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Oct 30, 2013

Kelsey Wins Four Races, Overall CMRA Championship At Texas World Speedway

Danny Kelsey (34) leads Eddie Thornton (33) during the CMRA Formula One race at Texas World Speedway. Photo by "Hoss" McBain, courtesy of CMRA.

Kelsey Takes Multiple Podiums and CMRA's Overall Number One Plate at Texas World Speedway Kelsey took home multiple podiums and captured CMRA's number one plate during CMRA's final round sprint event on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Texas World Speedway, in College Station, Texas. A cold front and rain overnight made for slick conditions in the morning, giving way to sunshine and temperatures climbing into the mid 70's for better conditions by early afternoon. Kelsey took five podiums home, winning the Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing Formula One Expert, RaceworX A Superstock Expert, and HighPerformanceCrew.com A Superbike Expert classes with his Pirelli-shod Suzuki GSX-R1000. He took the win in B Superbike Expert and second in TrackTactics Track Days B Superstock Expert on his Pirelli-shod Suzuki GSX-R750.

In the first match up of the morning, conditions were very slick with water on parts of the track for race two, TrackTactics Track Days B Superstock Expert. Fielding his Suzuki GSX-R750 in the tricky conditions, Kelsey soon had his hands full with Conner Blevins aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R. Blevins wrestled the lead from Kelsey, and James Camacho Jr. was breathing down his neck from third with a Yamaha YZF-R6. Blevins barely held onto the lead, crossing the line a razor thin 0.105 second ahead of Kelsey for the win. The race leader’s furious pursuit of each other stretched out a 30-second lead over the rest of the field.

The next match up, Sunday's headline Formula One Expert race, Eddie Thornton was the one after Kelsey. Kelsey pitted his Pirelli-shod Suzuki GSX-R1000 against Thornton's Pirelli-shod BMW S1000RR. As the lights went out, Kelsey put his head down and took the lead. Thornton stayed with him, putting down the fastest lap of the race on lap five, turning an amazing 1:44.835, and taking the lead from Kelsey. Kelsey put his head down, going after Thornton and taking the lead back on lap six with a fastest lap of 1:44.993. It was a game of pass, and pass back, with the race coming down to the front straight on the last lap. As Kelsey continued his charge, Thornton was right on his tail section as they ran up on a bike in the last stretch. With an amazing split pass, the final 150 yards became a drag race, with Kelsey edging Thornton by 0.121 second for the win. William Guthrie, Allan Campbell, Conner Blevins, Joseph Caruso, Jeff Wrobel, Bobby Davies, Dean Dufrene, and Sean Gurevich rounded out the top 10.

Conner Blevins won the $100 P1 Racing cash purse for riding the first 600cc machine across the finish line during the Formula One race. Bringing awareness to finding a cure for Breast Cancer is an important aspect of this race and an anonymous donor put up the $10,000 season purse to help make that happen. In addition to the $500 per race purse, the class paid a $5000 Season Championship bonus. Additionally, a donation is made by the CMRA to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each entry in the race. Qualifying for the race is sponsored by 212Decals.com and because of track conditions, the race was gridded by points at this event. Kelsey, Guthrie and Bobby Davies all received a share of the $150 cash purse. Blevins also took home four podiums, with wins in TrackTactics Track Days B Superstock Expert, C Superbike Expert, second in B Superbike Expert, and third in South Central Race Center C Superstock Expert. Jim Whitten went four for four again on his Ducati 1000SS, taking home the wins in Formula 2 Expert, Lightweight Twins Expert, D Superbike Expert, and Formula 40 Lightweight Expert.

Top Novice for the weekend was Jose Luis Trevino, who traveled from San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico to take four podiums on his Yamaha YZF-R6, taking the wins in Lone Star Track Days B Superstock Novice, Moto Liberty C Superstock Novice, second in House of Paint Designs C Superbike Novice, and third in North Texas Superbikes B Superbike Novice. The CMRA would like to thank all of our racers, crew, family, friends, supporters, sponsors and vendors for making 2013 a fun and successful year! We would also like to say a special thanks to our wonderful race day staff, support staff, volunteers, corner workers and Board of Directors for giving of your time and energy to help make our organization what it is…a great place for our racers to race! We could not do it without any one of you!

On behalf of our racers, the CMRA would like to thank our 2013 Class Sponsors including: 212Decals.com, 995PaintWorks.com, Body Evolution Fitness Center, Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing, HighPerformanceCrew.com, House of Paint Designs, Houston Superbikes, Island Racing Services, K&N Motorcycles, Lone Star Track Days, Moto Liberty, North Texas Superbikes, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension, RaceworX, Relentless Swagg, Road & Track Suspension, Six Three Cycles, South Central Race Center, Texas Tornado Boot Camp, TMA@H2Rraceway, and TrackTactics Track Days. Please remember to support the products and services of the companies who support you!

For a complete list of the weekend results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next event for CMRA will be the awards banquet on November 16, 2013, at the Waco Convention Center to celebrate a great season of racing. Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2014 for more great racing action!

