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Aug 17, 2016

McDonough Wins 2016 OMRRA Overall Championship At Portland International Raceway

Devon McDonough (63). Photo by XQSMEPhotography.com, courtesy of OMRRA.

McDonough Captures Back-to-Back OMRRA Championship at Portland International Raceway

The racing and track temperatures reached a fever pitch as OMRRA celebrated Vintage Weekend at Portland International Raceway. The weekend featured the running of PIR’s famed chicane, known as the Festival Curves, the return of sidecars and elbow-to-elbow racing across dozens of race categories.

In the KFG Racing Formula Ultra Championship, Devon McDonough of Damascus, OR was head of the class as he swept the field in the both non-chicane configuration races. McDonough’s season-long dominance gave him to points lead to repeat as OMRRA’s Overall 2016 Champion during the penultimate round. Winning a championship is a difficult endeavor any year. In McDonough’s case, his championship campaign is ever-more impressive as it was accomplished astride a new Kawasaki ZX-10R. In his inaugural run on the Kawasaki, McDonough was not only dominant but able to get within mere tenths of the track record he currently holds at Portland International Raceway. 2015 WMRRA champion, Sam Verderico, having missed a couple rounds due to MotoAmerica commitments, was able to get himself within 1 point of former WMRRA champ, Danny Lippis, with a 2nd and 3rd in Formula Utlra.

KFG Racing Formula Ultra Championship Standings – Round 5 of 6:

1: Devon McDonough – 209 pts

2: Kevin Pinkstaff – 151 pts

3: Jeremy Coffey – 120 pts

4: Danny Lippis – 102 pts

5: Sam Verderico – 101 pts

In the APEX Clubman Championship, which sees competitors from a variety of classes in a points race based on the best of two classes, Andy DiBrino cleaned house picking up four wins in 600/750 supersport and superbike classes. Jai Armstrong, fresh off MotoAmerica experience, stood on the second step of the podium in 600 Supersport and 600 Superbike. Devon McDonough cruised to wins in the two open classes, solidifying his claim on the third position in the Clubman Championship. Current leader, Adam Faussett, continues to fend competitors in the highly contested lightweight and ultralightweight grids on his Ninja 300. Faussett won the Lightweight Supersport race and Ultralightweight Superbike. In addition to the wins Faussett captured the lap records in Ultralightweight Superbike (1:29.001) and Ultralightweight Supersport (1:29.286). The Middleweight categories continue to be lead by Oliver Jervis. Jervis scored two wins in Formula 4 and Middleweight Superbike setting a new lap record of 1:22.053 in the latter. Jervis fell a further 3 points behind Faussett’s lead, but remains a threat to the top spot going into the final round in September twelve points adrift. Alex Taylor of Portland, OR continues to hold onto the fourth position in the Clubman Championship. Taylor was able to take a big win in 250 Ninja Cup and lap record (1:32.481) but only able to conjur up two other top five finishes. Taylor’s mixed results allowed Middleweight Supersport and Middleweight Classic winner, Steve Suitor to cut Taylor’s lead in half.

APEX Clubman Championship Standings – Round 5 of 6:

1: Adam Faussett – 222 pts

2: Oliver Jervis – 210 pts

3: Devon McDonough – 192 pts

4: Alex Taylor – 174 pts

5: Steve Suitor – 166 pts

In the Langlitz Leathers Vintage Championship, Dean Willoughby continues to pile on the pressure at the top of the standings. Entering the weekend third in the championship, Willoughby took the Vintage Lightweight win and a third in Vintage Middleweight during the Olympic scored events, vaulting Willoughby to second in the championship 1.5 points ahead of two-time and current Vintage Champion, Mica Grohn. Where there were two contenders within 5 points of one another for the championship, now there are three! Ryan Shanahan now has Willoughby and Grohn within striking distance headed into the final round. Who will be the 2016 Vintage champion? Will racers like Brett Andrist who picked up the Vintage Middleweight win over the weekend have an impact as Shanahan, Willoughby and Grohn stake their final claim on the championship? You won’t want to miss the final September round.

Langlitz Leathers Vintage Championship Standings – Round 5 of 6:

1: Ryan Shanahan – 122.5 pts

3: Dean Willoughby – 119 pts

2: Mica Grohn – 117.5 pts

4: Daric Cheshire – 68 pts

5: Shane Furrer – 40.5 pts

A total of 10 chicane configuration track records were recorded over the weekend. In addition to the aforementioned above, former WMRRA #1 Danny Lippis set the Formula 40 lap record (1:17.272). Josh McKay resets the Open Classic Superbike record (1:19.420). Michael Caravatta railed the 125cc two-stroke GP machine to a new Formula 3 lap record (1:24.509). As reported last round, machines known as ‘triple cripple’ for their three-of-four active cylinder distinction, flooded in from California’s AFM to take on OMRRA. AFM racer Patryk Buchcik set two chicane configuration lap records in Formula 4 (1:23.057) and 450 Superbike (1:22.884). Buchcik picked up the win in 450 Superbike and reached the podium five times in various races. Tulio Celano set a new lap record of 1:27.125 in Lightweight Superbike. And finally, OMRRA readied a dozen new racers to take on the rigors of club racing as the final bell rang on the late summer session of OMRRA’s New Racer School. Congratulations, newly minted racers!

The Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) developed the two-race per weekend Formula Ultra Championship, the ‘your best two classes’ Clubman Championship and the two-race per day, Olympic-scored Vintage Championship, promoting safe, competitive road racing in all categories. OMRRA, incorporated in 1972 as a non-profit, volunteer run organization, has members ranging in age from 12 to over 70, racing motorcycles of many brands, sizes and ages. OMRRA operates at Portland International Raceway, a city park and world class track. For more information, visitwww.omrra.com and join us at www.facebook.com/omrra.racing and subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch live racing!

August 13-14, 2016 @ Portland International Raceway 2.0 Chicane - Results

Novice 2

1. Abraham Balderas (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Jason Lunceford (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Steve Wellman (Suz GSXR 1000)

4. Maggie Browne (Suz GSXR 750)

5. Kris Le (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Beth Kornegay (Suz GSX-R750)


Novice 1

1. Aditya Tantry (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Patrick Cassidy (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Justin Boyd (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Julie Razo (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Andrew Pfiffer (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Mariano Sanchez Garcia (Duc 848 EVO)


Middleweight Supersport

1. Steve Suitor (Suz SV650)

2. Brian Moe (Suz SV650)

3. Derek Stotz (Suz SV650)

4. Danny Houghton (Suz SV650)

5. Jon Campbell (Suz SV650)

6. Mats White (Suz SV650)


Formula III

1. Michael Caravatta (Hon RS125)

2. Nobi Iso (Hon RS125)

3. Tullio Celano (Yam YZ450F-RR)

4. Shannon Lang (Hon RS125)

5. Collin Spittal (Hon RS125R)


Vintage Middleweight

1. Brett Andrist (Hon XL350)

2. Dean Willoughby (Hon CB160)

3. Ryan Shanahan (Hon CB 175)

4. Mica Grohn (Hon CL175)

5. Daric Cheshire (Hon)

6. Shane Furrer (Hon CB175)


250 Ninja Cup

1. Kurt Hawk (Kaw 250)

2. Alex Taylor (Kaw 250)

3. Michael Anderson (Kaw 250)

4. Adam Black (Kaw 250)

5. Joe Pethoud (Kaw 250)

6. David Levy (Kaw 250)


Formula Ultra

1. Devon McDonough (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Sam Verderico (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Kevin Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Danny Lippis (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Christopher Ancien (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Dan Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)


Sidecar

1. Wade Boyd

2. Rick Murray

3. Steve Stull

4. Donn Sayre

5. Duncan Biles

6. Elizabeth Herlocker


Formula 4

1. Oliver Jervis (Suz SV650)

2. Patryk Buchcik (Suz GSX-R450)*

3. Matt ORourke (Duc 992)

4. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R450)*

5. Chris Page (Yam YZF-R4.5)*

6. Greg Clouse (Yam YZF-R4.5)*


600 Supersport

1. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jai Armstrong (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Tullio Celano (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R600)


Ultra Lightweight Supersport

1. Kurt Hawk (Kaw 300)

2. Adam Faussett (Kaw 300)

3. Austin McCabe (KTM RC390)

4. Christopher Woods (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Alex Taylor (Kaw 300)

6. Andrew Pignataro (Yam YZF-R3)


Open Sportsman

1. Sean Cresap (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Bret McCord (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Kevin Purdy (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Josh McKay (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Aditya Tantry (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Craig Wright (BMW S1000RR)


Vintage Middleweight

1. Brett Andrist (Hon XL350)

2. Ryan Shanahan (Hon CB 175)

3. Dean Willoughby (Hon CB160)

4. Mica Grohn (Hon CL175)

5. Daric Cheshire (Hon)

6. Zo Gonzales (Hon CB175)


250 Ninja Cup

1. Alex Taylor (Kaw 250)

2. Michael Anderson (Kaw 250)

3. Joe Pethoud (Kaw 250)

4. Adam Black (Kaw 250)

5. David Levy (Kaw 250)

6. Jason Iverson (Kaw 250)


Open Supersport

1. Devon McDonough (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Sam Verderico (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Christopher Ancien (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Brian Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Joe Rocha (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Tony Porter (Yam YZF-R1)


750 Supersport

1. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Wiles Stapp (Yam YZF-R6)


