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Oct 11, 2017

More From This Past Weekend's Various Motorcycle Road Races

Team Greenwood: father Scott Greenwood (right), grandfather Dale Greenwood (center), grandson Sam Greenwood (left) and grandson Greyson Greenwood (seated on bike). Photo courtesy of Scott Greenwood.

Team Greenwood finishes the 2017 LRRS Season Strong

Last weekend, October 7-8, the Loudon Road Racing Series held the final event for the 2017 Season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway under a variety of weather conditions. Typical New England weather in October, racers were met with mixed conditions and ever changing elements. The temperature which is usually the biggest question mark on racers minds heading into the finale was not an issue as they held steady in the upper 60s and lower 70s, but mother nature could not make up her mind if it wanted to be bright and sunny or overcast and rain.

Veteran Scott Greenwood, competing on his Yamaha R6 along side his son Sam Greenwood, 19 years of age, on his Yamaha R5, set out with 1 goal: To earn as many Season Championship as possible. The two would compete alongside each other for the first time ever in 3 classes each weekend and seperately in others.

Leading into the event, both Scott and Sam Greenwood were leading the points in multiple class championships and were looking to lock down as many championships as possible. Scott had 6 of 7 Class Championships locked up after the September event and a wide point margin in the Middleweight Grand Prix "Dash for Cash" class which took a lot of the pressure off for the last race weekend. Sam, on the other hand, had comfortable point leads in 2 expert championships but would need to ride fast & consistent to claim the titles in the hotly contested classes he competes in.

On Saturday, Sam got the weekend started with Expert GTL and took the lead early in the event and held the spot until just before halfway in the timed 25 minute event. After being pushed to 2nd place, his Yamaha R5 developed an electrical issue which temporarily forced him to pull to the side of the track after his motorcycle lost power entering turn 12 while the field of riders stormed past. After getting the motorcycle re-fired, he rejoined the race in 11th position. He soon caught and passed the rider in 10th position and the race was soon red flagged. 10th position was just enough to allow Sam to claim his first Expert Class Championship by a slim 2 point margin!

Next up was Expert Lightweight Grand Prix and that is when the weather decided to get into the mix and challenge the field with wet conditions. Sam rode smooth and and worked his way into the lead to take the victory along with the Championship.

Sam also took home a victory in Expert Middleweight Superbike at the end of the weekend.

Scott Greenwood had wrapped up Class Championships in Middleweight Supersport, Middleweight Superbike, Middleweight Formula 40, Middleweight Grand Prix, Heavyweight Supersport and Heavyweight Superbike and only had to secure 1 point in Expert GTU to allow him go 7 for 7 on the year. Scott competed in 3 races on the weekend, GTU, MWGP and MWF40 with victories in all 3 starts.

Event Finish Summary:

Scott Greenwood #4 

1st Expert GTU 

1st Expert Middleweight Grand Prix

1st Expert Middleweight Formula 40 

Sam Greenwood #19

1st Middleweight Superbike

1st Lightweight Grand Prix

2nd Heavyweight Superbike

6th Middleweight Grand Prix

10th GTL

2017 Championship Results

Scott Greenwood - 1st Place GTU, MWSS, MWSB, MWGP, HWSS, HWSB, MW Formula 40

Sam Greenwood - 1st Place GTL & LWGP. 2nd Place MWSB & HWSB, 6th MWGP

2017 sponsors that are a vital part in helping make this effort a success include:

Scott: Dunlop Tires, Arai Helmets, Spectro Oils, Woodcraft, Penguin Racing School, Vanson Leathers, Street and Comp, Argo Cycles, Seacoast Sport Cycle and EDR Performance.

Sam: Dunlop Tires, Argo Cycles, John Grush & First Trax

A special thank you to the our family for their tireless support, the LRRS Staff, Cornerworker Crew and Safety team - see you in 2018 !

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