMA Pro racers Joey Pascarella and Jake Zemke kicked off their 2013 seasons by winning multiple races at a WERA West Sportsman Series event Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California.

Pascarella rode his Pirelli-shod, Riders Discount-sponsored Yamaha YZF-R6 to convincing victories in B Superstock, B Superbike, C Superstock and C Superbike on the 2.3-mile infield road course.

"I'm just getting ready for the AMA season, pretty much," Pascarella told Roadracingworld.com. "I came here to go faster and win races, and I did."

Zemke piloted a Pirelli-equipped, Jett Tuning-backed Honda CBR1000RR to three race wins: Formula One, A Superstock and A Superbike.

"We're just out here to have some fun," said Zemke, who smoked his rear tire out of some corners during his races. "We're here to make the bike the best we can, but in the races I'm riding for pure enjoyment. I got to burn the tire up a little. I haven't got to do that for a while. Last year I was riding a little bike [a Ducati 848EVO AMA Pro Daytona SportBike]. This bike is [close to] stock. It's never had the head off. And it doesn't have any electronics, but with the way it makes power it doesn't need any. It's fun. But even with all of this fun, I want to go AMA racing."

Pascarella and Zemke, both Daytona 200 winners, said they had no firm plans to go racing in the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series. Pascarella said he was working to put together a program for himself, but Zemke said, "I have none [plans]. At this point, I have no offers to go do anything, and it's getting close to Daytona. I'd love to have an offer. I'm staying optimistic. I'm keeping up with my training and my riding, like this, to keep me sharp. I'm hoping something comes through at the last minute."

Another multi-race winner at the event was 14-year-old Anthony Alonso, who will race in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2013. Alonso used his Roadracingworld.com-supported Moriwaki MD250H to take first-place finishes in D Superbike and Formula Two. Alonso also led much of the Formula Three race, but Jayson Uribe passed Alonso in the run to the finish line to win by 0.028 second. Alonso finished second in Formula Three.

The event attracted 124 riders who signed up for 334 race entries. That's the same number of riders and five more entries compared with the same event in 2012 and a success, according to WERA Motorcycle Racing President Evelyne Clarke. Clarke said she expected a lighter turnout due to a wintery weather forecast for the area.

The event started off cold -- 32° F at the 8:00 a.m. start of practice but temperatures rose to the mid-50s with sunny skies and little wind.

Provisional Race Results (as supplied by WERA):

FORMULA ONE EXPERT: 1. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Jeremy Toye (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Chris Siglin (BMW S1000RR) 5. Chad Lewin (Hon CBR1000RR) 6. Reno Karimian (Kaw ZX-10R)

FORMULA ONE NOVICE: 1. Christopher Carron (Duc 1098) 2. Luis Quinones (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Lenny Combs (Yam YZF-R1) 4. Stephen Netter (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Joel Landi (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Dallas Scott Locklear (Suz GSX-R1000)

A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Chad Lewin (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Derek Keyes (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Rick Johns (BMW S1000RR) 5. Jay Ruess (KTM RC8) 6. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R)

A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Christopher Carron (Duc 1098) 2. Dallas Scott Locklear (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Marco Aquirre (Hon CBR1000RR) 4. Marc Rittner (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Dominic Stenbakken (Suz GSX-R750)

B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Tyler Linders (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Sahar Zvik (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Andre Ochs (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Mookie Wilkerson (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Mike Pond (Yam YZF-R6)

B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Yaniv Attias (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Joe Rocha (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Kevin Fraser (Suz GSX-R750) 4. David Grajeda 5. Marianne Guarena (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Ken Nagata (Suz GSX-R600)

C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Jake Lewis (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Tyler Linders (Yam YZF-R6)

C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Luis Quinones (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Derek Festavan (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Harry Leitner (Duc 848) 4. Joe Rocha (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jovan Betton (Tri Daytona 675) 6. John Erickson (Kaw ZX-6R)

D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Ari Henning (Hon CBR250R) 2. Kevin Carlin (Kaw EX250) 2. Valentine Welch (Kaw EX250)

D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Andrew Lee (Kaw EX250) 2. Ian Champness (Kaw EX250)

E SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Jeremy Coffey (Kaw EX250) 2. Logan Hanks (Kaw EX250) 3. Michael Kim (Kaw EX250) 4. Richard Barnett (Kaw EX250) 5. Valentine Welch (Kaw EX250) 6. Kevin Carlin (Kaw EX250)

E SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Andrew Lee (Kaw EX250) 2. Chad Baird (Kaw EX250)

A SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Jeremy Toye (Kaw ZX-10R) 3. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Chad Lewin (Hon CBR1000RR) 5. Rick Johns (BMW S1000RR) 6. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R)

A SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Christopher Carron (Duc 1098) 2. Lenny Combs (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Humberto Baca (Duc 1199) 4. Marcus Boyle (Duc 1098) 5. Stephen Netter (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Dallas Scott Locklear (Suz GSX-R1000)

B SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Jeffrey Tigert (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Neill Herbert (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Sahar Zvik (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Andre Ochs (Yam YZF-R6)

B SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Luis Quinones (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Humberto Baca (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Derek Festavan (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Joe Rocha (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Gerardo Flores (Kaw ZX-6R) 6. David Grajeda

C SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Jeffrey Tigert (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Tyler Linders (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6)

C SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Luis Quinones (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Humberto Baca (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Joe Rocha (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Derek Festavan (Kaw ZX-6R) 5. Jovan Betton (Tri Daytona 675) 6. Moises Castaneda (Hon CBR600RR)

D SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Anthony Alonso (Mor MD250H) 2. Alan Cunningham (Suz 500) 3. Laura Orozco (Hon CBR250R) 4. Ari Henning (Hon CBR250R) 5. Tristan Schoenewald (Hon CBR250R)

FORMULA TWO EXPERT: 1. Anthony Alonso (Mor MD250H) 2. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650) 3. Jayson Uribe (Hon RS125) 4. Logan Hanks (Suz SV650) 5. Kenny Anderson (Hon RS125) 6. Sean Heeney (Hon RS125)

FORMULA THREE: 1. Jayson Uribe (Hon RS125) 2. Anthony Alonso (Mor MD250H) 3. Kenny Anderson (Hon RS125) 4. Sean Heeney (Hon RS125) 5. Peter Yates (Hon RS125)

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Max Cappellari (Duc 848) 2. Michael Kim (Suz SV650) 3. David Marod (Duc 848)

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Marcus Boyle (Duc 1098)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Michael Gougis (Suz SV650)

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Jay Ruess (KTM RC8) 2. Brian Evans (Duc 1098) 3. Kenny Anderson (Hon RS125) 4. Logan Hanks (Suz SV650) 5. Michael Kim (Suz SV650)

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Marcus Boyle (Duc 1098) 2. Brian Lensch (Suz SV650)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650) 2. Alan Cunningham (Suz 500) 3. Logan Hanks (Suz SV650) 4. Michael Kim (Suz SV650) 5. Michael Gougis (Suz SV650)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Brian Lensch (Suz SV650) 2. Amanda Erickson (Kaw EX650)

CLUBMAN EXPERT: 1. Alan Cunningham (Suz 500) 2. Laura Orozco (Hon CBR250R) 3. Ari Henning (Hon CBR250R) 4. Jeremy Coffey (Kaw EX250) 5. Tristan Schoenewald (Hon CBR250R) 6. Kevin Carlin (Kaw EX250)

CLUBMAN NOVICE: 1. Chad Baird (Kaw EX250) 2. Ian Champness (Kaw EX250)

SENIOR SUPERBIKE HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT: 1. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R) 2. Jason Barker (Kaw ZX-10R) 3. Jamie Mantel (Hon CBR1000RR) 4. Gill Barnett (Kaw ZX-10R) 5. J.C. Gibbs (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Don McClary (Suz GSX-R1000)

SENIOR SUPERBIKE HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE: 1. Lenny Combs (Yam YZF-R1) 2. Stephen Netter (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Joel Landi (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Daryl Richardson (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Marc Rittner (Suz GSX-R1000)

SENIOR SUPERBIKE MEDIUMWEIGHT EXPERT: 1. Neill Herbet (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Steve Zoumaras (Hon CBR600RR) 3. Gregory Rand (Yam YZF-R6) 4. John Slee (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jay Weymar (Kaw ZX-6R) 6. Mark Hill (Kaw ZX-6R)

SENIOR SUPERBIKE MEDIUMWEIGHT NOVICE: 1. Humberto Baca (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Harry Leitner (Duc 848) 3. Gerardo Flores (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Ken Nagata (Suz GSX-R600) 5. Jon Jackson, II (Hon CBR600RR)

WOMEN'S SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Krystyna Kubran (Yam YZF-R1)

WOMEN'S SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Marianne Guarena (Hon CBR600RR 2. Amanda Erickson (Kaw EX650)

VINTAGE SIX HEAVYWEIGHT: 1. Roland Wheeler (Yam 600)