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Sep 19, 2012

MRA Wraps Up 2012 Race Season At Pikes Peak International Raceway

MRA Season Finale at PPIR sees Turner take Race of the Rockies Championship and Moham win 9 Class Championships

Nearly ideal conditions were present for the MRA Season Finale at Pikes Peak International Raceway this past weekend. Several class championships hung in the balance at the beginning of the weekend with double round points increasing the level of intensity for many racers taking the grid. On Saturday Shannon Moham demonstrated his passion for winning in an impressive performance during the Lightweight Grand Prix race. Following a clutch failure at the start, he charged from well behind the field to a first place finish while turning times on a lightweight bike that many middle and heavyweight riders did not match during the weekend.

Dan "Otis" Turner not only concluded his season with a dominating season performance in the Race of the Rockies, he also turned in an impressive performance and victory in the Race of the Rockies GTO class. This marks the 8th time that Dan has been the MRA #1 plate holder and his race performance on Sunday demonstrated why. Dan took the lead of the race a couple of laps after challengers, Mike Applegate and Doug Kahl, got blistering starts and he never looked back.

The amateur classes also did not disappoint. With double points on the line, the ongoing rivalry between David Mobley and Nik Lenski was amplified over the race weekend. In both Amateur classes the winner of the race determined the season champion. In Amateur GTU Nik took the victory and the championship, but in the afternoon the tables were turned and David was able to win the championship and the race.

The Novice Championship in the MRA saw a stand-out performance from Matt Diehl who easily clinched both championships. Consistent, front-running, performance saw Matt clear the rest of the field by more than 50 points in both novice classes despite strong challenges from a variety of competitors during the season. In 2011 Matt forged his skills in the Production 250 Cup which saw equally strong competition in 2012. New riders came to the front to join series leaders Jason Madama and Tony Baker. Returning to racing after a couple of years off, Aaron Allina ran near the front of the Production 250 class all season. He was joined by series newcomers Michael Davis, David Kibler, each of whom found ways to push the front runners to ever increasing levels of speed and racecraft. Also joining the field was Amber Patterson who, in her first year of competition with the MRA, honed her skills in the Production 250 class.

Some of the most competitive, and widely attended classes over the course of the season are the Solo Endurance classes. These classes are popular with racers due to the lower entry fee cost along with the extended track time that is available to the riders. Middleweight Endurance produced one of the most interesting results of the season, with riders Mike Applehans and Rick Grosse tying for season points following the last race. In the end Rick was awarded the season championship due to winning one more race than his competitor during the course of the season.

The MRA is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings throughout the winter, our annual banquet in November and back on the track in April of 2013!

Fay Myers Motorcycle World Race of the Rockies GTO 1 Dan "Otis"¬Ě Turner (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Mike Applegate (Suz GSX-R1000) 3 Doug Kahl (Suz GSX-R1000) 4 Ray Thornton (Hon CBR-1000RR) 5 Erik Peat (Suz GSX-R1000) 6 Chris Terranami (Yam YZF-R1) 

Vickery Motorsports Race of the Rockies GTU 1 Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R) 2 Kelcey Walker (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Keith Eastin (Hon CBR-600RR) 4 Shannon Moham (YAM YZF-R6) 5 Zach Shearon (YAN YZF-R6) 6 Jessie Martinez (Yam YZF-R6) 

Performance Cycle Solo Lightweight Endurance 1 Shannon Moham (Suz SV650) 2 Ray Gaimara (Suz SV650) 3 David Kern (Suz SV650) 4. Matthew Davis (Suz SV650) 5 David Martynowski (Suz SV650) 6 Aston Reynolds (Hon RS125) 

WyethHomes Solo Middleweight Endurance 1 Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R600) 2 Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R) 3 Keith Eastin (Hon CBR-600RR) 4 Kevin Finnegan (Yam YZF-R6) 5 Scott Woodall (Yam YZF-R6) 6 Michael Lakritz (Hon CBR-600F4i) 

