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Apr 17, 2013

Ohge/Wagnon Team Wins Inaugural CMRA Team 60 Race At Eagles Canyon Raceway

CMRA: Teams line up for the Le Mans-style start of the Team 60 relay endurance race. Photo by Brandon Bones/Studio 819, courtesy of CMRA.
Wagnon Takes the Win For His Team in CMRA's New Team 60 Race

Derek Wagnon, the second rider for the Ohge/Wagnon team, brought home the win in the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association's (CMRA) inaugural Team 60 race this past Saturday, April 13. CMRA began its third round of the season on Saturday with a 6-Hour Mini Endurance, Mini Sprints, and the Team 60 race, bringing over 10 hours of racing action to Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas. The weather was sunny with temperatures in the 70's, and the conditions slick from rain storms earlier in the week. Traction was unpredictable, but lap times were still fast on both the 1.7-mile short course and the 2.5-mile full course.

The Mini Sprint grids ran the 1.7-mile short course and were a great start for Saturday's action with Formula 4 and Texas Tornado Boot Camp Superstock E once again having about 20 entries each.

The 6-Hour Mini Endurance had a combined grid of 29 teams, with the classes of Formula 4 and Formula 6 Endurance represented, and ran on the 1.7-mile short course. The green flag dropped and the Green Machine team, consisting of Brandon Altmeyer, Jesse Davis, David Tiede and Ryan Andrews, riding a Kawasaki EX250, took an early lead, with the RyderHard Racing team of Ken Ryder and Jay Newton, also on a Kawasaki EX250, hot on their heels. The two teams battled it out, holding down first and second places for the entire 6 hour event while completing an impressive 183 laps. Green Machine proved to have the most staying power, and took the checkers for the overall endurance and Formula 4 win. RyderHard Racing finished second overall and in Formula 4, with the Hi-Zoot Racing team of Scott McDermott, Nathan Winchester and Alan Phillips taking third overall and in Formula 4 on a Honda RS100 and completing 178 laps.

The final race of the day was the brand-new Team 60 race, which ran on the 2.5-mile full course. The 60-minute timed race consisted of two rider teams, competing on their own bike, riding 20-35 minutes each and making a mandatory transponder swap pit stop under “dead engine” conditions, with the classes of Heavyweight, Middleweight, and Lightweight. 30 teams gridded up to do a LeMans style start, and the new race turned out to be a very popular format. When the horn sounded, the first leg riders sprinted from the infield across the track to their motorcycles being held by a crew member. As the riders started the motorcycles and pulled into the race line the crowd was on their feet cheering the amazingly clean rolling start.

The racing was close, with the Brandt Dillon/Danny Kelsey team turning a fastest lap of 1:50.6 on lap 3. The Travis Ohge/Derek Wagnon team would answer with a fastest lap of 1:50.719, and the William Guthrie/Eddie Thornton pairing pulled a 1:51.4. The race leaders went at it hammer and tongs, with barely a bike length between them. Travis Ohge, astride a Suzuki GSX-R600, got around Danny Kelsey on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 to take the lead. William Guthrie, on a BMW S1000RR, continued to apply pressure in third and Eric Williams, riding a Yamaha YZF-R6 for the Andy Galindo/Eric Williams team made a run for it, pulling his team into the top five.

As the first pit stops were made, the team strategies became apparent, and the speed of the pit stops made a difference. Derek Wagnon held onto the lead after the hand off from Travis Ohge. He in turn was chased by Eddie Thornton after the hand-off from William Guthrie. Andy Galindo took the hand-off from Eric Williams, and barely held off Mark Windham and John Orchard for third. When the checkers dropped at 6 pm, Derek Wagnon took the overall and Heavyweight win for his team, with Eddie Thornton in second overall and Heavyweight. Andy Galindo took third overall and first in Middleweight.

For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next CMRA Mini Endurance, Mini Sprints, Solo 30 and Team 60 round will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Hallett, OK.


CMRA SATURDAY SPRINTS

K&N MOTORCYCLES - JUNIOR MOTARD
1. Hayden Giarratano (Piranha ZTX90)
2. Shaine Giarratano (Orion OPBS-X3R)
3. Kevin Bradford Nolde (Kaw KLX110)
4. Logan Roy (Yam TTR90)
5. Daniel Phillips (Kaw KLX110)
6. Ethan Hidrogo (Yam TTR110)

