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Jun 17, 2014

Excel EMR Wins Six-Hour CMRA Endurance Race At Eagles Canyon Raceway

Excel EMR's Conner Blevins (33) in action at Eagles Canyon Raceway. Photo by Blair Hartsfield/Hart-photography.com.

The Excel EMR team of Conner Blevins and Dustin Meador, rode their Dunlop-shod Kawasaki ZX636 to victory again at the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association's (CMRA) 6 Hour Championship Endurance race this past Saturday, June 14, 2014. CMRA held its fourth round of Championship Endurance, fifth round Mini and Lightweight sprints, and second round of Solo 30 races, bringing over 10 hours of racing action to Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas. The weather was cloyingly hot and humid, with very little breeze to disperse the heat, however, lap times remained fast on both the 1.7 mile short and 2.5 mile long full course.

The Mini and Lightweight sprint grids ran first and were a great warm up for round two of the Solo 30 races. The new 300 Supersport, 500 Supersport (both sponsored by Altus Lawton Motorsports), and the Four81Motos-sponsored Grom Challenge classes continued to gain in popularity. Two rounds of the Rainbow Sox Racing – Junior Motard class kept the 8-12 year olds suited up and ready to race all morning.

The 6 Hour Championship Endurance race had a combined grid of 30 teams, with classes including A Superbike, C Superbike, Formula 2, and Modern Classic Endurance. When the starting lights went out on the 2 wave start, Excel EMR, and the Yamaha YZF-R6 mounted Village Idiots, and LocoMotion teams immediately took command of the race, holding down the top three spots for the entire race. The Lone Star Track Day team of Brandon Altmeyer, Andy Galindo, Mark Niemi and Eric Williams shook the mechanical gremlins of earlier races off their Kawasaki ZX636 and got on the tail of the third place LocoMotion team of Alonzo Contreras, Ryan Max Johnson, Matt Vastine and Mark Windham, holding onto fourth for the entire race as well. The Suzuki GSX-R750 mounted Howlie Boyz team of Jason Swan, Dean Thimjon, and Brent Wood had their hands full with the Kawasaki ZX-6R mounted LSTD II team of Jesse Davis, Nick Doolan, Will Gruy, Wyatt Sperry, and David Tiede as these two would battle back and forth for fifth and sixth overall the entire race.

The racing was fierce as the race leaders went at it, with Excel EMR holding off the Village Idiots team of Brandon Cleland, Chris Headley, John Orchard, and Garet Tomlinson, and their pursuit of each other stretched out a one lap lead over the rest of the field. Suddenly the Excel EMR team crashed in Turn one, but was able to make it back into the pits as the Village Idiots took over the lead. The Excel EMR teamrepaired the bike and made it back out, chasing the Village Idiots down. As Excel EMR retook the lead, the Village Idiots also went down in Turn One, but were able to get the bike back into the pits as LocoMotion took over second place. The Village Idiotsrepaired their bike, got back out and overtook LocoMotion, gaining second place back, but were now one lap behind Excel EMR heading into the last hour of the race.

As the race clock wound down, the Village Idiots bore down on Excel EMR, narrowing the gap to a mere 20.137 seconds between them, and gapping the rest of the field by a lap. As the checkers dropped, Excel EMR stayed ahead of the Village Idiots for the overall win and the win in C Superbike, the Village Idiots crossed the line in second overall and second in C Superbike. The LocoMotion team crossed the line next, taking third overall and C Superbike. Lone Star Track Days finished fourth overall and fourth in C Superbike, and the Howlie Boyz held off LSTD II for fifth overall and first in A Superbike. LSTD II rounded out the top six overall.

For a complete list of the weekend results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next round in the CMRA season will be on July 4-6, 2014, at the Motorsport Ranch, Cresson, Texas. Saturday will be the Mini and Lightweight sprints, Team 60, and 6 hour Lightweight Endurance races. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized. Come out and see some great endurance racing action!

