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Dec 9, 2013

Dwyer Wins "Shootout," Mesa Claims Five Victories, Silva Earns CCS Florida Number One Plate At Homestead-Miami Speedway

CCS Florida: Unlimited Grand Prix "Shootout" winner Sean Dwyer (center), runner-up Stefano Mesa (left) and third-place finisher Javier Del Amor (right) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS Florida.

Dwyer Wins Shootout, Silva Crowned #1 CCS Florida – Homestead-Miami Speedway December 8, 2013 By Lisa Theobald Sean Dwyer won the Unlimited Grand Prix race at Homestead-Miami Speedway during CCS Florida’s final race of the season after his friends got together to rebuild his bike following Dwyer’s crash out of the lead during the Unlimited Superbike race, just a few races earlier.

“I just ran out of talent on that deal,” Dwyer commented on his crash. “I was sliding across the ground on my butt, and I’m looking at the bike and every time it would hit I would go, ‘Ooh don’t do that.’ I knew they were going to have to fix it. It was twisted up, subframe and everything.” Dwyer nabbed the holeshot, put his head down, and led the race from start to finish. Stefano Mesa was on his tail all six laps, closing in, but not finding away around the leader. Behind the leaders, Javier Del Amor had worked his way from a third row starting position up to third place. By lap two, he had passed Bruno Silva, Felipe MacLean, and Rodolfo Ramirez, settling into his position in the chase. Dwyer was able to hold his position for all six laps, and take his third victory in the Unlimited Grand Prix class this season. “This whole race is for all my friends,” Dwyer stated, on the podium. “This one is unbelievable. I gave up three times. I was like, ‘Nah man, the forks are bent. Nah man, the wheels are trashed. Nah man, this is bent.’ And, they don’t give up. We tore apart Sunny's bike. Stole a right fork, we got a gas fork on the left, a traditional fork on the right. Looks like something off of Dukes of Hazard. We don’t care.”

“There are lots of fast guys here,” he continued. “When these guys come here to ride I want to ride my best and I don’t want to be sitting here watching them ride. And, as twisted as this thing was, it had unbelievable grip because we had the most bad ass tire from Dunlop. They brought us a tire that was unbelievable. We had the most ridiculous grip I’ve had around this track. If you’re not on the US Dunlops you’re gonna get beat by them, so get on them.” Dwyer also won the first race of the day, GTO. “It was a great race,” exclaimed Mesa. “I gave it my all since the beginning. Dwyer was just riding his heart out. He was riding amazing. I was just trying to keep up with him, but I couldn’t.”

Mesa was the winningest Expert of the day with five first-place finishes. He won the Unlimited Supersport, Middleweight Supersport, Middleweight Superbike, Middleweight Grand Prix, and GTU classes. Del Amor stated that, “I know I can go a little bit faster. I need to learn a little bit more about the bike and track, since it’s his first time here. I’m very happy to be here.” Earlier in the day, he won the Unlimited Superbike race and finished fifth in GTO. Amateur Clint Russell was the winningest racer of the day with a whopping eight victories. He was also awarded the title of Amateur Overall Points winner for the season. Bruno Silva and Rodolfo Ramirez went head-to-head in the Florida region’s final round, each entering 15 classes in an effort to edge out the other for the Expert Overall Points title. And, it was a battle to the finish, with Silva pulling out 37 points ahead to win the #1 plate for the 2014 race season. The 2014 CCS Florida season will open again in February, 2014, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. RESULTS GTO EXPERT: 1. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Robertino Pietri (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Javier Del Amor (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R).

GTO AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Dihego Santana (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR); 5. Sandro Garcia (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R).

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Gui Berg (Duc 1100); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 4. Lee Farmer (Duc 1000); 5. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 6. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 3. Garrett Benson (Suz SV650); 4. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000); 5. Victor Valle (Duc 900); 6. Nicholas Kosan (Hon 500).

GTU EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Dane Westby (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Maximilian Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Martin Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Yusel Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R).

