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Apr 8, 2014

Mesa Rides Kawasaki To Four CCS Race Victories At Jennings GP

The CCS Unlimited Grand Prix podium at Jennings GP: race winner Stefano Mesa (center), runner-up Bruno Silva (left) and third-place finisher Sean Dwyer (right). Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS Florida.

Mesa Sweeps

Jennings GP

CCS Florida/Southeast –

Jennings GP

April 6, 2014

Stefano Mesa won the Unlimited Grand Prix race April 6 at Jennings GP, in Jennings, Florida, after taking an early lead and opening a gap on the rest of the pack. Bruno Silva nabbed the holeshot on his Kawasaki ZX-10R, but Mesa was close behind and made his way around to take over the lead in Turn Three on his DMS-powered

Kawasaki ZX-10R. With the battle for second behind him, Mesa continued to widen his gap with each lap. Sean Dwyer took over second place halfway through the race on his Suzuki GSX-R1000, and Silva quickly reclaimed it. Mesa

took the checkered flag first with Silva, Dwyer, Felipe MacLean, and Andy White rounding off the top five.

On the podium, Dwyer stated, “Those guys are riding good. I made some changes to the bike and I went the wrong way and slowed down. I tried to make a change and it just didn’t go the right way so we slowed down a bit.

“Its always fun riding with Bruno. He knows his stuff. He’s real creative with his lines and the way he picks his bike up and stuff. So, if you don’t have your stuff together, it’s hard to get by him. He rides real well, and he got back by me. We had a blast and I’m just glad I came.” 

Dwyer showed up at Jennings GP Sunday morning after co-riding to win a six-hour endurance race at NOLAMotorsports Park on Saturday. He also finished second in the GTO and Unlimited Superbike classes. He thanked his wife, Daniella, Woodcraft, Graves Motorsports, Dunlop Tires, and Kids Cancer Foundation.

“I was trying to pass everybody everywhere,” stated Silva. “I was trying to push hard on the bike. It’s really hard to step up with these guys. Dwyer is a really fast rider. The level here is really high. I want to say thanks first of all to God for the opportunity to be here with my family. Thanks to my family, my team, Eric from GMD Computrack. Working for me is not easy. Thanks to Pirelli tires. Thanks everybody!”

“I couldn’t be happier,” exclaimed Mesa. “I couldn’t do it without my team, DMS, my suspension guy, Thermosman. The bike’s working awesome. I can just throw the bike sideways, and it will just stick. I honestly don’t know how. Thanks to my mechanic, Paco, he’s been working so hard to get the bike together. Thanks to my dad and my mom for making it possible, all my mechanics, everybody who made it possible. Thank you!” 

Mesa also won the GTO, Unlimited Supersport, and Unlimited Superbike classes.

Michael Eaton tied with Mesa as the winningest Expert of the weekend with four first-place finishes. He won the Supertwins, Lightweight Formula 40, Lightweight Superbike, and Thunderbike classes. He also finished second in Lightweight Grand Prix, and third in GT Lights.

Amateur Ryan Cabrera swept all four of his classes to be the winningest amateur of the weekend. Cabrera won the GTU, Midleweight Supersport, Heavyweight Supersport, and Middleweight Superbike classes.

Next event on Mesa’s schedule is the CCS Florida round at Homestead-Miami Speedway the weekend of May 3-4, then on to Road America for Round 2 with AMA Pro Racing, May 30 - June 1.

RESULTS

GTO EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Andy White (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR); 5. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R).

GTO AMATEUR: 1. Rafael Carrillo (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Anthony Giangrasso (Yam YZF-R1); 3. Thomas McPartland (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Samuel Lessa (Duc 1199); 6. Christopher Daugherty (Kaw ZX-10R).

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Gui Berg (Duc 1000); 2.

Santiago Villa (Suz SV650); 3. Michael Eaton (Duc 1100); 4. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 5. Lucas Silva (Suz SV650); 6. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 2. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Duc 1000); 3. Garrett Benson (Suz SV650); 4. Alex Dumas (Mor MD250H); 5. Nicholas Kosan (Hon CBR500R); 6. Brian Mullen (Suz SV650).

GTU EXPERT: 1. J Seth Starnes (Duc 848); 2. Armando Ferrer (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 6. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Patrick Loiselle (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Drew Blahnick (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Christopher Kosan (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Albert Zeno (Suz GSX-R600).

PREMIER VINTAGE: 1. Robert Picinich (Hon 650); 2. Brian Tenn (Yam 600); 3. Daniel Paine (Hon 750).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 3. Sean Dylan Kelly (Kaw 250R); 4. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 5. Peter Hupperich (Hon CBR250R); 6. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Kaw 250R).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 3.

Santiago Villa (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 5. Vaughn Ali Yam YZF-R1); 6. Brett Molnar (Yam YZF-R1).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Christopher Daugherty (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Thomas McPartland (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Carlos Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Jermaine White (Hon CBR1000RR); 6. Jonathan Landwer, Jr (Yam YZF-R1).