SATURDAY SPRINTS

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - FORMULA 5

1. Allan Boyd (Hon RS65)

FORMULA 6

1. Kevin B. Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

2. Lindsey Leard (Yam TTR125)

3. Britten Geary (Hon CRF100)

FORMULA 7

1. Shandra Crawford (Hon CRF80)

2. Tarah Lyttle (SSR TX2)

FOUR81 MOTOS - GROM CHALLENGE

1. Ryan Andrews (Hon Grom)

2. Dustin Dominguez (Hon Grom)

3. John Black (Hon Grom)

4. David Tiede (Hon Grom)

5. Becka Caudle (Hon Grom)

6. Chandler Geary (Hon Grom)

E SUPERSTOCK

1. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R)

2. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

3. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R)

4. Kevin Randall (Kaw 250R)

5. Jaret Nassaney (Kaw 250R)

6. Zachary Boldwyn (Kaw 250R)

RAINBOW SOX RACING - JUNIOR MOTARD RACE ONE

1. Brylin Schrock (Kaw KLX110)

2. Hayden Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

3. Zach Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

4. Otto Black (Kaw KLX110)

5. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110)

6. Logan Roy (Kaw KLX110)

FORMULA 4

1. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

2. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R)

3. Jaret Nassaney (Kaw 250R)

4. Kevin Randall (Kaw 250R)

5. Zachary Boldwyn (Kaw 250R)

6. Chris Woolsey (Kaw 250R)

ALTUS LAWTON MOTORSPORTS - 500 SUPERSPORT

1. Brandon Altmeyer (Hon CBR500R)

2. Jesse Davis (Hon CBR500R)

3. Jaret Nassaney (Hon CBR500R)

ALTUS LAWTON MOTORSPORTS - 300 SUPERSPORT

1. Gabriel Martinez-Abrego (Kaw EX300)

2. Justin McWilliams (Kaw EX300)

3. Gavin Williams (Kaw EX300)

4. Braeden Ortt (Kaw EX300)

5. Javier Martinez-Abrego (Kaw EX300)

6. Kasey Lewis (Kaw EX300)

500 CLASSIC

1. Brian Oakley (Yam RD400)

RAINBOW SOX RACING - JUNIOR MOTARD RACE TWO

1. Otto Black (Kaw KLX110)

2. Hayden Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

3. Zach Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

4. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110)

5. Logan Roy (Kaw KLX110)

6. Shaine Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Joseph Caruso (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Danny Dominguez (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Guillermo A. Gonzalez (BMW S1000RR)

5. Sean Gurevich (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Jim Dugger (Buell 1125R)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Fabian Kale (Hon CBR1000RR)

2. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Arthur Lopez (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Manuel Segura (Hon CBR1000RR)

5. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

6. Luis Aguero Jr. (Suz GSX-R750)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MIDDLEWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Becka Caudle (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Harry Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Shandra Crawford (Tri Daytona 675R)

6. Ryan Warren (Tri Daytona 675R)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MIDDLEWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Josh Simmons (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Thomas Cocker (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Kaid Hopper (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Alex Haler (Suz GSX-R600)

6. David Felio (Suz SV650)

SOLO 30 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

2. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

SOLO 30 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)

2. Theofilos Giamourgis (Suz SV650)

MOTOMASSAGE.COM - SOLO 30 ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Justin McWilliams (Kaw EX300)

2. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

3. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R)