SPRINT RACE RESULTS

D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Joseph B. Toner (Kaw 650R) 2. Ben Jones (Suz SV650) 3. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 4. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Nick McDonald (Suz SV650) 2. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 3. Brian Young (KTM SMC654) 4. Warren Egger (KTM 525) 5. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690) 6. Connor Toner (Apr SXV 5.5)

TRACK TACTICS TRACK DAYS - B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750) 3. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Jeff Wrobel (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Keith Hertell (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

LONE STAR TRACK DAYS - B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Jose Luis Trevino (Yam YZF-R6) 2. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR) 5. Kokis Villareal (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Jon Bell (Tri Daytona 675)

SOUTH CENTRAL RACE CENTER - C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600RR) 2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6) 5. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6)

MOTO LIBERTY - C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Jose Luis Trevino (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Kokis Villareal (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Shawn Randall (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Esteban Garcia (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Jon Bell (Tri Daytona 675)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA ONE LADIES 1. Brandie Cox (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Daisy DeSimone (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Theressa Riggs (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Megan Wanat (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Shandra Crawford (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Ana Duran-Gomez (Kaw 250R)

TMA@H2RRACEWAY - MOTARD 1. Brian Young (KTM SMC654) 2. Brooks Alvord (KTM 450 EXC) 3. Warren Egger (KTM 525) 4. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690) 5. Connor Toner (Apr SXV 5.5) RACEWORX - A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Eddie Thornton (BMW S1000RR) 3. Pete Martins (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Allen Campbell (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000) 6. Brady Ipock (Apr RSV4)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE 1. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Blake Cypert (Yam YZF-R1) 3. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1199) 6. Mark Sneed (Kaw ZX-10R)

FORMULA TWO EXPERT 1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 2. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 3. Joseph B. Toner (Kaw 650R) 4. Tony Ta (Suz SV650)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA TWO NOVICE 1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 2. Nick McDonald (Suz SV650) 3. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650) 4. Trey Walker (Hon RS150) 5. Jeremias Moreno (Buell XB12R) 6. Thomas Eimermacher (Suz SV650)

CLASSIC 1. Karl Hansen (Hon CBR600) 2. Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600) BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION/ P1 RACING - FORMULA ONE EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Eddie Thornton (BMW S1000RR) 3. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR) 4. Allan Campbell (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 6. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR) 7. Jeff Wrobel (Yam YZF-R6) 8. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6) 9. Dean Dufrene (Suz GSX-R600) 10. Sean Gurevich (Kaw ZX-6R) HOUSTON SUPERBIKES - HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT 1. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000) 2. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Daytona 675) 3. Ryan Warren (Tri Daytona 675) 4. Dominic Medina (Tri Daytona 675) 5. Fox Schaffer (KTM RC8)

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES - HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE 1. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1199) 2. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8) 3. Eric K. Johnson (Apr RSV1000) 4. Jon Bell (Tri Daytona 675) 5. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 6. Brett Heim (Duc 1098)

MODERN CLASSIC 1. Danny Dominguez (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000) 3. John Rawls (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Shane Abbott (Kaw ZX-6R) 5. Greg Gilstrap (Hon CBR1000RR) 6. Waylon Keeton (Apr RSV1000) D SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 2. David Roy (Duc 1000SS) 3. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650) 4. Richard Wu (Suz SV650) 5. Ben Jones (Suz SV650)

D SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) 2. Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600) 3. Thomas Eimermacher (Suz SV650) 4. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650) 5. Jeremias Moreno (Buell XB12R) ROOKIE EXPERT HEAVYWEIGHT 1. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Dolph McVicker (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Will Boldt (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Jason Bauerkemper (Kaw ZX-6R) 5. Jeffrey Bonifas (Yam YZF-R6)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA ONE NOVICE 1. Blake Cypert (Yam YZF-R1) 2. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Shawn Randall (Yam YZF-R6)) 4. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8) 5. Eric K. Johnson (Apr RSV1000) 6. Thomas Delaney (Hon CBR1000RR) LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT 1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 2. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 3. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650) 4. Richard Wu (Suz SV650) 5. Ben Jones (Suz SV650)

995 PAINTWORKS - LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE 1. Thomas Eimermacher (Suz SV650) 2. Theofilos Giagmouris (Suz SV650) 3. Jeremias Moreno (Buell XB12R) 4. Trey Walker (Hon RS150) 5. Britten Geary (Suz SV650) HIGH PERFORMANCE CREW.COM - A SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Allan Campbell (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Pete Martins (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR) 5. John Deuser (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-10R)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - A SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. Jose Luis Trevino (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8) FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS) 2. Danny Dominguez (Suz SV650) 3. David Roy (Duc 1000SS) 4. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650)

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Sean Brown (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Brooks Alvord (KTM 450 EXC) BODY EVOLUTION FITNESS CENTER - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT 1. Pete Martins (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Allan Campbell (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR) 4. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6) 5. John Deuser (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Brady Ipock (Apr RSV4)

BODY EVOLUTION FITNESS CENTER - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE 1. Kevin Taylor (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Brett Heim (Duc 1098) 4. Thomas Delaney (Hon CBR1000RR) 5. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Jeff Reeves (Duc 1198)

C SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX-6R) 5. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Daytona 675) HOUSE OF PAINT DESIGNS - C SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX-6R) 2. Jose Luis Trevino (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Shawn Randall (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Kevin Randall (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Jordan Pance (Kaw ZX-6R) B SUPERBIKE EXPERT 1. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX-6R) 4. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jeff Wrobel (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600RR) NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - B SUPERBIKE NOVICE 1. David Napier (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX-6R) 3. Jose Luis Trevino (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Kokis Villarreal (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Dean Sims (Suz GSX-R750) RELENTLESS SWAGG - ROOKIE EXPERT LIGHTWEIGHT 1. Bobby Davies (Suz SV650) 2. Ben Jones (Suz SV650) 3. Douglas Coover (Hon CBR600F3)

SIX THREE CYCLES - FORMULA THREE 1. Nick Doolan (Hon RS125) 2. Jerrett Martin (Tri Thruxton 900) 3. Sean Brown (Buell XB9R) 4. Trey Walker (Hon RS150) 5. Michael Capuchino (KTM 690) 6. Dirk Anderson (Kaw 250R)