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Jun 25, 2013

Dwyer, Ramirez, Silva Are The Stars Of The CCS Florida Event At Homestead-Miami Speedway

CCS Florida at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Rodolfo Ramirez (78) leads Sean Dwyer (3) and Bruno Silva (9) in the Unlimited Grand Prix "Shootout." Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS Florida.

Dwyer Wins Second Shootout of the Season CCS Florida – Homestead-Miami Speedway June 23, 2013 Sean Dwyer won the hotly-contested Unlimited Grand Prix race during the Championship Cup Series (CCS) Florida Region event presented by Michelin Tire June 23 at Homestead-Miami Spedway.

Bruno Silva nailed the holeshot with his Kawasaki ZX-10R, with Jeff Lampe, Dwyer, and Felipe MacLean in hot pursuit. By lap two, Lampe was out front on his Kawasaki ZX-10R with Dwyer in second and Silva in third, but halfway through the second lap, Lampe crashed out of the race in Turn Eight, allowing Rodolfo Ramirez to pass and take over the lead with his Kawasaki ZX-10R. Dwyer was out front on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the white flag lap in an all-out battle for the lead with position swapping throughout the course. When the checkered flag came out, it was Dwyer out front to take his second Shootout victory of the season, followed by Silva in second, and Ramirez in third. When asked about the race start, Ramirez stated, “Well, my starts, they suck. I can not get a good start. [Later] I felt good. There’s a lot of pressure. Everybody’s making little mistakes, so every little hole you see, somebody’s putting their bike somewhere. Lampe crashed and I kind of took over the lead for a little bit, but I guess I couldn’t hold it until the end. I think he [Dwyer] got me twice coming down in [Turn] Ten. He was more aggressive than I was. Every time I ride I feel more comfortable. It’s a little bit different from my SV. It takes a little bit to get used to it.” Silva stated, “I tried to step it up. Every time I talk to Leon, the Pirelli guy, on how to make it better and better, faster and faster. And, it works. The Pirelli tires are amazing. I’m really happy.

"I got a good start. In Turn Eight, I kind of lost a little bit at the brake marks and I went a little wide. So, I think Ramirez came. It’s just amazing that those guys went faster! We keep pushing the level.”

Silva dedicated his second place finish to his parents who were celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary that day. On the podium, Dwyer commented, “We were swapping the lead there like a hot potato. That was a lot of fun! First time really racing with Rodolfo a whole lot. He was tough. Having to deal with somebody new. And to know that Bruno and Jeff were there, also; they’re always going to be fast. It was a tough game. Jeff made a mistake there and fell down. It was pretty cool, he looked up and was sliding and I was kind of wide, and, he went underneath me. He lost his front. And, as he was sliding, he looked over and asked me to not run him over. So, I barely missed him. Let him go by. And, one of the Kawis got by me and we just put our heads down. I was going to fight in that race. I was ready to fight every corner. We’ve been pushing hard.

“I’ve been working on some health issues the past few weeks. I’ve got to thank my wife. She took care of me. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to race two days ago. We brought a whole new set up and backwards yesterday. But that didn’t work so we just put our old settings on there. We asked Dunlop to bring us a little something different, and they did, and man, that thing worked awesome! We’ve overcome some stuff and you’re going to see the best version of me pretty soon. I don’t think I’ve ever ridden a road race bike totally healthy.” Silva won the GTO, Unlimited Supersport, and Unlimited Superbike races. And, Ramirez swept his lightweight classes, winning GT Lights, Ultralight Superbike, Lightweight Grand Prix, and Lightweight Superbike. He also finished third in GTO, Unlimited Supersport, and Unlimited Superbike. And, Dwyer finished second in Unlimited Superbike. Greg Melka was the winningest expert of the weekend again with six first place finishes on his Yamaha YZF-R6. He won the GTU, Middleweight Supersport, Heavyweight Supersport, Middleweight Superbike, Heavyweight Superbike, and Middleweight Grand Prix classes, finishing his day undefeated. RESULTS

GTO EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Gustavo Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4); 5. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Jon Foy (Kaw ZX-10R); Joshua Paladini (Yam YZF-R1).

GTO AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Jeovanny Hidalgo-Gato (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR); 5. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000),

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Phillippe Touya (Duc 1000); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 4. Steve Wenner (Hon RS250); 5. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 6. Jiri Kolar (Duc 1100).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 2. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 4. Boelo Lussenburg (Duc 1000).

