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Jun 1, 2016

Cory Call Wins AFM Formula Pacific Race At Thunderhill Raceway Park

Sebastiao Ferreira (3), Cory Call (2) and Wyatt Farris (19) during the AFM Formula Pacific race at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Photo by Max Klein/Oxymoron Photography.

CALL BACK ON TOP

The AFM visited its third track in three rounds over the weekend of May 28-29. Where high winds and cool temperatures were the theme of round 2, the moderate temperatures of the week were quickly replaced as the heat broke past 100 at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA.

In Saturday Qualifying, Daytona Anderson managed the fastest lap of the day, but he did not take to the grid on Sunday. Taking pole position in Formula Pacific was Wyatt Farris on his Kawasaki ZX-10R. With Cory Call on his BMW S1000RR and Sebastiao Ferreira on his Yamaha YZF-R1 up front, too, three different manufacturers were represented.

When the green flag flew, Wyatt Farris got the holeshot, followed closely by Devon McDonough, Joey Pascarella and Lenny Hale, all on Kawasaki ZX-10Rs, along with Call and Ferreira. Chris Siglin and Jason Lauritzen, also on Kawasaki ZX-10Rs and David Raff on his YZF-R1 joined in to form a nine bike train.

After the first lap, McDonough worked his way around Farris and Farris found himself in the unenviable position of sliding down in spots. He was overtaken by four more riders, dropping back to sixth spot. On a near opposite progression, Call started to pick off riders, as lap after lap, he turned in the fastest laps of the race, bring Hale with him as the two fought their way from fifth and sixth places to third and forth. Call then took second position from Ferreira and set about reeling in McDonough. As the laps progressed, the stage was set for a last lap shootout.

Call closed in to a few bike lengths from McDonough as the riders crested the hill on turn 9 in the penultimate lap. McDonough charged out of turn 11 and into the esses when he lowsided onto the side of the track, handing first place to Call. Behind him, Ferreira moved up to second and Hale, Pascarella and Farris all battled for third. Call took advantage of the open track in front of him and could not be caught before he grabbed the checkered flag. Ferreira continued on in second place and ass Hale drove through the final parts of the back section, Farris found some extra determination and rode onto the front straight in third place.

In the 600 classes, Tucker Lancaster pulled together a pair of wins on his Yamaha YZF-R6 while Bradley Champion salvaged bike problems and took home three wins in Formula 40 Lightweight, 650 Twins and Formula IV on a borrowed Suzuki SV650.

May 28-29, 2016 @ Thunderhill - Results

Dunlop Race Tire Service Formula Pacific

1. Cory Call (BMW S1000RR)

2. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Wyatt Farris (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Lenny Hale (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Joey Pascarella (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Chris Siglin (Kaw ZX-10R)

Open SuperBike

1. Lenny Hale (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Wyatt Farris (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Cory Call (BMW S1000RR)

4. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Jason Lauritzen (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Jordan Edginton (Yam YZF-R1)

Novice Open SuperBike

1. Szymon Dziadzia (BMW S1000RR)

Open Production

1. Devon McDonough (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Wyatt Farris (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Lenny Hale (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Cory Call (BMW S1000RR)

5. Chris Siglin (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R1)

Novice Open Production

1. Szymon Dziadzia (BMW S1000RR)

2. Steve Habura (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Ian Tanner (Kaw ZX-10R)

Open GP

1. Cory Call (BMW S1000RR)

2. Joey Pascarella (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Lenny Hale (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Jason Lauritzen (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. David Raff (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Jordan Edginton (Yam YZF-R1)

Novice Open GP

1. Szymon Dziadzia (BMW S1000RR)

2. Amir Okanovich (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Ian Tanner (Kaw ZX-10R)

Formula 1

1. Brandon Crawford (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ryder Morrison (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Tom Wilbert (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Patrick Murphy (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Ilya Roytman (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice Formula 1

1. Michael Prestano (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Amir Okanovich (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Deivide DaSilva (Yam YZF-R6)

600 SuperBike

1. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brandon Crawford (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ezra Beaubier (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Rodrigo Arrazola (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Jai Armstrong (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice 600 SuperBike

