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Nov 22, 2013

CMRA Recognizes Its 2013 Sprint Racing Champions

Danny Kelsey (34) won the 2013 CMRA Overall Championship and five class Championships. Photo by Linz Leard/NineSeven Images, courtesy of
CMRA Congratulates Its 2013 Sprint Champions and Danny Kelsey, New Overall Number 1 Plate Holder

The Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA) honored its 2013 sprint champions at its annual awards banquet, held this past Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Waco Convention Center, in Waco, Texas.

The CMRA would like to congratulate our competitors, sponsors, and spectators for making 2013 such an exciting season for the Texas-based club. Record-setting entries and fierce competition brought the CMRA to a whole new level. Danny Kelsey rode his Suzuki GSX-R750 and 1000 to the overall club championship, bringing home the Number One Plate and five individual sprint class championships in A Superstock Expert, A Superbike Expert, B Superstock Expert, B Superbike Expert, Formula 1 Expert, and second in Solo 30 HW.

The evening included other special awards as well.

Ty Howard was inducted into the CMRA Hall Of Fame for his contributions to the sport, both on and off the track. Ty joins previous CMRA Hall of Fame inductees including: Colin Edwards, Brooks Gremmels, David Hirsch, Jamie James, Lou Linden, Ronnie Lunsford, Norm and Sam McDonald, Laroy Montgomery, Doug Polen, Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer, Ben Spies, Britt Turkington and the Brothers Family.

The 2013 Claire McMahan Extra Mile Award was presented to Fred and Zac Chapman for their ongoing support and inspiration to the CMRA membership. Fred is the CMRA Track Chaplain, so he and Zac make it their mission to attend every CMRA event.

The Rookie Expert Award went to Bobby Davies.

Videos from the banquet can be viewed here: For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website:

The 2014 CMRA season will begin on February 14-16, at MSR Houston, Angleton Texas. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized. Thank you again to the competitors and sponsors for making this a fantastic season of great racing action and looking forward to seeing you all in February!

2013 Top 10 Overall CMRA Club Champions
#1 - Danny Kelsey
#2 – Conner Blevins
#3 – Jim Whitten
#4 – Danny Dominguez
#5 – James Camacho Jr.
#6 – Bobby Davies
#7 – Ben Jones
#8 – William Guthrie
#9 – John Orchard
#10 – Garet Tomlinson

Expert Sprint Champions for 2013 by class:

Raceworx - A Superstock Expert
Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000)

TrackTactics Track Days - B Superstock Expert
Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750)

South Central Race Center - C Superstock Expert
Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R)

D Superstock Expert
Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650)

Texas Tornado Boot Camp - E Superstock
Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R) - A Superbike Expert
Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000)

B Superbike Expert
Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750)

C Superbike Expert
Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R)

D Superbike Expert
Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

Houston Superbikes - HW Twins Expert
Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000)

Lightweight Twins Expert
Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing- Formula 1 Expert
Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000)

Formula 2 Expert
Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

Body Evolution Fitness Center - Formula 40 HW Expert
Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR)

Formula 40 LW Expert
Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

North Texas Superbikes – Formula 1 Ladies
Lindsey Redfern (Yam YZF-R6)

Texas Motorcycle Academy/Harris Hill Raceway - Motard
Connor Toner (Apr SXV5.5)

Karl Hansen (Hon CBR600)

Modern Classic
Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000)

Rookie Expert HW
Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6)

Relentless Swagg - Rookie Expert LW
Ben Jones (Suz SV650)

Six Three Cycles - Formula 3
Nick Doolan (Hon RS125)

Island Racing Services - Solo 30 HW Expert
Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000)

Island Racing Services - Solo 30 MW Expert
Andy Galindo (Kaw ZX-6R)

Solo 30 LW Expert
Mike Canzoneri (Suz SV650)

Solo 30 Ultra LW Expert
Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R)

Novice Sprint Champions for 2013 by class:

OnRoad OffRoad Suspension - A Superstock Novice
David Napier (Suz GSX-R750)

Lone Star Track Days - B Superstock Novice
Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

Moto Liberty - C Superstock Novice
Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

OnRoad OffRoad Suspension - D Superstock Novice
Nick McDonald (Suz SV650)

North Texas Superbikes - A Superbike Novice
David Napier (Suz GSX-R750)

North Texas Superbikes - B Superbike Novice
David Napier (Suz GSX-R750)

House of Paint Designs - C Superbike Novice
Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

D Superbike Novice
Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

Houston Superbikes - HW Twins Novice
Jim Dugger (Buell 1125R) - LW Twins Novice
Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

Road & Track Suspension - Formula 1 Novice
Jay Newton (Kaw ZX-6R)

Road & Track Suspension - Formula 2 Novice
Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

Body Evolution Fitness Center - Formula 40 HW Novice
Thomas Delaney (Hon CBR1000RR)

Formula 40 LW Novice
Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600)

Island Racing Services - Solo 30 HW Novice
Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR)

Island Racing Services - Solo 30 MW Novice
Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600)

Solo 30 LW Novice
Connor Toner (Apr SXV5.5)

Overall Top Novice
David Napier - 1st
Doug Frenchak - 2nd
Jay Newton - 3rd

Mini Sprint Champions for 2013 by class:

K&N Motorcycles - Junior Motard
Shaine Giarratano (Ori OPBS-X3R)

Road & Track Suspension - Formula 4
Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R)

OnRoad OffRoad Suspension - Formula 5
Allan Boyd

Formula 6
Trey Walker (Suz RM65)

Formula 7
Jose Gutierrez (Hon NSF100)