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Nov 23, 2013

GP Suspension Chronicles Its Success In 2013 (Updated)

Jeremy Toye (57). Photo by James K. Davis Photography, courtesy of GP Suspension.
AUBURN, WA. – GP Suspension congratulates its customers and sponsored riders on a fantastic 2013 season. In all, racers using GP Suspension components posted over 400 wins and podiums this year. The incredible performance by our customers and sponsored riders also included 4 regional overall #1 plates, set over a half dozen track records, and capped it off with 163 wins. From Washington to New York, GP Suspension customers and sponsored riders were able to achieve great success for their programs.

“This was an important year for the company. Since taking the reigns as CEO this last year it was very important that we not only maintain our product quality, but that we actually elevated the performance of our customers. I believe we achieved that result while maintaining our commitment that all components are continued to be “made in America”. We look forward to celebrating with the champions that chose our product and to continue growing in 2014,” reflected CEO Barry Wressell.


Ryan Sutton led the region and will be crowned #1 for his hard riding and track record breaking performances this season. The tally for GP Suspension riders for WMRRA in 2013 was impressive. In addition to 14 of the top 20 expert overall championship spots earned, our sponsored riders and customers earned 10 expert class championships.


Local legend Alan Schmidt won his 10th consecutive Formula Ultra #1 plate. In fact GP Suspension customers and sponsored rides took the top 5 positions for Formula Ultra. Jake Holden joined in on the fun in OMRRA by breaking the official track record with a scorching 1:06.202. At the end of the season, GP Suspension Customers won 14 class championships and took 8 of the top 10 overall (Formula Ultra) championship positions.


Danny Kelsey gained his second overall CMRA expert overall championship and will wear the #1 plate after winning 44 sprint races and earning 5 class championships. Kelsey also set two CMRA track records including the overall motorcycle track record at Hallett motor racing circuit. Danny has exclusively used GP Suspension products for 7 straight years now. Endurance team Lone Star Track Days also distinguished their racing efforts with a 4th overall finishing position on their middleweight bike and 3rdplace in their class.


Jeremy Toye was the big winner by claiming the overall championship with fellow GP Suspension rider Corey Sorros second in points. Class championships and big wins capped off a great performance by all the WERA West GP Suspension riders.


Jeremy Toye also led the onslaught of riders choosing GP Suspension components in AFM competition. Although a licensing issue interrupted Jeremy’s quest for the #1 plate, He was a strong winning presence on the track along with Mike Nigliazzo, Jason Lauritzen, Berto Wooldridge, and Dave Moss who also won and garnered class championships.“It is really rewarding to be part of the success of these accomplished riders. Our goal in 2014 is to expand our market presence, and we can only do that by supporting riders. We encourage riders to send us a resume and get setup on our 25mm cartridges so they can be the next GP Suspension Champion,” stated CEO Barry Wressell.

GP Suspension is currently accepting rider resumes for support in 2014. For more information about GP Suspension call 253.397.4474 or email