1. Deivide DaSilva (Yam YZF-R6)

2. David Mumma (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Myron Bergstrom (Yam YZF-R6)

600 Production

1. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brandon Crawford (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ezra Beaubier (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Ryder Morrison (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jay Lee (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice 600 Production

1. Fabian Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Deivide DaSilva (Yam YZF-R6)

3. David Mumma (Yam YZF-R6)

Open Twins

1. Brendan Walsh (Duc 1098)

2. James King (KTM RC8)

3. Jason Butler (Duc 1098)

4. Craig Grantham (Duc 996)

Novice Open Twins

1. Jade Oliver (Duc 1199)

2. Joseph Akrop (Bue 1125R)

3. Clifton Ramsdell (Apr RSV1000R)

750 SuperBike

1. Rodrigo Arrazola (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ilya Roytman (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Joseph Palmeri (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Christian Diegelman (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Brandon Crawford (Suz GSX-R750)

Novice 750 SuperBike

1. Joseph Akrop (Bue 1125R)

2. Steve Habura (Suz GSX-R750)

750 Production

1. Brandon Crawford (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Rodrigo Arrazola (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ezra Beaubier (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Patrick Murphy (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Yovany Alvarez (Suz GSX-R750)

Novice 750 Production

1. Fabian Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Deivide DaSilva (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Steve Habura (Suz GSX-R750)

Formula 4

1. Bradley Champion (Suz SV650)

2. Sam Romick (Suz SV650)

3. Martin Sullivan (Suz SV650)

4. Jason Catching (Yam FZ-07R)

5. Aaron Tulchinsky (Suz SV650)

6. Mickey Fimbres (Kaw EX650R)

Novice Formula 4

1. Pawel Rutkowski (Suz GSX-R450)

2. Richard Warren Reed (Suz GSX-R450)

3. Chad O'Hara (Kaw EX650R)

650 Twins

1. Bradley Champion (Suz SV650)

2. Martin Sullivan (Suz SV650)

3. Jason Catching (Yam FZ-07R)

4. Jay Kinberger (Yam FZ-07R)

5. Aaron Tulchinsky (Suz SV650)

6. Justus Hoffman (Duc 649)

700 Production

1. Sam Romick (Suz SV650)

2. Martin Sullivan (Suz SV650)

3. Aaron Tulchinsky (Yam FZ-07R)

4. Joshua Davies (Suz SV650)

5. Jason Vestri (Suz SV650)

6. Jason Catching (Yam FZ-07R)

Formula 2

1. Roger Baker (Yam TZ250)

2. Kevin Winter (Yam TZ250)

3. Norbert Katona (KTM 690SM)

Formula 3

1. Nobi Iso (Hon RS125)

2. Brian Bartlow (KTM)

3. Sean Corbin (Tig 426GP)

4. Paul Johnson (Kaw EX300)

5. Austin Guinn (Kaw EX300)

6. Norbert Katona (KTM 690SM)

Novice Formula 3

1. Trevor Daniels (Kaw EX300)

2. Clifton Ramsdell (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Ryan Dewey (Kaw EX300)

Lightweight Twins

1. Sean Corbin (Tig 426GP)

2. Paul Johnson (Kaw EX300)

3. Eric Kondo (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw EX300)

5. Austin Guinn (Kaw EX300)

6. Gordon Pull (Kaw EX300)

Novice Lightweight Twins

1. Chad O'Hara (Kaw 650)

2. Clifton Ramsdell (Kaw EX250)

3. David Tucker (Kaw EX300)

250 Production

1. Steve Driscoll (Kaw EX250)

2. Wesley Lakis (Kaw EX250)

3. David Seyl (Kaw EX250)

Novice 250 Production

1. Pao Vang (Kaw EX250)

2. Troy Duncan (Kaw EX250)

3. David Tucker (Kaw EX250)

250 SuperBike

1. Dave Moss (Hon 250)

2. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw EX300)

3. Austin Guinn (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Eric Kondo (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Gordon Pull (Kaw EX300)

