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Jul 31, 2013

Blevins, Kelsey Join Forces To Win CMRA Team 60 Race At Texas World Speedway

CMRA Series: The Le Mans-style start of the Team 60 race at Texas World Speedway. Photo by Blair Hart/Hart Photography, courtesy of CMRA.

The Conner Blevins/Danny Kelsey team, brought home the win in the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association's (CMRA) final Team 60 race of the season this past Saturday, July 27, 2013.

CMRA began its seventh round of the season running a 4-Hour Mini Endurance, Mini Sprints, Team 60 and the Solo 30 races on both the 2.9-mile long course and 1.8-mile short course of the Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. Hot, humid weather with temperatures in the high 90's to low 100's with some cloud cover and a light breeze made for great track conditions and healthy grids.

The first race of the day on the 2.9-mile course was the Island Racing Services Solo 30 Expert and Novice races, with racers lining up to sprint for 30 minutes in one stint on one bike. Danny Kelsey won Solo 30 Heavyweight Expert with his Suzuki GSX-R1000, while Kevin Taylor took the win in Heavyweight Novice on his Honda CBR1000RR. Garet Tomlinson rode his Yamaha YZF-R6 to the win in Solo 30 Middleweight Expert, while Doug Frenchak took the win in Middleweight Novice on his Yamaha YZF-R6. Solo 30 Lightweight Expert had Jim Whitten for the win on his Ducati 1000SS, and John Byus won Lightweight Novice with a Suzuki SV650. Bill Syfan aced the Solo 30 Ultra Lightweight race on his Kawasaki 250R.

On the 1.8-mile short course, the Mini Sprint grids kicked off Saturday's racing action with Road & Track Suspension Formula 4 and Texas Tornado Boot Camp Superstock E having 23 and 28 entries each. The next race of the day on the 2.9-mile course was the House of Paint Designs Team 60 race, with 18 teams on the grid. While spectators lined the hot pit wall, the LeMans-style start was employed again, and went off cleanly. The exciting action started with Conner Blevins riding for the Blevins/Kelsey team getting a commanding jump on the entire field taking the Le Mans start and getting a 5 second lead going into the first lap. Blevins then went on to turn the fastest lap of the race of 1:46.994 on Lap 20, cementing the lead in the overall and in Heavyweight. The Andy Galindo/Eric Williams team was running second overall and first in Middleweight, with a fastest lap of 1:48.358. The Pete Martins/John Orchard pairing pulled a 1:48.285, running third overall and second in Heavyweight. The race leaders kept it fast, and the entire race put on a great show, with the fastest laps all being within 5 seconds of the race leaders. When the checkers dropped, Blevins/Kelsey took the overall and Heavyweight win, with Galindo/Williams in second overall and first in Middleweight. Martins/Orchard took third overall and second in Heavyweight.

The 4-Hour Mini Endurance had a combined grid of 24 teams, and ran on the 1.8 mile short course with Formula 4 Endurance represented. The green flag dropped and the Desert Brats team of Rick Hogge and Brad Thomas took the lead, riding a Kawasaki 250R, with the RyderHard Racing team of Ken Ryder, Jay Newton, Shawn Diamond and Austin Gore, also on a Kawasaki 250R in second. Desert Brats Racing held onto the lead for the first two hours, running a fastest lap of 1:23.315. However, during hour three, RyderHard Racing smashed that time, running a fastest lap of 1:22.844 taking over the lead. RyderHard Racing again ran the fastest lap of the race during hour four, turning a 1:21.473, holding onto the lead and taking their first overall and Formula 4 Endurance win of the season, completing 168 laps when the checkers dropped at 6:45 pm. Desert Brats Racing finished second overall and second in Formula 4 Endurance, completing 167 laps, and the Green Machine team of Brandon Altmeyer, Jesse Davis, David Tiede, Ryan Andrews, and Alan Phillips also on a Kawasaki 250R, finished third overall and third in Formula 4, completing 166 laps. For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next round of Mini Sprints will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at MotorSport Ranch, Cresson, TX.