MOTO 3: 1. Vladden Roman (Mor MD250H); 2. Morten Frederiksen (Hon RS125); 3. Alex Dunmas (Mor MD250H); 4. Alejandro Fiallo (Hon RS125).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Santiago Villa (Suz SV650); 2. Julio Vallette (Suz SV650); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 4. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650); 5. Steve Johnston (Duc 800).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Garrett Benson (Suz SV650); 2. Brian Tenn (Suz SV650); 3. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 4. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 5. Nicholas Kosan (Hon CBR500R); 6. Jane Eubank (Duc 800).

ULTRALIGHT THUNDERBIKE: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 3. Sean Dylan Kelly (Kaw 250R); 4. Peter Hupperich (Hon CBR250R); 5. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Kaw 250R); 6. Jesse Pugh (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Armando Ferrer (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Carlos Gulfo (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 6. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Anthony Giangrasso (Yam YZF-R1); 2. Samuel Smathers (Yam YZF-R1); 3. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Christopher Daugherty (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Richard Hensley (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Jermaine White (Hon CBR1000RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Patrick Loiselle (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Kosan (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Michael Thierry, Jr (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Albert Zeno (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Razvan Dutu (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Gui Berg (Duc 1000); 2. Michael Eaton (Duc 1100); 3. Lucas Silva (Suz SV650); 4. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 5. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 6. Julio Vallette (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 2. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Duc 1000); 3. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 4. Nathan Jennings (Suz SV650); 5. Nicholas Kosan (Hon CBR500R).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 4. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6); 5. James Cohrs (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Carlos Gulfo (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Marc Borgia (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Randy Poindexter (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Richard Tabar (Duc 848); 6. Daniel Paine (Suz GSX-R750).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Andy White (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Richard Hensley (Suz GSX-R1000); 2.

AlvaroPlazas (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Diego Gallo (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Samuel Smathers (Yam YZF-R1); 5. Anthony Giangrasso (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Christopher Daugherty (Kaw ZX-10R).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Michael Eaton (Duc 1098); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 848); 3. Thomas Hall (Duc 749).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Jeremy Fielder (Duc 1199); 2.

Nick Preziosi (Duc 748).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750); 2. Jose Fernandez (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Vaught Ali (Yam YZF-R1).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Rafael Carrillo (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Thomas McPartland (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Marc Allen (BMW S1000RR); 4. Jonathan Thomas (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. James Riolo (Hon CBR1000RR); 6. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Wilfredo Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Christopher Dopke (Hon CBR600RR); 6. German Vacca (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Drew Blahnick (Yam YZF-R6); 2.Scott Wall (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Steve Haft (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Richard Tabar (Duc 848); 6. Jack Wrubleski (Kaw ZX-6R).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Michael Eaton (Duc 1100); 2. Thomas Eubank (Duc 1100); 3. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 4. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 5. Steve Johnston (Duc 800); 6. Gino Angella (Duc 747).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Jane Eubank (Duc 800).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Michael Eaton (Duc 1100); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 1100); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 4. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 5. Gino Angella (Duc 1100); 6. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 2. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 3. Nathan Jennings (Suz SV650).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. J Seth Starnes (Duc 848); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Armando Ferrer (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 5. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Gui Berg (Duc 848).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Patrick Loiselle (Kaw ZX-6R); 3.

AlvaroPlazas (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Christopher Kosan (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Michael Eaton (Duc 1100); 2. Thomas Hall (Duc 749); 3. Boelo Lussenburg, Sr (Duc 1000); 4. Charlie Mavros (Duc 749); 5. Gino Angella (Duc 747).

THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Nick Prezioli (Duc 748).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Lucas Silva (Suz SV650); 2. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 3. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 4. Thomas Eubank (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Duc 1000); 2. Jonathan Farmer (Suz SV650); 3. Nathan Jennings (Suz SV650); 4. Justin Bick (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. J Seth Starnes (Duc 848); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 4. James Cohrs (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1.

AlvaroPlazas (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Drew Blahnick (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Darwin Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Ashley McDade (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Marc Borgia (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Daniel Paine (Suz GSX-R750).

BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Michael Schulze (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. German Vacca (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR); 6.

Scott Wall (Hon CBR600RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Armando Ferrer (Yam YZF-R6); 2. J Seth Starnes (Duc 848); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 5. Carlos Gulfo (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Daniel Spaulding (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1.

AlvaroPlazas (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Darwin Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Christopher Kosan (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Alberto Zeno (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Jonathan Hutchens (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Jonathan Farmer (Suz GSX-R600).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Andy White (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 7. Francois Dumas (BMW S1000RR); 8. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 9. Camilo Correa (Suz GSX-R1000); 10. Jeremy Cook (BMW S1000RR).