TEXAS TORNADO BOOT CAMP - E SUPERSTOCK
1. William Renville (Kaw 250R)
2. Kris Lillegard (Kaw 250R)
3. Jim Whitten (Hon CBR250R)
4. Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R)
5. Sheila Paul (Kaw 250R)
6. Nick Doolan (Apr RS125)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 4
1. William Renville (Kaw 250R)
2. Kris Lillegard (Kaw 250R)
3. Jeff Mendelson (Hon RS85)
4. Jim Whitten (Hon CBR250R)
5. Ken Ryder (Kaw 250R)
6. Sheila Paul (Kaw 250R)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - FORMULA 5
1. Josh Simmons (Hon CBR150)
2. Allan Boyd (Hon RS65)

FORMULA 6
1. Trey Walker (Hon NSF100)

FORMULA 7
1. Jose Gutierrez (Hon NSF100)
2. Tarah Lyttle (SSR 107)
3. Caleb Luu (Kaw KLX110)

CMRA 6-HOUR MINI ENDURANCE
OVERALL
1. Green Machine (Brandon Altmeyer/Jesse Davis/David Tiede/Ryan Andrews), Kaw 250R, 183 laps
2. RyderHard Racing (Ken Ryder/Jay Newton), Kaw 250R, 183 laps
3. Hi-Zoot Racing (Scott McDermott/Nathan Winchester/Alan Phillips), Hon RS100, 178 laps
4. Greenlawn Racing (Rich Wu/Tristan Klinetobe/David Tiede), Kaw 250R, 177 laps
5. OnRoad OffRoad Racing (Roger Albert/Wyatt Sperry/Dustin Sperry), Kaw 250R, 177 laps
6. F Bomb Racing (Brian Millsap/Thomas Delaney/Dirk Anderson/John Hutchinson), Kaw 250R, 176 laps

FORMULA 4 ENDURANCE
1. Green Machine (Brandon Altmeyer/Jesse Davis/David Tiede/Ryan Andrews), Kaw 250R, 183 laps
2. RyderHard Racing (Ken Ryder/Jay Newton), Kaw 250R, 183 laps
3. Hi-Zoot Racing (Scott McDermott/Nathan Winchester/Alan Phillips), Hon RS100, 178 laps
4. Greenlawn Racing (Rich Wu/Tristan Klinetobe/David Tiede), Kaw 250R, 177 laps
5. OnRoad OffRoad Racing (Roger Albert/Wyatt Sperry/Dustin Sperry), Kaw 250R, 177 laps
6. F Bomb Racing (Brian Millsap/Thomas Delaney/Dirk Anderson/John Hutchinson), Kaw 250R, 176 laps

FORMULA 6 ENDURANCE
1. Frankenstein (Michael Chiniewicz/Andrea Chiniewicz), Derbi GPR125, 115 laps

TEAM 60
OVERALL
1. Travis Ohge/Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R600/Apr RSV4)
2. William Guthrie/Eddie Thornton (BMW S1000RR/BMW S1000RR)
3. Andy Galindo/Eric Williams (Kaw ZX-6R/Yam YZF-R6)
4. Ryan Max Johnson/Mark Windham (Yam YZF-R6/Yam YZF-R6)
5. Brandon Cleland/John Orchard (Tri Daytona 675/Yam YZF-R6)
6. Bill Erzal/Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000/Apr RSV4)

TEAM 60 HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Travis Ohge/Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R600/Apr RSV4)
2. William Gutherie/Eddie Thornton (BMW S1000RR/BMW S1000RR)
3. Bill Erzal/Ted Phillips (Apr RSV1000/Apr RSV4)
4. Brandt Dillon/Danny Kelsey (BMW S1000RR/Suz GSX-R1000)
5. Zachary Bolena/Michael Hahn (Suz GSX-R750/Apr RSV4)
6. Will Boldt/Bobby Davies (Suz GSX-R750/Yam YZF-R6)

TEAM 60 MIDDLEWEIGHT
1. Andy Galindo/Eric Williams (Kaw ZX-6R/Yam YZF-R6)
2. Ryan Max Johnson/Mark Windham (Yam YZF-R6/Yam YZF-R6)
3. Brandon Cleland/John Orchard (Tri Daytona 675/Yam YZF-R6)
4. Conner Blevins/Lisa Dillon (Kaw ZX-6R/Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Ben Gooding/Sean Gurevich (Duc 749S/Kaw ZX-6R)
6. Craig Montgomery/Craig Thomson (Yam YZF-R6/Yam YZF-R6)

TEAM 60 LIGHTWEIGHT
1. Danny Dominguez/Dustin Dominguez (Suz SV650/Suz SV650)
2. Jesse Davis/Andy Gilliland (Duc 992R/Suz SV650)
3. Britten Geary/ Ben Jones (Suz SV650/Suz SV650)
4. Brooks Alvord/ Kevin Heil (KTM 450 EXC/Apr SVX 550)
5. John Byus/NoahReese (Suz SV650/Suz SV650)
6. David Roy/Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS/Duc 1000SS)
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