GTU EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 848EVO); 3. Fernando Silva Yam YZF-R6); 4. Lee Farmer (Duc 848EVO); 5. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 6. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Michael Schulze (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Stuart Harper (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Jon Foy (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Roberto Heurtematte (Duc 1198).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Jeovanny Hidalgo-Gato (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Alejandro David (Kaw ZX-10R).

MOTO 3: 1. Steve Wenner (Mor MD250H); 2. Adrian Del Alcazar (Hon RS125); 3. Vladden Roman (Mor MD250H); 4. Morten Frederiksen (Hon RS125).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 3. Lee Farmer (Hon 650); 4. Mark Tenn (Duc 800); 5. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650).

ULTRALIGHT THUNDERBIKE: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 4. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 5. Kyle Edwards (Kaw 250R); 6. William Wissinger (Hon CBR250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 848EVO); 3. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675); 6. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Jeovanny Hidalgo-Gato (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Diego Santana (BMW S1000RR); 5. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Rafael Carrillo (Kaw ZX-10R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Michael Schulze (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Eduardo Sarmiento (Duc 848EVO); 5. Stuart Harper (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Steve Wenner (Hon 250); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 4. Phillippe Touya (Duc 1000); 5. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 6. Gino Angella (Duc 1100).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 3. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 4. James Quinn (Duc 1000); 5. Boleo Lussenburg (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675); 3. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Kirstoffer Sarmiento (Suz GSX-R600): 6. Jon Foy (Kaw ZX-6R).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Eduardo Sarmiento (Duc 848EVO); 4. Stuart Harper (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848EVO); 6. Tawfik Khalill, Jr (Hon RC51).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Jeff Lampe (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4); 6. Joshua Paladeni (Yam YZF-R1).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Jeiovanny Hidalgo-Gato (Hon CBR1000RR); 5. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Dihego Santana (BMW S1000RR).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Jones Concepcion (Duc 1098); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 848EVO); 3. German Vacca (Duc 848EVO); 4. Pedro Valiente (Duc 848EVO).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Tawfik Khalil, Jr (Hon RC51); 2. Antonio Valiente (Duc 999).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Phillipee Touya (Duc 1000); 2. Mark Tenn (Duc 800); 3. Robert Cole (Bim 1100); 4. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 5. Gary Grant (Duc 1000).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848EVO); 3. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Timothy Peterman (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Boleo Lussenburg (Duc 1000).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Sunil Sardarsingh (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Jose Fernandez (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Jon Foy (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Lee Farmer (Duc 848EVO); 2. Edward Alvarado (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Jon Foy (Yam YZF-R6).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR); 3. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Rafael Carrillo (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Jonathan Thomas (Suz GSX-R1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 3. Phillipee Touya (Duc 1000); 4. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 5. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 6. Robert Cole (Bim 1100).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 3. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 4. James Quinn (Duc 1000); 5. Boleo Lussenburg (Duc 1000).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 4. Sami Hakin (Kaw 250R); 5. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 6. Andres Daniel (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Gui Berg (Duc 848EVO); 4. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 6. Lee Farmer (Duc 848EVO).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Michael Schulze (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Shawn Thompson (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Tyler Walterkens (Hon CBR600RR).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Phillipee Touya (Duc 1000); 2. Gino Angella (Duc 749); 3. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 4. Robert Cole (Bim 1100); 5. Gary Grant (Duc 1000); 6. Mark Tenn (Duc 748).

THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. James Quinn (Duc 1000); 2. Boleo Lussenburg (Duc 1000); 3. Vladden Roman (Mor 250); 4. Justin Bick (Duc 748).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Lee Farmer (Duc 848EVO); 3. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Jones Concepcion (Duc 1098).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Eduardo Sarmiento (Duc 848); 2. Stuart Harper (Suz GSX-R600).

BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Michael Schulze (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Jonathan Thomas (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Edward Alvarado (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Lee Farmer (Duc 848EVO); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675); 5. Kristoffer Sarmiento (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Eduardo Sarmiento (Duc 848EVO); 4. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Tyler Walterkens (Hon CBR600RR).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4); 5. Jeff Lampe (Kaw ZX10-R); 6. Andy White (Kaw ZX-10R); 7. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R).