Vintage Lightweight

1. Dean Willoughby (Hon CB160)

2. Ryan Shanahan (Hon CB 175)

3. Daric Cheshire (Hon)

4. Tucker Fransen (Can)

5. Mica Grohn (Hon CL175)

6. Patrick Leyshock (Hon CB160)


Open Sportsman

1. Alex Lou (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Derick Clary (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Kevin Purdy (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Bret McCord (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Mike Asman (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Jeff Ranf (Suz GSX-R1000)


Middleweight Sportsman

1. Doug Harvey (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jon Campbell (Suz SV650)

3. David Wright (Suz SV500)

4. Danny Houghton (Suz SV650)

5. Mats White (Suz SV650)

6. J Nick Taylor (Suz GSX-R450)*


Lightweight Supersport

1. Adam Faussett (Kaw 300)

2. Kurt Hawk (Kaw 300)

3. Austin McCabe (KTM RC390)

4. Christopher Woods (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Jack Stevens (KTM RC390)

6. Alex Taylor (Kaw 300)


600 Superbike

1. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jai Armstrong (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Alex Lou (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tullio Celano (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Cameron Templeton (Kaw ZX-6R)


Vintage Middleweight

1. Dean Willoughby (Hon CB160)

2. Mica Grohn (Hon CL175)

3. Daric Cheshire (Hon)

4. Patrick Leyshock (Hon CB160)

5. Thomas Lee (Hon CB160)

6. Ryan Shanahan (Hon CB175)


Formula Ultra

1. Devon McDonough (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Jeremy Coffey (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Sam Verderico (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Danny Lippis (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Kevin Pinkstaff (Hon CBR600)

6. Brian Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-10R)


Sidecar

1. Wade Boyd

2. Rick Murray

3. Steve Stull

4. Bernard Juchili

5. Donn Sayre

6. Duncan Biles


Middleweight Superbike

1. Oliver Jervis (Suz SV650)

2. Matt ORourke (Duc 992)

3. Patryk Buchcik (Suz GSX-R450)*

4. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R450)*

5. Chris Page (Yam YZF-R4.5)*

6. Nobi Iso (Hon RS125)


600 Classic Superbike

1. Brian Osborne (Duc 749R)

2. Jeremy Goddard (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Yasar Ahmed (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Andy Moore (Hon CBR600)


Vintage Lightweight

1. Dean Willoughby (Hon CB160)

2. Mica Grohn (Hon CL175)

3. Daric Cheshire (Hon)

4. Tucker Fransen (Can)

5. Ryan Shanahan (Hon CB175)

6. Thomas Lee (Hon CB160)


Lightweight Superbike

1. Tullio Celano (Yam YZ450F-RR)

2. David Wright (Suz SV500)

3. Jack Stevens (KTM RC390)

4. Brian Osborne (Apr SXV)

5. John Stevens (KTM RC390)

6. Christine Porter (KTM RC390)


Middleweight Classic Superbike

1. Steve Suitor (Suz SV650)

2. Brian Moe (Suz SV650)

3. Derek Stotz (Suz SV650)

4. Danny Houghton (Suz SV650)

5. Bryan Rothenburger (Suz SV650)

6. Mats White (Suz SV650)


750 Superbike

1. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Alex Lou (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Wiles Stapp (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Cameron Templeton (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Brian Naylor (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Alex Marley (Suz GSX-R750)


450 Superbike

1. Patryk Buchcik (Suz GSX-R450)*

2. Valentine Welch (Suz GSX-R450)*

3. Steve Suitor (Suz SV650)

4. Chris Page (Yam YZF-R4.5)*

5. Michael Caravatta (Apr 125RS)

6. Greg Clouse (Yam YZF-R4.5)*


Ultra Lightweight Superbike

1. Adam Faussett (Kaw 300)

2. Christopher Woods (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Sean Cresap (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Jack Stevens (KTM RC390)

5. Alex Taylor (Kaw 300)

6. Andrew Pignataro (Yam YZF-R3)


Formula 40

1. Danny Lippis (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Tony Porter (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Joe Rocha (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Kevin Boisvert (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. G. Brian Tallant (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Drat Diestler (Duc 1199 Panigale S)


Open Classic Superbike

1. Josh McKay (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Alex Marley (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Yasar Ahmed (Yam YZF-R6)


Novice 2

1. Abraham Balderas (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Jason Lunceford (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Maggie Browne (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Steve Wellman (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Kris Le (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Beth Kornegay (Suz GSX-R750)


Novice 1

1. Aditya Tantry (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Patrick Cassidy (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Justin Boyd (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Andrew Pfiffer (Kaw ZX6-R)

5. Julie Razo (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Carlos Saldana (Yam YZF-R6)


Open Superbike

1. Devon McDonough (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Kevin Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Jeremy Coffey (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Christopher Ancien (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Brian Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Tony Porter (Yam YZF-R1)

* - denotes machines running 3 of 4 active cylinders for class eligibility.

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