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Apr 8, 2013

Dwyer Wins CCS Unlimited Grand Prix At Jennings GP

Sean Dwyer (3) leads Michael Barnes (34) during a CCS Florida race event at Jennings GP, in Jennings, Florida. Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS Florida.

Dwyer Wins Shootout 

CCS Florida/Southeast 

Jennings GP 

Sean Dwyer won the CCS Unlimited Grand Prix April 7 at Jennings GP, in Jennings, Florida, after an exciting battle for the lead with Bruno Silva and Michael Barnes. 

It was Gus Sanchez who nailed the holeshot with his Kawasaki ZX-10R, but Sanchez crashed out before completing the first lap. This put Silva out front at the end the first lap on his Prieto Performance-prepped Kawasaki ZX-10R. 

The pace picked up on lap two with all the front runners turning their fastest lap times of the race. Barnes took over the front spot before the halfway mark on his Prieto Performance Kawasaki ZX-10R (borrowed from Santiago Villa) with Dwyer in hot pursuit on his KWS Suzuki GSX-R1000. Dwyer made his passing move around Barnes in Turn Four to take over the lead and dominate the second half of the race. Dwyer was able to maintain his advantage to the checkered flag with Barnes a close second and Silva in third. 

Jeff Lampe finished fourth and his teammate Felipe MacLean was fifth, making it Kawasakis in four out of the top five finishing spots. 

After the race, third-place Silva said, “Was a nice shootout! I think it was the funnest I ever raced!” He congratulated Barnes and Dwyer, thanked his sponsors, Prieto Performance, GMD Computrack, and Pirelli, and dedicated his third place finish to his younger brother, Lucas. Earlier in the day, Silva won the GTO, Unlimited Superbike, and Lightweight Superbike classes. 

Barnes stated, “Both these guys really gave it to me the whole weekend and I was happy to be able to ride Santiago’s bike and I wish I would have brought him home a win. But here’s a second for you, Santi. I wish you were here!” He thanked Villa’s sponsors for the ride, which gave him an opportunity to, “give me some big bike time prior to getting my butt handed over to me in MotoGP in Austin, Texas, in two weeks.” Barnes also thanked Henry DeGouw and CCS Florida for “putting on one of the best races that I have ever had the opportunity to be involved with. 

"I appreciate all your efforts,” he continued. “It’s a real professional organization and couldn’t be better.” 

On the podium, Dwyer complimented his competition. “It was awesome,” he said. “It wouldn’t mean anything if these guys weren’t as good as they are and their efforts weren’t as good as they are. We just had a couple of tough weekends. That’s just the way it is. Everybody stepped up their riding. I’d like to think that I push the pace in Florida. But, Bruno, Lampe, Santi… the list goes on and on. The big bike class is tough. So, I’m super stoked to get this win just because of how tough it was. We’re having to step up the pace. These guys were fighting and I had to earn it and that’s the kind of race you like to win.” He went on to thank his wife, Dunlop, Nick Vetrano, West Side Performance, Leo Vince, KWS, and Pilot Leathers. 

RESULTS 

GTO EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Gustavo Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Michael Barnes (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Jeff Lampe (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R).

GTO AMATEUR: 1. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848); 4. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Lazaro R Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1).

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Steve Wenner (Hon 250); 3. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650); 4. Al Smith (Suz SV650); 5. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 6. Mark Evry (Duc 1000).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 3. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 4. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 5. Kyle D Russell (Suz SV650); 6. Joseph Lonon (Yam 450).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Water Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Frank De La Renta (Kaw 250R); 4. Vaughn Ali (Kaw 250R); 5. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 6. Sami Hakin (Kaw 250R).

GTU EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 6. Ronny Frias (Yam YZF-R6).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Charlie H Bruin (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 4. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Brian Oyon-Grover (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600).

PREMIER VINTAGE: 1. Mark Tenn (Yam 400); 2. John Long (Yam 250); 3. Joshua Paladeni (Yam 400); 4. Arthur Kowitz (Kaw 1000); 5. Paul Tenn (Yam 600); 6. Michael Perry (Yam 350).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Jacquel Gonzalez (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Andy White (Suz GSX-R1000).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 2. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Jonathan Landwer, Jr (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Jeremy Krasny (BMW S1000RR); 6. Edward Foy (Duc 1199).

