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May 20, 2014

Excel EMR Wins Six-Hour CMRA Endurance Race At Hallett

Conner Blevins (33) on the Excel EMR Kawasaki at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. Photo by Raynie Leard/NineSevenImages, courtesy of CMRA.

Conner Blevins, final rider for the Excel EMR team, rode their Dunlop-shod Kawasaki ZX636 to victory at the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association's (CMRA) 6 Hour Championship Endurance race this past Saturday, May 17. CMRA held its third round of CMRA Championship Endurance, Mini Sprints and Lightweight Sprints, bringing over 10 hours of racing action to Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Hallett, Oklahoma. The weather started cloudy and cool after some overnight rain, turning sunny and warm with a stiff wind, making track conditions good for fast lap times on the newly repaved 1.8 mile course.

The Mini and Lightweight sprint grids ran first and were a great warm up for round one of the Solo 30 races. The new 300 Supersport, 500 Supersport (both sponsored by Altus Lawton Motorsports), and Grom Challenge classes also gained in popularity, with a combined grid of 16 bikes.

The 6 Hour CMRA Championship Endurance race had a combined grid of 33 teams, with classes including A Superbike, C Superbike, Formula 2, and Modern Classic Endurance. When the starting lights went out at 11:26 am on the 2 wave start, the racing was immediately competitive. The P1 Racing KTM RC8 team of Ryan Andrews, Ty Howard, Eddie Thornton, and Derek Wagnon got out ahead of the pack. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 mounted I Like Big Gas!! team of Scott Buckley, Dewayne Davis, Brad Kelly, Craig Montgomery, and Brandon Young got the drop on the Yamaha YZF-R6 mounted Village Idiots team of Brandon Cleland, Chris Headley, John Orchard, and Garet Tomlinson and the Excel EMR team for second. Team LocoMotion riders Alonzo Contreras, Ryan Max Johnson, and Matt Vastine aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6 went at it with the Suzuki GSX-R750 mounted Desert Rats Racing and Kawasaki ZX-6R LSTD II teams in a battle for the top five spots.

The racing was intense, as the P1 Racing KTM team stretched out their lead during the first hour. I Like Big Gas!! suffered a tip over during the first hour. They were able to get back into the pits, repair the bike and make it back out, but the Village Idiots were now in second with Excel EMR and the Desert Rats Racing chasing them down. A red flag at 1 hour 49 minutes brought the race to a stop, as the bikes came in and the race clock continued to run down. As everyone re-gridded for the restart at 2 hours 23 minutes, the lights went out for the second time and the teams were back at it.

P1 Racing KTM got the lead again, as the two man team of Conner Blevins and Dustin Meador riding for Excel EMR got around the Village Idiots for second place overall, with LocoMotion, LSTD II, and Desert Rats Racing still in the mix right behind them.

Even with the intense competition, these teams held off all comers and gripped the top spots for the next two hours, as the race leaders slowly stretched out an 8 lap lead over the rest of the field for the top 3 spots. P1 Racing KTM was holding off Excel EMR and the Village Idiots when their rider tucked the front coming onto the front straight. Excel EMR took over the lead and held it, turning the fastest lap of the race on lap 180 of 1:16.489. As the clock wound down into the final hour, it would come down to a difference of a pit stop, as the final rider, Conner Blevins for Excel EMR, got on with 1:30 left in the race needed to fuel up. With 20 minutes, the Excel EMR team pulled off an incredibly fast gas and go, allowing Blevins to hold onto the lead and take the overall win and first in C Superbike when the checkers dropped at 6:26 pm. The Village Idiots finished strong, taking second overall and second in C Superbike. LocoMotion held onto third overall and third in C Superbike, with LSTD II holding off Desert Rats Racing for fourth and the Hold Fast team rounded out the overall top six finishers.

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 June 14-15, 2014, at Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, Texas. Saturday will be the Mini and Lightweight sprints, Solo 30, and 6 hour Championship Endurance races. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized. Come out and see some great endurance racing action!

