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Jul 9, 2013

Derek Wagnon And Brandon Young Win CMRA Team 60 Race At MotorSport Ranch

CMRA Team 60: Derek Wagnon (3) in action. Photo by Hoss McBain.

The Derek Wagnon/Brandon Young team, brought home the win in the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association's (CMRA) third Team 60 race this past Saturday, July 6. CMRA began its sixth round of the season running a 4-Hour Mini Endurance, Mini Sprints, Team 60 race, and the Solo 30 races simultaneously on both the 1.7-mile long course and 1.3-mile short course of the MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, Texas. Hot sticky weather with temperatures in the high 90's to low 100's with a light breeze made for great track conditions and healthy grids.

The first race of the day on the 1.7-mile course was the Team 60 race, with 20 teams on the grid. The LeMans-style start used at the first round, was employed again, and went off clean.

The exciting action started with Derek Wagnon and Brandon Young combo riding for the Howard/Young team turning the fastest lap of the race of 1:17.092 on Lap 2, leading in the overall and in Heavyweight. Wagnon was substitute riding for Ty Howard aboard Howard's KTM RC8 and pulled the team out to an early lead. The Andy Galindo/Eric Williams team was right on their heels with a fastest lap of 1:18.939, running second overall and first in Middleweight. The Pete Martins/John Orchard pairing pulled a 1:19.783, running third overall and second in Heavyweight. The race leaders kept it fast, and the entire race put on a great show, with the fastest laps all being within 9 seconds of the race leaders. The field stayed close, and there were battles all the way to the back. When the checkers dropped at 10 am, Wagnon/Young took the overall and Heavyweight win, with Galindo/Williams in second overall and first in Middleweight. Martins/Orchard took third overall and second in Heavyweight.

Wagnon shared this about riding for Howard, "This was a last minute thing that Ty Howard and Brandon Spradling put together and gave me a bike to ride this weekend. It was my first time racing with Brandon Young on my team, but he's great to ride with, and my first time on a KTM. So I was getting used to the bike and everything, but it went really well. We are still working on a few setup things for the bike to get ready for Sunday which is the main thing, but it feels really good. I do want to thank Ty for giving me a bike to ride this weekend, and Brandon for the support."

Meanwhile, on the 1.3-mile course, the Mini Sprint grids kicked off Saturday's racing action with Formula 4 and Texas Tornado Boot Camp Superstock E once again having over 20 entries each.

The 4-Hour Mini Endurance had a combined grid of 25 teams, with Formula 4 Endurance represented. The green flag dropped and the BRAWP BRAWP racing team, consisting of John Rangel, Trey Morris, John Redford, David Hicks and Kris Lillegard, riding a Kawasaki 250R, took the lead with a fastest lap of 1:11.782, with the RyderHard Racing team of Ken Ryder, Jay Newton and Shawn Diamond, also on a Kawasaki 250R, in pursuit, turning a fastest lap of 1:11.828. Desert Brats Racing lept into third, with the Green Machine team right behind. During the second hour, the Desert Brats team of Rick Hogge and Brad Thomas took over the lead, riding a Kawasaki 250R and held it, with RyderHard Racing and the Green Machine team of Brandon Altmeyer, Jesse Davis, David Tiede, and Ryan Andrews, also on a Kawasaki 250R, battling for second. The Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks team of Rebecca Caudle, Jeremy Harvey, Jason Swan, Steve Haesemeyer and Ron Mears ran the fastest lap of the entire race with a 1:09.953 with their Kawasaki 250R during hour 3 getting around Green Machine to join the battle for second. However, Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks had a forced pit stop for a mechanical when their muffler bracket came loose, and Green Machine got back around them for third. Desert Brats Racing held onto to their lead, taking the checkers for the overall endurance and Formula 4 win with 192 laps. RyderHard Racing finished second overall and in Formula 4 with 191 laps, and Green Machine took third overall and in Formula 4, completing 191 laps.

Back on the 1.7-mile course, the Solo 30 Expert and Novice races finished up the day's action and drew decent grids as well, with racers lining up to sprint for 30 minutes in one stint on one bike. Danny Kelsey won Solo 30 Heavyweight Expert with his Suzuki GSX-R1000, running within .5 seconds of the lap record the entire race. Kevin Taylor took the win in Heavyweight Novice on his Honda CBR1000RR. Conner Blevins rode his Kawasaki ZX-6R to the win in Solo 30 Middleweight Expert, while Chris Hamlett took the win in Middleweight Novice on his Suzuki GSX-R600. Solo 30 Lightweight Expert had Daniel Adams for the win on his Suzuki SV650, and John Byus also won Lightweight Novice with a Suzuki SV650. Bill Syfan aced the Solo 30 Ultra Lightweight race on his Kawasaki 250R.

For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next round of CMRA Mini Endurance, Mini Sprints, Solo 30 and Team 60 will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX.