4. Michael DeSimone (Kaw 250R)

5. Richard Wu (Kaw 250R)

6. Mitchell Klein (Kaw 250R)

CMRA 6 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE

OVERALL

1. Excel EMR (Shannon Ball/Conner Blevins/Dustin Meador) Kaw ZX636, C Superbike, 183 laps

2. Village Idiots (Brandon Cleland/ Chris Headley/John Orchard/Garet Tomlinson) Yam YZF-R6, C Superbike, 183 laps

3. LocoMotion (Alonzo Contreras/Ryan Max Johnson/Matt Vastine/Mark Windham) Yam YZF-R6, C Superbike, 182 laps

4. Lone Star Track Days (Brandon Altmeyer/Andy Galindo/Mark Niemi/Eric Williams) Kaw ZX636, C Superbike, 180 laps

5. Howlie Boyz (Jason Swan/Dean Thimjon/Brent Wood) Suz GSX-R750, 175 laps

6. LSTD II (Jesse Davis/Nick Doolan/Will Gruy/Wyatt Sperry/David Tiede) Kaw ZX-6R, C Superbike, 175 laps

A SUPERBIKE ENDURANCE

1. Howlie Boyz (Jason Swan/Dean Thimjon/Brent Wood) Suz GSX-R750, 175 laps

2. Desert Rats Racing (Stephen Guynes/Rick Hogge/Derek Thomas/Greg Wanless) Suz GSX-R750, A Superbike, 173 laps

3. Lightspeed (Michael Garner/David Rising/Kurt Stock) Suz GSX-R750, 165 laps

4. Crazy Jacks Powersports (Rusty Grant/Jack Moss/Matthew Palmore/Jack Polzin/Chris Walicek) Suz GSX-R1000, 163 laps

5. I Like Big Gas!! (Scott Buckley/Dewayne Davis /Brad Kelly/Craig Montgomery/Brandon Young) Suz GSX-R1000, 152 laps

6. Killer B's (Jeff Bean/Paul Bradley/Jay Bullard) Suz GSX-R750, 85 laps

C SUPERBIKE ENDURANCE

1. Excel EMR (Shannon Ball/Conner Blevins/Dustin Meador) Kaw ZX636, 183 laps

2. Village Idiots (Brandon Cleland/ Chris Headley/John Orchard/Garet Tomlinson) Yam YZF-R6, 183 laps

3. LocoMotion (Alonzo Contreras/Ryan Max Johnson/Matt Vastine/Mark Windham) Yam YZF-R6, 182 laps

4. Lone Star Track Days (Brandon Altmeyer/Andy Galindo/Mark Niemi/Eric Williams) Kaw ZX636, 180 laps

5. LSTD II (Jesse Davis/Nick Doolan/Will Gruy/Wyatt Sperry/David Tiede) Kaw ZX-6R, 175 laps

6. Team Unobtanium (Braeden Ortt/John Redford/Gavin Williams) Yam YZF-R6, 170 laps

FORMULA 2 ENDURANCE

1. Slick Willy (William Coats/Josh Henke/Renee Stephenson/Chris Woolsey/Rich Wu) Suz SV650, 162 laps

2. Team EDS (David Branyon /Scott Eichhorn/Darrell Ricks/Mike Sweeney/Shane Zelm) Suz SV650, 161 laps

3. G-Baby Racing (Nicole Ayers/Daisy DeSimone/Lindsey Redfern/Theressa Riggs/Anita Thomas) Suz SV650, 155 laps

4. The Bike Doctors #2 (Sean Brown/John Byus/Karl Hansen/Nick McDonald/David Wilson) Hon CBR600F3, 127 laps

5. The Bike Doctors #1 (Jacob Asay/Ossman Avila/Ross Horn/Jeremias Moreno/Jennifer Norman) Buell XB12R, 122 laps

MODERN CLASSIC ENDURANCE

1. Lawdawg Racing (Danny Dominguez/Britten Geary/Peyton Inge/Jordan Pence/Andrew Sukach) Hon CBR1000RR, 172 laps

2. Buffington Homes Racing (Chris Fields/Kenny Smith) Yam YZF-R6, 170 laps

3. Full Tilt Racing (Brandie Cox/Thomas Eimermacher/Marco Gismondi/John Jankowski/Gary Welborn) Kaw ZX636, 165 laps

4. FOX2 (Stefan Greiler/Marcus Henriksen) Yam YZF-R6, 157 laps