Kahl & Partners Solo Heavyweight Endurance 1 Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6) 2 David Mobley (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Jessie Martinez (Yam YZF-R6) 4 Michael Lakritz (Hon CBR-600F4i) 5 Kenneth Yee (Kaw ZX-6R) 6 Blair Harness (Kaw ZX-6R) 

ABATE of Colorado Solo Open Endurance 1 Doug Kahl (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Ray Thornton (Hon CBR -1000RR) 3 Chris Terranami (Yam YZF-R1) 4 Cal Neske (Hon CBR-1000RR) 5 Mark Nudelman (Suz GSX-R1000) 6 Travis Graham (Suz GSX-R1000)

MotoAdventure Kawasaki Production 250 Cup (Saturday) 1 Jason Madama (Kaw EX250) 2 Aaron Allina (Kaw EX250) 3 Tony Baker (Kaw EX250) 4 Michael Davis (Kaw EX250) 5 Mike Kionka (Kaw EX250) 6 Amber Patterson (Kaw EX250)

MotoAdventure Kawasaki Production 250 Cup (Sunday) 1 Jason Madama (Kaw EX250) 2 Tony Baker (Kaw EX250) 3 Michael Davis (Kaw EX250) 4 Aaron Allina (Kaw EX250) 5 David Hayward (Kaw EX250) 6 Mike Kionka (Kaw EX250) 

Vickery Motorsports Amateur GTU 1 Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6) 2 David Mobley (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600) 4 Matt Diehl (Yam YZF-R6) 5 Kevin Finnegan (Yam YZF-R6) 6 Richard Liedtke (Hon CBR-600RR) 

BMW of Denver Amateur GTO 1 David Mobley (Yam YZF-R6) 2 Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600) 4 Casey Smith (Apr RSV-R) 5 Kevin Finnegan (Yam YZF-R6) 6 David Absolon (Yam YZF-R6) 

Brighton Radiator & Muffler Middleweight SuperSport 1 Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R) 2 Carlton Sorensen (Tri Daytona 675) 3 Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600) 4 Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6) 5 Kevin Finnegan (Yam YZF-R6) 6 Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675) 

Grand Prix Motorsports Middleweight SuperBike 1 Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6) 2 Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R) 3 Kelcey Walker (Yam YZF-R6) 4 Keith Eastin (Hon CBR-600RR) 5 Jessie Martinez (Yam YZF-R6) 6 Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6) 

Apex Sports, Inc. Heavyweight SuperSport 1 Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R) 2 Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Kevin Finnegan (Yam YZF-R6) 4 Kelcey Walker (Yam YZF-R6) 5 Carlton Sorensen (Tri Daytona 675) 6 Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600) 

Riverside Construction Heavyweight SuperBike 1 Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6) 2 Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R) 4 Keith Eastin (Hon CBR-600RR) 5 Casey Smith (Apr RSV-R) 6 Carlton Sorensen (Tri Daytona 675) 

Coyote Motorsports Open SuperSport 1 Mike Applegate (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10R) 3 Pat Lansu (Duc 1199) 4 Mark Nudelman (Suz GSX-R1000) 5 Chris Terranami (Yam YZF-R1) 6 Kelcey Walker (Yam YZF-R6) 

Colorado Powersports Open SuperBike 1 Dan Turner (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Mike Applegate (Suz GSX-R1000) 3 Doug Kahl (Suz GSX-R1000) 4 Erik Peat (Suz GSX-R1000) 5 Ray Thornton (Hon CBR-1000RR) 6 Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10R) 

Colpar Hobbies Formula 40 1 Mike Applegate (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Pat Lansu (Duc 1199) 3 Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R600) 4 Mark Nudelman (Suz GSX-R1000) 5 Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R) 6 Jeffery Barr (Hon CBR1000RR) 

High Plains Raceway Ladies of the Rockies 1 Wyeth Jackson (Kaw ZX-6R) 2 Samantha Coleman (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Siobhan Bennett (Hon CBR600RR) 4 Amber Patterson (Kaw EX250) 5 Trina Dawson (Yam YZF-R6)

