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Jun 19, 2013

Danny Kelsey Shines During CMRA Sprint Races At NOLA Motorsports Park

CMRA Sprint Series: Danny Kelsey (34). Photo by Linz Leard/NineSevenImages, courtesy CMRA.

Kelsey Sweeps Again: Five Races, Five Wins and Sets Another Track Record at NOLA Circuit with CMRA

Danny Kelsey again swept his races, entering five and taking all five wins while setting a new lap record with his two Pirelli-shod Suzuki GSX-Rs during CMRA's round five sprint event on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the NOLA Motorsports Park course in Avondale, Louisiana. This was CMRA's first event at the 2.75-mile, 16-turn course, and with over 583 sprint race entries total, promised to be a good one. 90-degree temperatures, very high humidity and the threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon created interesting riding conditions. Despite the heat and another threat of heavy rain, visors clicked down and it was time for some racing.

Kelsey rode his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the win in the Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing Formula 1 Expert, RaceworX A Superstock Expert, and HighPerformanceCrew.com A Superbike Expert classes. He took the wins in B Superbike Expert and TrackTactics Track Days B Superstock Expert on his GSX-R750. Kelsey also had a win going into this weekend when he and his wife Kayla welcomed their new baby girl, Madison, on Monday night.

In Sunday's eight lap headline race, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing Formula 1 Expert, Kelsey lined up against Ty Howard and it was looking to be another great battle between the two powerhouses. When the flag dropped, they shot out ahead of the rest of the grid, Kelsey in front and Howard right on his tail section, setting up for a very good race. Going into turn four on the first lap, Howard lost his front end and crashed, bringing out a red flag to stop the race. The field re-gridded for a full restart, but Howard was unable to make the grid.

Kelsey retook the start, again pulling ahead of the field, with William Guthrie on a BMW S1000RR and Brandon Altmeyer going after him. Kelsey was determined and threw down a commanding fastest lap of 1:44.549, setting the CMRA lap record at the new track. Guthrie also put down an impressive fastest lap of 1:45.669, but couldn't quite catch Kelsey. Guthrie firmly held off Altmeyer and his Suzuki GSX-R600, keeping him in third place. Kelsey put his head down and just rode, grabbing the checkers for the win 23 seconds ahead of Guthrie, leaving him with second place. Altmeyer held onto third, with Peyton Inge, Mark Windham, John Fitzsimmons, Matt Vastine, Dolph McVicker, Bobby Davies, and Sean Gurevich rounding out the top 10 on a 20-bike grid.

Brandon Altmeyer won the $100 P1 Racing cash purse for riding the first 600 across the finish line during the Formula 1 race. Bringing awareness to finding a cure for Breast Cancer is an important aspect of this race and a donation is made by the CMRA to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each entry in the race. Gridding for the race is done by qualifying earlier in the day. The qualifying session for the race is sponsored by 212Decals.com and Altmeyer, Guthrie and Kelsey all received a share of the $150 cash purse.

Just after the Formula 1 race and podium concluded with race 11 heading onto the track, the skies opened up for a brief but heavy rain, making for full wet conditions. Blowers were brought out to clear some two inch deep puddles, causing a delay and shortening the races to five laps each, while track conditions steadily improved and dried out.

Conner Blevins and Travis Ohge dodged the rain successfully and got two podiums each. Blevins won South Central Race Center C Superstock Expert, and took second in TrackTactics Track Days B Superstock Expert and B Superbike Expert on his Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Ohge, aboard his Suzuki GSX-R600 took the win in C Superbike Expert and second in South Central Race Center C Superstock Expert, completing his second race just before the skies opened up again.

Once again, between races 15 and 16, the rain came down hard, with a threat of lightning, so there was an additional delay, and the track went to full wet conditions for the remainder of the race schedule.