RESULTS:

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - FORMULA 5

1. Allan Boyd (Hon RS65)

2. Walter Walker III (Suz RM65)

FORMULA 6

1. Lindsey Leard (Yam TTR125)

2. Britten Geary (Hon CRF100)

3. Kevin B. Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

4. Walter Walker III (Suz RM65)

FORMULA 7

1. Tarah Lyttle (SSR TX2)

FOUR81 MOTOS - GROM CHALLENGE

1. Ryan Andrews (Hon Grom)

2. Domingo Day (Hon Grom)

3. John Black (Hon Grom)

4. Carl Price (Hon Grom)

5. Jeremy Harvey (Hon Grom)

6. Mike Brown (Hon Grom)

E SUPERSTOCK

1. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R)

2. Kevin Randall (Kaw 250R)

3. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

4. Zachary Boldwyn (Kaw 250R)

5. Drew Jankord (Kaw 250R)

6. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R)

RAINBOW SOX RACING - JUNIOR MOTARD (RACE ONE)

1. Hayden Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

2. Otto Black (Yam TTR110)

3. Brylin Schrock (Kaw KLX110)

4. Zach Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

5. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110)

6. Shaine Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

RAINBOW SOX RACING - JUNIOR MOTARD (RACE TWO)

1. Brylin Schrock (Kaw KLX110)

2. Otto Black (Yam TTR110)

3. Zach Nolde (Kaw KLX110)

4. Hayden Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

5. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110)

6. Shaine Giarratano (SSR SR110TR)

FORMULA 4

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 250R)

2. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

3. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R)

4. Zachary Boldwyn (Kaw 250R)

5. Roger Albert (Kaw 250R)

6. Chris Woolsey (Kaw 250R)

ALTUS LAWTON MOTORSPORTS - 500 SUPERSPORT

1. Jesse Davis (Hon CBR500R)

2. Kris Lillegard (Hon CBR500R)

3. Jaret Nassaney (Hon CBR500R)

ALTUS LAWTON MOTORSPORTS - 300 SUPERSPORT

1. Justin McWilliams (Kaw EX300)

2. Javier Martinez-Abrego III (Kaw EX300)

3. Thomas Cocker (Kaw EX300)

4. Kasey Lewis (Kaw EX300)

5. Gabriel Martinez-Abrego (Kaw EX300)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HW EXPERT

1. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR)

2. Cecil Keeling (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Joseph Caruso (BWM S1000RR)

4. Danny Dominguez (Hon CBR1000RR)

5. Jorge Guerrero Jr. (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Carl Price (Kaw ZX-10R)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 HW NOVICE

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

3. Fabian Kale (Hon CBR1000RR)

4. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Jeff Offutt (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Manuel Segura (Hon CBR1000RR)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MW EXPERT

1. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Dustin Meador (Kaw ZX636)

3. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Kevin Randall (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Harry Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

ISLAND RACING SERVICES - SOLO 30 MW NOVICE

1. Kaid Hopper (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Josh Simmons (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Garrett Oehlschlager (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Tyler Berryhill (Suz GSX-R600)

SOLO 30 LW EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

2. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

3. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Caleb Smith (Mori MD250)

5. Bill Adams (Suz SV650)

6. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650)

SOLO 30 LW NOVICE

1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)

2. Michael Gilliland (Suz SV650)

3. Adam Bradbury (Duc 796)

4. Mark Shim (Kaw 250R)

5. David Felio (Suz SV650)

MOTOMASSAGE.COM - SOLO 30 ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 250R)

