Celebrates Memorial Day at Summit Point
ASRA Championship Sprint Series By Pirelli Tire
Sanctioned by AMA
May 26, 2014
Summit Point Motorsports Park
Summit Point, WV
Point, WV – The AMA sanctioned ASRA Championship Series presented by Pirelli
Tire joined CCS at Summit Point Motorsports Park for the third round of the
2014 championship and it was another huge Memorial Day celebration as 184
riders filled the paddock to overflowing. With 837 entries every race turned
into a battle for the checkered flag and provided a perfect back drop for the
ASRA Sprints that kicked off the holiday afternoon.
off the afternoon were the ASRA SportBikes and the past two SportBike National
Champions, the 2013 Champion Ryan Jones and 2012 Champion Mark Miller Jr.,
picked up the battle where they left off at NJMP on May 4th. The
holeshot belonged to top qualifier Jones and Miller immediately started
applying the pressure only to see the two get tangled up in turn 3 on the
second lap and down they went. Before anyone could capitalize on their
misfortune a red flag stopped the event and sent the riders to the paddock
while an unrelated oil spill was cleaned up. After a short delay the event was
restarted and with Miller and Jones out, now it was Xavier Zayat and Justin
Holderman aboard their Metric Devil Moto Yamaha R-6’s who took the lead and
battled to the final flag. At the line it was the 15-year old Zayat by .048
seconds over Holderman. Finishing the Yamaha sweep of the podium was 15-year
old Casey Tobolewski on his Washington Cycle Works R-6 taking third place in
his ASRA SportBike debut. The win places Zayat in the championship point lead
for the first time with Holderman just 4 points back in second place.
ASRA SuperStock things looked to be going Mark Heckles' way as Tim Bemisderfer
went wide in turn ten on the second lap allowing Heckles to slip away early in
the contest. With 7 laps left Bemisderfer got to work and moved his Vesrah
Suzuki GSX-R1000 back into second place and was closing on Heckles. Then, on lap
7, Bemisderfer went wide again leaving Heckles alone at the point, Heckles got
the white flag on his WWW.RacingMotorcycles.com
Honda CBR1000RR, then crashed hard in turn 3. Heckles stated later that he didn’t
know Bemisderfer had a bobble and was more than 2 seconds back so he was
pushing as hard as he could. The crash brought out the red flag, reverting
scoring to the last green flag lap and with Heckles moved to the back of the
field, it was Bemisderfer who was awarded the win, With Heckles removed, Lloyd
Bayley on the LB Racing Suzuki was second and David Loikits riding his Loikits
Industries Suzuki was third. With the win, Bemisderfer has a 27 point in the
championship with five rounds remaining,
up to the ASRA ThunderBike final, Anthony Mazziotto III had everything going
his way, and was determined to keep the mojo rolling. On Sunday Mazziotto won
the CCS Expert GTL race, qualified first in ThunderBike then took the win in
the first-ever CCS 500 SuperSport event. For most riders that would have been a
great weekend but Mazziotto wasn’t finished. From the start of the 9 lap
ThunderBike final, Mazziotto put his Mazziotto/Markbilt Suzuki SV650 in the
lead and never looked back, By the time the checkered flag flew, Mazziotto had
a 22 second lead over the Raw Speed Racing Bimota 1100 of David Hanig in
second place. While Hanig may not have had much luck getting to the lead, he
had enough to put 4.4 seconds between himself and third place Bart DeFrancesco
on the DC Paintworx SV 650. The most disappointing finish had to be Art
Diaz riding his Buell XB9 after trying to take the third position away from
DeFrancesco for 8 laps, Diaz ran out of fuel on the final straight, leaving
DeFrancesco alone in the run to the final flag for third while Diaz had to
settle for fourth. With his second win, Mazziotto moves into the
championship lead by 10 points over Hanig after three rounds of the series.
Amateur SuperStock, Richard Smith capitalized on his record setting qualifying
run on Sunday by taking the win over Jeremy Krasny by just over 18 seconds and
Reggie Bridges finished third.
Amateur SportBike class was won by Christopher Kosan, followed by Brendan Buggy
in second then Brandon Tullock in third.
his chase for the 2014 ASRA Amateur ThunderBike Championship, George
Demetropolis took his second win of the season, besting Nathan
Wills in second and third position went to A David Rhodes. Demetropolis trails
Rhodes by 16 points with five races left in the series.
complete results and point standings, visit www.asraracing.com.
next event for the AMA sanctioned ASRA Championship Series Presented by Pirelli
Tire is July 5-6 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
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Speedway, Road America, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Virginia International
Raceway among other fine venues. In 2013 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with
access to millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in
its sanctioned events.
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