Boulder Motor Sports Thunderbike 1 Jon Glaefke (Pir X60R) 2 Carlton Sorensen (Tri Daytona 675) 3 Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675) 4 Jeff Healy (Duc 848) 5 Aaron Fisk (Duc 848) 6 Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125) 

Woody's Wheel Works Colorado Class 1 Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125) 2 Jeff Winter (Hon RS450F) 3 John Hjelm (Hon RS125) 4 Aston Reynolds (Hon RS125) 5 Aaron Allina (Kaw EX250) 6 Michael Davis (Kaw EX250)

Continential Race Tire Lightweight GrandPrix 1 Shannon Moham (Suz SV650) 2 Mike Applehans (Suz SV650) 3 Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125) 4 Ray Gaimara (Suz SV650) 5 Matthew Davis (Suz SV650) 6 Randall Adami (Kaw EX-650R)

The Walnut Room Modern Vintage GTU 1 Shannon Moham (Suz SV650) 2 Jose Rivera (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R600) 4 Matthew Davis (Suz SV650) 5 Martin Jarusek (MZ Skorpion)

Un!nk Printworks Modern Vintage GTO 1 Mark Nudelman (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Ed Duenez (Suz GSX-R1000) 3 Jose Rivera (Yam YZF-R6)

Law Tigers Novice GTU 1 Matt Diehl (Yam YZF-R6) 2 Bryant Smith (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Kurt Fritz (Hon CBR 600RR) 4 Richard Liedtke (Hon CBR-600RR) 5 Rene Guzman (Hon CBR-600RR) 6 Alex Greenman (Yam YZF-R6)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki Novice GTO 1 Stephen Robards (Yam YZF-R1) 2 Bryant Smith (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Matt Diehl (Yam YZF-R6) 4 John Chadwick (Yam-YZF-R1) 5 David Absolon (Yam YZF-R6) 6 James Perrin (Tri Daytona 675) 

Factory Trained Auto Repair SuperTwins GTU 1 Shannon Moham (Suz SV650) 2 Mike Applehans (Suz SV650) 3 Ray Gaimara (Suz SV650) 4 Matthew Davis (Suz SV650) 5 Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125) 6 Jeff Winter (Hon RS450F) 

Alliance Motorsports SuperTwins GTO 1 Patrick Lansu (Duc 1199) 2 Jon Glaefke (Pir X60R) 3 Scott Rybarik (Apr RSV-R) 4 Jim Brewer (Duc 1098R) 5 Aaron Fisk (Duc 848) 6 Jeff Healy (Duc 848)

2013 Season Results

Race of the Rockies Championship Overall Standings 1 Dan "Otis" Turner 2 Doug Kahl 3 Erik Peat 4 Shannon Moham 5 Ray Thornton 6 Chris Terranami 7 Cal Neske 8 Keith Eastin 9 Mike Applegate 10 Jessie Martinez

Fay Myers Race of the Rockies GTO 1 Dan Turner 2 Doug Kahl 3 Erik Peat 4 Chris Terranami 5 Cal Neske

Vickery Motorsports Race of the Rockies GTU 1 Shannon Moham 2 Keith Eastin 3 Jessie Martinez 4 Louden David 5 Jeff Healy

Performance Cycle Solo Lightweight Endurance 1 Shannon Moham 2 Ray Gaimara 3 David Kern 4 Rodney Mattison 5 David Martynowski 

WyethHomes Solo Middleweight Endurance 1 Rick Grosse 2 Mike Applehans 3 Michael Lakritz 4 Scott Woodall 5 Keith Eastin

Kahl & Partners Solo Heavyweight Endurance 1 Shannon Moham 2 David Mobley 3 Mike Applehans 4 Michael Lakritz 5 Jessie Martinez

