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Sep 15, 2010

DeLong Captures WMRRA Overall Championship At Pacific Raceways

WMRRA concluded its 2010 season this past weekend with Round 7 at Pacific Raceways. Going into the final weekend, the overall championship was separated by just 27 points between Ross DeLong and Eli Edwards.

On Saturday, both Edwards and DeLong had two makeup races from a previous round to run that would go on to make the points race for the #1 plate over the weekend even tighter.

On Saturday, Ross DeLong, in the Bell Helmets Open Supersport race, once again showed why he is one of the best riders in the Northwest. During Lap 3 of the Open Supersport race, on his HDFFC/GP Suspension/KFG Dunlop shod GSXR1000, once again broke the Pacific Raceways Overall track record, with a 1:23.352, besting the previous record by almost 3 tenths of a second, held by Eli Edwards.

On Sunday, the points lead had swapped between DeLong and Edwards. With just a 4 point lead for Edwards, they headed into the final race of the day, WMRRA's premier class, Performance Coatings Formula Ultra, to decide the #1 plate. In a winner takes all race, DeLong showed why he was deserving of the #1 plate this season by going on to with the race by 11 seconds and secure the WMRRA #1 plate for the 1st time in his career! With the #1 plate being decided by just 4 points, it was the second smallest margin in the history of WMRRA, second only to last year's race for the #1 plate, between the same two racers!!!



WMRRA Top 5 plates are as follows:

#1 Ross DeLong

#2 Eli Edwards

#3 Oliver Jervis

#4 Aaron Gwin

#5 Mike Macconaghy



WMRRA Class Champions

125GP - David Matthews (Hon RS125)

160 Vintage/Twinline Motorcycles - Tim O'Mahony (Hon CL175)

250 Vintage/Twinline Motorcycles Simon Pierre Smith (Hon 250)

500 Vintage/Twinline Motorcycles David M. Fallon (500)

600 Supersport/KFG Racing - Eli Edwards (Yam R6)

600 Superbike/Halpin Custom Sportbikes - Eli Edwards (Yam R6)

600 Tired Former Supersport/GMoto Shawn Becker (Suz SV650)

650 Supersport Twins/Pirelli, Competition Motors Brad DeLong (Suz SV650)

750 Supersport/SpeedDealer Motors - Ross DeLong (Suz 750)

750 Superbike/R-Tech Fuel,Ricci Motorsports - Ross DeLong (Suz 750)

750 Vintage/Twinline Motorcycles Duncan Craick (BP750)

Formula Thunder/Canright Constructions Raynor Friessen (Ducati SS1000)

Formula Ultra/Performance Coatings Eli Edwards (Yam R1)

Heavyweight Early GP/Canright Construction Ken Holme (Yam R1)

Lightweight Early GP Tim O'Mahony (Ninja 250)

Lightweight Superbike/Puma Boots Shawn Becker (Suz SV650)

Middleweight GP Twins/Max RPM Raynor Friessen (Duc SS1000)

Open GP Twins/Eastside Motosports Martin Abbenhouse (Duc 1098S)

Open Single/Lynked Performance - David Matthews (Hon RS125)

Open Supersport/KBC Helmets Eli Edwards (Yam R1)



WMRRA Round 7 Race Results can be found here:

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