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Aug 25, 2018

MotoAmerica: Supersport Race One Results From PittRace (Updated)

Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

MotoAmerica Championship Of Pittsburgh

MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Series

Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Wampum, Pennsylvania

August 25, 2018

Supersport Race One Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Valentin Debise (Suz GSX-R600), 16 laps, Total Race Time 27:55.955, Best Lap Time 1:44.129

2. Hayden Gillim (Yam YZF-R6), -0.819 second, 1:44.101

3. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6), -5.199 seconds, 1:44.182

4. JD Beach (Yam YZF-R6), -6.433, 1:44.096

5. Jason Aguilar (Yam (YZF-R6), -29.863, 1:45.399

6. Cory West (Suz GSX-R1000), -29.913, 1:45.365

7. Nick McFadden (Suz GSX-R600), -34.796, 1:45.801

8. Anthony Mazziotto III (Yam YZF-R6), -35.588, 1:46.204

9. Michael Gilbert (Yam YZF-R6), -39.243, 1:46.041

10. Xavier Zayat (Yam YZF-R6), -41.718, 1:45.928

11. Ashton Yates (Yam YZF-R6), -42.829, 1:46.279

12. Miles Thornton (Suz GSX-R600), -48.312, 1:46.585

13. Daytona Anderson (Suz GSX-R600), -56.353, 1:47.074

14. JC Camacho (Yam YZ-R6), -60.650, 1:47.106

15. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6), -73.403, 1:46.336

16. Jaret Nassaney (Suz GSX-R600), -86.775, 1:48.377

17. Caroline Olsen (Yam YZF-R6), -88.342, 1:48.863

18. CJ LaRoche (Yam YZF-R6), -103.397, 1:49.245

19. Joseph Giannotto (Yam YZF-R6), -104.257, 1:50.230

20. Benjamin Smith (Suz GSX-R600), -105.641, 1:48.276

21. Nolan Lamkin (Yam YZF-R6), -105.651, 1:49.870

22. Gary Yancoskie (Kaw ZX-6R), -108.154, 1:49.650

23. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:49.991

24. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:50.157

25. Tim Wilson (Kaw ZX-6R), -1 lap, 1:52.261

26. Andrew Bowen (Tri Daytona 675), -1 lap, 1:50.956

27. Tyler King (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 1:53.461

28. Braeden Ortt (Yam YZF-R6), DNF, crash, 1:45.157

29. Steve Dietz (Yam YZF-R6), DNF, crash, 1:53.551

30. Richie Escalante (Yam YZF-R6), DNF, crash, 1:44.639

More, from a press release issued by Team Hammer:


Team Hammer earned its 200th AMA Pro/MotoAmerica National podium on Saturday at Pittsburgh International Race Complex and did so in dream fashion--by claiming its 70th AMA Pro/MotoAmerica National race win.

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki's Valentin Debise did the honors with a near-flawless performance aboard his GSX-R600 en route to a convincing win in Saturday's MotoAmerica Supersport race.

The Frenchman got off the starting grid in second place and didn't wait long to strike. He took the lead with a nifty pass while still working the race's opening lap. Debise controlled the race from the front from that point onward and never came under serious threat of losing the lead.

"Finally!" a triumphant Debise said after the race. "Since my first win this season, I was waiting for so long to get another one. I kept working hard the entire time and kept my confidence in myself. I changed a couple things with my riding style over the past month and today it paid off.

"This morning I woke up and said to myself, 'OK, today I have to make it happen.' I worked really hard with my crew in the morning session and we found a few things to improve the bike that helped me be consistent and lead the whole race. It was really hard to maintain my focus on the racing line, but I did it. Thank you to my M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team. We will try to do it again tomorrow!"

Debise continues to rank third in points despite missing the opening four races of the season, on the strength of seven podiums and two victories.

Still hurting from a massive highside crash on Friday, M4 medAge Suzuki's Nick McFadden finished seventh on Saturday after engaging in a multi-rider battle over fifth place. Despite coming up a little short of that goal today, the Kentuckian remains in the championship top five, just a single point behind fourth.

M4 RiCK! Suzuki's Daytona Anderson rounded things out for the Team Hammer Supersport contingent with a 13th-place effort on Saturday, after going the wrong way on bike set-up.

Debise's M4 ECSTAR Suzuki teammate, Jake Lewis, put in a gutsy ride in the day's Superbike race, which featured treacherous wet-to-dry race conditions after it started to rain moments after the conclusion of the Supersport race.

Lewis charged his way forward after starting near the back of the field. In the end, he took the checkered flag in sixth aboard his GSX-R1000, passing four riders in two late-race laps and just missing his 10th Superbike top-five result of the 2018 season.

Team Hammer will begin work on racking-up another 200 AMA Pro/MotoAmerica National podiums starting tomorrow as the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing doubleheader weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex concludes.

About Team Hammer

The 2018 season marks Team Hammer's 38th consecutive year of competing as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 70 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 200 times, and have won five AMA Pro National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships. The team has also won 135 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running "Methanol Monster" GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.

More, from a press release issued by RiderzLaw Racing:

Bryce Prince Shines in RiderzLaw Racing Debut

Pittsburgh, PA –Just one week ago, Bryce Prince signed with RiderzLaw Racing as his title sponsor for the remainder of the MotoAmerica season. Prince wasted no time in getting his RiderzLaw Racing / KWR Yamaha R6 into the winners circle.

At Round 8 of the MotoAmerica Championship, being held this weekend at Pittsburgh International Raceway, Prince kept pace with the front-runners all since the first session. After qualifying less than 0.3 seconds off pole, Prince found himself starting from the front row for the first time this season. The race was nothing short of spectacular, and after battling for much of the race, Prince edged out championship leader JD Beach by 1.3 seconds, earning his first podium finish of the season. The result catapulted Prince from 7th in the Championship to 4th.

“What a way for Bryce to start his RiderzLaw Racing campaign,” said RiderzLaw co-founder Sy Nazif. “We couldn’t be happier, and we’re looking forward to what he has in store for us on Sunday and the last couple of rounds.”

RiderzLaw, the top motorcycle accident law firm in the country, is actively involved in motorcycle racing across the nation, supporting racers at the club and professional levels. In addition to being the title sponsor for KWR’s Bryce Prince, RiderzLaw Racing’s MotoAmerica team includes Supersport rider Michael Gilbert, Junior Cup rider Jackson Blackmon, and Stock 1000 Championship leader Andrew Lee.

RiderzLaw has a dedicated team of lawyers who are experts in helping victims of serious motorcycle accidents. For more information on how to contact RiderzLaw, please visit or call 1-888-5-RIDERZ. Follow RiderzLaw on Instagram, @riderzlawracing.