ABATE of Colorado Solo Open Endurance 1 Doug Kahl 2 Chris Terranami 3 Ray Thornton 4 Mark Nudelman 5 Scott Woodall

MotoAdventure Kawasaki Production 250 Cup 1 Jason Madama 2 Tony Baker 3 Aaron Allina 4 Michael Davis 5 Mike Kionka

Vickery Motorsports Amateur GTU 1 Nikolas Lenski 2 David Mobley 3 Kevin Finnegan 4 Matt Diehl 5 Nyles Gourlie

BMW of Denver Amateur GTO 1 David Mobley 2 Nikolas Lenski 3 Kevin Finnegan 4 David Absolon 5 Nyles Goulie

Brighton Radiator & Muffler Middleweight SuperSport 1 Nikolas Lenski 2 Peter Tabor 3 Nyles Gourlie 4 Carlton Sorensen 5 Kevin Finnegan

Grand Prix Motorsports Middleweight SuperBike 1 Shannon Moham 2 Keith Eastin 3 Rick Grosse 4 Carlton Sorensen 5 Nikolas Lenski

Apex Sports, Inc. Heavyweight SuperSport 1 Nikolas Lenski 2 Peter Tabor 3 Kevin Finnegan 4 Carlton Sorensen 5 Dennis Stowers

Riverside Construction Heavyweight SuperBike 1 Shannon Moham 2 Nikolas Lenski 3 Rick Grosse 4 Keith Eastin 5 Carlton Sorensen 

Coyote Motorsports Open SuperSport 1 Chris Terranami 2 Mike Applegate 3 Nikolas Lenski 4 Mark Nudelman 5 Pat Lansu

Colorado Powersports Open SuperBike 1 Dan Turner 2 Doug Kahl 3 Erik Peat 4 Ray Thornton 5 Chris Terranami

Colpar Hobbies Formula 40 1 Mike Applegate 2 Mike Applehans 3 Pat Lansu 4 Mark Nudelman 5 Rick Grosse

High Plains Raceway Ladies of the Rockies 1 Wyeth Jackson 2 Samantha Coleman 3 Siobhan Bennett 4 Amber Patterson 5 Trina Dawson

Boulder Motor Sports Thunderbike 1 Carlton Sorensen 2 Dennis Stowers 3 Jon Glaefke 4 Christopher Sorensen 5 Jeff Healy

Woody's Wheel Works Colorado Class 1 Martin Jarusek 2 Aaron Allina 3 Jeff Winter 4 Mike Kionka 5 Michael Davis

Continential Race Tire Lightweight GrandPrix 1 Shannon Moham 2 Mike Applehans 3 Ray Gaimara 4 Rodney Mattison 5 Aaron Allina

The Walnut Room Modern Vintage GTU 1 Shannon Moham 2 Mike Applehans 3 Martin Jarusek 4 Matthew Davis 5 Jose Rivera

Un!nk Printworks Modern Vintage GTO 1 Ed Duenez 2 Jose Rivera 3 Mark Nudelman 4 Richard Bickhard III 5 Aaron Hersh

Law Tigers Novice GTU 1 Matt Diehl 2 Kurt Fritz 3 David Absolon 4 Bryant Smith 5 Rene Guzman

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki Novice GTO 1 Matt Diehl 2 Kenneth Yee 3 Stephen Robards 4 David Absolon 5 Bryant Smith

Factory Trained Auto Repair SuperTwins GTU 1 Shannon Moham 2 Mike Applehans 3 Ray Gaimara 4 Rodney Mattison 5 Matthew Davis 

Alliance Motorsports SuperTwins GTO 1 Patrick Lansu 2 Shannon Moham 3 Ray Gaimara 4 Jon Glaefke 5 Jeff Healy

Chicane Instruction Clubman Championship 1 Shannon Moham (2384 Points) 2 Nikolas Lenski (1684 Points) 3 Kevin Finnegan (1669 Points) 4 Mike Applehans (1557 Points) 5 Dennis Stowers (1533 Points)

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