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Oct 7, 2013

Ferreira Wins CCS Florida Unlimited Grand Prix Shootout In Jupiter, Florida

Nico Ferreira (314) leads Rodolfo Ramirez (78) during the CCS Unlimited Grand Prix "Shootout" race in Jupiter, Florida. Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS .

Nico Ferreira won the Unlimited Grand Prix "Shootout" race on his DMS-sponsored Kawasaki ZX-10R October 6 at Palm Beach International Raceway, in Jupiter, Florida.

Felipe MacLean led most of the race after taking an early lead on his Kissimmee Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10R. Rodolfo Ramirez worked his AR Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10R up to the second spot by lap two. Ferreira, meanwhile, fought over third place with Bruno Silva and Sean Dwyer. By lap four, Ferreira had secured third place and set his sights on the lead. Then at the end of lap six, Ferreira made his move, out braking the leaders on the inside at Turn Nine to claim his first "Shootout" victory. Ramirez took second, with MacLean third, Dwyer fourth and Silva fifth at the finish. On the podium, Ferreira commented, “Everybody worked really hard this weekend. The motorcycle was doing very good. I want to thank my team for all their work this weekend. And, thanks to Dunlop, Leo Vince, DMS, and Pretoria. I really like the Championship Cup Series and all the riders. This season has been very good.” Ferreira also won the GTO and Unlimited Superbike races. He finished second in Unlimited Supersport, third in GTU, and fourth in Middleweight Supersport. Ramirez stated, “It was a good race. It was a good weekend. Obviously, all the guys down here are fast. It could have been anybody’s race. Nico was fast all weekend. I just tried my hardest. Thanks to everybody who came to help me this weekend. And, thanks to Pirelli Tires. They’re great. I can’t complain. I’m a little bit exhausted right now. It was a good weekend overall and I can’t thank everybody enough who helped me.” Ramirez was the winningest Expert of the weekend with seven first-place finishes. He won the GT Lights, GTU, Middleweight Supersport, Lightweight Grand Prix, Heavyweight Supersport, Lightweight Superbike, and Middleweight Superbike classes. He also finished second in GTO, and third in Unlimited Supersport after starting from pit lane. Clint Russell swept the amateur classes running undefeated with some back-to-back events, including a couple of three-in-a-row races. He was the winningest racer of the weekend, overall, with a whopping ten victories. Russell won the Amateur GT Lights, GTU, Ultralight Superbike, Middleweight Supersport, Lightweight Grand Prix, Middleweight Supersport, Lightweight Superbike, Middleweight Superbike, Lightweight Supersport, and Middleweight Grand Prix classes with his Champion Motorcycles backed Suzuki GSX-R600 and SV650 machines. Russell won the Middleweight Grand Prix race after taking the lead in the amateur field, then working his was through the expert field, passing all the competitors, to finish first, overall. RESULTS GTO EXPERT: 1. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Carlos Felipe Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 5. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4); 6. Camilo Correa (Suz GSX-R1000).

GTO AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Federico Rossi (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Rafael Carrillo (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Carlos Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R).

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 1100); 3. Philippe Touya (Duc 1000); 4, Bruno Silva (Suz SV650); 5. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 6. Jiri Kolar (Duc 1100).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Alexis Cespedes (Suz SV650); 3. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 4. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 5. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 6. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

GTU EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Nico Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 5. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Lee Farmer (Duc 848).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600)p; 3. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alexis Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Rasvan Dutu (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Camilo Correa (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Brian McCormack (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Istan Paulik (Apr RSV4).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Federico Rossi (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Claudio Linhares (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750); 6. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1).

MOTO 3: 1. Vladden Roman (Hon 250R); 2. Adrian Del Alcazar (Hon RS125); 3. John Long (Yam TZ125); 4. Morten Frederiksen (Hon RS125).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Lee Farmer (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 3. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Brian Tenn (Suz SV650); 4. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R).

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Nico Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. J Seth Starnes (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 2. Federico Rossi (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Rafael Carrillo Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Claudio Linhares (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Razvan Dutu (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Shawn Thompson (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz SV650); 2. Philippe Touya (Duc 1000); 3. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 4. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 5. Lee Farmer (Suz SV650); 6. Gino Angella (Duc 1100).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 3. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 4. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 6. J Seth Starnes (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Shawn Thompson (Yam YZF-R6).

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

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 2. Federico Rossi (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Carlos Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Alexis Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Gui Berg (Duc 848).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Edward Foy (Duc 1199); 2. Tawfik Khalil, Jr (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Marcos G Martinez (Suz SV650).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Sunil Sardarsingh (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750); 3. Jose Fernandez (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Fabian Moscatello (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. German Vacca (Apr RSV4).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 2. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Rafael Carrillo (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Steve Guanche (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Edward Alvarado (Suz GSX-R600).

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

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Philippe Touya (Duc 1000); 2. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000); 3. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 4. Robert Cole (Bim 1000); 5. Mark Tenn (Suz SV650).

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 2. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 3. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 4. Kyle Andersen (Kaw 250R); 5. Tony Montenegro (Kaw 250R); 6. William Wissinger (Hon 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 848); 3. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Lee Farmer (Duc 848).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Alexis Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Philippe Touya (Duc 1000); 2. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 3. Gino Angella (Duc 749); 4. Mark Tenn (Duc 800).

THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Vladden Roman (Hon 250).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

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

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Vaughn Wilson (Suz GSX-R750).

BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. J. Seth Starnes (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Federico Rossi (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Fabian Moscatello (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR); 5. Jeremy Krasny (BMW S1000RR); 6. German Vacca (Apr RSV4).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. J Seth Starnes (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Lee Farmer (Duc 848).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Alexis Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Edward Foy (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Carlos Felipe Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 7. Brian McCormack (Suz GSX-R1000); 8. Camilo Correa (Suz GSX-R1000); 9. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4); 10. Jon Foy (Kaw ZX-6R).