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Jun 6, 2018

Doug Frenchak Takes MRA Race Of The Rockies GTO Victory At Pueblo Motorsports Park

Doug Frenchak (46). Photo by Jim Browning/Rocky Mountain Photo, courtesy of MRA.

Doug Frenchak, Shannon Moham Claim MRA Wins at Pueblo Motorsports Park

Pueblo, CO, June 6, 2018 – Round 2 of the Motorcycle Roadracing Association championship series happened at Pueblo Motorsports Park the weekend of June 2-3. The two day event was shortened on Sunday due to a strong storm that moved into the area and the inability to use the Pueblo track in wet conditions. All races were shortened in order to get the premier Race of the Rockies event completed before the rain.

Over the past few years, Ryan Burke has been the consistent front runner in Race of the Rockies GTO. This weekend was going to be different, though. In qualifying, Frenchak took the pole over Burke, and in Open Superbike, Brad Morris take the win over Doug Frenchak with Dan Turner third and Ryan Burke fourth. Clearly this was going to be an unpredictable day.

From the start, Frenchak took the lead very closely followed by Brad Morris with Dan Turner and Ryan Burke not too far behind. As the laps continued, Frenchak and Morris gapped everyone else and it became clear that this was going to be the battle for the win. Morris shadowed Frenchak’s for 8 of the 10 laps and strategically made a move in lap 9 to take the lead. Turner and Burke continued to battle for the final podium position with Burke getting the better of Turner on lap 7.

On the closing lap, Frenchak was able to counter Morris’ lead and took over the lead and the win by barely over a bike length. Unfortunately, there was a red flag on the final lap of the race before all competitors had completed the event. By MRA (and almost every other club’s) rules, scoring reverts back to the last completed lap, which would have handed the win to Morris. In this case, the top 6 RoR competitors had crossed the finish line before the red flag so the MRA officials decided to implement the MotoAmerica rule 1.26.c. and declared partial results for those who crossed the finish combined with reverted finishes for those who hadn’t seen the checkered flag.

Race of the Rockies GTU saw Shannon Moham take the lead from the start and never looked back. Sean Thomas was riding with an injury he suffered from a practice crash earlier in the week. Nonetheless, he was able to cut fantastic lap times to take second. Brian Dobrowolski took third from the start and put down impressively consistent lap times to finish in the final podium position for the GTU class.

Doug Frenchak is sponsored by RaceWorx, MotoMummy, Superbikes Unlimited, Quik Cycles, Pirelli, General Air, 380 Racing, Vortex Racing, Hotbodies Racing, and Sol Performance.

Shannon Moham is sponsored by Nordic Nursing, Dunlop tires, Race Tech suspension, Woodcraft CFM, K&N Filters, Vortex, GPR dampers, Lockhart Phillips, Vickery Motorsports, Motors by REX, Renegade race fuels, Pit Bull stands, Imperial Sportbikes, Denver n Dakota, Segren's Nectar, MOM, and Falicon crankshafts.

Round 3 of the MRA season will be at High Plains Raceway over the weekend of June 30-July 1. The annual MRA 4-hour endurance race will also be during Round 3, so there will be no SuperStreet event.

The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information go to http://www.mra-racing.org/.


Fay Myers Motorcycle World's Race of the Rockies GTO

1. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

5. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)


Quik Cycles/SOL Performance’s Race of the Rockies GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Ray Ray Gaimara (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)


Race of the Rockies Championship Overall

1. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

5. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

6. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-6R)


High Plains Raceway's Ladies of the Rockies

1. Kimberly Prichard (Tri Daytona)

2. Kerry Attridge (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Cindy Wulf (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Siobhan Bennett (Hon CBR600RR)


Imperial Sportbikes' Amateur GTO

Not held


XL3 Rigging's Amateur GTU

1. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Jay Samarjian (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Matthew Kiriazis (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Mick Derner (Yam YZF-R6)