Top Novice for the weekend was Chris Hamlett, with six wins and a second place finish for seven total podiums with his Suzuki GSX-R600. Hamlett grabbed the wins in Moto Liberty C Superstock Novice, House of Paint Designs C Superbike Novice, Lone Star Track Days B Superstock Novice, North Texas Superbikes B Superbike Novice, North Texas Superbikes A Superbike Novice, Road & Track Suspension Formula 1 Novice, and second place in OnRoad OffRoad Suspension A Superstock Novice.

On behalf of our racers, the CMRA would like thank our 2013 Class Sponsors including: 212Decals.com, 995PaintWorks.com, Body Evolution Fitness Center, Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing, HighPerformanceCrew.com, House of Paint Designs, Houston Superbikes, Island Racing Services, K&N Motorcycles, Lone Star Track Days, Moto Liberty, North Texas Superbikes, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension, RaceworX, Relentless Swagg, Road & Track Suspension, Six Three Cycles, South Central Race Center, Texas Tornado Boot Camp and TrackTactics Track Days. Please remember to support the products and services of the companies who support you!

For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next round in CMRA season will be on July 6-7, at the Motorsport Ranch, Cresson, TX. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized.

SPRINT RACE RESULTS D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650) 2. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 3. Shawn Adams (Kaw 650R) 4. Mike Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 5. Ben Jones (Suz SV650) 6. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R) 

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 2. Jeremy Harvey (Suz SV650) 3. William Renville (Suz SV650) 4. Nick McDonald (Suz SV650) 5. Connor Toner (Apr SXV 5.5) 6. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650) 

 TRACK TACTICS TRACK DAYS - B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Brandon Altmeyer (Suz GSX-R600) 4. Garet Tomlinson(Yam YZF-R6) 5. JC Camacho (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Alan Phillips (Yam YZF-R6) 

 LONE STAR TRACK DAYS - B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 2. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Sid Shaddock (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Kokis Villarreal (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Robert Garza (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) 

SOUTH CENTRAL RACE CENTER - C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Travis Ohge (Suz GSX-R600) 3. Yahir Sanchez (Yam YZF-R6) 4. JC Camacho (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Brandon Altmeyer (Suz GSX-R600) 6. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

 MOTO LIBERTY - C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Sid Shaddock (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Robert Garza (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Kokis Villarreal (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Robert Evans (Tri Daytona 675) 

 NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA F1 LADIES 1. Rebecca Caudle (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Theressa Riggs (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Lindsey Redfern (Duc 848) 4. Brandie Cox (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Daisy DeSimone (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Lynda Yonke (Suz GSX-R1000) 

 MOTARD 1. Conner Toner (Apr SXV 5.5) 2. Robert Bradlaw (Hon CRF450) 3. Lindsey Leard (KTM SMR450) 4. Warren Egger (KTM 525) 5. Brooks Alvord (KTM 450 EXC) 6. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690)

RACEWORX - A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR) 3. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Brady Ipock (Apr RSV4) 5. Willie Carter (Apr RSV4) 6. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV4) 

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 3. Clint Austin (BMW S1000RR) 4. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Howard Spurgeon (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Blake Toner (Yam YZF-R1) 

FORMULA 2 EXPERT 1. Darrell Ricks (Suz SV650) 2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650) 3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 4. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 5. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650) 6. Joseph B. Toner (Kaw 650R) 

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 2 NOVICE 1. Jeremy Harvey (Suz SV650) 2. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 3. William Renville (Suz SV650) 4. John Byus (Suz SV650) 5. Nick Doolan (Hon RS125) 6. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650) 

 CLASSIC 1. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600) 3. Karl Hansen (Hon CBR600) 4. Dustin Ducote (Yam FZR400) 

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION/ P1 RACING - FORMULA 1 EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR) 3. Brandon Altmeyer (Suz GSX-R600) 4. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-10R) 5. Mark Windham (Yam YZF-R6) 6. John Fitzsimmons (BMW S1000RR) 

RELENTLESS SWAGG - ROOKIE EXPERT LIGHTWEIGHT 1. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650) 2. Ben Jones (Suz SV650) 