2. Brad Thomas (Kaw 250R)

3. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

4. Kevin Randall (Kaw 250R)

5. Zachary Boldwyn (Kaw 250R)

6. Roger Albert (Kaw 250R)

CMRA 6 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE

OVERALL

1. Excel EMR (Conner Blevins/Dustin Meador) Kaw ZX636, C Superbike, 242 laps

2. Village Idiots (Brandon Cleland/ Chris Headley/John Orchard/Garet Tomlinson) Yam YZF-R6, C Superbike, 241 laps

3. LocoMotion (Alonzo Contreras/Ryan Max Johnson/Matt Vastine/Mark Windham) Yam YZF-R6, C Superbike, 234 laps

4. LSTD II (Jesse Davis/Nick Doolan/Will Gruy/Wyatt Sperry/David Tiede) Kaw ZX-6R, C Superbike, 234 laps

5. Desert Rats Racing (Stephen Guynes/Rick Hogge/Derek Thomas/Greg Wanless) Suz GSX-R750, A Superbike, 233 laps

6. Hold Fast (Dirk Anderson/Ulug Bayramoglu/Chris Hamlett/Michael Humphries/Alan Phillips) Yam YZF-R6, C Superbike, 230 laps

A SUPERBIKE ENDURANCE

1. Desert Rats Racing (Stephen Guynes/Rick Hogge/Derek Thomas/Greg Wanless) Suz GSX-R750, A Superbike, 233 laps

2. I Like Big Gas!! (Scott Buckley/Dewayne Davis /Brad Kelly/Craig Montgomery/Brandon Young) Suz GSX-R1000, 229 laps

3. Howlie Boyz (Jason Swan/Dean Thimjon/Brent Wood) Suz GSX-R750, 221 laps

4. Team Bear (Harry Tomlinson/Phil Young) Kaw ZX-10R, 220 laps

5. Broke Backmarkers (Jim Dugger/Carl Price/Mark Sneed/Jim Webster) Suz GSX-R600, 219 laps

6. Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks Too (Rebecca Caudle/John Deuser/Jeremy Harvey/Ron Mears) Suz GSX-R750, 203 laps

C SUPERBIKE ENDURANCE

1. Excel EMR (Conner Blevins/Dustin Meador) Kaw ZX636, 242 laps

2. Village Idiots (Brandon Cleland/ Chris Headley/John Orchard/Garet Tomlinson) Yam YZF-R6, 241 laps

3. LocoMotion (Alonzo Contreras/Ryan Max Johnson/Matt Vastine/Mark Windham) Yam YZF-R6, 234 laps

4. LSTD II (Jesse Davis/Nick Doolan/Will Gruy/Wyatt Sperry/David Tiede) Kaw ZX-6R, 234 laps

5. Hold Fast (Dirk Anderson/Ulug Bayramoglu/Chris Hamlett/Michael Humphries/Alan Phillips) Yam YZF-R6, 230 laps

6. Lapped Traffic (Shannon Ball/Robert Henderson/Keith High II/Roger Murray) Yam YZF-R6, 218 laps

FORMULA 2 ENDURANCE

1. Team EDS (David Branyon /Scott Eichhorn/Darrell Ricks/Mike Sweeney/Shane Zelm) Suz SV650, 215 laps

2. Slick Willy (William Coats/Josh Henke/Renee Stephenson/Chris Woolsey/Rich Wu) Suz SV650, 203 laps

3. G-Baby Racing (Nicole Ayers/Daisy DeSimone/Lindsey Redfern/Theressa Riggs/Anita Thomas) Suz SV650, 200 laps

4. The Bike Doctors #2 (Sean Brown/John Byus/Karl Hansen/Nick McDonald/David Wilson) Hon CBR600F3, 90 laps

5. The Bike Doctors #1 (Jacob Asay/Ossman Avila/Ross Horn/Jeremias Moreno/Jennifer Norman) Buell XB12R, 50 laps

MODERN CLASSIC ENDURANCE

1. Buffington Homes Racing (Chris Fields/Kenny Smith) Yam YZF-R6, 225 laps

2. Full Tilt Racing (Brandie Cox/Thomas Eimermacher/Marco Gismondi/Gary Welborn) Kaw ZX636, 214 laps

3. Lawdawg Racing (Danny Dominguez/Britten Geary/Peyton Inge/Jordan Pence/Andrew Sukach) Hon CBR1000RR, 214 laps

4. Dark Horse Racing (Nick Chapman/Thomas Delaney/Bill Klindworth/Brian Millsap/ Ryan Warren) Hon CBR600RR, 206 laps