Un!nk Printworks' Modern Vintage GTO

Not held


Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s Modern Vintage GTU

1. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Tyler Weaver (Hon CBR600RR)

3. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Robert McNiel (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Nik Scott (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Philip Pleiss (Hon CBR600RR)


Northern Colorado Powersports' Open Superbike

1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

5. Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)


Pho 95’s Open Supersport

1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Michael Surratt (BMW S1000RR)


Modworks’ Solo Endurance Open

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Dennie Burke (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Chris Higgins (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Kevin Madden (Hon CBR1000RR)


Performance Cycle's Heavyweight Superbike

Not held


Apex Motorsports' Heavyweight Supersport

1. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)


Supreme Lending/Lisa Gaimara’s Solo Endurance Heavyweight

1. Shannon Moham (Duc)

2. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. James Hinton (Suz GSX-R600)


The Boardroom’s Middleweight Superbike

1. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Matthew Kiriazis (Yam YZF-R6)


IES Technologies’ Middleweight Supersport

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Jason Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)


Wyeth Homes’ Solo Endurance Middleweight

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Michael Lakritz (Hon CBR600RR)


Spencer Russell Youth Racing's Lightweight Grand Prix

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)

3. Bruce Browning

4. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

5. Brandon Fosbinder (KTM Duke)

6. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)


Brighton Radiator & Muffler’s Solo Endurance Lightweight

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)

3. Grayson Davidson (Suz SV650)

4. Bruce Browning

5. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

6. Brandon Fosbinder (KTM Duke)


Kimco Services’ Solo Endurance Ultralight

1. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)

2. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Rudolf Haberl (Kaw 250)

6. Shawn Bandel (KTM RC390)


Damage Control's SuperTwins GTO

1. Shannon Moham (Duc)

2. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)

3. Robb Weins (Duc 848)

4. Lukas Vaznonis (Duc 848)

5. Ben Bridgewater (Duc 1199)

6. Jim Brewer (Duc 1199R)


Alliance Motorsports’ SuperTwins GTU

Not held


Absolute Michelin & Automotive's Thunderbike

1. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

2. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

3. Jay Hollman (Apr RSV1000R)

4. Robb Weins (Duc 848)

5. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

6. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)


Moto Garage's Formula 40 GTO

1. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Dennie Burke (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Michael Surratt (BMW S1000RR)


Moto Garage's Formula 40 GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. James Hinton (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Jon Renk (Yam YZF-R6)


Defy Graphics’ 500 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Tony Baker (Suz GS500)

2. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500R)

3. Susan Hickok (Kaw 400)


Defy Graphics’ 500 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Tony Baker (Suz GS500)


Rocky Mountain Kawasaki's 400 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Tyler Valentine (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

3. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

4. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

5. Joshua Baker (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Shawn Bandel (KTM RC390)


Rocky Mountain Kawasaki's 400 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

2. Tyler Valentine (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

4. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

5. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Chris Anderson (Kaw 400)


Vickery Motorsports’ 250 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)

2. Koy Baker (Kaw 250)

3. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)

4. Rudolf Haberl (Kaw 250)

5. Jim Soiland (Kaw 250)


Vickery Motorsports’ 250 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)

2. Koy Baker (Kaw 250)

3. Rudolf Haberl (Kaw 250)

4. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)


Woody's Wheel Works' Formula Colorado

Not held


RG3 Suspension Denver's Supermoto

1. Bruce Browning

2. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)

3. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

4. Joseph LoGalbo (Apr SXV450)


Interstate Honda's Novice GTO

1. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Chris Higgins (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Joseph O'Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Tommy Darmstedter (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Chuck Hopper (Yam YZF600)

6. Rich Enriquez (Yam YZF-R1)


Law Tigers’ Novice GTU

1. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Jon Renk (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Joseph O'Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tommy Darmstedter (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Bobby Mills (Duc 848)