SIX THREE CYCLES - FORMULA THREE 1. Caleb Smith (Mor MD250H) 2. Nick Doolan (Hon RS125) 3. Lindsey Leard (KTM SMR450) 4. Brooks Alvord (KTM 450 EXC) 5. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690) 6. Sean Brown (Kaw ZX400) 

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - B SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Howard Spurgeon (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Harold Lambert (Suz GSX-R750) 

TEXAS TORNADO BOOT CAMP - E SUPERSTOCK 1. Kris Lillegard (Kaw 250R) 2. Jim Whitten (Hon CBR250R) 3. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R) 4. Jaret Nassaney (Kaw 250R) 5. Kasey Lewis (Kaw 250R) 6. David Kobierowski (Kaw 250R) 

B SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Brandon Altmeyer (Suz GSX-R600) 3. JC Camacho (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Sean Gurevich (Kaw ZX-6R) 5. Harry Tomlinson (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 

HOUSE OF PAINT DESIGNS - C SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Jay Newton (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Sid Shaddock (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Brett Heim (Duc 848) 6. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600) 

 C SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Travis Ohge (Suz GSX-R600) 2. JC Camacho (Yam YZF-R6)) 3. Brandon Altmeyer (Suz GSX-R600) 4. Alan Phillips (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Daytona 675) 6. Dolph McVicker (Yam YZF-R6) 

BODY EVOLUTION FITNESS CENTER - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR) 2. Ron Rink (Kaw ZX-10R) 3. Brady Ipock (Apr RSV4) 4. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198) 6. Greg Gilstrap (Hon CBR1000RR) 

BODY EVOLUTION FITNESS CENTER - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1199) 2. Thomas Delaney (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Howard Spurgeon (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Clint Austin (BMW S1000RR) 5. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) 6. David Proler (BMW S1000RR) 

 FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Darrell Ricks (Suz SV650) 2. David Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 4. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 5. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600) 

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650) 2. John Byus (Suz SV650) 3. Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600) 

HIGH PERFORMANCE CREW.COM - A SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Sean Gurevich (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR) 4. Kris Lillegard (Kaw 250R) 5. Brady Ipock (Apr RSV4) 6. Greg Gilstrap (Hon CBR1000RR) 

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - A SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Thomas Delaney (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Kasey Lewis (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1) 6. Jay Newton (Yam YZF-R6) 

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT 1. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650) 2. Jesse Davis (Duc 992R) 3. Darrell Ricks (Suz SV650) 4. Ben Jones (Suz SV650) 5. David Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 6. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 

995 PAINTWORKS - LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE 1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 2. William Renville (Suz SV650) 3. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650) 4. Jeremy Harvey (Suz SV650) 5. Jaret Nassaney (Kaw 250R) 6. John Byus (Suz SV650) 

ROOKIE EXPERT HEAVYWEIGHT 1. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Christopher Cullen (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Dolph McVicker (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Will Boldt (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Greg Gilstrap (Hon CBR1000RR) 6. Will Zamora (Yam YZF-R6) 

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 1 NOVICE 1. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Thomas Delaney (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Jay Newton (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) 6. David Proler (BMW S1000RR) 

 D SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Jesse Davis (Duc 992R) 2. Darrell Ricks (Suz SV650) 3. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650) 4. Ben Jones (Suz SV650) 5. Mike Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 6. David Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 

FASTLINE MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL - D SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 2. John Byus (Suz GSX-R600) 3. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650) 4. Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600 5. William Renville (Suz SV650) 

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES - HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT 1. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000) 2. Ryan Ambroses (Tri Daytona 675) 3. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198) 

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES - HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE 1. Lindsey Redfern (Duc 848) 2. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 3. Jon Bell (Tri Daytona 675) 4. Jim Dugger (Buell 1125R) 

 MODERN CLASSIC 1. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000) 2. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Greg Gilstrap (Hon CBR1000RR)