MOTO 3: 1. Steve Wenner (Mor MD250H); 2. Morten Frederiksen (Hon 125); 3. Tembo Da Cruz (Hon 125).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Al Smith (Suz SV650); 2. Mark Tenn (Duc 800); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 4. Mark Evry (Suz SV650); 5. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650); 6. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 3. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 4. Kyle D Russell (Suz SV560); 5. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 6. Brian Tenn (Suz SV650).

ULTRALIGHT THUNDERBIKE: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 4. Vaughn Ali (Kaw 250R); 5. Frank De La Renta (Kaw 250R); 6. Jesus Sierra (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Barrett Long (Duc 848); 5. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Ronny Frias (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 3. Lazaro R Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Eric S Arnold (Yam YZF-R1); 5. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Christopher Indahl (Hon CBR1000RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Charlie H Bruin (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 5. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848); 6. Stuart Harper (Suz GSX-R600).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Steve Wenner (Hon 250); 2. Al Smith (Suz SV650); 3. Fernando Silva (Suz SV650); 4. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 5. Mark Evry (Duc 1000); 6. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 2. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 3. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 4. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 5. Kyle D Russell (Suz SV650); 6. Scott Donn (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675); 5. Carlos Gulfo (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Charlie H Bruin (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 3. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Kristian Sarmiento (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848); 6. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R600).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Felipe MacLean (Kax ZX-10R); 4. Jeff Lampe (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Michael Barnes (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Joan Polanco (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Lazaro R Garco (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Christopher Indahl (Hon CBR600RR).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Barrett Long (Duc 848); 2. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 3. Sunil Sardarsingh (Duc 848); 4. Kiurys Martinez (Duc 1199); 5. James R Gillespie (KTM RC8); 6. Frank De La Renta (Kaw 250R).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Sunil Sardarsingh (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Jose Fernandez (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Ken Wilson (Duc 1199).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 2. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 3. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Lazaro R Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Eric S Arnold (Yam YZF-R1); 6. G Scott Wall (Hon CBR600RR).

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 2. G Scott Wall (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Steve Haft (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Chris Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 6. Richard Tabar (Duc 848).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Steve Wenner (Hon 250); 2. Mark Tenn (Duc 748); 3. Al Smith (Suz SV650); 4. Phillippe Touya (Duc 1000); 5. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000); 6. Morten Frederiksen (Hon 125).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 2. Joseph Lonon (Yam 450); 3. Scott Donn (Duc 1000); 4. Brian Mullen (Suz SV650); 5. Dan Dolan (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650); 2. Al Smith (Suz SV650); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 4. Mark Evry (Duc 1000); 5. Phillipe Touya (Duc 1000); 6. Jiri Kolar (Duc 1100).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 3. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 4. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 5. Scott Donn (Duc 1000); 6. Dan Dolan (Duc 1000).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Barrett Long (Duc 848); 6. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Charlie H Bruin (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 5. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Mark Tenn (Duc 748); 2. Phillipe Touya (Duc 1000); 3. Al Smith (Suz SV650); 4. Darrin Fry (Suz SV750).

THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Justin Bick (Duc 748).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 2. Mark Evry (Suz SV650); 3. Daniel McFayden (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 3. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 4. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 5. Brian Mullen (Suz SV650).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Alan Slaney (Tri Daytona 675); 4. Carlos Gulfo (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Charlie H Bruin (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 2. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Joan Polanco (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750).

BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. Jon Foy (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Jeremy Krasny (BMW S1000RR); 4. German Vacca (Hon CBR600RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Ronny Frias (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Lee Farmer (Duc 848).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Rasta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Brian Oyon-Grover (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Kristian Sarmiento (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Michael Barnes (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Jeff Lampe (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 7. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 8. Andy White (Suz GSX-R1000); 9. Carlos Felipe Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 10. Kiurys Martinez (Suz GSX-R1000).