ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire
August 17, 2014
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Kosan Clinches In Loudon
Loudon, NH – The AMA sanctioned ASRA Championship Series presented by Pirelli Tire took to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Round 6 of the series and it was the LRRS stars that showed the way to victory lane in every class. The tricky 1.6 mile road course proved tough for the visitors with only Ray Hofman from Wisconsin and Christian Alvarado from Minnesota making the podium in their classes while ASRA/LRRS regulars Doug Fogg and Jim McConville even struggled at their home track to make the podium. The LRRS/ ASRA regular with a victory was Ivan Debord from Bronx NY in SuperStock on his Suzuki 1000.
One bright spot for the ASRA regulars was Christopher Kosan from Melbourne FL, whose 6th place finish in ASRA Amateur Sportbike secured the 2014 championship with 2 full rounds to go, capping a spectacular season that included wins in 4 of the 6 rounds to date. The finish gave Kosan a 70 point lead with only 70 points remaining and he holds the tie breaker over all others with his 4 wins.
In the ASRA ThunderBike class, Brett Guyer from Stratham MA dominated with a 22.001 second victory over Doug Fogg with Ray Hofman finishing in third. Fogg, from Merrimac MA, moves into third place for the championship while defending ThunderBike Champion Hofman takes the point lead back from Anthony Mazziotto III. On the Amateur side of ThunderBike, it was Savvas Kosmidis taking the win with Richard O’Conner in second and Richard Kaeser in third. Unfortunately for the Amateur ThunderBike points leader David Rhodes, a turn 1 incident on the start damaged his machine beyond repair, forcing Rhodes to return to Illinois without securing the championship.
The ASRA SportBike race was over from the first lap as LRRS regular Justin Torres took the lead and slowly pulled away from Christian Alvarado finishing 16.929 seconds in front of the ASRA regular. By virtue of his second place, Alvarado moves into second place for the 2014 championship, trailing Xavier Zayat by just 7 points with two rounds remaining.
The one double winner of the weekend in ASRA competition, Angel Nunez, took both Amateur SportBike and Amateur SuperStock in convincing fashion by more than 6 seconds in each event. For the rest of the podium SportBike, Joan Polanco was able to secure a second place finish with Vicente Frontinau grabbing third for the final step. In SuperStock, Jim McConville grabbed second from Joan Polanco and extended his lead in Amateur SuperStock to 27 points over Jeremy Kransy.
For complete results and point standings, please visit our website at www.asraracing.com and follow the links.
The next event for the ASRA Championship Series Presented by Pirelli Tire is September 27-28 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL. For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.asraracing.com or www.ccsracing.us.
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