PREMIER VINTAGE: 1. John Long (Yam 250); 2. Brian Tenn (Yam 600); 3. Paul Tenn (Yam 600); 4. Justin Long (Hon 500).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR); 4. Paul DeCouto (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4); 6. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Dean Palacios (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Edward Foy (Duc 1199); 5. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 6. Lisandro Garcia (Kaw ZX-10R).

MOTO 3: 1. Steve Wenner (Mor MD250H); 2. Vladden Roman (Mor MD250H); 3. Federico Cortes (Hon RS125); 4. Morten Frederiksen (Hon RS125); 5. John Long (Yam 250).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 3. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650); 4. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650); 5. Douglas Gross (Duc 999).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Brian Tenn (Suz SV650); 4. Garrett Benson (Suz SV650); 5. Paul Tenn (Suz SV650); 6. Nicholas Kosan (Hon 500).

ULTRALIGHT THUNDERBIKE: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 4. Harrison Warren (Kaw 250R); 5. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 6. John Timinsky (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 5. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Pedro Valiente (Duc 848).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 2. Carlos Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Dihego Santana (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Lisandro Garcia (Kaw ZX-10R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Martin Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Christopher Kosan (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Stuart Harper (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Gui Berg (Duc 1100); 2. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 3. Lee Farmer (Duc 1000); 4. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 5. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 6. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 4. Victor Valle (Duc 900); 5. Nicholas Kosan (Hon 500); 6. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Frank Babuska, Jr (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 6. Rodolfo Ramirez (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX6-R); 2. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Charlie Bruin (Kaw ZX6R); 4. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Stuart Harper (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Tyler Walterkens (Hon CBR600RR).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Javier Del Amor (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Robertino Pietri (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 3. Jesus Garcia (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Lisandro Garcia (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Dihego Santana (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Dean Palacios (Hon CBR1000RR).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Pedro Valiente (Duc 848); 2. Barrett Long (Duc 1200); 3. Steve Johnston (Duc 1098); 4. Gui Berg (Duc 848).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Edward Foy (Duc 1199); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Francisco Blasini (Duc 848); 4. Marcos G. Martinez (Hon CBR1000RR).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR); 2. Sunil Sardarsingh (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Paul DeCouto (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Jon Couch (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Marco Martinez (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 2. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR); 3. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Bob Damerau (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Jon Foy (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Mak Pena (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Steve Guanche (Kaw ZX-6R); 6. Steve Maher (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Guillermo Reyes (Suz GSX-R750); 3. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Timothy Peterman (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Gary Mosely (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 2. Robert Cole (Bim 1100); 3. Thomas Eubank (Duc 1000); 4. Jiri Kolar (Duc 1100); 5. Steve Johnston (Duc 800); 6. Mark Tenn (Duc 800).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 2. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000); 3. Jane Eubank (Duc 800).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Gui Berg (Duc 1100); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 3. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 4. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650); 5. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 6. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 4. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000); 5. Victor Valle (Duc 900).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Harrison Warren (Kaw 250R); 4. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 5. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 6. William Wissinger (Hon 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Dane Westby (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Maximilian Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Rodolfo Ramirez (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Martin Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R); 5. Yusel Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Jones Conception (Duc 748); 2. Gino Angella (Duc 749); 3. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 4. Robert Cole (Bim 1100); 5. Kevin Mendez (Duc 749); 6. Mark Tenn (Duc 800).

THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Vladden Roman (Mor MD250H).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 2. Thomas Eubank (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Garrett Benson (Suz SV650); 4. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000); 5. Jane Eubank (Duc 800).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 5. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 6. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Stuart Harper (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Javier Vazquez (Suz GSX-R750); 6. Charlie Bruin (Kaw ZX-6R).

BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Mak Pena (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Paul Guy (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Jeremy Krasny (BMW S1000RR); 6. German Vacca (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Maximilian Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 3. J. Seth Starnes (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Martin Scheib (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Yusel Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Christopher Kosan (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Stefano Mesa (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Javier Del Amor (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Robertino Pietri (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Jason Farrell (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 7. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 8. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR); 9. Andy White (Kaw ZX-10R); 10. Lloyd Bayley (Suz GSX-R1000).