6. Paul Johnson (Kaw EX300)

Novice 250 SuperBike

1. Mark Fitzsimmons (Hon 250)

2. Clifton Ramsdell (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Derek Powell (Kaw EX300)

450 SuperBike

1. Dave Moss (Yam YZF-R4.5)

2. Patryk Buchcik (Suz GSX-R450)

3. Ian Smith (Suz GSX-R450)

4. Paul Johnson (Yam YZF-R4.5)

5. Greg Clouse (KTM)

6. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R450)

Novice 450 Superbike

1. Charlie Coyston (Kaw ZX-4R)

2. Pawel Rutkowski (Suz GSX-R450)

3. Richard Warren Reed (Suz GSX-R450)

450 Production

1. Ian Smith (Suz GSX-R450)

2. Dave Moss (Yam YZF-R4.5)

3. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R450)

4. Patryk Buchcik (Suz GSX-R450)

5. Paul Johnson (Yam YZF-R4.5)

6. David Kresse (Suz GSX-R450)

Novice 450 Production

1. Charlie Coyston (Kaw ZX-4R)

2. Pawel Rutkowski (Suz GSX-R450)

3. Richard Warren Reed (Suz GSX-R450)

350 Production

1. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw EX300)

2. Austin Guinn (Kaw EX300)

3. Paul Johnson (Kaw EX300)

4. Eric Kondo (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Gordon Pull (Kaw EX300)

6. Sergio Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R3)

Novice 350 Production

1. Mark Fitzsimmons (Hon 250)

2. Clifton Ramsdell (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Trevor Daniels (Kaw EX300)

Formula Singles

1. Greg Clouse (KTM)

2. Norbert Katona (KTM 690SM)

Super Dino

1. Guy Hyder (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Roger Baker (Kaw ZX-7R)

3. Edwin Haazer (Kaw KZ1000)

4. Craig Grantham (Duc 996)

5. Peter Hively (Suz SV650)

6. Thomas Dorsey (Kaw ZX400R)

AFemme

1. Joy Higa (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R6000)

3. Jennifer Lauritzen (Kaw ZX-10R)

Novice Afemme

1. Kimberly Burton (Hon CBR600RR)

Formula 40 Heavyweight

1. Cory Call (BMW S1000RR)

2. Jason Lauritzen (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Hollis Adams (BMW S1000RR)

4. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. James King (KTM RC8)

6. Jason Butler (Duc 1098)

Novice Formula 40 Heavyweight

1. Szymon Dziadzia (BMW S1000RR)

2. Chad Haines (Kaw ZX-10R)

Formula 40 Middleweight

1. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR)

2. Tom Wilbert (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Jon Bawden (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Robert Lazzarini (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Benjamin Gover (Suz GSX-R750)

6. John James (Hon CBR600RR)

Novice Formula 40 Middleweight

1. Myron Bergstrom (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Bell

3. Maarten Bon (Kaw ZX-6R)

Formula 40 Lightweight

1. Bradley Champion (Suz SV650)

2. Dave Moss (Yam YZF-R4.5)

3. Aaron Tulchinsky (Suz SV650)

4. Jason Catching (Yam FZ-07R)

5. Jay Kinberger (Yam FZ-07R)

6. Justus Hoffman (Duc 649)

Novice Formula 40 Lightweight

1. Curt Schacker (Suz GSX-R450)

Formula 50

1. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Tom Wilbert (Yam YZF-R6)

3. John Henry (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Peter Hively (Suz SV650)

5. Wade Boyd (Yam YZF-R6)

Legacy Heavy

1. Garrett Pacheco (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Jesse Carter (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Christian Diegelman (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Greg Sharp (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Paul Rico (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. August Weber (Suz GSX-R1000)

Novice Legacy Heavy

1. Clifton Ramsdell (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Chad Haines (Kaw ZX-10R)

Legacy Middle

1. Jesse Carter (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Christian Diegelman (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Greg Sharp (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Alex Corstorphine (Yam YZF-R6)