CMRA SATURDAY SPRINTS

TEXAS TORNADO BOOT CAMP - E SUPERSTOCK 1. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R) 2. Kris Lillegard (Kaw 250R) 3. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R) 4. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125) 5. Jeff Hughes (Kaw 250R) 6. Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - FORMULA 5 1. Kyle Jenkins (Kaw KX65)

FORMULA 7 1. Jose Gutierrez (Hon NSF100) 2. Mitchell Renville (Hon XR100) 3. Shandra Crawford (Hon CRF80) 4. Caleb Luu (Kaw KLX110) 5. Tarah Lyttle (SSR 107)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 4 1. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R) 2. Zachary Vonler (Kaw 250R) 3. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125) 4. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R) 5. Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R) 6. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R) 

 K&N MOTORCYCLES - JUNIOR MOTARD 1. Shaine Giarratano (Orion OPBS-X3R) 2. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110) 3. Ethan Hidrogo (Yam TTR110) 4. Logan Roy (Kaw KLX110) 5. Makayla Benke (Kaw KLX110) 6. Kevin Bradford Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MIDDLEWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Andy Galindo (Kaw ZX636) 3. Eric Williams(Yam YZF-R6) 4. Alan Phillips (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jeff Wrobel (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Joseph B. Toner (Kaw ZX-6R)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MIDDLEWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6) 2. David Tiede (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 4. Kokis Villareal (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Derek Mills (Yam YZF-R6)

SOLO 30 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000) 2. Mike Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 3. David Canzoneri (Suz SV650)

SOLO 30 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE 1. John Byus (Suz SV650) 2. Noah Reese (Suz SV650) 3. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125) 4. Connor Toner (Kaw 650R) 5. William Coats (Suz SV650)

SOLO 30 ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT 1. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R) 2. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R) 3. John Redford (Kaw 250R) 4. Trey Walker (Yam WR250X) 5. Ryan Rutkowski (Yam WR250X) 6. Les Daniels (Kaw 250R) 

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Billy Gonzalez (BMW S1000RR) 3. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR) 5. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV4) 6. Guillermo A. Gonzalez (Duc 1199)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Jason Pettice (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Jorge Guerrero Jr. (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Jim Dugger (Buell 1125R) 5. Mark Sneed (Kaw ZX-10R) 6. Eric K. Johnson (Suz GSX-R1000)

HOUSE OF PAINT DESIGNS - TEAM 60 TEAM 60 HEAVYWEIGHT 1. Blevins/Kelsey (Kaw ZX-6R/Suz GSX-R750) 2. Martins/Orchard (Suz GSX-R1000/Yam YZF-R6) 3. Erzal/Phillips (Apr RSV1000/Apr RSV4) 4. Taylor/Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR/Hon CBR1000RR) 5. Dugger/Sneed (Buell 1125R/Kaw ZX-10R) 6. Inge/Kale (Kaw ZX-6R/Hon CBR600RR)

TEAM 60 MIDDLEWEIGHT 1. Galindo/Williams (Kaw ZX-6R/Yam YZF-R6) 2. Gooding/Gurevich (Duc 749S/Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Bayramoglu/Niemi (Yam YZF-R6/Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Randall/Randall (Yam YZF-R6/Yam YZF-R6) 5. Frenchak/Wanat (Yam YZF-R6/Yam YZF-R6) 6. Coats/Thomas (SV650/Yam YZF-R6)

TEAM 60 LIGHTWEIGHT 1. Davis/Gilliland (Duc 992R/Suz SV650) 

CMRA 4-HOUR MINI ENDURANCE OVERALL 1. RyderHard Racing (Ken Ryder/Jay Newton/Shawn Diamond/Austin Gore), Kaw 250R, F4, 168 laps 2. Desert Brats Racing (Rick Hogge/Brad Thomas), Kaw 250R, F4, 167 laps 3. Green Machine (Brandon Altmeyer/Jesse Davis/David Tiede/Ryan Andrews/Alan Phillips), Kaw 250R, F4, 166 laps 4. Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks (Rebecca Caudle/Jeremy Harvey/Jason Swan/Steve Haesemeyer/Ron Mears), Kaw 250R, F4, 165 laps 5. Hi-Zoot Racing (Scott McDermott/Nathan Winchester/Alan Phillips), Hon RS125, F4, 163 laps 6. F Bomb Racing (Brian Millsap/Thomas Delaney/Dirk Anderson/John Hutchinson), Kaw 250R, F4, 156 laps

FORMULA 4 ENDURANCE 1. RyderHard Racing (Ken Ryder/Jay Newton/Shawn Diamond/Austin Gore), Kaw 250R, 168 laps 2. Desert Brats Racing (Rick Hogge/Brad Thomas), Kaw 250R, 167 laps 3. Green Machine (Brandon Altmeyer/Jesse Davis/David Tiede/Ryan Andrews/Alan Phillips), Kaw 250R, 166 laps 4. Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks (Rebecca Caudle/Jeremy Harvey/Jason Swan/Steve Haesemeyer/Ron Mears), Kaw 250R, 165 laps 5. Hi-Zoot Racing (Scott McDermott/Nathan Winchester/Alan Phillips), Hon RS125, 163 laps 6. F Bomb Racing (Brian Millsap/Thomas Delaney/Dirk Anderson/John Hutchinson), Kaw 250R, 156 laps