CMRA SATURDAY SPRINTS

K&N MOTORCYCLES - JUNIOR MOTARD 1. Hayden Giarratano (Piranha ZTX90) 2. Shaine Giarratano (Orion OPBS-X3R) 3. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110) 4. Kevin Bradford Nolde (Kaw KLX110) 5. Ethan Hidrogo (Yam TTR110) 6. Makayla Benke (Kaw KLX110)

TEXAS TORNADO BOOT CAMP - E SUPERSTOCK 1. Kris Lillegard (Kaw 250R) 2. William Renville (Kaw 250R) 3. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125) 4. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R) 5. Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R) 6. Jim Whitten (Hon CBR250R)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 4 1. William Renville (Kaw 250R) 2. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125) 3. Zachary Vonler (Kaw 250R) 4. Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R) 5. Keith Hertell (Kaw 250R) 6. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - FORMULA 5 1. Allan Boyd (Hon RS65) 2. Mark Shim (Hon CB160)

FORMULA 7 1. Jose Gutierrez (Hon NSF100) 2. Britten Geary (Hon CRF100) 3. Caleb Luu (Kaw KLX110) 4. Tarah Lyttle (SSR 107)

CMRA 4-HOUR MINI ENDURANCE OVERALL 1. Desert Brats Racing (Rick Hogge/Brad Thomas), Kaw 250R, F4, 192 laps 2. RyderHard Racing (Ken Ryder/Jay Newton/Shawn Diamond), Kaw 250R, F4, 192 laps 3. Green Machine (Brandon Altmeyer/Jesse Davis/David Tiede/Ryan Andrews), Kaw 250R, F4, 191 laps 4. Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks (Rebecca Caudle/Jeremy Harvey/Jason Swan/Steve Haesemeyer/Ron Mears), Kaw 250R, F4, 182 laps 5. Halffast Racing Team (Jose Gutierrez/Mark Shim/Ivan Fuentes/Ryan Short), Kaw 250R, F4, 181 laps 6. Misfit Racing (Kasey Lewis/Jennifer Millsap/Christopher Cullen/Thomas Cocker), Kaw 250R, F4, 180 laps

FORMULA 4 ENDURANCE 1. Desert Brats Racing (Rick Hogge/Brad Thomas), Kaw 250R, 192 laps 2. RyderHard Racing (Ken Ryder/Jay Newton/Shawn Diamond), Kaw 250R, 192 laps 3. Green Machine (Brandon Altmeyer/Jesse Davis/David Tiede/Ryan Andrews), Kaw 250R, 191 laps 4. Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks (Rebecca Caudle/Jeremy Harvey/Jason Swan/Ron Mears), Kaw 250R, 182 laps 5. Halffast Racing Team (Jose Gutierrez/Mark Shim/Ivan Fuentes/Ryan Short), Kaw 250R, 181 laps 6. Misfit Racing (Kasey Lewis/Jennifer Millsap/Christopher Cullen/Thomas Cocker), Kaw 250R, 180 laps

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR) 4. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV4) 5. Guillermo A. Gonzales (Duc 1199) 6. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198S)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Jim Dugger (Buell 1125R) 3. Mark Sneed (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Schuyler Dhooghe (Apr RSV1000) 5. Richard Schiller (Yam YZF-R1) 6. Paul Bradley (Suz GSX-R750)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MIDDLEWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Andy Galindo (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Andy Galindo (Kaw ZX-6R) 5. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Alan Phillips (Yam YZF-R6)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MIDDLEWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Chris Hamlett (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR) 3. Lee Andersson (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Kikos Villareal (Yam YZF-R6) 5. David Tiede (Kaw ZX-6R) 6. Miguel Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

SOLO 30 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650) 2. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650) 3. Shane Zelm (Suz SV650) 4. Mike Canzoneri (Suz SV650) 5. David Canzoneri (Suz SV650)

SOLO 30 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE 1. John Byus (Suz SV650) 2. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 3. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125) 4. Brian Young (KTM SMC654) 5. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650) 6. Connor Toner (Kaw 650R)

SOLO 30 ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT 1. Bill Syfan (Kaw 250R) 2. Trey Walker (Hon RS150)

HOUSE OF PAINT DESIGNS - TEAM 60 TEAM 60 HEAVYWEIGHT 1. Howard/Young (KTM RC8/Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Martins/Orchard (Suz GSX-R1000/Yam YZF-R6) 3. Davis/Tomlinson (Suz GSX-R1000/Yam YZF-R6) 4. Erzal/Phillips (Apr RSV1000/Apr RSV100) 5. Boldt/Davies (Suz GSX-R750/Yam YZF-R6) 6. Dugger/Sneed (Buell 1125R/Kaw ZX-10R)

TEAM 60 MIDDLEWEIGHT 1. Galindo/Williams (Kaw ZX-6R/Yam YZF-R6) 2. Gooding/Gurevich (Duc 749S/Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Bayramoglu/Niemi (Yam YZF-R6/Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Randall/Randall (Yam YZF-R6/Yam YZF-R6) 5. Price/Webster (Suz GSX-R600/Kaw ZX-6R)

TEAM 60 LIGHTWEIGHT 1. Davis/Gilliland (Duc 992R/Suz SV650) 2. Roy/Whitten (Duc 1000SS/Duc 1000SS) 3. Dominguez/Dominguez (Suz SV650/Suz GSX-R600) 4. Canzoneri/Canzoneri (Suz SV650/Suz SV650) 5. Geary/Jones (Suz SV650/Suz SV650)