5. John James (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Richard Stone (Suz GSX-R600)

Novice Legacy Middle

1. Steve Habura (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Sam Buckhalter (Yam YZF-R6)

3. AJ Jacobsen (Tri 675R)

Legacy Lightweight

1. Sam Romick (Suz SV650)

2. Guy Hyder (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Justus Hoffman (Duc 649)

4. Peter Hively (SuzSV650)

Novice Legacy Lightweight

1. Xiao Xiao (Suz GSX-R450)

Clubman Heavyweight

1. Szymon Dziadzia (BMW S1000RR)

2. Jade Oliver (Duc 1199)

3. Brian Tritt (Yam YZF-R1)

Clubman Middleweight

1. Fabian Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Steve Habura (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Myron Bergstrom (Yam YZF-R6)

Clubman Lightweight

1. Pawel Rutkowski (Suz GSX-R450)

2. Charlie Coyston (Kaw ZX-4R)

3. William Thaw (Suz GSX-R450)



More, from a press release issued by Riders Discount:

WILLOWS, California (June 1, 2016) — Joey Pascarella took fifth place in round three of the American Federation of Motorcyclists (AFM) premier class on Sunday at Thunderhill Raceway. The seemingly runaway race took an unfortunate turn due to an electronic issue with only two and a half laps left. Although Pascarella did not make the podium, he is still holding onto second place in the overall Dunlop Race Tire Service Formula Pacific Championship.

"This weekend was a bit of a rough one,” said Pascarella. “We had the lead for most of the Formula Pacific race and I felt like I had the win pretty easy. With two and a half laps to go we had an electronic glitch and the bike wouldn't run past 8000 rpm. At that point I did what I could to bring the bike home with some points. I am really looking forward to the rest of the season and working to take back the points lead. I couldn't do it without everyone and their support!"

Round four takes place at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California on June 25-26.

2016 Dunlop Race Tire Service Formula Pacific Championship Point Standings as of 5/29/16:

1. Wyatt Farris, 139 Points

2. Joey Pascarella, 134 Points

3. Sebastiao Ferreira, 121 Points

4. Lenny Hale, 115 Points

5. Chris Siglin, 105 Points

About Riders Discount:

Riders Discount (www.ridersdiscount.com) is an online retailer of quality powersports gear, apparel and accessories. A company founded by racers, Riders Discount offers equipment for every riding style to customers worldwide, backed by a knowledgeable sales team and excellent customer service.

About Quicksilver:

Since 1950, discriminating customers have depended on the Quicksilver brand for premium quality marine parts, accessories, and engine care products. Quicksilver is one of the most trusted brands in the markets we serve. It has earned a loyal following by providing the highest quality products for more than 60 years. Quicksilver is a brand of Mercury Marine and Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).



More, from a press release issued by Berto Wooldridge:

GP Suspension Sweeps AFM Formula Pacific Round Three

Willows, California: Proving that their components work well in a variety of machines, GP Suspension played a role in getting Cory Call (BMW), Sebastiao Ferreira (Yamaha), and Wyatt Farris (Kawasaki) to the podium in the prestigious American Federation of Motorcyclists Formula Pacific class. All three riders were using the GP Suspension 25 mm cartridge kits.

GP Suspension products have been on the Formula Pacific podium at every round in 2016, but this was the first sweep of the year. “We are proud of how well our riders are doing this season,” said Barry Wressel of GP Suspension, “The best validation of our products is to have people go out and win on them. The podium sweep is extra special.”

GP Suspension does not just make race winning components. They also had technicians onsite to assist riders as needed. “It was crunch time on Saturday.,” said race winner Corey Call, “I had the shock on and off and Barry and Delaney were busting their hump in the heat trying to get me set up for this.”

About GP Suspension:

Based in Auburn, Washington, GP Suspension develops suspension components for AMA, MotoAmerica, and club racers. Their products have been helping riders go faster since 2002, and their 14 years of experience at the track allows them to help street riders as well. Their slogan, “We continually strive to be the best” — is reaffirmed daily through relentless testing both on and off the racetrack.

About the AFM:

Founded in 1954 by a group of sport riding enthusiasts in Northern California, the American Federation of Motorcyclists is the oldest organization in the country dedicated solely to motorcycle road racing. The club is known for producing very fast riders, and many club alumni have gone on to race internationally.

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